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6TH ANNUAL PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE - OCTOBER 22ND AND 23RD, 2024 - TORONTO, CANADA - APPEL SALON – TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY

6TH ANNUAL PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE - OCTOBER 22ND AND 23RD, 2024 - TORONTO, CANADA - APPEL SALON – TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY

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Agenda

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

Breakfast

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

RBC

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

Breakfast

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

Taproot Foundations

How are organizations across different sectors bringing to life diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) commitments? Some have made monetary contributions, others have prioritized new hiring policies, and some are translating DEIA statements into actionable practices. At Taproot Foundation, a U.S. based nonprofit that partners with companies and nonprofits/charities across the globe to advance resource equity through skills-based volunteerism, we have been in deep discussions on how to embody our DEIA values. Our presentation will share how we are focusing on inclusion practices for our stakeholders and spotlight some examples of how companies have integrated DEIA in skills-based volunteering initiatives.

Archana Menon Archana Menon | Taproot Foundation
10:20 am - 10:50 am Main Room - Solarium

Break & Networking

10:50 am - 11:20 am Main Room

KPMG

11:20 am - 11:50 am Main Room

11:50 am - 12:20 pm Main Room

Delivering Purpose in Gaming: How OLG Seeks to Better the World Through Its Unique Mandate

In this session, Catherine Meade will discuss how a Crown agency with a unique mission fulfills its commitment to purpose. How can an organization with a focus on lottery and gaming contribute to a better society. What is OLG doing to create good? What is it doing to mitigate harm?

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

Disrupting Volunteerism

Volunteer Canada teams up with some of their corporate partners to Disrupt Volunteerism! What does that mean? Disruptive innovation is an information exchange designed to energize, inform, and empower social impact practitioners and non-profit organizations to think differently about the future of volunteerism. What’s meeting the moment today may not be what carries us forward tomorrow. The “Disrupt” style presentation moves fast and delivers a cram-session of lessons into a handful of minutes.

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

Benevity

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Main Room

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