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Wednesday, November 19
 

9:00am

#CKX Pre-gathering: Ontario Nonprofit Data Strategy Working Group
Meeting of the Ontario Nonprofit Data Strategy Working Group, co-lead by the Ontario Nonprofit Network and Powered By Data. 

Important Participant Information:
  •  This gathering is being coordinated by ONN, including both the agenda and attendees and is by invitation only.




Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
TIFF - Brendan Calder Board Room TIFF Bell Lightbox

9:00am

Pre-CKX Workshop: One Photo. One Story.
Limited Capacity seats available

How can a story tell us what we need to know about the value of the work we do and understand the impact of the resources we've committed? Join us for a day to explore evaluation and reflection through personal narrative by making a One Photo Digital Story.

This hands-on workshop is facilitated by the team at Community Story Strategies and is being offered free of charge for 10 CKX Summit Participants.  

Each person will bring a photo, and learn to create a two- to three-minute digital story using that image, and personal narrative. The workshop begins with a story circle, where everyone can share their stories and get support to shape their story into a script. In the afternoon, you will record audio and learn to use video editing software. The day ends with a screening and celebration of the stories that have been produced in the workshop.

Important Participant Information: 
  • Space for this workshop is limited and will require advanced registration
  • Due to the limited number of spaces, participants will be chosen at random
  • Deadline to apply is October 17, 2014
  • Participants will be notified on October 20, 2014 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lafontaine

Jennifer Lafontaine

Co-Director, Community Story Strategies
avatar for Emmy Pantin

Emmy Pantin

Co-Director, Community Story Strategies
Community Story Strategies offers media and storytelling services to enhance your community building efforts. We design and deliver customized projects to creatively address issues you are already engaged with, integrating arts and community organizing to help your group make and... Read More →


Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm
CBC - Room D (Main Floor Conference Suite) CBC Broadcast Centre

9:30am

#CKX Pre-gathering: Cross-pollinating Canadian Fruit Tree Projects
Cross-pollinating Canadian Fruit Tree Projects

There are more than 25 groups across Canada who harvest & share the bounty of urban trees.  
This community of interest gathering will be the first time that many of these groups east of the prairies have sat down together and met face-to-face. Our full day workshop will focus on building momentum towards a larger support structure for such organizations with the goal of identifying a few common tools & shared resources which could help our local work and achieve a greater collective impact.

For a sneak peek at a few harvesting groups in action, check out this short "Hinterland Who's Who" spoof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmMy0Bzyio0

Important Participant Information:
  • This gathering is being coordinated by Not Far From the Tree, Hidden Harvest Ottawa and the Halton Fruit Tree Project including both the agenda and attendees.



Speakers
avatar for Jay Garlough

Jay Garlough

Co-founder, Hidden Harvest Ottawa
Hidden Harvest Ottawa seeks to create a food-tree friendly city by picking and sharing fruit and planting more trees. We're using 'big data' to optimize urban applesauce production, tree seedlings to teach Food Sovereignty and Agroecology to feed our neighbours in need.
avatar for Laura Reinsborough

Laura Reinsborough

Founder & Director, Not Far From The Tree
I'm the Founder & Director of Not Far From The Tree, Toronto's very own fruit picking and sharing project. I'm a passionate environmentalist, a parent of two young kids, and a maritimer who has found a nice spot to perch in the urban orchard of Toronto.
avatar for Katrina Siks

Katrina Siks

Co-Founder, Hidden Harvest Ottawa
Hidden Harvest Ottawa seeks to create a food-tree friendly city by picking and sharing fruit and planting more trees. | I'd love to talk about: Urban orchards and food sovereignty, organizational structures and strategies towards sustainable self-sufficiency in social-purpose businesses... Read More →


Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:30am - 5:00pm
CBC - Room A (Main Floor Conference Suite) CBC Broadcast Centre

9:30am

#CKX Pre-gathering: Developing Canada's Young Leaders and Innovators
Studio Y, an initiative at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, is hosting a full-day national gathering of groups and organizations focused on Canada's developing young leaders and innovators. Participants include Engineers Without Borders, City Studio, Next Up, Loran Scholars and more. This gathering will be a first of its kind, a chance for these programs to meet, learn from one another, and explore possibilities for collaboration and collective impact.

Important Participant Information:
  •  This gathering is being coordinated by Studio Y, including both the agenda and attendees and is by invitation only. 
  • This session is taking place in THE LAB, located on the 4th Floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. This floor is accessible by elevator only. Please take the elevator from the main, second or third floors up to the 4th floor. 

Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:30am - 5:00pm
TIFF - The Lab TIFF Bell Lightbox

11:00am

#CKX Pre-gathering: CFC Vital Signs Peer Gathering
Meeting of the Community Foundations of Canada Vital Signs Task Force.  

Important Participant Information:
  •  This gathering is being coordinated by Community Foundations of Canada, including both the agenda and attendees and is by invitation only. 
 

Wednesday November 19, 2014 11:00am - 5:00pm
TIFF - Learning Studio A TIFF Bell Lightbox

12:00pm

#CKX Check-in
Swing by the HUB@CKX located in the TIFF Lounge on the second floor of the TIFF Bell Lighbox to pick up your CKX All-Access Pass and Passport, grab a coffee, tea or snack and meet up with the CKX crew. 

We'll be around all afternoon from 12 to 5 pm on Wednesday before heading on over to the CKX Opener at the CBC Broadcast Centre. 


Wednesday November 19, 2014 12:00pm - 5:00pm
TIFF - HUB@CKX (TIFF Lounge) TIFF Bell Lightbox

2:00pm

#CKX Pre-gathering: McMaster University PEDAL Research Project
Note: This meeting is by invitation only. 

Wednesday November 19, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
TIFF - Brendan Calder Board Room TIFF Bell Lightbox

6:30pm

#CKX Opener - Presented by TD

Taking place in the iconic Barbara Frum Atrium at the CBC Broadcast Centre, the CKX Opener will be your first opportunity to meet and mingle with your fellow CKX participants. Presented by TD Bank Group, the CKX Opener will include a cash bar and tapas-style appetizer stations. You’ll also get a taste of what to expect at CKX with several interactive installations located throughout the Atrium. 

Important Participant Information: 

  • Please use the CBC Broadcast Centre's Front Street Entrance when you join us for the CKX Opener. 
  • A CKX Check-in Zone will be open from 6 to 8 pm in the Atrium Lobby. If you haven't picked up your CKX All-Access Pass at the HUB@CKX beforehand, we'll have it waiting for you when you arrive.

Wednesday November 19, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm
CBC - Barbara Frum Atrium CBC Broadcast Centre
 
Thursday, November 20
 

8:30am

Canadian Index of Wellbeing #CKX Network Map – Powered by Health Nexus

The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (@CIWNetwork) is a tool that measures what matters to Canadians – tracking wellbeing from year to year in specific areas that matter: our standard of living, our health, the quality of our environment, our education and skill levels, the way we use our time, the vitality of our communities, our participation in the democratic process, and the state of our leisure and culture.

