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              Friday September 25, 2015                                                               

We’ve Got Speakers Coming From All Corners to ONN Conference 2015

We’re less than a month away and spots are filling up fast! You don’t want to miss your chance to see these unbelievable speakers. Register today!

Speaking at Giving & Getting: The Role of Foundations in Shaping Our Sector:

Stephen Huddart, President & CEO, J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. This foundation is a leader in developing and supporting social innovation and impact investing in Canada. Its newest initiatives include Innoweave, Cities for People, and RECODE. Stephen’s career spans several fields including leadership positions in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Speaking at True Engagement? Principles and Practices for Sector-Government Consultation:

Brian Fior, Director, Open Government Office at Treasury Board Secretariat.

Brian Fior is leading the implementation of the Ontario government’s Open Government strategy. He is working to provide access to high-value data and information that supports innovation and strengthens public policy – and testing new public engagement methods.

Speaking at Governing Change: What “Innovation” Means for Boards:

Karen Farbridge, President, Karen Farbridge & Associates. A passionate community and city builder, Karen believes in engaging the resourcefulness of communities to create opportunities for prosperity and wellbeing. She is a change agent who provokes new conversations and inspire innovation. Karen is the former mayor of Guelph and has served on numerous private, public and nonprofit boards.

Speaking at The Shared Platforms Paradox: Relationships & Control:

Jehad Aliweiwi, Executive Director, Laidlaw Foundation. Jehad has served as Executive Director for several organizations Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office and the Canadian Arab Federation. A Trustee of the Ontario Science Centre, Canadian Council for Refugees and OCASI, Jehad has received the Canadian Urban Institute Local Hero and William P. Hubbard Race Relations Awards.

Speaking at Creating a Vibrant Democracy: How Nonprofits Can Step Up in the Next 5 Years:

Andy Benson, Director, National Coalition for Independent Action (NCIA). Andy Benson has a long association with the UK voluntary and community sector as volunteer, staff member and long standing consultant. In 2006, with his partner Penny Waterhouse, he set up the National Coalition for Independent Action out of concern about creeping state co-option of voluntary action.

See the full Conference session descriptions.

Conference: Seizing Opportunities
Wednesday, October 21

ONN Member/Supporter: $140+HST
General Rates: $195+HST

Want the member rate? It’s not too late! Become a member now.

Coming from out-of-town? Travel subsidies available. Register to learn more.

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With Special Thanks

We’re pleased to share more information about this Conference and community-building partner:

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United Way Toronto & York Region:

United Way Toronto & York Region is a charity dedicated to creating opportunities for a better life for everyone from the waterfront of downtown Toronto to the southern shore of Lake Simcoe. Working in partnership with others, we mobilize people and resources to support a network of agencies that help people when they need it most. United Way also addresses the root causes of social problems, working to change community conditions for the better over the long term. For more information, visit: unitedwaytyr.com or follow us on Twitter @unitedwaytyr

We’re grateful to our 2015 Conference sponsors for generously supporting this province-wide event, including:

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