GOODWORKS : UPCOMING EVENTS
Looking for new opportunities to learn and grow? We’ve curated a list of what’s on in the social profit sector. Mark your calendar and get out there, you social butterfly! Here are a couple of upcoming Toronto events we think you should know about.
5 GOOD IDEAS ABOUT BUILDING POWER FOR CHANGE
February 26, 2020, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Our cities are becoming increasingly unaffordable and income inequality is widening faster than ever before. People, communities, and an entire generation are being squeezed out. The decisions made in the halls of power can either take us down a more progressive path or deepen the divide. Unfortunately, many decision-makers are removed from the day-to-day experiences of the people they represent. So how can we influence and shape the decisions being made? What power do we have to create meaningful change and transform our cities? In this Five Good Ideas session, Michal Hay, founder of Progress Toronto, shares her experiences on building power, winning, and making change. She offers to give good ideas for building democratic power to win.
SHEEO GLOBAL SUMMIT
March 9 & 10, 2020, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The SheEO Community is gathering to co-create an action plan for change. Join to experience the new models, mindsets, and solutions being created in this global community of women working on the World’s To-Do List.
- Meet the next cohort of Canadian and US Ventures selected for funding
- Hear from a curated line-up of global speakers in four tracks
- Celebrate the impact the SheEO Community is having on the world!
5 GOOD IDEAS ABOUT ADVANCING RACIAL JUSTICE
March 24, 2020, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Intolerance is growing around the world and Canada is not immune. All too often, we see and hear of the economic and social impacts of racism and inequality on Indigenous Peoples and racialized groups, particularly women, in education, housing, justice, and employment. How can individuals, groups, and organizations work together to address this trend and bring about change? In this session, Avvy Go and Debbie Douglas will present five good ideas on how to develop and evaluate the needed policies, programs, and other practices that can address anti-racism and advance racial justice.
HEALTH INNOVATION WEEK
March 30-April 3, 2020
Health Innovation Week is Canada’s largest gathering of health startups, investors and the health ecosystem. Hosted by MaRS and held across the Toronto region, Health Innovation Week brings together the entire tech ecosystem to commercialize tech, improve patient outcomes, and empower the healthcare system. It’s a chance for attendees to network, secure funding, and learn from industry experts. It’s also a gateway to the latest health products, services, and solutions.
CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE
April 27-28, 2020, 8 AM to 4 PM
The 2nd Annual Corporate Partnership Conference (CPC2020) will explore the entire corporate partnership spectrum. From philanthropy to sponsorship to cause marketing…and everything in between. Experts from across Canada will be sharing their knowledge and best practices relating to how charities and brands work together to expand each other’s mission.
GETTING TO SUCCESS: EMBRACING CHANGE, ENCOURAGING DISRUPTION, AND INCENTIVIZING INNOVATION
March 12, 12 PM to 1:15 PM
Tech titan Michele Romanow is an engineer and a serial entrepreneur who started three companies before her 28th birthday. A Dragon on CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den, Michele is the co-founder of e-commerce platforms Buytopia.ca, Snap By Groupon, and — most recently – Clearbanc, an online financial service for freelancers, independent contractors, and entrepreneurs. In this insightful and useful talk, Michele recounts her journey from a Queen’s University undergrad to becoming ranked in WXN’s “100 Most Powerful in Canada” and listed as a Forbes’ “Millennial on a Mission”, sharing along the way the lessons she’s learned as one of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs, including the necessity of embracing change, encouraging disruption, and incentivizing innovation at every stage of the game.
BUY GOOD, FEEL GOOD EXPO
March 28-29, 2020
“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” ~ Anna Lappé
From fashion and beauty to lifestyle and travel, the Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo celebrates the conscious consumer who loves beautiful, stylish brands that are changing the world. Shop from 150+ fair trade, organic, sustainable and ethical exhibitors from across Canada and around the world. Hear from social impact entrepreneurs and thought-leaders sharing their insights. Learn new ways to build your conscious lifestyle and get inspired to be the change.