With the help of Health Nexus (@Health_Nexus), we’ll be using the CIW for an additional intentional purpose: to map the connections and relationships between participants, organizations and communities represented at CKX.

Throughout CKX, you’ll be invited to participate in this interactive network-mapping installation. Which of the domains relate to your work, interests and passion? Be sure and stop by and see who else has added their name to the installation and explore the digital CKX network map that Health Nexus will help us co-create using kumu, a web-based visualization platform.


Thursday November 20, 2014 8:30am - 5:30pm
TIFF - 3rd Floor Lobby TIFF Bell Lightbox

8:45am

Some Assembly Required: Innovation for Complex Challenges #CKX

Our communities are facing complex challenges. Whether in areas such as housing, food security, youth employment or other areas, there are no silver bullets and no easy answers. Our capacity to solve these challenges is present, and is even stronger than ever. Only no single individual, group, organization or government  can claim to have all the pieces required to solve these complex social challenges, but they can all contribute something. What is needed is to connect, assemble and test the pieces that together can help bring the solution.

This is exactly what social innovation labs do. In this opening plenary, Joeri van den Steenhoven, Director of the MaRS Solutions Lab, will share his perspectives on the challenges communities face today and tomorrow, and why we need to think about systems change. He will show how labs work and how community knowledge - in its many forms - can and must be assembled, adapted and reconfigured to bring about the change we want in our communities.

Important Participant Information: 
  • This session is in a cinema. Please plan on arriving by 8:45 am to help us ensure a prompt start. 

Speakers
avatar for Joeri van den Steenhoven

Joeri van den Steenhoven

MaRS Solutions Lab
Joeri is a longtime social innovator fascinated by our society’s transition towards the knowledge society. Being a systems thinker, he likes to work on wicked problems and find innovative solutions with others. Joeri co-founded Kennisland, one of the leading change labs in the... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 8:45am - 10:00am
TIFF - Cinema 1 TIFF Bell Lightbox

10:30am

#CKX Solutions Lab: Understanding Complexity (Systems Mapping)
So you want to change the world. Where do you start? 

How about with a map. A systems map, actually. 

Systems mapping helps us build shared understanding about public and social challenges using our diverse knowledge, experiences and perspectives. The process facilitates a constructive dialogue about where we can intervene to bring about systems change. The systems map’s visual representation of underlying complexity, interdependencies and uncertainties helps us identify insights in ways that would not have been possible from single perspectives or even from a summary of all perspectives.

In this session, you will learn how to build shared understanding of the complexity of a particular challenge, and identify insights that will help you develop effective interventions. We will work in groups to develop Systems Maps for each CKX Solutions Lab challenge area (Housing, Food Security and Youth Employment) and identify intervention points that can help bring about systems change. 

Our Challenge Area Hosts for the CKX Solutions Lab are: 
  • Housing: Evergreen CityWorks, an initiative of Evergreen that is exploring solutions to smart city building, including affordable, sustainable housing solutions.
  • Food Security: The Stop, a community food centre that strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality.
  • Youth Employment: Engage Learning, an organization that uses technology to develop training, communication and performance support for a number of applications.

Important Participant Information:

  • For each of the CKX Solutions Lab sessions, participants will apply one PSILab (Public and Social Innovation Labs) process or tool in a hands-on exploration of three complex community challenges: Housing, Food Security and Youth Employment.
  • Participants may choose to attend these CKX Solutions Lab sessions because they are interested in working with a specific PSILab process or tool, are engaged in one or more of the specific challenge areas, or both.

Speakers
avatar for Maya Borgenicht

Maya Borgenicht

Evergreen CityWorks
avatar for Claire Buré

Claire Buré

MaRS Solutions Lab
Claire Buré is a social scientist specializing in user research and process design. She loves bringing diverse groups of people together to uncover challenges and build solutions for concrete outcomes. Claire has conducted research with the International Development Research Centre... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Gray

Rachel Gray

Executive Director, The Stop Community Food Centre
I have been the ED at The Stop since 2012. Prior to that I worked for many years in the area of youth homelessness, most recently collaborating on best practices and capacity building as the Director of the National Initiatives Program at Eva's Initiatives. I have worked in government... Read More →
RP

Robert Plitt

Acting Executive Director, CityWorks, Evergreen
Robert leads the CityWorks Lab and citizen engagement practice focusing on multi-sector collaborations, change theory methodologies and collective impact. He has worked for two decades in co-creating transformative city-focused projects. He led the green design process during the... Read More →
avatar for Joeri van den Steenhoven

Joeri van den Steenhoven

MaRS Solutions Lab
Joeri is a longtime social innovator fascinated by our society’s transition towards the knowledge society. Being a systems thinker, he likes to work on wicked problems and find innovative solutions with others. Joeri co-founded Kennisland, one of the leading change labs in the... Read More →



Thursday November 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CBC - Room B (Main Floor Conference Suite) CBC Broadcast Centre

10:30am

Beyond the Ivory Tower and into the Streets #CKX

How Concordia’s University of the Streets Café builds and shares community knowledge

Since 2003, University of the Streets Café has organized nearly 400 public conversations. Each week, we transform cafés, community centres, and libraries into temporary learning spaces where everyone is both a teacher and learner. Our two-hour events encourage participants of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of education to build and share knowledge around a particular theme.

This workshop explores the public conversation methodology and its relation to community knowledge. After a quick review of the history and philosophy of University of the Streets Café, participants will be immersed in topics from past conversations and given the opportunity to reflect on both the content and process. Then, the workshop will prompt participants to imagine a conversation they might organize in their respective communities and provide them with the resources to begin this process.

Important Participant Information:

  •  Forthcoming


Speakers
avatar for Susan Edey

Susan Edey

Concordia University
A graduate of Concordia’s MA in Media Studies program and a former Policy Advisor for the Government of Alberta, Susan has a diverse set of interests and experiences that draw her to the field of community learning. As Program and Communications Coordinator for Concordia’s Office... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CBC - Room A (Main Floor Conference Suite) CBC Broadcast Centre

10:30am

So That Didn’t Work: Sharing and learning from failure #CKX

It is rare for new ideas and insights to turn into successful programs on the first try. Even tested approaches don't always go as planned. Failure happens. The question is: How do we fail intelligently? How do we create space for innovation, build resilience, and harness the productive potential of our failures? 

In this session, participants will explore what intelligent failure means in their context, participate in hands-on, interactive activities and engage and learn with peers to discover easy ways to apply intelligent failure practices that align with organizational needs. Participants will walk away with tangible skills, insights and actions that help them, and their organizations, fail better.

Important Participant Information: 
  • Forthcoming.  

