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Submit a Community Project

Are you a non-profit that needs assistance with a specific community project?

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Leadership Niagara is now accepting applications for community projects from local non-profits and community groups. Our Accelerate Civic Leadership+ leaders work with Niagara-focused non-profit organizations like yours to:

  • Collaborate
  • Identify
  • Develop, and
  • Execute critical projects.

This year’s ACL+ program will be 100% virtual. And as such, we cannot guarantee the acceptance of all project applications at this time. 

The purpose of these community projects is two-fold. Firstly, we look to create results that are tangible and generate positive ripples throughout the Niagara Region. Secondly, we seek to build meaningful relationships between Leadership Niagara, the non-profits in our region, and our program participants. Leadership Niagara also is seeking out community projects that will assist in the participants’ development in:

  • Comprehension of systems thinking – specifically as it applies to the not-for-profit sector;
  • Appreciation of the issues faced locally by the diversity of individuals in their community;
  • Understanding of how their leadership can challenge the process;
  • Building skills around collaborating with a variety of other leaders.



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Our Community Project Focus

What areas is LN looking at when selecting community projects?

While the application process will proceed as in past years, consideration is given to reviewing marketing/fundraising opportunities. Specifically, these areas are considered critical this year.  Leadership Niagara is seeking community projects in areas that are in particular need with which we may need to connect. Some of these  would include:

  • Food insecurity
  • Youth and family support – education, supporting healthy homes, mentorship
  • Seniors sector
  • Volunteerism

If selected, your non-for-profit could receive ACL+ leaders that will work with you on a community project of your choice starting November 2021*.

* It is not guaranteed that participants will participate in your project. 



How to Submit A Community Project

To apply, you will need to

** The video will be recorded through skype with Leadership Niagara’s E.D. and will be viewed by participants between days 2a and 2b.


The deadline to apply is October 8th, 2021.

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Not sure what Leadership Niagara can do for you? 

Take a look at some of our past community project partners!



Or, check out the list of our Past Projects to view the impact!