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            September 30, 2016                                                                


Connect, learn, and strategize with leaders from across the province on policy issues vital to building a strong and resilient nonprofit sector in Ontario.

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We’ve Got Great New Speakers And Sessions To Share With You

What trends and issues are top of mind for you and your nonprofit? Hear from top-notch speakers like these at Nonprofit Driven on timely topics and approaches to strengthen our collective nonprofit work.

New! Opening Plenary Session


Today, we face unprecedented challenges: climate change, labour market transformation, youth unemployment, truth and reconciliation, poverty and the income gap, among many more. However, these challenges can be transformed into opportunities, and the nonprofit sector often takes for granted the role we play in creating solutions for a better tomorrow. Together, we are strong; the power of our collective voice, and our ability to convene the voices of others, helps us create a positive impact in our communities.

Join in this timely conversation in which our four compelling sector leaders bring their unique and rich perspectives to consider our sector’s role in driving policy changes that address our society’s biggest challenges.

Our Opening Plenary Speakers

Kehinde Bah

Kehinde Bah

Youth Action Network

Allan Northcott

Allan Northcott

Max Bell Foundation

Jerica Fraser

Jerica Fraser

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

Chris Ramsaroop

Chris Ramsaroop

Justicia for Migrant Workers

We're in the driver's seat - The future of evaluation

Robin Sutherland Thinking Rock Community Arts

Marcel Lauzière Lawson Foundation

Andrew Taylor

Taylor Newberry Consulting

Shannon Fenton Centre of Excellence for Evidence-Based Decision Making, Treasury Board Secretariat

Our sector can shift evaluation so that it addresses questions that matter to nonprofits. We can create a system that makes it easier and more rewarding for organizations to do meaningful evaluation work as true partners with our funders. This panel will discuss what steps we need to take to make this a reality. Explore how to rethink evaluation as a tool that is truly useful to our work, leads to action, and helps us better serve our communities.

Commissioning 101

Marian Macdonald

Assistant Deputy Minister,

Supply Chain Ontario,

Ministry of Government and

Consumer Services

Marg Stanowski


Lynn Eakin

Ontario Nonprofit Network

Heard the word ‘commissioning’ tossed around a lot lately? While privatization and alternative service delivery are nothing new to our sector, this recent buzzword is about a different kind of process- one that focuses on outcomes, efficiency and cost savings. What are the broader implications for the nonprofit sector? Learn more about what commissioning means, what impact it could have on community based service delivery, and what work is underway in Ontario.

Partnership Project 2.0 A renewed relationship with the Ontario government and nonprofits

Rick Beaver Citizenship Branch, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Peter Elson

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Community Prosperity, Mount Royal University

Cathy Taylor

Ontario Nonprofit Network

The Partnership Project began in 2010 as a process to strengthen the relationship between the Ontario government and nonprofits, co-led by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Since then, the voices of the nonprofit sector have grown in our influence over legislation, regulations, and policies affecting our sector. However, many challenges remain- including better data and research on our sector, regulatory surprises and other barriers to growth, risk-taking and success. How can we work across ministries for a stronger policy environment for our sector? Share your ideas on how we grow this government-sector relationship.

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Championing #DecentWork at Nonprofit Driven

We’ve heard from the sector, and have been creating a bank of promising practices for decent work! Stop by our dedicated #decentwork board throughout the day to learn more about practices that effectively support people’s commitment to their work. Share the small (and big!) things that you're doing in your organization to create decent work and discuss what you need to make decent work happen.


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Hot topics at Nonprofit Driven: Commissioning 101; the future of evaluation; and renewing the relationship between nonprofits and the Ontario government. Oct 20 is @o_n_n’s Nonprofit Driven 2016: http://nonprofitdriven.ca/speakers/ #npdriven16

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Meet the great partners that make Nonprofit Driven possible.

Lead Sponsor

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Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

More information about this community-building partner:

The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration is committed to building a province where diversity is celebrated, volunteerism is valued and recognized, and people are engaged in working together to improve the quality of life for everyone. The government shares the not-for-profit sector’s goal of strengthening Ontario’s healthy and vibrant communities. Please visit ontario.ca/citizenship for more information about our programs and services.

Platinum Sponsor


More information about this community-building partner:

CIBC's Public Sector and Not-for-Profit Group is a specialized team of professionals dedicated to providing financial solutions to not-for-profit organizations, charities and government-funded entities across Ontario. CIBC offers a comprehensive and integrated set of lending, cash management, investment and other banking services tailored to meet the unique needs of non-profit organizations.

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Social Enterprise Branch,

Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

Silver Sponsors

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