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Good

Ashley Good

Founder and CEO, Fail Forward
Ashley started the website, AdmittingFailure.com, and the consulting firm, Fail Forward, to spark a shift in how civil society perceives and talks about failure and to help organizations learn, innovate and build resilience. She also built and continues to lead Engineers Without Borders... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
TIFF - Learning Studio A TIFF Bell Lightbox

10:30am

The Dark Side of Data #CKX
The free and open exchange of knowledge empowers people, promotes accountability and sparks creativity. However, publishing and using data for social good can sometimes have the opposite result: cautionary tales are shared in corridors and back channels about open data projects that empowered the powerful, endangered the powerless, and generally made things worse while honestly trying to help. 

This session will present real life stories from the Dark Side of Data, and provide a conversation space for all those who wish to share their experiences of community data snafus, ranging from hilarious to perilous, with the goal of transparently learning from our failures, and empowering new projects with roadmaps on how to open and share responsibly. 

CKX would like to recognize and thank Serendip (@SerendipAdvisor) for their generous support in bringing this session and the Engine Room team to the CKX Summit.

Important Participant Information: 
  • Forthcoming.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Antin

Kristin Antin

Community Catalyst, the engine room
Kristin has a background in computer science, human rights and building online communities-of-practice. With the engine room, she is creating opportunities for practitioners to learn, share and build with their peers.
avatar for Tin Geber

Tin Geber

the engine room
Tin has a background in communication studies, web development, and interface design, and he works to simplify the relationship between technology, data, and human beings.


Thursday November 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
TIFF - Cinema 4 TIFF Bell Lightbox

10:30am

We all have a beautiful story to tell. What’s yours? #CKX

“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood." - Audre Lorde

Fear often prevents us from speaking up for a cause we believe in or sharing our story. This interactive workshop gives you the space to find and speak your voice through spoken word poetry, and explore ways you can effect change in your communities. You’ll learn tools to write and express yourself, and have the opportunity to share your stories and ideas out loud with the group. Our voices and stories can have a great impact when we’re willing to step out of our comfort zone.

We all have a beautiful story to tell. What’s yours?

Important Participant Information:
  • Forthcoming 

 


Speakers
avatar for Jenna Tenn-Yuk

Jenna Tenn-Yuk

Jenna Tenn-Yuk is a spoken word artist, public speaker, facilitator and storyteller. She has performed and spoken nationally at TEDx, Pecha Kucha, Parliament Hill and numerous conferences. She was a 2014 Vancouver Biennale artist-in-residence and a member of the 2010 Canadian Festival... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
TIFF - The Lab TIFF Bell Lightbox

10:30am

What Data Can Tell You About Your Community: Hamilton and Ottawa Edition #CKX

Do you know what your community really looks like? What are the issues, challenges facing its neighbourhoods and its citizens? While no one individual, organization or group has all of the answers, it is possible to build a more accurate picture of your community, together.

Using the Cities of Hamilton and Ottawa as case studies, Abigale Payne of McMaster University will explore how you can build better community knowledge using existing data and information. You’ll discover examples of existing data sources, discuss issues around privacy and data security, and see how data on charities, services and communities in Hamilton are putting the power of community knowledge to work.  

Important Participant Information:
  • Forthcoming 

Speakers
avatar for Rose Anne Devlin

Rose Anne Devlin

Dr Rose Anne Devlin has been a professor in the Department of Economics, University of Ottawa since 1991, chaired the department from 2002-2008, and is currently Vice-Dean Research for the Faculty of Social Sciences. She has published over 20 articles and monographs on various aspects... Read More →
avatar for A. Abigail Payne

A. Abigail Payne

Professor, McMaster University
I am a researcher that focuses on using data to understand issues related to charitable giving, charity operations, how charities affect communities, student performance, and student development. My training is in economics and law.


Thursday November 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
TIFF - Cinema 5 TIFF Bell Lightbox

11:45am

PwC CKX150 Networking Lunch #CKX
Limited Capacity seats available

Dunbar’s Number is a theory that people can only manage meaningful relationships with about 150 people at any one time. Join PwC's Corporate Responsibility team at the PwC CKX150 Networking Lunch as we put that theory to the test in real time at CKX. 

This is more than just a great lunch. It's a chance to have great conversations and make great connections with other CKX participants - to share what you're up to, what you've learned and what you're going to do next. 

We recommend purchasing tickets for the PwC CKX150 Networking Lunch in advance of CKX, as this exclusive event is sure to sell out. 

About PwC 
PwC Canada helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. More than 5,700 partners and staff in offices across the country are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax, consulting and deals services. PwC Canada is a member of the PwC network of firms with more than 184,000 people in 157 countries.


Important Participant Information: 
  • The PwC CKX150 Networking Lunch is optional, with participants also having the choice of stepping out into the neighbourhood for lunch at a selection of restaurants and other establishments in the Entertainment District. 
  • Participants are encouraged to register for the PwC CKX150 Networking lunch in advance as space is limited to 150 participants 
  • Cost: $20 - payable by credit card upon registration



Thursday November 20, 2014 11:45am - 1:00pm
TIFF - LUMA TIFF Bell Lightbox

12:00pm

#CKX Responsible Data Safe Space
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have doubts, concerns about how sensitive data is used in your projects? Do you have that gut feeling that something is not quite right, but don?t know how to deal with it, or even where to start?

You are not alone.

Join us in the Responsible Data Safe Space: an intimate, participative space where you can share your stories, ask uncomfortable questions (and get uncomfortable answers), learn from like-minded believers in the responsible use of data, and gain new insight and connections that
can help you and your organization navigate the perilous straits of Responsible Data for social good.

Format

Informal discussion and sharing session. Due to the sensitivity of issues discussed, Chatham House, no-photo, no-social sharing rules are strongly enforced. In case of a large number of participants, the facilitators will organize breakout sessions and eventual one-on-one
private consultations.


Speakers
avatar for Kristin Antin

Kristin Antin

Community Catalyst, the engine room
Kristin has a background in computer science, human rights and building online communities-of-practice. With the engine room, she is creating opportunities for practitioners to learn, share and build with their peers.
avatar for Tin Geber

Tin Geber

the engine room
Tin has a background in communication studies, web development, and interface design, and he works to simplify the relationship between technology, data, and human beings.


Thursday November 20, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
TIFF - Bell Blue Room TIFF Bell Lightbox

1:00pm

#CKX Solutions Lab: Designing and Prototyping for Change
Have you considered who you’re actually thinking about when designing and implementing a solution to a challenge? 

Many existing products and services in public and social systems are often designed to fit the the institutions and the providers, but what about the end users? Design thinking begins with the context and needs of the end user in mind. Prototyping allows us to iteratively learn by doing - an essential approach for solving complex challenges where there are no straight-forward or proven answers. 

In this session, we will design and prototype interventions for users in three challenge areas (Housing, Food Security and Youth Employment) using tools adapted from IDEO.org and Nesta (UK). You’ll have a quick hands-on learning experience in designing and prototyping interventions for the three challenges areas, working from the intervention points identified in previous CKX Solutions Lab sessions.

