|Sue Wilkinson to join ONN as Director!
We’re thrilled to announce that Sue Wilkinson is joining our team starting on Monday, May 9, 2011. Sue takes over from Lynn Eakin who has been Interim Director since June 2010. For the last five years, Sue has been Executive Director of the Jane/Finch Community & Family Centre. She brings more than 15 years of management experience in the non-profit and community health sector. Sue holds a Masters of Social Work from York University, a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Western Ontario and Executive Leadership Certificates from both the Rotman and Schulich Schools of Management.
“I am truly thrilled to have been given the opportunity to become Director of the Ontario Nonprofit Network. The ONN has been rapidly growing both in size and reputation as a leader and voice for our sector. It is a remarkable opportunity during an important time of change and challenge.”
We are also delighted that Lynn Eakin is continuing with us as Metcalf Innovation Fellow, thereby continuing to give us much needed policy and strategic support.
EnAbling Nonprofits Ontario has added MORE SEATS for our FREE Accessible Customer Service workshops
Due to popular demand, ENO – the ONN’s province wide education initiative – is delighted to announce that we’re adding additional spaces for our popular workshops. Register here: http://www.theonn.ca/events
For those not able to attend a workshop, we will be putting on a webinar series in the fall.
ONN UNCONFERENCE – A SUCCESS!
Conferences end. Unconferences are only the beginning. April 12-13th was about innovative leaders working together for the public good, hearing the latest trends, reaching out across the sector to find ways to work together, and above all about strengthening our sector.
So many wonderful people have stepped forward to help take the ONN where it needs to go. Together we’re forming the constellations (working groups) to meet concrete goals in the next 6-12 months. The focus of these groups is around the use of technology, the engagement of new communities, the upcoming election, etc. Stay tuned.
For more on the Unconference 2011, such as photos, pdf downloads of the 5 x 5 powerpoint presentations, visit our website.
We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank all our sponsors and especially our volunteers. We could not have done it without you.
Thanks to our title sponsors, The Ontario Trillium Foundation and The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.
We are also grateful to have received sponsorship from DTZ Barnicke. Their real estate professionals can show you how to lower your overhead costs so you can reinvest the savings back into what matters – your cause. If you would like to discuss your organization’s requirements and you currently lease over 5,000 square feet of office space in the GTA, please call Zee Kerani, Erik Smith or Will Gehring at 416-449-1710 to discuss how you can reduce your real estate costs.
We would also like to thank Dave Pecharich Insurance Agency Inc. and Switch Video, who generously sponsored our UnConference 2011.
Enterprising Non-Profits Toronto provides matching grants of up to $10,000 to nonprofit organizations that are exploring the development of business activities (social enterprises) for the dual purposes of generating revenue and furthering their mission. This funding allows nonprofits to access the technical assistance they need at any stage of development from idea exploration to growth.
The Centre for Social Innovation is proud to support ENP-Toronto in its new home at the Toronto Enterprise Fund!
Are you interested in applying to the fund to develop or grow your social enterprise?
Your first step is to join an ENP Orientation Session – a skills-building workshop intended to introduce you to the ENP Program and to help you along the social enterprise development path.
If you do not currently operate a social enterprise, you need to join a full-day session on either May 9 or May 19 (cost = $100).
If you do currently operate a social enterprise, you need to join a half-day session on May 10 ($50).
Attending an ENP-Toronto Orientation Session is a requirement to apply to the fund. Visit http://enptorontoorientationsessions.eventbrite.com for more information and to register for an upcoming session. Special thanks to our partners at Enterprising Non-Profits in British Columbia!
The CSI and Maytree are hosting a dialogue on leadership, social innovation and diversity. This talk will examine why this issue is important, how to go about achieving these goals, and what the challenges and opportunities are.
Leadership, social innovation, and diversity: A dialogue
With DiverseCity Perspectives
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 12:00-2:00pm
Location: Boardroom 1, second floor, CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst Street (one block south of Bloor )
Join us for this lunch dialogue. We’d like to hear your leadership perspectives.
In this session, you will take part in a facilitated leadership dialogue, an engagement tool that you can apply in your networks. You will receive resources on how to organize a dialogue of your own, as well as tips on diversifying leadership from the DiverseCity initiative, a 2010 Vital Idea.
DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project is a joint initiative of Maytree and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance that aims to accelerate prosperity in the Toronto region by enabling new, diverse voices and perspectives to emerge. www.diversecitytoronto.ca.
DiverseCity Perspectives is one of the eight programs aiming to promote diversity in leadership by encouraging dialogue. Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its support of DiverseCity Perspectives.