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Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation

Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation
​​​​​Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation

​​This Holiday Season, we invite you to "Give a Little Green" to help ensure a sustainable and a healthy Lake Simcoe future for our children and grandchildren. 

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, including charities, and that includes us here at LSCF. W​ill you help us to reach our year-end goal? The funds raised from this campaign will ensure our support for the great work our friends from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority can continue. See some of the feature projects they completed in 2020 in the video above.

So, what are you waiting for... dig deep and "Give a Little Green" today!​


Hi there, thanks for dropping by! Let us introduce ourselves ...

Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation is accredited by Imagine Canada. At Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation (LSCF), we are the leading charitable organization devoted to improving the environmental health of Lake Simcoe and its watershed. We raise money to support specific projects for Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA). ​

You can have confidence in us! We’re proud to have achieved the distinguished Imagine Canada accreditation demonstrating the highest standards for public confidence in the nonprofit sector.


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Annual Fund Coordinator Job Advertisementhttps://www.lakesimcoefoundation.ca/Pages/Annual-Fund-Coordinator-Job-Advertisement.aspx1/13/2021 10:13:13 PMAnnual Fund Coordinator Job Advertisement<h1>Annual Fund Coordinator​<br></h1><p>Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation is hiring the following position:<br></p><p>1-year Part Time Contract</p><p>Newmarket, Ontario</p><p>Hourly Rate: $23.32 to $29.15</p><p>Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation<strong> </strong>is a registered charity whose mission is to raise funds for the environmental protection and restoration of the Lake Simcoe watershed. Since 1973, we have worked with our implementation partner, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to support critical environmental programs and projects. Our vision is of a community that works together to respect and support a healthy eco-system.</p><p>Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Annual Fund Coordinator<strong> </strong>will manage the planning, implementation, reporting and assessment of annual fund activities: special events like the annual signature Conservation Dinner and select annual fundraising programs like Conservation Days and Marina's Program that engage the community and support our mission.</p><h3>What you offer<br></h3><ul><li>University bachelor's degree in Business or Marketing with a post graduate diploma in Fundraising.</li><li>4-7 years of experience in a non-profit environment or equivalent.</li><li>Experience with event coordination, revenue generation and fundraising.</li><li>Team player with excellent organization skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.</li><li>Proven ability to raise funds and meet goals.</li><li>Excellent communication, writing and editing skills.</li><li>Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and e-Tapestry (or other) donor software.</li><li>Strong financial management skills.</li><li>Member of Association of Fundraising Professionals and knowledge of Conservation Authorities and their Foundations is an asset.</li></ul><h3>What you will do</h3><ul><li>Lead all aspects of event and program coordination including planning, budgeting, registration, execution, monitoring, analysis and reporting to both the Executive Director and the LSCF Board of Directors, as required. Recommend changes as required to maximize revenues and effectiveness.</li><li>Manage donor and sponsor acknowledgement and stewardship.</li><li>Manage relationships with external vendors and internal departments to meet annual giving deadlines and goals.</li><li>Provide input and guidance on LSCF's overall fundraising strategy.</li><li>Cultivate relationships with new and existing donors and sponsors.</li><li>Meet or exceed overall established revenue goals.</li><li>Develop relevant written materials that support fundraising events and programs.</li></ul><h4>Start Date</h4><p>March 2021</p><h4>Hours of work</h4><p>21 hours a week (3 days per week)</p><p>Please forward a single pdf document that includes a résumé and covering letter to the Authority's Human Resources, referencing Competition #1-2021, by 4:00 pm on January 25, 2021 to <a href="mailto:careers@LSRCA.on.ca"><strong>careers@LSRCA.on.ca</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p><p>The Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the Authority will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted regarding this competition and you require disability related accommodations, please inform Human Resources.</p><p>All personal information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We thank all applicants for their interest in the Authority; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.<br></p><p><br><br></p>