Our Challenge Area Hosts for the CKX Solutions Lab are: 
  • Housing: Evergreen CityWorks, an initiative of Evergreen that is exploring solutions to smart city building, including affordable, sustainable housing solutions.
  • Food Security: The Stop, a community food centre that strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality.
  • Youth Employment: Engage Learning, an organization that uses technology to develop training, communication and performance support for a number of applications.

Important Participant Information:

  • For each of the CKX Solutions Lab sessions, participants will apply one PSILab (Public and Social Innovation Labs) process or tool in a hands-on exploration of three complex community challenges: Housing, Food Security and Youth Employment.
  • Participants may choose to attend these CKX Solutions Lab sessions because they are interested in working with a specific PSILab process or tool, are engaged in one or more of the specific challenge areas, or both.
  • Participation in previous CKX Solutions Lab sessions is not a pre-requisite to attend this session.  

 


Speakers
avatar for Maya Borgenicht

Maya Borgenicht

Evergreen CityWorks
avatar for Claire Buré

Claire Buré

MaRS Solutions Lab
Claire Buré is a social scientist specializing in user research and process design. She loves bringing diverse groups of people together to uncover challenges and build solutions for concrete outcomes. Claire has conducted research with the International Development Research Centre... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Gray

Rachel Gray

Executive Director, The Stop Community Food Centre
I have been the ED at The Stop since 2012. Prior to that I worked for many years in the area of youth homelessness, most recently collaborating on best practices and capacity building as the Director of the National Initiatives Program at Eva's Initiatives. I have worked in government... Read More →
RP

Robert Plitt

Acting Executive Director, CityWorks, Evergreen
Robert leads the CityWorks Lab and citizen engagement practice focusing on multi-sector collaborations, change theory methodologies and collective impact. He has worked for two decades in co-creating transformative city-focused projects. He led the green design process during the... Read More →
avatar for Joeri van den Steenhoven

Joeri van den Steenhoven

MaRS Solutions Lab
Joeri is a longtime social innovator fascinated by our society’s transition towards the knowledge society. Being a systems thinker, he likes to work on wicked problems and find innovative solutions with others. Joeri co-founded Kennisland, one of the leading change labs in the... Read More →



Thursday November 20, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CBC - Room B (Main Floor Conference Suite) CBC Broadcast Centre

1:00pm

Can Open Data Unlock Fort Philanthropy? A Case Study in Three Parts #CKX

You’ve probably heard about Open Data and Open Government. But have you ever considered the radical idea of Open Philanthropy? What would happen if you applied the principles of open data to philanthropic institutions such as foundations, funders and grant-makers?

In this session you’ll be introduced to three open data initiatives that are doing just that.

Join Jake Hirsch-Allen (Partner, Functional Imperative & Lighthouse Labs) Michael Lenczner (CEO, Ajah and Director, Powered By Data) and Gena Rotstein (CEO and Advisor in Philanthropy - Dexterity Ventures Inc./Place2Give) for an interactive showcase that will answer this question and unpack the benefits of Open Philanthropy for grantmakers, community organizations and donors.

Bonus for session participants: Powered By Data will be launching a free new online tool codenamed Project Scryer at this session. Be sure to join us and you’ll be among the first to put it to use as we work to bust open Fort Philanthropy for good.


Speakers
avatar for Jake Hirsch-Allen

Jake Hirsch-Allen

Lead, Lynda.com, LinkedIn Canada
Jake Hirsch-Allen is currently the Lynda.com Lead for Higher Education at LinkedIn Canada. He teaches at McMaster University, is on the advisory board of the Hot Docs cinema and founded Lighthouse Labs, Canada's foremost software development bootcamp. A former intellectual property... Read More →
avatar for Michael Lenczner

Michael Lenczner

CEO, Ajah
Michael Lenczner is the CEO and founder of Ajah (www.ajah.ca), a Canadian-based company which offers an online funder research to the non-profit sector. Its service, Fundtracker, merges dozens of government and public data sets with its own proprietary research so that users can track... Read More →
avatar for Gena Rotstein

Gena Rotstein

CEO and Advisor in Philanthropy, Dexterity Ventures Inc/Place2Give Foundation
Gena Rotstein is one of Canada’s leading experts in Social Enterprise. She is the founder of Canada’s first Philanthropic Brokerage Firm, Dexterity Ventures Inc. and it's affiliate foundation Place2Give.com: the ground-breaking “e-Harmony” of the charitable sector. She is... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
TIFF - Learning Studio A TIFF Bell Lightbox

1:00pm

From Data to Action - How three communities use data to drive change #CKX

We often talk about data-driven decision-making. But sometimes in our quest to understand the data, we forget that behind every plot on the graph, bar on the chart, or statistic on the spreadsheet there’s a person or place, and a story to be told.

In an interactive “Phil Donahue” style conversation, this session will introduce you to three initiatives from across Canada that are truly turning data into knowledge to drive change in their communities:

  • From Calgary, we’ll learn how the Calgary Foundation is using Vital Signs and is developing a Community Knowledge Centre to tell the story of the issues affecting Calgarians and the organizations and community groups addressing them.
  • From Winnipeg, we’ll learn how Peg, a collaboration between United Way Winnipeg and the International Institute for Sustainable Development is measuring the health of the community year over year.
  • From Ottawa, we’ll learn how the Ottawa Neighbourhood Study is better defining Ottawa neighbourhoods while investigating the relationships between geography and community outcomes.
Bring your questions and perspectives. We look forward to an engaging conversation.

Important Participant Information:
  • This session is taking place in THE LAB, located on the 4th Floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. This floor is accessible by elevator only. Please take the elevator from the main, second or third floors up to the fourth floor. 

Moderators
avatar for Cindy Lindsay

Cindy Lindsay

Director Member Services, Community Foundations of Canada
Cindy Lindsay has been active in the community foundation movement in Canada for over 15 years, and is currently the Director of Member Services for Community Foundations of Canada. Working with community foundations is what she loves and is part of the team that develops and implements... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Livia Bizikova

Livia Bizikova

director, IISD
avatar for Kerry Longpré

Kerry Longpré

Vice President, Communications, The Calgary Foundation
Kerry leads several leadership projects for The Calgary Foundation, including Calgary’s Vital Signs, Accelerating Social Enterprise in Calgary, and the Community Knowledge Centre initiative. She served as a consultant for Community Foundations of Canada National Branding Process... Read More →
avatar for Paul Steeves

Paul Steeves

Senior Manager, Evaluation and Analytics, United Way Ottawa


Thursday November 20, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
TIFF - The Lab TIFF Bell Lightbox

1:00pm

Niagara Connects: Community-built Knowledge Exchange that ‘sticks’ #CKX

When data, best practice information and front-line community knowledge are shared, rich ideas emerge, opportunities arise, and focused planning for impact begins. Setting the stage for diverse community players to engage in a collective approach requires trusted relationships built over time, skilled network weaving, and a safe, accessible social space for knowledge-sharing.  

