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Canoeing Ireland 58th AGM Notice

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Irish Canoe Union Limited trading as Canoeing Ireland (“the Company”)

Sunday, 19th May 2019 at 2pm.

 Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

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Minister Stanton launches 2019 Communities Integration Fund

Minister Stanton launches 2019 Communities Integration Fund

€526,000 available for local community projects in 2019

Additional funding included this year for art-based integration projects

Mr David Stanton, TD., Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration & Integration, today announced funding of €526,000 for community integration projects to be carried out in 2019.

The Communities Integration Fund will provide grant funding for local community projects that support the integration of migrants. Applications can now be made online to the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration at the Department of Justice and Equality.

Attending the launch of the Cork City of Sanctuary Movement Strategic Plan of Action 2018-2020 in Millennium Hall, City Hall Cork, the Minister said:

What happens at the local level is critical to successful integration. The Communities Integration Fund is about bringing people together. We are looking to community groups to tap into the rich diversity of their local area and create opportunities for people to get to know one another.

This year’s fund includes a sum of €26,000 from the Office of Public Works for art-based integration projects.  This has been made possible by the “Per Cent for Art Scheme” under which 1% of capital works can be allocated to commissioning works of art.  This is a once off inclusion in the Communities Integration Fund.

The Minister added :

“Ireland’s National Migrant Integration Strategy recognises that culture and the arts can be a powerful means of promoting integration . I am particularly pleased that we are able to fund additional art-based integration projects this year with support from the Office of Public Works.”

Applications must be submitted electronically using the “Communities Integration Fund 2019  Application” form so as to arrive before 21.00 on the 2nd of May, 2019. The online Application Form and other relevant documentation/information, including assessment criteria, can be accessed at Communities Integration Fund 2019 

This call is open to local community based groups carrying out the following projects/activities:

  • Intercultural Awareness – Projects and events that bring host communities and migrant communities together to learn about and celebrate each other’s cultures and customs;
  • Combating Racism and Xenophobia – Interventions aimed at preventing racism and xenophobia among local communities;
  • Sport & Community Games– Projects that seek to facilitate local migrant integration and improve the mental and physical well-being of migrants by encouraging them to get involved in sport;
  • Arts – Projects that encourage migrants and local host communities to interact with each other through arts and crafts, music, dance, theatre and literature;
  • Other Community Events – Projects involving a more broad-based community event adapted to be more inclusive of migrants, e.g. a pre-existing Annual Fair to which migrant specific stalls, entertainment, etc., has been added;
  • Capacity Building – Projects with a social inclusion focus that seek to help particularly vulnerable groups of migrants overcome specific difficulties (e.g. parenting classes for young migrant parents);
  • Employment – Projects that offer advice on seeking employment and offer employment opportunities through training, sponsorship by local businesses and skills assessment;
  • Integration Research – Projects that identify local knowledge gaps and carry out local needs assessments so that local community resources for migrant integration can be utilised to the maximum benefit;
  • Food/Cuisine – Projects that promote interculturalism and integration through the sharing of different cuisines and cooking methods;
  • Education – Projects focused on the educational needs of migrants through provision of additional supports to help migrant children to maximise the benefit of their school attendance (e.g. homework clubs) and older migrants to develop their language skills and better orient themselves in Irish society;
  • Transportation – Projects that target immobility and social isolation among the migrant population due to an inability to drive or difficulties accessing public and private transport.

As this Fund is intended to support the integration of migrant and host communities, all applications must demonstrate how they will involve both migrant and host communities in the activities proposed. The maximum grant amount that can be applied for is €5,000 and the minimum grant is €1,000.

Flow State Issue 3

We have lift off!!

We hope you enjoy the third and final edition of Flow State for 2018. Share it far and wide! Thanks again for all the contributions from across the sport.
Have a great weekend and a very merry Christmas from everyone in Canoeing Ireland. Read more

Deepest Sympathies

Canoeing Ireland is deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic loss of life due to an incident on the River Roughty, Co. Kerry, yesterday afternoon. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the deceased’s family and friends at this very sad time.
 
On Behalf of the Board of Directors & Staff of Canoeing Ireland.

Blueway-Registration-Criteria

Registration Criteria

Registration to be a provider of the Canoeing Ireland Blueway provider scheme is open to all individuals, clubs, businesses and social, community, educational or commercial organisations offering canoeing activity in a commercial or not for profit context and who meet the Canoeing Ireland provider requirements.

For each provider registration application Canoeing Ireland will carry a desk-based instructor qualifications, insurance, standard operating procedures and risk assessments, equipment, tax compliance as detailed below. All Canoeing Ireland Blueway providers must be approved by the Board of Canoeing Ireland. No provider may take part in any events or training until registration has been completed and CI board approval received.

Staffing Qualifications

Registered providers must provide a list of their primary/core Canoeing Ireland qualified instructors. All instructors must be listed including ad-hoc and freelance instructors.

Registered providers can only use instructors who hold the qualifications relevant to the environment and courses they are delivering. Instructors may only operate within their remit and Canoeing Ireland pupil instructor ratios apply at all times.

All instructors must be current members of Canoeing Ireland and have completed Canoeing Ireland Garda Vetting.

Registered providers must provide copies of up to date first aid certificates for all instructors which will be recorded on the CI database.

Insurance

Registered providers must provide a copy of their insurance certificate and details of their conditions of cover and operating environment.

Equipment

Registered providers must provide a summary list of their equipment, including brands and models. The list must be supported with photographs of the equipment in bulk, e.g. photo of areas of the stores where equipment is kept, or photos of the equipment in use by groups.

Equipment must be fit for purpose and carry the required CE approval.

Standard Operating Procedures, Risk Assessments and Child Protection

Registered providers must provide copies of their standard operating procedures, risk assessments and proof of compliance with Child protection guidelines.

Tax Clearance

Where applicable registered providers must provide a valid tax clearance certificate.

Compliance

Canoeing Ireland reserves the rights to carry onsite inspection of program delivery without notice.

Reminder – Canoe Slalom AGM this Saturday January 27th

The AGM of Irish Canoe Slalom will take place at

6pm on Saturday the 27th of January

at the Canoeing Ireland Training Centre in the Strawberry Beds, Dublin.

  All AGM related documents can be found on our Documents page
            http://canoe.ie/slalom/sllalom-documents/

Tragic loss of life in Ecuador

Canoeing Ireland are deeply saddened by the deaths of the two Irish paddlers, Alex McGourty and David Higgins, while in Ecuador. Their family and friends have our deepest sympathies and our sincere condolences. Their loss will be felt by the whole community. We extend our condolences to all four of the other paddlers from the expedition. US national, Jeremy Bisson, was found on Saturday while Ecuadorian kayaker, Joaquin Meneses, was rescued two days later on Monday. They are still actively searching for Adam Vaughen.

Tribute to Alex McGourty and David Higgins – The Irish Times

David Higgins Tribute – Independent

David Higgins Tribute – Morning Live

Alex McGourty Tribute – The Times

Alex McGourty Tribute – Irish News

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