Schedule

*Note: Schedule Times, Speakers or Topics Are Subject to Change

October 28 | Conference Day 1 :

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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

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Coffee Chat & Morning Meet Up

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9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

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Welcome & Introductions

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9:15 Am - 10:00 AM

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PLENARY

Survive & Thrive – How Can We Become Thriving Organizations?

The non-profit sector is a powerful sector. Organizations are working to solve the world’s most pressing issues, are key to community well being and a regenerative economy. With increased complexities facing our communities today, how can non-profits and charities meet these needs and become thriving organizations?

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The non-profit sector is a powerful sector. Organizations are working to solve the world’s most pressing issues, are key to community well being and a regenerative economy. With increased complexities facing our communities today, how can non-profits and charities meet these needs and become thriving organizations?

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Kristi Rivait

Director, Partnerships & Programs, Scale Collaborative

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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Coffee Break

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10:15 AM - 11:15 Am

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WORKSHOP #1

A Journey of Understanding: Steps on the Path of Reconciliation for Non-Profits

This workshop will explore ideas and actions that staff and volunteers in non-profit organizations can consider as we respond to the Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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We are all on a journey of learning, understanding, grieving, and growing.  Reconciliation and healing is complicated but there is a way to move forward, one foot in front of the other, one hand reaching out to another. Many non-Indigenous Canadians are trying to figure out how we can support, act, change.  This workshop will explore ideas and actions that staff and volunteers in non-profit organizations can consider as we respond to the Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We will consider the importance of staying local, developing authentic relationships and taking time, as we build understanding and develop practices and policies that can lead to respectful and healthy relationships.

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Mary Catherine Williams

Executive Director, Volunteer Campbell River

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10:15 AM - 11:15 Am

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WORKSHOP #2

Panel: Funding Streams for Community Organizations

Panelists from several BC Community Foundations will discuss different funding opportunities, how they fund, what’s available and what has changed during the pandemic.

Laurie Bienert

Executive Director, Nanaimo Foundation

Cheryl Miller

Director, Grants & Community Initiatives, Central Okanagan Foundation

Dara Parker

Vice-President, Grants & Community Initiatives, Vancouver Foundation

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11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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WORKSHOP #3

Self-Care: Burnout to Boundaries

Why unclear boundaries often leads to volunteer burnout and how we as volunteer managers can help our volunteers learn about healthy boundaries.

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This topic has been around for decades. It is an area that has taken on the spotlight as we continue to move forward in our daily lives and during these uncharted times. A highly requested topic, please join us as two highly respected professionals take on this topic. Join Cari Moore from the Volunteer Engagement perspective and Carly Koeppen from the Staff Engagement perspective.

This workshop will provide some important tips for you, your organization, volunteers, and staff alike. Get ready for an awesome discussion. Bring your questions, thoughts, and ideas!!

Cari Moore

Volunteer Fraser Valley & Chilliwack Museum

Carly Koeppen

Clinical Nurse Educator, Victoria Mental Health Centre

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11:30 Am - 12:30 PM

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WORKSHOP #4

Discover the CharityVillage Crowdfunding Platform for Nonprofits

This presentation will introduce CharityVillage’s new Crowdfunding Platform designed exclusively for Canadian Nonprofits and Charities.

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This presentation will introduce CharityVillage’s new Crowdfunding Platform designed exclusively for Canadian Nonprofits and Charities. Topics that will covered include:

  • What is crowdfunding for nonprofits and charities?
  • How crowdfunding can benefit your organization?
  • Show the spectrum of successful crowdfunding campaigns with Case Studies.
  • The use of crowdfunding for acquiring and retaining donors
  • How crowdfunding extends the reach of your mission to new donors and volunteers?
  • Review 5 key elements of a successful crowdfunding campaign
Mary Barroll

President & General Counsel CharityVillage

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12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

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1:00 Pm - 1:50 Pm

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS (MEMBERS ONLY)

Meet an Expert Room Info Cafe

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1:00 Pm - 1:50 Pm

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BREAKOUT SESSION #1 (MEMBERS ONLY)

VMPC PRESENTS – Volunteering: Where Do We Go From Here?

Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada will host this engaging and hands-on session, you will gain inspiration as well as practical tools and resources that can be used to move your organization forward.

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Come prepared to share your ideas and experiences in this interactive workshop. Collectively, we will explore lessons learned during the pandemic and discuss where we go from here.

In this engaging and hands-on session, you will gain inspiration as well as practical tools and resources that can be used to move your organization forward. Lindsay and Tara, board members with VMPC, will share examples of how they have adapted and evolved their volunteer programs at the Vancouver Aquarium and the Victoria Police Department over the past year.

Their experiences will act as a springboard for discussion about our collective successes and challenges adapting to a dynamic situation. Together we will capture tools, resources, and circles of support to help us meet current challenges and anticipate the trends that will shape volunteerism in the future. You will leave this session feeling inspired and armed with fresh strategies and ideas to apply immediately.

Lindsay Baker

Manager of Volunteer Services, Vancouver Aquarium

Tara Gilroy-Scott

Coordinator of Volunteer Services for the Victoria Police Department

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1:00 Pm - 1:50 Pm

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BREAKOUT SESSION #2 (MEMBERS ONLY)

Ask an Expert – Board of Governance

Terry Clark

President, Real Board Solutions

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1:00 Pm - 1:50 Pm

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BREAKOUT SESSION #3 (MEMBERS ONLY)

Ask an Expert – Community Gaming Grant

Kelina Kwan

Executive Director, BC Association for Charitable Giving (BCACG)

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1:50 Pm - 2:00 Pm

Coffee Break

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2:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm

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WORKSHOP #5

Cybersecurity For Nonprofits – An Interactive Session

The Cybersecurity For Nonprofits session will explore cybersecurity domains and the role nonprofits play in the rising threat landscape.

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The Cybersecurity For Nonprofits session will explore cybersecurity domains and the role nonprofits play in the rising threat landscape. Particular emphasis will be placed on cybersecurity education and awareness, the protection of critical data, privacy, and compliance (PII, HCI, PCI, SOX). Lisa will provide basic steps organizations can take to lower risk and enhance security posture.

Lisa Kearney

President & CEO, Women CyberSecurity Society (WCS2) | International Women in Cyber Day (IWCD)

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2:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm

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WORKSHOP #6

VMPC PRESENTS – DEI, GBA+, ROI: How does this alphabet soup present opportunities for your volunteer program?

This webinar will elaborate on these concepts on and illustrate each theory with case studies from the front lines of Parks Canada.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging to our volunteer programs to say the least, but are there now opportunities to re-imagine volunteer engagement so that your organization comes back stronger, more diverse, and more vibrant? How does focusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, using the principles of Gender-Based Analysis Plus provide volunteer coordinators with a positive Return on Investment? This webinar will elaborate on these concepts and illustrate each theory with case studies from the front lines of Parks Canada.

Cate Watrous

National Volunteer Program Coordinator, Parks Canada Agency

Tina Barzo

Leader of Volunteer Engagement, Banff National Park, Banff Field Unit

October 29 | Conference Day 2:

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8:40 AM - 9:00 AM

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Fortis BC Morning Coffee Chat/Trivia & Prizes

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9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

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Welcome & Introductions

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9:10 AM - 9:50 AM

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SPECIAL GUEST

B.C.’s Parliamentary Secretary of Community Development and Non-Profits: The First Year in Review

Join Niki Sharma, B.C.’s Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Non-Profits, in her keynote address as she looks back at the first year in her role as B.C.’s first parliamentary secretary dedicated to non-profits. 

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Join Niki Sharma, B.C.’s Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Non-Profits, in her keynote address as she looks back at the first year in her role as B.C.’s first parliamentary secretary dedicated to non-profits. Niki will also discuss how non-profits have been navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and how the sector continues to be essential to B.C.’s economic recovery.

Niki Sharma

Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development & Non-Profits

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9:50 AM - 10:00 AM

Coffee Break

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10:05 AM - 11:05 AM

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PLENARY

A Conversation with BC Gaming, moderated by Theo Boere, Get to Yes Consulting

2021 has been a challenging year for not-for-profit organizations. This session with staff from the Gaming Branch will provide updates to the current situation, a look to the future and a Q&A session where participants can ask questions that concerns the sector and their own organization.