Niagara Connects is a region-wide network of people for collaboration, planning, learning, innovation and community action for a stronger future; they are pioneering a community-built model for Knowledge Exchange. In developing the Niagara Knowledge Exchange (NKE) tool, they have learned valuable lessons about what ‘sticks’!  Join this vibrant, interactive session to take a guided tour of the NKE, learn about the role of Knowledge Brokers in making it work, and gather practical ideas for translating evidence into community action.    

Important Participant Information:

  • Forthcoming 


Speakers
avatar for Mary Wiley

Mary Wiley

Executive Director, Niagara Connects
Niagara Connects convenes the collective work of diverse people, organizations, businesses and networks in the Niagara region of Ontario to build the Niagara Data Repository and Refinery, and the #Rethink Niagara systems approach to investing in people. We facilitate coordinated... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CBC - Room A (Main Floor Conference Suite) CBC Broadcast Centre

1:00pm

Social Impact Measurement Around the Globe #CKX

How do we know the effect of our policies, programs and investments? By measuring it. We’re not always very good at it, we haven’t been doing it for long enough, or in enough fields, or with enough collaborations, but we’re getting better and more excited and there’s a whole lot going on in this space right now. In this presentation, Emma Tomkinson, a social impact analyst from Sydney, Australia, will showcase examples of collaborative work in social impact measurement from around the globe.

Bring your passport and be ready to explore what’s new, what’s working, and what’s next for the world of social impact measurement.

Important Participant Information:
  •  Passport not actually required. :) 

Speakers
avatar for Emma Tomkinson

Emma Tomkinson

Social Impact Analyst
Emma is a social impact analyst working on a range of measurement projects for social purpose organisations. Emma’s blog contains information about her work and articles she has written. | Emma led the development of an international social impact analysis survey for the S... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
TIFF - Cinema 4 TIFF Bell Lightbox

1:00pm

Storytelling as Evaluation: One Photo One Story Mini Film Fest #CKX

Evaluation doesn’t always mean ticking boxes on a spreadsheet or mapping outcomes and outputs on a form. The team at Community Story Strategies knows that a good story can be a powerful way to share, demonstrate and evaluate the impact of your work.

Come check out the One Photo. One Story. Film Fest to learn more about the evaluative power of storytelling and to screen a selection of One Photo Digital Stories created by CKX participants in the One Photo. One Story. pre-CKX workshop.

Popcorn is on the house.

Important Participant Information:
  • Forthcoming 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lafontaine

Jennifer Lafontaine

Co-Director, Community Story Strategies
avatar for Emmy Pantin

Emmy Pantin

Co-Director, Community Story Strategies
Community Story Strategies offers media and storytelling services to enhance your community building efforts. We design and deliver customized projects to creatively address issues you are already engaged with, integrating arts and community organizing to help your group make and... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
TIFF - Cinema 5 TIFF Bell Lightbox

2:45pm

#CultureShock Debate: Hard Facts VS. Proverbial Truths - The Impact of Arts and Culture on Canadian Citizens and Communities

How can we assess and understand the value and consequent impact of arts and cultural participation on citizens and communities of all sizes across Canada?

Are the intrinsic and intangible benefits and impacts on the human spirit, creativity, education and other socio-cultural factors the most important to understand? How do we best capture, frame and share these benefits and impacts?

Or, are the benefits and impacts best served by a deeper understanding of the economic and data-driven metrics of a thriving arts and cultural sector?

Presented by CAPACOA and Culture Days, this provocative Oxford-style debate will be moderated by Simon Brault, Director and CEO, Canada Council for the Arts, and pit Alain Dubuc, award winning economic journalist from La Presse up against Shawn van Sluys, Executive Director of the Musagetes Foundation.

The debate will generate profound insights and ignite discussion on how we understand and assess the value and consequent impact of arts and cultural participation on citizens and communities of all sizes across Canada.

Can't join us at CKX? You can watch the DEBATE LIVE on live.ckx.org.
The live stream broadcast window will appear automatically at 2:30 pm on Thursday, November 20th.

  

Moderators
avatar for Simon Brault

Simon Brault

Simon Brault, O.C., O.Q., began his five-year term as Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts on June 26, 2014. He comes to the position with a full understanding of his role, having served as Vice-Chair of the Council’s Board of Directors from 2004 to 2014. | | Mr... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alain Dubuc

Alain Dubuc

Alain Dubuc, O.C., is a national affairs columnist for the Montréal daily La Presse and Le Soleil of Québec City. He has been chief editorialist at La Presse and publisher at Le Soleil. | | Alain Dubuc obtained his master’s degree in economics at the Université de Montréal... Read More →
avatar for Shawn Van Sluys

Shawn Van Sluys

Shawn Van Sluys is the Executive Director of Musagetes, a philanthropic foundation that experiments in small Canadian and European cities with ways to connect communities more deeply with the arts and creativity. The foundation’s mandate is to make the arts more central and meaningful... Read More →



Thursday November 20, 2014 2:45pm - 4:00pm
TIFF - Cinema 4 TIFF Bell Lightbox

2:45pm

Do No Harm: The ethical challenges of community-based research #CKX

Does your organization plow ahead with research and evaluation with some trepidation around ethical considerations? Do you worry about how your research may affect participants? Are you unclear about where you can get support to address your research ethics concerns?

The Community Research Ethics Office (CREO) is here to help. Established in Kitchener, Ontario with the support of the Centre for Community Based Research and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, CREO’s mandate is to support researchers and organizations that do not have access to institutional Research Ethics Boards in undertaking community based research (CBR).

If you recognize the importance of resolving ethical concerns (or if you think you don’t have to consider ethical concerns!) before beginning your research, this workshop is for you. In this workshop we’ll:

  • Review a brief history of CREO and the principles on which our support is based

  • Discuss the primary concerns inherent in CBR related to research ethics, including program/service/organizational evaluation

  • Facilitate a discussion on specific ethical dilemmas participants have faced or may encounter in undertaking community based research.


Important Participant Information:
  • We ask participants to come with their own specific examples of ethical questions they have faced or are currently contemplating.
  • This session is taking place in THE LAB, located on the 4th Floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. This floor is accessible by elevator only. Please take the elevator from the main, second or third floors up to the 4th floor. 

Speakers
avatar for Theron Kramer

Theron Kramer

Co-Chair, Board of Directors, Community Research Ethics Office (CREO)
Theron and Ayesha Umme-Jihad (CREO Coordinator) will be facilitating a workshop on Thursday, November 20, 2:45 - 4:15 PM, which will explore what ethical issues participants are facing in undertaking community based research.


Thursday November 20, 2014 2:45pm - 4:00pm
TIFF - The Lab TIFF Bell Lightbox

2:45pm

Measuring What Matters: Early Adopters of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing #CKX

How do you measure what matters in your community?

Rather than starting from scratch, one approach that’s gaining traction is using shared impact measurement tools like the Canadian Index of Wellbeing.

Hang on a second. What’s the Canadian Index of Wellbeing?

