Engaging the community to shape your organization’s priorities and decisions

  • 18 Apr 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar
  • 141


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Engaging the community to shape your organization’s priorities and decisions

For stronger public policy creation and community building, the nonprofit sector needs to connect differently with residents and groups already active in our communities. How can your nonprofit engage local residents more effectively and connect to their lived experience to shape organizational priorities and decisions? Find out in this webinar!

This session will focus on:

  • Understanding the importance of engaging local residents authentically
  • Developing an organizational culture that includes local residents within the organization
  • Addressing the challenges and establishing strategies for meaningful engagement

Moderator: Leila Sarangi, Manager, Community Programs, Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke


  • Jehad Aliweiwi, Executive Director, Laidlaw Foundation
  • Symone Walters, Resident Leader
  • Victor Willis, Executive Director, Executive Director, Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC)

The webinar series

Nonprofits Driving Public Policy is a five-part webinar series, co-presented by ONN and Maytree, to build the capacity of nonprofit staff and volunteers to:

  • Strengthen your organization’s public policy strategy
  • Deepen community engagement
  • Collaborate on key issues
  • Sharpen communications for maximum impact
  • Build momentum and movements before, during and after elections

The five webinars in the series:

  • Seizing the electoral moment: why it matters to all nonprofits 
  • What is public policy and does your nonprofit need a strategy? 
  • Engaging the community to shape your organization’s priorities and decisions 
  • Strengthening your public policy strategy through collaboration (May 23)
  • So you’ve got 30 minutes with the Minister. Now what? (June 20)

Series Co-Presented with Maytree

We've partnered with Maytree and its Policy School and CivicsXchange programs in Toronto to connect nonprofits to experts and resources for more effective public policy. Our aim is to provide accessible, action-oriented resources to strengthen the sector’s role in creating, influencing and implementing better public policy for thriving communities.

Special thanks to our Learning Partner, Community Foundations of Canada

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