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Investing in Reconciliation and the Indigenous Economy: The Role for Institutional Investors

Investing in Reconciliation and the Indigenous Economy: The Role for Institutional Investors9am to 4pm
Wabano Centre
299 Montreal Road

Are you an investor interested in better aligning your investment practices with the principles of reconciliation? Do you want to connect with Indigenous leaders, businesses, philanthropists and asset managers and design opportunities to invest in the Indigenous economy?

If so, join SHARE and NATOA for this important gathering on Investing in Reconciliation and the Indigenous Economy.

NATOA members, SHARE affiliates, non profits, academic institutions, trustees and governments please use code SHARE2018 when registering.

Register for Investing in Reconciliation and the Indigenous Economy: The Role for Institutional Investors

Panels & Speakers

Investing in Reconciliation: An invitation for a more sustainable and inclusive economy
Indigenous leaders will introduce opportunities to put reconciliation into practice in the way investors allocate and steward their capital.
Confirmed:
Carol Anne Hilton, Founder of the Indigenomics Institute
Jason Campbell, Director of NATOA and CEO of Arete’ Development Group
Tabatha Bull, Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Council on Aboriginal Business

Economic Reconciliation: The role of the federal government

Business and Reconciliation: The role of investors in supporting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 92
Confirmed:
Kate R. Finn, Staff Attorney, First Peoples Investment Engagement Program, University of Colorado Boulder
Delaney Greig, Manager Shareholder Engagement and Policy, Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE)
Moderator: Christie Stephenson, Executive Director, Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, UBC Sauder School of Business

Addressing the Indigenous Infrastructure Gap: The role for institutional investors
Confirmed:
Shannin Metatawabin, CEO of the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA)
Clint Davis, North 35 Capital Partners
Cliff Fregin, New Relationship Trust
Moderator: Nicole McDonald, Program Director, Indigenous Initiatives, McConnell Foundation

Chatham-Kent Nonprofit Conference

5th ANNUAL CKNN CONFERENCE8:00am to 5:00pm
Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Centre
565 Richmond Street

Join hundreds of other nonprofit sector leaders and supporters for their 5th Annual Chatham-Kent Nonprofit Conference, "Strengthening Our Roots", featuring world-renowned charity guru, Dan Pallotta. Dan has generously agreed to make himself available for an exclusive speaking engagement and book signing opportunity, featuring his latest book, "Uncharitable".

In a time of change unlike anything we've ever experienced in our sector before - with new governments, new and revised policies and regulations, and increasingly complex challenges in our local communities - it's important that we share our thoughts, collect ideas, discuss solutions, and get inspired.

Register for the 5th annual Chatham-Kent Nonprofit Conference

The Chatham-Kent Nonprofit Conference program features some of the most highly sought-after experts in the field. "Strengthening Our Roots" will feature key insights from nonprofit trailblazers who are driving success within their respective fields in this rapidly changing environment. The exclusive line-up features these notable visionaries:

* BETTY FERREIRA - Social Impact Innovation, Transformation and Foresight Strategist
* DAVID HARTLEY - Consultant/Trainer, Board Governance
* JENNIFER JURGENS - Principal, 1 Bold Step
* PAUL NAZARETH - Vice President Education & Development, Canadian Association of Gift Planners
* DOUG SARTORI - Founder, Windsor Hackforge
* CATHY TAYLOR - Executive Director, Ontario Nonprofit Network
* DANIELE ZANOTTI - President & CEO of United Way Greater Toronto

Are the roots of your organization strong enough to withstand these powerful and unrelenting winds of change? Don't allow your organization to be left behind. Together, we will learn how to strengthen our individual organizations, our networks, and our sector as we adapt to these new demands and ways of working that are being thrust upon us at lightening speeds. Arm yourself with the most up-to-date information, so that together, we can continue to help our communities prosper and thrive.

Growing Healthy Landscapes: Shifting the Paradigm Forum 2019

Growing Healthy Landscapes: Shifting the Paradigm Forum 2019

8:30am to 7:00pm
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park

You are invited to join a cross-sector conversation about how – by aligning our work on protected areas, green investment and native plants – we can accelerate our progress towards creating healthy landscapes and resilient communities in southern Ontario.

Register for Shifting the Paradigm Forum 2019

The 2019 Shifting the Paradigm Forum will explore:

HEALTHY LANDSCAPES & COMMUNITIES: How can we collaborate to protect nature and create healthy, resilient landscapes where people and nature thrive?

GREEN INVESTMENTS: How do we use social finance to grow healthy landscapes?

NATIVE PLANTS: How do we expand the market for locally-grown native plants and support the development of an Ontario native plant seed strategy?

NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE: How do we develop cost-effective natural infrastructure strategies that benefit wildlife, water, climate and communities?

ENGAGING LEADERSHIP: What opportunities do we have to engage governing leadership in setting priorities to support creating healthy landscapes?

This invitation is for all groups and individuals from diverse sectors who care about healthy landscapes, including:

Indigenous | Public | Private | Investment | Native Plant | Conservation | Landowner | Corporate | Municipal | Big Picture Leaders

A Community Engagement Thought-Leader Series (Toronto)

Tamarack is excited to present a special one-day workshop with Max Hardy, a leading Australian Community Engagement consultant, along with Liz Weaver and Sylvia Cheuy of the Tamarack Institute to learn core principles and innovative practices to better engage your community.

If you are seeking new, high-impact ways for organizations and communities to work together to create social change, this is a learning opportunity you won’t want to miss.  Drawing on case studies from Australia and Canada, as well as techniques and activities that demonstrate alternative ways to meaningfully engage communities/citizens throughout the lifespan of your project, workshop participants will leave with the confidence to design and lead efforts to generate effective solutions to address our most challenging community issues.