First and foremost, the CIW is a big idea that regards wellbeing as encompassing a wide variety of aspects of life, beyond economic measures like Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It’s also a tool that is measuring what matters to Canadians. It tracks wellbeing from year to year in an effort to offer clear, effective, and regular information on the quality of life of all Canadians.

In a series of Pecha-Kucha style presentations (each limited to 20 slides with 20 seconds per slide), you’ll learn how five organizations across Canada are working with the Canadian Index of Wellbeing to measure what matters in their communities. The presenters include:

  • Dan Wilson, Director, Policy, Planning and Performance, Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Robert Janus, Director of Communications, Victoria Foundation
  • Barbara Powell, General Manager of Community Engagement, City of Guelph
  • Nancy Mattes, Director, Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo
  • Denise C. Squire, Executive Director, Woolwich Community Health Centre

After the rapid-fire overview, you’ll have a chance to take a bit of a deeper dive in a series of group discussions led by our presenters as we unpack the challenges of measuring impact and the potential benefits of shared or common measurement frameworks like the Canadian Index of Wellbeing.


Moderators
avatar for Blair Dimock

Blair Dimock

VP Partnerships & Knowledge, Ontario Trillium Foundation
Blair leads the Measurement, Evaluation and Learning department that includes the Foundation’s Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management activities. | Blair oversees the development and implementation of other provincial granting programs that align with the Foundation’s... Read More →

Thursday November 20, 2014 2:45pm - 4:00pm
TIFF - Learning Studio A TIFF Bell Lightbox

2:45pm

Wellbeing Toronto: More Than Just a Map #CKX

Wellbeing Toronto is a dynamic map visualization tool that helps evaluate community wellbeing across Toronto's 140 neighbourhoods on a number of factors including as crime, transportation and housing. It’s used by decision-makers that need data to support neighbourhood level planning, residents that want information to better understand the communities they live, work, and play in; and businesses needing indicators to learn more about their customers.

But it’s more than just a map.

In this session, Wellbeing Toronto Project Manager Mat Krepicz will take you on a tour of Wellbeing Toronto and share candid insights on its development including key lessons learned, mistakes made, and preview what’s next for one of Canada’s most robust community indicator platforms.

Important Participant Information:
  • Forthcoming


Speakers
avatar for Mat Krepicz

Mat Krepicz

Senior Analyst, City of Toronto
As a senior analyst with the Social Policy Analysis & Research unit I work on demographic profiles, income & poverty analysis, Census/NHS & related data, and neighbourhood change over time. As a project manager for Wellbeing Toronto I collect and analyze dozens of indicators of neighbourhood... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 2:45pm - 4:00pm
TIFF - Cinema 5 TIFF Bell Lightbox

2:45pm

#CKX Solutions Lab: Scaling for Change

Are you frustrated by the seemingly endless cycle of pilot projects or niche initiatives that don’t scale their impact more broadly?

So how do you break the cycle?

To bring about systems change, we need to have viable business models for the foreseeable lifespan of our actions and interventions. This crucial stage is often the difference between successful systems change, failure or worse - a never ending series of pilot projects.  

In this session, we’ll build on our work so far in the CKX Solutions Lab in our three challenge areas (Housing, Food Security and Youth Employement) and learn about tools that can help develop viable business models that can scale and bring about systems change.

Our Challenge Area Hosts for the CKX Solutions Lab are: 
  • HousingEvergreen CityWorks, an initiative of Evergreen that is exploring solutions to smart city building, including affordable, sustainable housing solutions.
  • Food SecurityThe Stop, a community food centre that strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality.
  • Youth EmploymentEngage Learning, an organization that uses technology to develop training, communication and performance support for a number of applications.

Important Participant Information:

Speakers
avatar for Maya Borgenicht

Maya Borgenicht

Evergreen CityWorks
avatar for Claire Buré

Claire Buré

MaRS Solutions Lab
Claire Buré is a social scientist specializing in user research and process design. She loves bringing diverse groups of people together to uncover challenges and build solutions for concrete outcomes. Claire has conducted research with the International Development Research Centre... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Gray

Rachel Gray

Executive Director, The Stop Community Food Centre
I have been the ED at The Stop since 2012. Prior to that I worked for many years in the area of youth homelessness, most recently collaborating on best practices and capacity building as the Director of the National Initiatives Program at Eva's Initiatives. I have worked in government... Read More →
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Robert Plitt

Acting Executive Director, CityWorks, Evergreen
Robert leads the CityWorks Lab and citizen engagement practice focusing on multi-sector collaborations, change theory methodologies and collective impact. He has worked for two decades in co-creating transformative city-focused projects. He led the green design process during the... Read More →
avatar for Joeri van den Steenhoven

Joeri van den Steenhoven

MaRS Solutions Lab
Joeri is a longtime social innovator fascinated by our society’s transition towards the knowledge society. Being a systems thinker, he likes to work on wicked problems and find innovative solutions with others. Joeri co-founded Kennisland, one of the leading change labs in the... Read More →



Thursday November 20, 2014 2:45pm - 4:15pm
CBC - Room B (Main Floor Conference Suite) CBC Broadcast Centre

4:30pm

Jam Session: "Exhaust data" as an agent of change - Hosted by Google Canada #CKX

Exhaust data is data that is otherwise discarded or overlooked because its use isn't immediately apparent. But what if we could use this tossed-away or apparently junk data in some way to improve our communities? 

Google Canada invites you to stop data-idling and join this jam session where we'll drill into the layers of data available to community organizers, leaders and municipal authorities. What data is available, and how can we use it to address fundamental social policy challenges? How can we move beyond pilot projects and cool apps to produce data-based decision frameworks and useful tools for citizens?

Hosts:

Colin McKay, ‎Head of Public Policy & Government Relations, Google Canada 
Lauren Skelly, Senior Policy Analyst, Google Canada 

Important Participant Information:
  • Forthcoming. 

Speakers
avatar for Colin Mckay

Colin Mckay

Head, Public Policy and Government Relations, Google Canada
Colin is the Head of Google's Public Policy and Government Relations team in Canada. | Colin is a member of the board at MediaSmarts, a not-for-profit organization that provides youth with critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens, and is... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
TIFF - Learning Studio B TIFF Bell Lightbox

4:30pm

Jam Session: A Generosity Index for Canada #CKX

What if there could be a real-time index that pulled giving data - from Timeraiser volunteer hours to United Way contributions to Startup Canada mentorship hours – together?

Canada has yet to develop an open, analytics-based, and active generosity index, akin to the stock ticker for the financial markets. As such, sector leaders and practitioners are unable to effectively read health of giving, simulate for the future, attribute impact, and make data-driven decisions together to move the needle forward on giving in Canada. 

The World Giving Index and the Canadian Index of Well-being serve as helpful launch points. A real-time analytics-based index could expand upon and complement existing indices and offer Canada the ability to respond quickly to changes in generosity. It could also offer deeper knowledge with which to move the needle and could build diverse and shared stories about giving. More broadly, it could expand our collective understanding of how generosity takes place in Canada.