LSCF Thanks RBC for Supporting Outdoor Educationhttps://www.lakesimcoefoundation.ca/Pages/Thanks-RBC-for-Supporting-Outdoor-Education.aspx12/18/2020 2:22:33 PMLSCF Thanks RBC for Supporting Outdoor Education<p style="text-align:center;">​​​​​​<img src="/PublishingImages/Pages/Forms/EditForm/Tech%20in%20Nature%20photo.jpg" alt="Tech in Nature photo.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:1075px;height:477px;" /><br></p><p> <img src="/PublishingImages/Pages/Forms/EditForm/RBCFND_LogoDes_B_V_rgbPE.jpg" alt="RBCFND_LogoDes_B_V_rgbPE.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px 15px;width:170px;height:186px;" /> </p><p>COVID-19 has revealed just how important time spent outside is for our mental and physical well-being. Time in nature also inspires kids to help take care of it.<br></p><h1> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent2">RBC Partners with LSCF to Launch New Tech for Nature Initiative​<br></span></h1><p>LSCF and LSRCA are thrilled to partner with the <a href="https://www.rbc.com/community-social-impact/environment/environmental-donations.html">RBC Foundation through their Tech for Nature</a> funding program. Through their support, children and adults can explore the outdoors for engaging, inspiring and outstanding educational experiences designed for the new digital world.<br></p><p>Thanks to RBC's generous support, LSRCA's amazing outdoor education team now offers their innovative training and resources online for educators looking to take student learning outdoors. Tech tools like iPads help <a href="https://www.lsrca.on.ca/Pages/Forest-School.aspx">Forest School​</a> children learn about fish species at Scanlon Creek and secondary students used the Seek app by iNaturalist to identify tree species in their own neighbourhoods.<br></p><p>In addition, LSRCA now proudly offers <a href="https://www.lsrca.on.ca/education/online-learning">virtual programming</a> and interactive digital resources to families so they can learn about animals in their community and get outside exploring.<br></p><p>" I am so grateful for the support that RBC has provided through the Tech for Nature grant. It has enabled our team to continue to develop and deliver engaging education programs which serve to connect our students with their natural environment. It is this critical connection that ultimately leads to action towards a sustainable future for all ", says Nicole Hamley, LSRCA Education Manager.<br></p><h3>Thank You RBC Foundation!​<br></h3><p>Get Connected to Outdoor Education Today!<br></p><p>​Your generous support is always appreciated for <a href="https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/LakeSimcoeConservationFound/OnlineGiving.html">Outdoor Education​</a> as well as our new Nature Centre at Scanlon Creek via the <a href="https://scanloncreek.ca/">Connect Campaign</a>. Please give if you can.​<span style="font-size:0.875rem;">​</span></p>
LSCF launches Give a Little Green Campaign with Mini Documentaryhttps://www.lakesimcoefoundation.ca/Pages/LSCF-launches-Give-a-Little-Green-Campaign-with-Mini-Documentary.aspx12/17/2020 10:47:30 PMLSCF launches Give a Little Green Campaign with Mini Documentary<h1>​​Give a Little Green this Holiday Season<br></h1><h2>LSCF launches fundraising campaign with Mini Documentary<img src="/PublishingImages/Pages/Holiday-Giving/Give%20a%20Little%20Green.png" class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="" style="margin:5px 20px;width:356px;" /><br></h2><p>It's no secret that 2020 is a year unlike any other and one that most of us would like to forget. But dark clouds often bring silver linings, and bad experiences can teach us powerful lessons, like the importance of a healthy natural environment to our own physical and mental well-being. This Holiday Season, Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation invites you to “<a href="https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/givealittlegreen2020">Give a Little Green​</a>" for a sustainable and healthy Lake Simcoe for future generations. </p><p>The “<a href="https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/givealittlegreen2020">Give a Little Green</a>" campaign's goal is to raise $50,000 by the end of 2020 to solidify Foundation support for LSRCA programs and projects. In the last five years, the Foundation has supported over 60 programs and projects in the Lake Simcoe watershed to help improve the local environment. The <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0ipx4aQkdg&t=4s">mini documentary</a> showcases six of these projects/programs, all while taking in stunning views of the Lake. The projects featured include:<br></p><ul><li>Aquatic plant monitoring (weeds!) in Lake Simcoe </li><li>Reducing surface water run-off at Goodyear Farm in Beaverton </li><li>Meadow restoration project at Rogers Reservoir in East Gwillimbury</li><li>Fish barrier removal project at Sheppard's Bush in Aurora </li><li>Forest School at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area </li><li>Online pond removal at Pangman Springs in Whitchurch-Stoufville </li></ul><p>“The Foundation has been an extremely important partner to the Authority for years. They raise money for us to do projects and to keep our educational programs going. They are essential."  - Mike Walters, CAO, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority.<span style="font-size:0.875rem;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-size:0.875rem;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0ipx4aQkdg&t=4s"><img src="/PublishingImages/Pages/LSCF-launches-Give-a-Little-Green-Campaign-with-Mini-Documentary/Video%20Still%205_with%20play%20button.jpg" alt="Video Still 5_with play button.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:1122px;" /></a><br></span></p><p>“I think we can all agree that 2020 is a year that we'd like to all forget. So many charities have had financial challenges like never before due to the pandemic. However, one thing to come out of this is the realization that nature is so important to our well-being and will be vital in our recovery from COVID-19." Cheryl Taylor, Executive Director, LSCF<br></p><p><a href="https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/givealittlegreen2020">​Give a Little Green Campaign</a><br></p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0ipx4aQkdg&t=4s">Mini Documentary on YouTube</a></p><p><span style="font-size:0.875rem;">F</span><span style="font-size:0.875rem;">or more information please contact Cheryl Taylor, LSCF Executive Director | c.taylor@lsrca.on.ca | 905-895-1281 X310 | Mobile: 416-453-6054 </span></p>

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