Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place
The only province-wide event for nonprofits and charities, Nonprofit Driven attracts over 600 sector leaders, community builders, funders, and government. This is a platform to come together to strengthen and build upon our mutual commitment for a healthy and resilient nonprofit sector in Ontario.
The nonprofit sector drives healthy, vibrant communities. Whether it's programs & services, policy development, or advocacy, nonprofit organizations work to build a strong and thriving Ontario.
Ontario's nonprofit sector has already mobilized to make significant strides in creating and improving policy that affects the sector. Nonprofit Driven builds on this momentum and sparks discussions, action, and connections that drive positive change.
Fundamentals - Pre-Event
Wednesday, October 19 | 9am - 5pm
Our Fundamentals day gives newcomers to Nonprofit Driven and ONN an overview of ONN's current policy and advocacy work and offers a chance to actively engage in the fundamental skills and concepts on which ONN is built: policy, leadership, and action. This is a perfect entry point if you're new to ONN or want to get perspective on our key ideas, ways of working, and policy context.
Nonprofit Driven - Main Event
Thursday, October 20 | 9am - 6pm
This is the main event! 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.
What You Can Expect
- Connect, learn, and strategize with leaders from across the province on policy issues vital to building a strong and resilient nonprofit sector in Ontario.
- By attending our Fundamentals day, you’ll develop a core understanding of the topics addressed at the main event. We can’t wait to meet new friendly faces and catch up with our network!
- Get the scoop on policy and systems-level issues ONN is working on such as funding reform, decent work, sector driven evaluation, and much more.
- Learn about networks as a mechanism to get stuff done and ONN's network approach to convening and mobilizing groups on complex issues.
- Explore the role of nonprofit organizations and networks in public policy.
- Create new connections with leaders like you.