At CKX the Rideau Hall Foundation will gather great minds and expertise from across the country in the community knowledge ecosystem. CKX presents an incredible platform to further explore the concept of a generosity index for Canada. This session will bring together 30 participants to collectively imagine the potential of a generosity index in moving the needle on giving in Canada. The ideas and thoughts gathered from this session will be used to catalyze further conversations and explorations on the potential, feasibility and utility of a generosity index for Canada. 

Questions to be explored during this jam session:

  • What if there could be a real-time index for everybody? 
  • What is the merit in a generosity index for Canada? 
  • What could a generosity index mean for your organization, and for your sector? 
  • What are the gaps in the data currently available? 
  • What are the synergies with existing indices (Canadian Index of Well-being and World Giving Index) and other research-based initiatives? 

Hosts:

  • Vinod Rajasekaran, Managing Director, Rideau Hall Foundation & Lead Strategist, HUB Ottawa
  • Claude Lauzière, Manager of Engagement, Rideau Hall Foundation
  • Andrea Dicks, Director of Partnerships, Rideau Hall Foundation


Important Participant Information: 

  • Forthcoming 

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Dicks

Andrea Dicks

Rideau Hall Foundation
avatar for Claude Lauzière

Claude Lauzière

Manager, Engagement, Rideau Hall Foundation


Thursday November 20, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
TIFF - HUB@CKX (TIFF Lounge) TIFF Bell Lightbox

4:30pm

Jam Session: Building a Data Strategy for Ontario’s Nonprofits #CKX
What's a data strategy? And why do we need one for the nonprofit sector in Ontario?

This workshop is a chance to discuss the data nonprofits use, what we need access to, and the core elements of a strategy that is being developed by dozens of organizations across Ontario. After a history of who's in the picture now and where the work is heading, this session will provide participants with starting points to put data to work for their organizations, and a chance to share perspectives on next steps in this strategic work to support Ontario's nonprofit sector.

Important Participant Information: 
  • Forthcoming 

Moderators
avatar for Heather Laird

Heather Laird

Policy Development & Constellation Steward, Ontario Nonprofit Network
avatar for Michael Lenczner

Michael Lenczner

CEO, Ajah
Michael Lenczner is the CEO and founder of Ajah (www.ajah.ca), a Canadian-based company which offers an online funder research to the non-profit sector. Its service, Fundtracker, merges dozens of government and public data sets with its own proprietary research so that users can track... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Van Ymeren

Jamie Van Ymeren

Policy Associate, Mowat NFP
Jamie is part of the Mowat NFP research hub at the Mowat Centre. Her work focuses on how to modernize the relationship between the NFP sector and government. Her current project focuses on the open data opportunity for not-for-profits.

Thursday November 20, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
TIFF - Learning Studio A TIFF Bell Lightbox

4:30pm

Jam Session: Help Shape the 2015 International Open Data Conference #CKX

The Government of Canada, through the International Development Research Centre and other partners, will host the 3rd International Open Data Conference (IODC) in Ottawa from May 27-29, 2015. This conference will gather national and international experts to discuss and share best practices about the future challenges and opportunities of open data. This conference plans to focus on issues that matter to the open data community in Canada and around the world, and the best way to do this is to get input from open data communities like CKX.

The conference organizers want your help in setting the agenda and designing the program for the IODC and will host this Jam Session focusing on some of the key themes of the upcoming conference: What are the top issues and concerns among Canadian open data users? How can Canadian jurisdictions work better together to build a truly pan-Canadian open data community? What are the challenges and opportunities of partnering with open data efforts in developing countries? How can Canada show leadership in open data?

Join some of the organizers of the IODC and contribute your voice to shaping this international event!

Important Participant Information:  

  • This session is taking place in the BRENDAN CALDER BOARD ROOM, located on the 5th Floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. This floor is accessible by key-card elevator access only. Please take the elevator from the main, second or third floors up to the fifth floor. A CKXpert will be available in each elevator to provide access to the 5th floor. 

 


Speakers
avatar for Erik Waddell

Erik Waddell

Senior Advisor on Open Government, Government of Canada
With almost a decade of experience at senior levels in the federal government, as well as two years working as a private sector consultant, Erik Waddell has provided professional policy analysis on key government issues. | | Erik has worked on both of Canada's OGP Open Government... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
CBC - Room D (Main Floor Conference Suite) CBC Broadcast Centre

4:30pm

Jam Session: Money Doesn't Grow on Fruit Trees #CKX

How can open data and traditional knowledge be combined to feed communities? 

There is a huge opportunity to rescue the bounty of fruits and nuts which grow throughout Canadian cities and towns. Can a small army of foragers armed with smart phones and open data tree inventories harvest more food than a traditional apple farmer? We are getting close to finding out.  

Join us to dig down to the roots of food waste in Canada as we look specifically at the fresh fruit & nuts that are growing on trees which are hiding in plain site. The concepts of gleaning, foraging and urban agriculture have recently been gaining a lot of momentum. Building a sustainable revenue model to fund such initiatives, however, is challenging in an environment where imperfect fruits are not valued as nutritious food unless they have been processed or prepared in an attractive fashion. 

In this session we will discuss the realities of food production today, share some successes stories from fruit tree harvesting groups and work together to explore solutions to some of the biggest challenges when it comes to branching out and making good use of the food nature provides.  

Hosts:

Katrina Siks, Co-founder, Hidden Harvest Ottawa
Jay Garlough, Co-founder, Hidden Harvest Ottawa

 

Important Participant Information: 
  • This session is taking place in THE LAB, located on the 4th Floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. This floor is accessible by elevator only. Please take the elevator from the main, second or third floors up to the fourth floor. 

Speakers
avatar for Jay Garlough

Jay Garlough

Co-founder, Hidden Harvest Ottawa
Hidden Harvest Ottawa seeks to create a food-tree friendly city by picking and sharing fruit and planting more trees. We're using 'big data' to optimize urban applesauce production, tree seedlings to teach Food Sovereignty and Agroecology to feed our neighbours in need.
avatar for Laura Reinsborough

Laura Reinsborough

Founder & Director, Not Far From The Tree
I'm the Founder & Director of Not Far From The Tree, Toronto's very own fruit picking and sharing project. I'm a passionate environmentalist, a parent of two young kids, and a maritimer who has found a nice spot to perch in the urban orchard of Toronto.
avatar for Katrina Siks

Katrina Siks

Co-Founder, Hidden Harvest Ottawa
Hidden Harvest Ottawa seeks to create a food-tree friendly city by picking and sharing fruit and planting more trees. | I'd love to talk about: Urban orchards and food sovereignty, organizational structures and strategies towards sustainable self-sufficiency in social-purpose businesses... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
TIFF - The Lab TIFF Bell Lightbox

4:30pm

Jam Session: Talent Matters #CKX

“Innovative, creative, adaptable, and resilient” define Canada’s nonprofits and the individuals who carry on their work. 