Register for A Community Engagement Thought-Leader Series

What Will I Learn?

Through a mix of engaging presentations, peer learning opportunities, and interactive exercises, you will learn to:

  • Establish a Common Agenda Differently – Utilizing diverse participation in the process of framing what needs to shift
  • Apply the Lens of Appreciative Inquiry – Using paired interviews, identifying the positive core of community, and framing provocative propositions about ‘desired futures’
  • Design and Facilitate Citizens Juries – Deliberative engagement can change the game. You will learn the principles and design elements of successful citizen jury processes and have an opportunity to experience the power of deliberative democracy during a compelling role play
  • Cultivate Citizen Leadership – Learn tools and approaches that create opportunities for citizens to undertake research, make sense of what emerges from that research, and offer their leadership to solutions that their research has generated

This Workshop is for:

  • Municipal Leaders – Municipal staff and elected officials who are seeking more meaningful engagement of residents and those most impacted by issues in the generation of new solutions
  • Citizen Leaders – Leaders of neighbourhood associations and those championing neighbourhood strategies
  • Social Innovators & Community Changemakers – Practitioners who want to more fully embed authentic engagement practices into their approach to addressing tough and/or emerging issues.
  • Leaders of NGOs & Community Organizations – Staff who are involved in cross-sector collaborations focused on innovation & systems change
  • Collective Impact Backbone Leaders – Anyone in a leadership role in the design and implementation of a Collective Impact initiative
  • Policy-makers, Researchers & Funders – Those who want to strengthen citizen engagement in their own work and are wanting to invest in efforts to strengthen the civic capacity of individuals and communities.

A Community Engagement Thought-Leader Series (Ottawa)

Tamarack is excited to present a special one-day workshop with Max Hardy, a leading Australian Community Engagement consultant, along with Liz Weaver and Sylvia Cheuy of the Tamarack Institute to learn core principles and innovative practices to better engage your community.

If you are seeking new, high-impact ways for organizations and communities to work together to create social change, this is a learning opportunity you won’t want to miss.  Drawing on case studies from Australia and Canada, as well as techniques and activities that demonstrate alternative ways to meaningfully engage communities/citizens throughout the lifespan of your project, workshop participants will leave with the confidence to design and lead efforts to generate effective solutions to address our most challenging community issues.

Register for A Community Engagement Thought-Leader Series

What Will I Learn?

Through a mix of engaging presentations, peer learning opportunities, and interactive exercises, you will learn to:

  • Establish a Common Agenda Differently – Utilizing diverse participation in the process of framing what needs to shift
  • Apply the Lens of Appreciative Inquiry – Using paired interviews, identifying the positive core of community, and framing provocative propositions about ‘desired futures’
  • Design and Facilitate Citizens Juries – Deliberative engagement can change the game. You will learn the principles and design elements of successful citizen jury processes and have an opportunity to experience the power of deliberative democracy during a compelling role play
  • Cultivate Citizen Leadership – Learn tools and approaches that create opportunities for citizens to undertake research, make sense of what emerges from that research, and offer their leadership to solutions that their research has generated

This Workshop is for:

  • Municipal Leaders – Municipal staff and elected officials who are seeking more meaningful engagement of residents and those most impacted by issues in the generation of new solutions
  • Citizen Leaders – Leaders of neighbourhood associations and those championing neighbourhood strategies
  • Social Innovators & Community Changemakers – Practitioners who want to more fully embed authentic engagement practices into their approach to addressing tough and/or emerging issues.
  • Leaders of NGOs & Community Organizations – Staff who are involved in cross-sector collaborations focused on innovation & systems change
  • Collective Impact Backbone Leaders – Anyone in a leadership role in the design and implementation of a Collective Impact initiative
  • Policy-makers, Researchers & Funders – Those who want to strengthen citizen engagement in their own work and are wanting to invest in efforts to strengthen the civic capacity of individuals and communities.

30 Years in 60 Minutes: The Story of Quebec’s Social Economy

Over the past 30 years, the social economy movement has emerged to become a major force in the socio-economic development of Quebec, at a local, regional and national level...

Nancy Neamtan newspaper articles

Over these decades, the Chantier de l’économie sociale and its partners have built strong alliances with social movements and governments and have created an ecosystem of support that has attracted interest at a pan-Canadian and international level.

What were the key steps in this process and what are the lessons learned that are still pertinent today? Nancy Neamtan, ex-CEO of the Chantier de l’économie sociale, has completed a synthesis of the history of the Quebec social economy movement, based on her personal experience that began in the mid-80’s in the Southwest of Montreal and continues today through her on-going involvement in the social economy movement in Quebec and internationally. 

PRESENTER

Nancy NeamtanNancy Neamtan, strategic advisor for the Chantier and for TIESS

Former CEO of the Chantier de l’économie sociale (1996-2015), Nancy Neamtan is presently a strategic advisor for the Chantier and for TIESS (Territoires innovantes en économie sociale et solidaire), a Quebec-wide centre for liaison and knowledge transfer in social innovation and the social and solidarity economy. Mme Neamtan is active in the field of social finance in collaboration with the Chantier de l’économie Trust, a social finance institution whose mission is to make capital accessible to social economy enterprises’. Before her involvement in the founding and direction of the Chantier, Ms Neamtan worked in the field of community economic development in the southwest of Montreal.

Ms Neamtan has over thirty years experience in the field of the social economy, social finance and community economic development. She is recognised nationally and internationally for her experience in the field and is the recipient of two honorary doctorates as well as the Order of Canada and the Order of Quebec.

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