Upcoming events

    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Web Conference: Internet connection, phone line required
    • 80

    ONN Orientation: October 2017

    New to ONN? Thinking of becoming an ONN member? Been a member for a while but want to get the most out of your membership? Join us for this free information session to learn what ONN’s work is all about, catch up on the latest policy news and resources, and hear about the great benefits of an ONN membership. We’ll cover all the perks of being an ONN member and help you get the most out of your awesome member savings and exclusive services.


    Feel free to invite others from your team to join us! We look forward to talking with you, and to answer some of your questions.

    Date: Wednesday, October 25

    Time: 12 - 1pm

    Cost: FREE!

    Presenters: ONN's Kim Gignac, Sarah Matsushita, and Kate Browning

    Have a question about ONN in the meantime?
    Kim Gignac, ONN’s Membership Services Manager is here to help! Reach out at:
    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Beanfield Centre, 105 Princes' Blv Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
    • 149

    Presented by Ontario Nonprofit Network and 

    Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    Time: 9am- 5pm (Registration opens at 8am)
    Cost: $50+ HST

    Fundamentals is a day for nonprofit professionals interested in learning about public policy priorities that affect the nonprofit sector and your communities, as well as using networks to organize. Build your skills in exciting workshops for hands on learning, including nonprofit financial management, social enterprise and social purchasing, storytelling for social change, and lessons from the field on mergers and amalgamations. This is an opportunity for you to meet others before the main ONN conference, get oriented to ONN and the network, and move your own work forward.

    What you can expect

    Get the scoop on policy and systems-level issues ONN is working on, such as funding reform, decent work, an inclusive economy, leadership, and much more.

    Build skills- and your career- through key leadership management topics and trends for vibrant and sustainable organizations.

    Explore the role of nonprofit organizations and networks in public policy.

    Create new connections with established and emerging leaders like you.

    Get a head start on Nonprofit Driven Main Day, connecting to people and policy and strengthening Ontario’s nonprofit sector.

    Time Agenda Item Notes
    8:00am Registration opens
    9:00am Welcome on behalf of partners
    Morning Plenary:

    - Overview of ONN and public policy 101

    10:00am Networking break

    Social enterprise 

    David Upton, Stephanie Pronk, Social Enterprise Institute

    Storytelling for social change
    Rani Sanderson, StoryCentre Canada

    Analyzing audited financial statements
    Betty Ferreira, ReStructure Consulting

    Morning Breakout sessions
    -Choose 1-
    12:00pm Lunch with plenary presentations ONN and Networks +Action

    Liz Rykert, The Power of Networks

    Digging into internal financial statements
    Betty Ferreira, ReStructure Consulting

    Putting social purchasing into practice at your nonprofit
    David Lepage, Buy Social Canada

    Mergers & amalgamation in the nonprofit sector
    Louise Logan, Logan & Associates Inc. and Brad Offman, Spire Philanthropy

    Afternoon Breakout sessions

    -Choose 1-
    3:00pm Networking break

    Closing Plenary: Moving to Action

    - Policy Priorities

    - Overview of Nonprofit Driven Main Day

    4:30pm Adjournment  

    Spots are limited, so register soon!

    If you’re interested in building on your public policy knowledge and continue to build your network, make sure you register for the main event on November 9, Nonprofit Driven 2017

    Coming from out-of-town? Travel subsidies available for ONN members. Register to learn more!

    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place | 105 Princes' Blvd Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
    • 174

    Thursday November 9, 2017
    9:00am- 6:00pm

    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

    • Regular member pricing - $195: Available to ONN members and supporters from July 31 until conference day, while tickets last.

    General rates

    • 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?
    Check out our agenda to date, with exciting sessions added each week! Nonprofit Driven builds on what’s already happening (take a look at ONN’s Policy Priorities) and what’s bubbling up in the sector.