On Monday, June 28, facilitator Parul Pandya led a workshop hosted on Zoom: Effective Grant Writing, from Idea to Proposal. 

Participants explored the essential components of a grant proposal, including the do’s and don’ts, writing best practices, and preparing a budget. Special attention was given to how to articulate projects potential impact and how it addresses the granting program’s goals.

There were opportunities to work on participants proposal through interactive exercises during the workshop.


Parul Pandya is the Founder of Community Impact Consulting and has been skillfully working in non-profit in various roles through the past decade, including as a community builder, consultant, programmer and producer. After managing community granting for the largest government funder in Canada, she received much interest for continued collective impact by being asked to serve organizations in a variety of capacities. Her attraction to advocacy emerged with her work as a Queer South Asian freelance writer/poet, over two decades ago. She has a deep passion for ethics and social justice, which she teaches at Centennial College. Her approach to exchange is a high-engagement approach, encouraging participation through self-reflection, empathy, creativity and common understanding.