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Lisa Swainston Contact Details:
Lisa Swainston
Ontario Council for International Cooperation
344 Bloor Street West
Suite 209
Toronto, ON, M5S 3A7

Tel: (416) 972-6303
Fax: (416) 972-6996
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www:   www.ocic.on.ca
Ontario Council for International Cooperation
Principles of Financial Management Workshop Series 2009
Provides services in: ONTARIO
Based in: Toronto Metro area   Location: Toronto



This OCIC finance-focused workshop series will be facilitated by Eric Plato. A Certified Management Accountant with over 17 years experience in the non-for-profit sector, Eric enjoys training non-financial people in areas of financial management. For the past four years he has been working with social accounting researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE/University of Toronto), and is a pioneer in applying social accounting concepts in the field. Eric served as Board Director and Treasurer of OCIC for six years and is Director of Finance and Administration at Frontier College.

Workshop I: Financial and Risk Management Essentials
October 22-23, 2009 - $250

Do you have problems developing budgets for proposals? Do you find financial reports and financial statements confusing? Are you responsible for managing the finances for a project but not sure what you are supposed to do? Are you unsure what risk management really means? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this workshop is for you.

In this two-day workshop, you will increase your understanding of how to develop a budget, explore methods of dealing with overhead costs, learn to read financial reports and discuss methods of monitoring finances for multi-year projects This workshop will also give you a sense of the scope of risk management, and will focus on internal accounting control systems. Through the use of case studies and small group work you will gain a better understanding of financial management and financial control.

Workshop Snapshot:
• Approaches to budgeting
• Budgeting for overhead costs
• Types of financial reports
• Variance reports
• Financial monitoring for multi-year projects
• Risk management
• Identifying and assessing risk
• Internal accounting controls

This workshop will be held at the Centre for Social Innovation (215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto), Suite 120, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – this venue is wheelchair accessible.

Workshop II: Social Accounting: Counting What Really Matters
November 13, 2009 - $125

While many non-profit organizations rely heavily on the contributions of volunteers, in traditional accounting statements, volunteer contributions are not counted. Social accounting looks at broadening the range of contributions and outputs that accounting statements consider. Social accounting also takes into consideration the factors that demonstrate how the organization is meeting its mission. Using the information gathered through social accounting concepts can help you raise awareness and funds for your organization.

In this one-day workshop you will explore ways of demonstrating the social value of non-profit organizations, examine the value of volunteer resources in your organization and how to document that value in a credible way, consider ways to use this information to tell your “performance story” to funders and donors, and receive tips on how to implement social accounting concepts in your organization.

Workshop Snapshot
• Social accounting defined
• Volunteer contributions
• How to assign a monetary value to volunteer contributions
• Other social outputs to consider
• Social accounting Case Study
• Benefits of calculating this information to your organization
• Tips for implementation: persuading your Board and staff to account for volunteers

This workshop will be held at Plan International Canada (95 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto), 9th Floor, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – this venue is wheelchair accessible.

Workshop Series Package
Both trainings - $350

To register: Complete the registration form found at www.ocic.on.ca and return it with your cheque payable to OCIC, to:

Ontario Council for International Cooperation
344 Bloor Street West, Suite 209
Toronto ON M5S 3A7

Note: Registration will be limited to 25 participants. Registration fees cover the costs of all materials, fair trade breaks and nutritious lunch. Those registered for the Workshop Series Package may substitute participants as necessary or appropriate. Refunds will not be provided to organizations or individuals that contact OCIC less that two business days prior to any training to cancel.

For more information contact Lisa at / 416.972.6303.


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