May 2015
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April 28-29 2015 IO Symposium
Highlights, links and much more
Members Blog Presents

Information Hamilton Trivia Night
Members Blog 2 Presents
ONN Community Hub Framework - Get your voice heard
Members Invited to Blog
Want to share something? Find out how
Blison Project Link
New Module Awaits
ONN conference
Two dates and early bird options



Healthy Information: Enabling Healthy Communities through I&R

In beautiful London at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre

More than 60 attendees participated in 15+ workshops which covered topics from Indigenous competency training for organizations and individual agency staff to health literacy in I&R. Currently available presentations are now on the InformOntario website.

During the InformOntario Annual General Meeting, the recipients of our first 2 Symposium bursaries were announced. The $250 bursary winners were Information Orillia and Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo.

If you attended the 2-day event, then please complete our post-event survey here”.  If you were unable to attend, we’d also like to know why, so please complete our short “I missed it” survey.

Some Presentations

The annual dinner featured the host of CBC’s Spark Radio Program – Nora Young – who looked at the pros, and some dark cons, of our society’s reliance
on digital

Our special thanks goes to IO member - Information Network - for hosting this year’s event, and their team which worked with the planning committee to create and execute an outstanding and informative education and training symposium.

We especially want to say a huge thank you to Jennifer Jones from Information Network; we could not have done it without all of your dedication and hard work.


Members Blog

Information Hamilton Trivia Night Fundraiser

Wednesday, June 24
Contact: 905-528-8127

Members Blog

Are you currently a member of the community hub in your area? Tell IO about it and we will spotlight your activity in the blog section

“Extract of Ontario Non Profit Network May 15, 2015 notice about Community Hubs”





The Premier of Ontario recently appointed Karen Pitre as Special Advisor to Chair a Premier’s Community Hub Framework Advisory Group. Their mandate is to review provincial policies and develop a framework for identifying areas where the province can support local efforts to create community hubs.


To get a broad range of perspectives, the Advisory Group (which includes those with nonprofit experience) will review extensive research and existing examples, and consult with community groups and other partners. The ideas they gather will inform the government's approach to assist with the evolution of community hubs.


ONN knows - and we’re glad the Advisory Group knows this too - that they need to hear from nonprofits about the successful hub models already flourishing, and what’s important for this strategy moving forward. That’s why ONN is working with Karen and the Advisory Group to help compile lessons and context from nonprofits we know are engaged in community hubs - and have been for years.


We designed this in-depth survey with Karen’s office to help nonprofits get their voices heard.


Fill out the survey by June 5 - get your voice heard!


The results of the survey will go directly to the government, as well as to ONN’s policy team, and we’ll each be doing analysis. Based on the survey results and other perspectives we hear through the network, ONN will also be making a formal submission with a sector-wide lens. ONN’s submission will focus on the principles for community hubs and the partnership approach between governments and nonprofits that will be key to a successful strategy. We’ll also be listening for what the nonprofit sector can do together to support the development and resilience of community hubs.


Click here to give your feedback to ONN and the government’s Community Hubs Advisory Group



Please share with your networks, too, so they can share their perspectives!

Are you currently a member of the community hub in your area? Tell IO about it and we will spotlight your activity in the blog section.


Members Invited to Blog

Dear members, we at InformOntario would like to extend an invitation to you to share what has been going on in your organization. Give us some details on a great new project, something that has finally wrapped up or even talk about who you are to let others know about you. Another suggestion is to tell us your thoughts on the community hubs in the section from ONN above. Are you currently a member of the community hub in your area? Tell us about it. Send us your pics and we will spotlight you in one of our monthly newsletters. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you!


Inform Ontario



Ontario Nonprofit Network Conference

October 20- 21, 2015

Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON

The only province-wide event for all nonprofits and charities, join over 450 leaders from across subsectors and Ontario communities. Do governance, assets, advocacy and evaluation affect your nonprofit? Join the discussions on how we can act together on issues and opportunities to strengthen the sector and help nonprofits focus on their missions.


Nonprofit Driven offers two exciting events:


Pre-Conference: Building Foundations

Tuesday, October 20

9am-6pm (Registration opens at 8am; Reception at 5pm)
Early Bird Sign Up

Conference: Seizing Opportunities
Wednesday, October 21
9am- 6pm (Registration opens at 8am; Reception at 5pm)
Early Bird Sign Up

Want to know more click here


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