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8:00 am - 8:45 am Main Room - Solarium


Sponsored by Spire Philanthropy

Brad Offman Brad Offman Spire Philanthropy | CEO
8:45 am - 9:00 am Main Room

Welcome & Kick-off

Brad Offman Brad Offman Spire Philanthropy | CEO
9:00 am - 9:20 am Main Room

The Power of a More Connected Canada for the Benefit of All

Dive into the realm of social health with Pete Bombaci, founder and CEO of GenWell, Canada’s Human Connection Movement. Discover how meaningful connections can enhance our collective well-being and be good for business as well! Canadians have never been educated on the importance of social health and its impact on our mental and physical well-being, but as we continue to recover from the global pandemic and cope with the ongoing challenges we face in the world, human connection has never been more important for homes, streets, communities, workplaces and classrooms, and the people in them to thrive.

Pete Bombaci Pete Bombaci GenWell Project | Founder/CEO
9:20 am - 9:50 am Main Room

9:50 am - 10:20 am Main Room

The Future of Impact Data:

As nonprofits adopt common Reporting standards and the ability to report outcomes, the world of social impact promises to provide more accessible funding for nonprofits, sector benchmarks, reduced burden, improved transparency, and finally learning what works.

Jason Saul Jason Saul Center for Impact Sciences, Harris School of Public Policy, at the University of Chicago & Impact Genome Registry, OutcomesX | Executive Director and Founder
Lauren Ott Registry Lauren Ott Registry Impact Genome | Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships
10:20 am - 11:00 am Main Room - Solarium

Break & Networking

11:00 am - 11:30 am Main Room

Shaping our Future through Volunteering with Students

Think about your career journey- when you were in high school, did you even know a job like the one you hold today existed? Careers can take many forms and for many high school students, they don't know what pathways to success post high school or college exist. There is tremendous potential to shape the future through intentional corporate volunteering programs. In this session, we'll discuss some of the data highlighting the need for volunteering with high schoolers to help them better understand and explore the career pathways they could endeavor on, and how empowering students with this knowledge can help companies fill talent gaps, achieve more diverse pipelines of future candidates, and create avenues for success for underserved k12 populations.

Nathan Froelich Nathan Froelich Blackbaud | Head of Strategy, Corporate Impact
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

How to Leverage Your Company’s Unique Resources for Social Good

As a merchant bank, Intercap has so far invested in more than 40 technology companies. At the same, we spent years looking to invest in social purpose companies with sustainable business models. After searching for decades to no avail, we decided to launch our own. Through some early initiatives, we realized that the companies in our portfolio have unique resources that could be leveraged for social good—which would also benefit them from a corporate perspective.

Randi Myers Randi Myers Intercap Inc. | Director of Impact
Jason Chapnik Jason Chapnik Intercap Inc. | Chairman & CEO
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Main Room - Solarium

Lunch & Networking

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Main Room


1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Main Room

The Evolution of Corporate Innovation in Social Change

Join us for a panel discussion as we explore the significant paradigm shift occurring as corporations increasingly move beyond traditional philanthropic models to develop their own strategies and solutions to tackle social issues. We'll delve into the complexities of this disruption and provide insights to help you rethink and revitalize your approach to corporate partnerships.

Niluka Kottegoda Niluka Kottegoda impakt | Strategy Lead
2:15 pm - 2:40 pm Main Room

Authentic Partnerships

Explore how Jamal had transformed traditional non-profit partnerships from transactional to community driven in a short period of time. Through a transparent look into his journey, think big as Jamal explores how these partnerships were built, and how all partners involved can win. Authenticity can result in new business when community is at the heart of our intentions — as Jamal opens up, be prepared to step into yourself, your brand and your community.

Jamal Burger Jamal Burger Kick Back | Executive Director  
2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Main Room - Solarium

Break & Networking

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Main Room

Purpose is everyone’s business

In this provocative discussion, Kory McDonald, Head of External Affairs, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges will speak about her company’s transformation journey, including how it looks to partner with community organizations to achieve some of its purpose. In doing so, she will demonstrate that all companies, regardless of their core business, must become purpose-driven in order to address some of society’s greatest challenges.

Kory McDonald Kory McDonald Rothmans, Benson & Hedges | Head of External Affairs
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm Main Room

Coast Capital

Moshiur Rahman Moshiur Rahman Coast Capital | Social Purpose Operations and Finance Associate
4:15 pm - Main Room - Solarium

Cocktail Reception

8:00 am - 8:45 am Main Room - Solarium


Sponsored by Spire Philanthropy

9:00 am - 9:20 am Main Room

Welcome & Kick-off

Brad Offman Brad Offman Spire Philanthropy | CEO
8:55 am - 9:20 am Main Room

9:20 am - 9:50 am Main Room

Maximizing Social Impact: The Power of Sustainable Procurement

This panel will explore how procurement can drive corporate social impact goals through sustainable sourcing. Martha Hancock, Executive Director of CBSR, will discuss with business leaders how procurement and sustainability teams can achieve positive social outcomes by integrating sustainable practices into their sourcing strategies. The session will highlight best business practices for immediate and long-term impact, focusing on creating shared value and advancing corporate sustainability initiatives.

Martha Hancock Martha Hancock CBSR | Executive Director  
9:50 am - 10:20 am Main Room


10:20 am - 10:50 am Main Room - Solarium

Break & Networking

10:50 am - 11:20 am Main Room


KPMG globally has a 10by30 goal to economically empower 10 million disadvantaged young people by 2030 through education, employment and entrepreneurship. We have been working with a few organizations to realize this goal, and one of our long-term community partner is The King’s Trust Canada. We have worked with TKTC on a Young Women in Tech Program in the past 2 years. Internally, I have collaborated with our own Women in Tech network to support the TKTC program. I was wondering if this could be a good topic to talk about on the conference. We could potentially have a representative from TKTC, our WiT network leader, a beneficiary of the program to join this session and talk about this issue and how a partnership like TKTC and KPMG can address the lack of women representation in the tech sector.

11:20 am - 11:50 am Main Room

Environics Analytics

11:50 am - 12:20 pm Main Room


Catherine Meade Catherine Meade OLG | Vice President - Community, Sustainability & Social Responsibility
12:20 pm - 1:30 pm Mani Room - Solarium

Lunch & Networking

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Main Room

Volunteer Canada

Renata Rusiniak Renata Rusiniak Volunteer Canada | Corporate Community Engagement
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Main Room


2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Main Room

3:00 pm -

End of Conference

We hope you enjoyed The Partnership Conference. See you next year

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6th Annual Partnership Conference