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2021 has been a challenging year for not-for-profit organizations. This session with staff from the Gaming Branch will provide updates to the current situation, a look to the future and a Q&A session where participants can ask questions that concerns the sector and their own organization.

BC Community Gaming Branch
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11:05 AM - 11:20 AM

Coffee Break

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11:25 AM - 12:25 PM

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WORKSHOP #1

Panel: How do community volunteers contribute to helping vulnerable adults live safely and engaged in their community?

Join with members of the BC Association of Community Response Networks (BC CRN) to hear about some of the innovative ways Community Response Networks (CRNs) and their volunteers provide resources and support to help break the isolation and learn about the impact of abuse, neglect and self-neglect on the community’s most vulnerable adults.

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Join with members of the BC Association of Community Response Networks (BC CRN) to hear about some of the innovative ways Community Response Networks (CRNs) and their volunteers provide resources and support to help break the isolation and learn about the impact of abuse, neglect and self-neglect on the community’s most vulnerable adults.

 

BC Association of Community Response Network
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11:25 AM - 12:25 PM

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WORKSHOP #2

Legal Compliance for Non-Profits: Is your organization in compliance with the law?

Many non-profits in BC are volunteer-run and frequently under-resourced. A sudden legal crisis, or even a seemingly minor misstep in compliance can compromise the vital services that you provide to your community.

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Many non-profits in BC are volunteer-run and frequently under-resourced. A sudden legal crisis, or even a seemingly minor misstep in compliance can compromise the vital services that you provide to your community.

The Legal Self Assessment and Learning Tool (LSALT) can help. Created by the Pacific Legal Education & Outreach Society, this simple interactive tool helps your organization understand its legal obligations and compliance. Designed for non-profit organizations, the tool offers modules in privacy and records, the Societies Act, Human Rights, and more. Learn more about this incredible new resource through a live demonstration and hear how its content can support your organization in navigating your legal responsibilities.

Martha Rans

Pacific Legal Education & Outreach Society (PLEO)

Anju Singh

Pacific Legal Education & Outreach Society (PLEO)

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12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

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12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

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BCACG AGM

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1:00 Pm - 2:00 PM

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WORKSHOP #3

Culturally Welcoming Volunteer Program: Lessons learned and Best Practices

This session is a hand-on practice where participants will be invited to reflect on a case study and apply the culturally welcoming volunteer program tool which is summarized by the following premise: “A culturally welcoming organization is an outcome. Cultural competency is a skill set: A set of behaviors, attributes and policies enabling an agency (or individual) to work effectively in cross cultural situations”.

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Creating a culturally welcoming volunteer program involves more than just implementing a sound volunteer cycle management. Culturally welcoming volunteer programs are embedded in a clear understanding of the cross-cultural adjustment processes newcomers often experience in a new culture and an in-depth application of the principles of EDI and Anti-Racism all all stages of your strategic planning process.

This session is a hand-on practice where participants will be invited to reflect on a case study and apply the culturally welcoming volunteer program tool which is summarized by the following premise: “A culturally welcoming organization is an outcome. Cultural competency is a skill set: A set of behaviors, attributes and policies enabling an agency (or individual) to work effectively in cross cultural situations”.

Moussa Magassa

University of Victoria & Magassa-Intercultural Capacity Building Inc.

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1:00 Pm - 2:00 PM

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WORKSHOP #4

How Digital Is Here To Stay

Ryan will discuss the changing nature of digital engagement in the non-profit sector and how with the pandemic, moving to digital is more important than ever before.

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Digital has woven itself into the very fabric of how organizations operate and execute their strategies. The nature of digital engagement is constantly evolving and this begs the question: what role does digital play in spreading your message and are you utilizing the best tools and strategies to reach your target audiences?

Ryan Painter

Executive Director, Charityworks | Founder & CEO, Tuzo Strategies

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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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RESTORATIVE BREAKOUT SESSION & PRIZE DRAW (MEMBERS ONLY)

Join us for some fun! Details to come soon.

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