The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) Investment Strategy focuses on six Action Areas, each formed from evidence-based research. These areas help guide OTF in building healthy and vibrant communities by investing in hundreds of community-based initiatives each year.
OTF is happy to be partnering with the Tamarack Institute to provide a series of free webinars about their Collective Impact Stream focusing on each Action Area.
No single organization has the ability to solve any major social problem at scale by itself. Collective Impact is a powerful approach to cross-sector collaboration that is achieving measurable effects on major social issues.
Collective Impact occurs when organizations from different sectors agree to solve a specific social problem using a common agenda, aligning their efforts, and using common measures of success.
These webinars will dive into Collective Impact initiatives with a specific focus on each Action Area, and how the initiatives have moved the needle towards long term systems change. The webinars will share how initiatives have been successful in making an impact, the challenges and barriers we’ve learned from, and the experiences and tools we find useful in making an impact in each Action Area.
June 26, 2017
1:00 - 2:00p.m. EDT
This Action Area is designed to foster the positive development of Ontario’s children and youth so they have better chances of success in life consistent with the research and priorities established by the Government of Ontario.
This webinar will profile two Collective Impact efforts who are working towards positive outcomes for children and youth and explore what has worked and lessons learned from their journey.
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July 10, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT
This webinar will share developmental stages, challenges and key learnings of establishing a province wide initiative within a pan Canadian collective impact effort to end youth homelessness. A Way Home – a national collaborative for youth homelessness was one of our first collective impact grantees and they will share their experience using a collective impact approach.
July 11, 2017
1:00 -2:00 p.m. EST
Equitable access to arts based learning opportunities is a big issue in Ontario as the presence of the arts in schools has diminished in across the province. Ontario is not alone in facing this issue. This webinar will profile two collective impact initiatives working towards creating more equitable access to arts based education in school districts in the United States.
July 26, 2017
1:30 to 2:45 p.m. ET
This webinar will profile two Collective Impact efforts Envision the James and and Move the GTHA, who are working towards positive outcomes for supporting a healhty and sustainable environment, explore what has worked and lessons learned from their journey.
August 17, 2017
1:00 to 2:00 p.m ET
During the webinar, we will speak with Michael McAffee from Promise Neighbourhoods Institute who will share his experiences and approaches on how to build equity and inclusion into issue or place based Collective Impact work. We will focus on and discuss some experiences that have addressed this, challenges, barriers and tools for doing collective impact work that is truly inclusive.
This webinar will share developmental stages, challenges and key learnings of establishing collective impact approaches to physical activity with a focus on location-based initiative.
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