Upcoming events

    • 28 Mar 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Web Conference: Internet connection, phone line required
    • 85

    Forces of nature can quickly change our cities. If your city or town issued a statement emergency, shutting down electricity and water, how prepared is your organization to continue operations? Western Calgary’s 2013 major flood is one example, with the city shut down and 10% of the city evacuated. Emergency preparedness and response was not part of the nonprofit or public sector mindset, even though the sector plays a key role responding and recovering from emergencies.

    Each organization needs to have policies and alternative infrastructures. This is expensive so building capacity (resources, funding) and collaborations (networks and communication) between nonprofits is crucial to providing continuity of service during emergencies. With an increased community demand for service and support during these times, nonprofits and the public sectors need to build up their capacity to deliver.

    Learn how multiple stakeholders from the public and nonprofit sectors can collaborate on a model for better emergency response.

    In this webinar, you will:

    • Hear first-hand how the Calgary nonprofit sector responded to the 2013 Southern Alberta flood, and how it created a multi-sectoral partnership to respond

    • Explore the role of the nonprofit sector in emergency situations

    • Find out how nonprofits build their capacity to provide continuity of service during emergencies and respond and recover from emergencies

    • Learn examples of how nonprofits can partner with government and other sectors in emergencies and what should nonprofits consider when partnering

    • Get emergency planning resources

    • Get your questions answered about emergency planning

    Presented with:

    Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Cost: $30 for ONN members/ $60 for nonmembers


    Mike Grogan

    Vice President of Programs and Operations, Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

    Over his 25 year career in the private and nonprofit sectors, Mike has become recognized for his ability to inspire multiple stakeholders to tackle complex challenges. His skills and experience stem from a diverse background that encompasses building effective organizations from the ground to up to leading backcountry wilderness adventures to developing cross-sectoral collaborations and partnerships. CCVO is a membership driven capacity building organization that promotes and strengthens the nonprofit sector. CCVO develops resources, builds connections, leads collaborative work, and gives voice to critical issues affecting the nonprofit sector.

    Jennifer Whelly

    Coordinator, Office of Emergency Management, City of Toronto

    Jennifer Whelly is a Coordinator at the City of Toronto's Office of Emergency Management. She works primarily on the Emergency Social Services program, which provides support to those displaced by emergencies in Toronto. Before that, she spent several years with the Canadian Red Cross Disaster Management Program. Jennifer holds a Masters of Arts in International Affairs and a Masters of Disaster and Emergency Management.  

    • 05 Apr 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Web Conference: Internet connection, phone line required
    • 82

    The next step in a sector-wide pension plan for Ontario's nonprofits and charities

    As nonprofits and charities, we build and sustain resilient communities. Healthy organizations mean we can do more for communities. That includes retirement security for nonprofit workers.

    Pensions were identified as a key component as part of our collective work over the past five years to create a labour force strategy for the sector.

    With one million nonprofit workers, it’s estimated that half of workers don’t have a pension plan. And 45% of these jobs are part-time and/or non-permanent. Adding to this are uncompetitive wages which hamper the abilities of organizations to recruit and retain talent, and constrain the impact of organizations.

    Now we've got a roadmap for a plan that's affordable and accessible to workers and employers, portable and can support our work to recruit and retain a talented workforce.

    Learn about our new report outlining a framework to develop a sector-wide pension plan for Ontario nonprofit workers.

    Join us April 5 to learn about our new report outlining a framework to develop a sector-wide pension plan for Ontario’s nonprofit workforce! Dig into the recommendations of our pensions task force and find out how we can make this a reality for the sector!

    Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    Time: 12:00- 1:00pm

    Cost: Free for ONN members; $60 for nonmembers

    Presenters: Michael Kainer, Co-Chair, ONN Pensions Task Force and Liz Sutherland, ONN Policy Advisor

    During this one-hour webinar, you will:

    • Learn about the recommendations of ONN’s Pensions Task Force to build a sector-wide pension plan

    • See how this work strengthens a decent work movement in Ontario and how it connects to your organization

    • Get started with some recommended pensions literacy resources

    • Get your answers about the pension framework answered on the spot

    The ONN Decent Work initiative is supported by the Atkinson Foundation.

    About the presenters

    Michael Kainer is the Co-Chair of ONN’s Pensions Task Force and is a retired lawyer and documentary filmmaker. He specialized in pension and benefit law and nonprofit organizations. He assisted in the establishment of the Multi-Sector Pension Plan terms for CUPE/SEIU.

    Liz Sutherland is ONN’s Policy Advisor.

    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place | 105 Princes' Blvd Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
    • 468

    Thursday November 9, 2017

    Registration open at 8:00AM

    Reception at 5:00PM

    Are you ready for some thought-provoking conversations about advancing policy efforts for Ontario’s nonprofits? Together, we’ll tap into the trends and issues, and explore opportunities and strategies to build toward a stronger sector.

    Member & supporter rates

    • NEW! March Super Saver Special - $125! Register before March 31 2017, and save $100 off the general early-bird rate. Available to ONN members and supporters only for the month of March 2017.
    • Early-bird member - $150: Available to ONN members and supporters only from April 1 - July 31 2017.
    • Regular member pricing - $195: Available to ONN members and supporters from July 31 until conference day, while tickets last.

    General rates

    • Early-bird general - $225: Available to non-members from March 1 - July 31.
    • Regular general pricing - $275: Available to non-members from July 31 until conference day, while tickets last.

    Note: All prices listed exclude HST.

    What you can expect:

    • Engage with top-notch speakers and sessions on approaches to strengthen nonprofit work - from the tactical to the visionary.
    • Join strategic dialogues on key policy areas and sector trends and issues.
    • Create new connections with leaders like you.
    Wondering what topics we’ll be addressing?
    Nonprofit Driven builds on what’s already happening (take a look at ONN’s Policy Priorities) and what’s bubbling up in the sector.