BC Healthy Communities is happy to partner with Innoweave to offer this exciting Innoweave Impact Accelerator working session.
What is the Innoweave Impact Accelerator?
Since its launch in 2012, Innoweave has leveraged social innovation tools to help hundreds of organizations advance their mission and generate greater impact. We have used that experience to develop the Innoweave Impact Accelerator, a mini-workshop that helps organizations and collectives to clarify the impact they are working to achieve. A clear impact focus helps organizations and collaboratives more easily identify which social innovation approaches (such as developing a social enterprise) they can leverage to achieve and accelerate their impact.
In our cities and communities, a new generation of community engagement is emerging. People demand to be engaged in decisions, they expect to work together and they want better outcomes for themselves and their neighbours. They believe by working together they can achieve a collective impact.
We need a new generation of tools and practices to inform, consult, involve and partner with people in building better communities.
Join the Tamarack Institute for a lively webinar about the good and the challenging of collective impact.
Collective Impact is transforming communities across Canada and the United States. We know the work can be challenging. Bringing many diverse partners together to agree on a common agenda and how to make and measure progress often means deep dialogue about what we agree on but more often it surfaces where we might not agree. Mary Pickering of The Atmospheric Fund, Elena DiBattista of the Halton Our Kids Network and Donna Gates of Living SJ will share the lessons they are learning as they tackle leading collective impact initiatives.
This is a free workshop with a light lunch provided, presented by BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) in collaboration with Autumn Services. This initiative is supported by the Province of British Columbia.
Food insecurity – the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints – is increasingly recognized as a serious public health problem. Since 2005, household food insecurity has been systematically monitored in Canada through the Canadian Community Health Survey run by Statistics Canada.
The growing use of these data by public health, community agencies, research centres, and social policy groups has been critical in building awareness and understanding of the problem of food insecurity. However, inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the reporting of data on food insecurity mask the scale and severity of this problem. The accurate and effective use of Canada’s monitoring data hinges on a clear understanding of what exactly is being measured on the Canadian Community Health Survey, what it means, and how to interpret the food insecurity statistics available on Statistics Canada’s website (CANSIM). Anyone interested in using food insecurity statistics or learning about how food insecurity is monitored in Canada is encouraged to join.
Join community and academic presenters in this series of free events exploring how to live within the ecological constraints of the planet.
Join the Tamarack Instuitute for this intriguing conversation about Hardwired Humans with Andrew O’Keeffe and Lisa Attygalle.
This webinar will focus on three of nine of the Hardwired Human instincts including: social belonging, first impressions to classify, and loss aversion. Andrew will help participants understand the origins of these human behaviours and how they can be used to advance collaborative efforts. Join us for this intriguing conversation about Hardwired Humans.
For more infomration on this webinar or to register, please use the link here.
This is a free workshop with a light dinner provided, presented by BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) in collaboration with South Vancouver Neighbourhood House. This initiative is supported by the Province of British Columbia.
Health and education sectors have different but complementary objectives: improving the health of learners contributes to improved learning outcomes; likewise, better education improves health.
The Public Health Association of British Columbia (PHABC) invites students, trainees and professionals from health, education and allied sectors! Register here.
Are you interested in enhancing the impact of your organization or collaborative? Are you interested in exploring the different social innovation approaches and tools that are helping other organizations achieve greater impact?
If yes, you should register for the Innoweave Impact Accelerator, hosted in partnership with BC Healthy Communities.
This year's UBCM Convention will take place September 26-30th, at the Victoria Conference Centre.
The theme is Stronger Together, and the keynote speaker will be Dr. Samantha Nutt.
For more details, including registration information, please visit the UBCM website.
Happy Streets Living Lab: Presented by the City of Vancouver, MODUS, Urban Realities Laboratory andHappy City Lab is an experiment at Project for Public Space’s Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference. It will combine research rigor with fun tours where participants learn about their own physical and emotional responses to the city.
The experiment is part of a University of Waterloo research project, led by Dr. Colin Ellard, Director of the Urban Realities Laboratory (URL) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo.
The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions launched an Opportunity Youth collective impact initiative and is working with 33 communities across the United States. The Opportunities Youth Incentive Fund goals are two-fold: to build strong evidence of success for utilizing the collective impact community collaboration strategy to build and deepen pathways that achieve better outcomes in education and employment for Opportunity Youth and, to make the case for increased adoption of the collective impact and community collaboration strategy as an effective model for community change.
Join Steve Patrick, Vice President and Executive Director of the Forum and Jamiel Alexander, Community Organizer and National Activist as they discuss the lessons learned through the Opportunity Youth initiative.
Communities are fluid and dynamic places. Increasingly, we recognize that the old ways of working are not achieving the impacts desired. We are seeing negative trends in many communities on issues like poverty, homelessness, obesity and teen suicide. How do we disrupt these patterns? What is the leadership needed to truly transform our communities and drive change forward? Paul Born and Liz Weaver have been working in and with community change agents for over thirty years. Through these experiences, they have seen communities successfully implement strategies that have led to impact and change.
Join Paul Born and Liz Weaver as they discuss the emerging ideas and strategies that are disrupting how communities are responding to the complex issues they face. These five ideas: collective impact; collaborative leadership; community development; community innovation; and, evaluating community change are pivotal to moving community change forward and are the core elements of the Tamarack Institute – Community Change Institute, September 26 – 30, 2016. Paul and Liz will frame the five ideas and discuss how they are essential in disrupting communities to impact community change.
Do you want to help change Canada's development policy? Come be a part of VIDEA's youth driven response to Global Affairs Canada.
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