This session will be a participative conversation.  What kinds of talent do you think will realize the best mission-driven outcomes for Canada’s nonprofits? How we can be sure this talent will be available? What needs to happen for nonprofits to be magnets that attract and keep vibrant talent? Let’s explore ideas together.

Important Participant Information: 
  • Forthcoming 

Speakers
avatar for Tanara Ferguson

Tanara Ferguson

Manager, Human Capital, Community Foundations of Canada
I am a nonprofit professional currently working on the hrcouncil.ca initiative. We support the nonprofit sector by creating practical HR management tools and labour market information. Through this work we are also in the middle of planning and hosting national discussions to identify... Read More →
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Bonnie Shiell

Manager, Research, Community Foundations of Canada


Thursday November 20, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
CBC - Room A (Main Floor Conference Suite) CBC Broadcast Centre

7:00pm

Free Public Workshop - Towards Sustainable Open Data Ecosystems: What will it take?
Since its inception, the open data movement has attempted to break through biases by advocating for greater access to raw data. As a result, more and more data is made available on open data portals by governments across Canada. While this development certainly merits celebration for transparency, accountability, and innovation, it begs the question: What next?

Now that data is becoming more accessible, who is using it and to what ends? Who has the skills to work with this data and interpret it in meaningful ways? How can we create networks of users that promote collaboration while also creating opportunities for new start-ups? In an open data world, must we all become data literate? Who provides context for these datasets?

Focusing on collaboration, this public conversation invites us to consider the future of emerging open data ecosystems and discuss what it takes for them to truly thrive in a sustainable way. 

Important Participant Information: 
  • This conversation is hosted by Concordia's University of the Streets Café and is open to the public. CKX participants are invited to attend and participate along with other community members. 
  • There is no advanced registration required. Seating will be available on a first-come basis. 
  • This event is taking place at the Centre for Social Innovation at 215 Spadina Avenue in the "Whole Connector" room.  

Speakers
avatar for Susan Edey

Susan Edey

Concordia University
A graduate of Concordia’s MA in Media Studies program and a former Policy Advisor for the Government of Alberta, Susan has a diverse set of interests and experiences that draw her to the field of community learning. As Program and Communications Coordinator for Concordia’s Office... Read More →
avatar for Jean-Noe Landry

Jean-Noe Landry

Executive Director, Open North
Jean-Noé Landry is a social entrepreneur and Executive Director of OpenNorth. As an civic open government activists, he convenes data stakeholders, promotes data standardization, and connects governments to their data constituents. As a co-founder of Montreal Ouvert (whose mission... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Centre for Social Innovation 215 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2C7

7:30pm

#CKX Evening Social @ The 5th Pub House
Join us at The 5th Pub House for a casual CKX evening social. Stop by for a drink, a bite to eat, some great conversations, or all of the above.

Be sure to be sporting your CKX All-Access Pass when you come because your first drink is on us, thanks to the generosity of our friends at Molson-Coors.

Important Participant Information:
  • One complimentary ticket for a Molson-Coors product will be provided at the door. You'll need your CKX All-Access Pass to claim your drink ticket.  
  • Please remember to enjoy beverages responsibly.
 

Thursday November 20, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The 5th Pub House Gastropub 221 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario M5V 1W2
 
Friday, November 21
 

8:30am

Canadian Index of Wellbeing #CKX Network Map – Powered by Health Nexus

The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (@CIWNetwork) is a tool that measures what matters to Canadians – tracking wellbeing from year to year in specific areas that matter: our standard of living, our health, the quality of our environment, our education and skill levels, the way we use our time, the vitality of our communities, our participation in the democratic process, and the state of our leisure and culture.

With the help of Health Nexus (@Health_Nexus), we’ll be using the CIW for an additional intentional purpose: to map the connections and relationships between participants, organizations and communities represented at CKX.

Throughout CKX, you’ll be invited to participate in this interactive network-mapping installation. Which of the domains relate to your work, interests and passion? Be sure and stop by and see who else has added their name to the installation and explore the digital CKX network map that Health Nexus will help us co-create using kumu, a web-based visualization platform.


Friday November 21, 2014 8:30am - 2:00pm
TIFF - 3rd Floor Lobby TIFF Bell Lightbox

9:00am

#CKX Solutions Lab: Scaling Deep on Youth Employment

Youth employment is one of the most important and perplexing challenges currently facing our society. Many of our most innovative governments, nonprofits, private corporations and employers are working on this problem. But these organizations may not be working together optimally within the system. This is our opportunity to create a systems picture of the complexity underlying the challenge, to map out how trends and drivers, programs and interventions are impacting the employment experience of young people.

You will be part of a systems mapping session to build a shared understanding of our youth employment challenge. You will help identify how existing effective interventions can scale faster to bring about systems change together, as well as insights for new interventions.

We will use the systems map to identify existing innovations and partnerships that can help scale them. We will identify new interventions, and potential partnerships to develop them.


Speakers
avatar for Claire Buré

Claire Buré

MaRS Solutions Lab
Claire Buré is a social scientist specializing in user research and process design. She loves bringing diverse groups of people together to uncover challenges and build solutions for concrete outcomes. Claire has conducted research with the International Development Research Centre... Read More →
avatar for Joeri van den Steenhoven

Joeri van den Steenhoven

MaRS Solutions Lab
Joeri is a longtime social innovator fascinated by our society’s transition towards the knowledge society. Being a systems thinker, he likes to work on wicked problems and find innovative solutions with others. Joeri co-founded Kennisland, one of the leading change labs in the... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CBC - Room A (Main Floor Conference Suite) CBC Broadcast Centre

9:00am

Network Mapping and Visualization: Strengthening your connections and partnerships #CKX

Your relationships are the key to the success of your work. Wouldn’t you like to know more about how they actually work and develop strategies to maximize their potential? Increasingly, we are required to partner, collaborate and integrate our work across sectors, with little or no understanding of the potential power of networks as a key resource.

Network Mapping and Analysis helps you understand the dynamics and complexity of your multi-sectoral collaborations and create strategies for healthy and sustainable change. Using network analysis software, communities and groups can create powerful visual maps to illuminate existing strengths and gaps as well as be a starting point for continuing to build your networks and involve new partners and ideas.

Important Participant Information:

  • Forthcoming  

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Kalda

Robyn Kalda

Health Promotion Specialist - Technology Specialization, Health Nexus
I'm happy to chat about network mapping, health promotion, determinants of health, how introverts survive conferences, and technology use generally!
avatar for Penny Scott

Penny Scott

Business Development Coordinator, Health Nexus
Systems Thinker. Network Practitioner. Kumu mapper. Barrier - buster. Wish the world had more common sense. Firm belief that trust is crucial and it takes time to build trust among new partners. Talk to me (in either French or English) about network mapping, the superiority of Montreal... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CBC - Room B (Main Floor Conference Suite) CBC Broadcast Centre

9:00am

Pathways to Education: Charting a path to impact #CKX

In this workshop, Pathways to Education will showcase its new interactive mapping tool - a key component of its approach to program expansion and improvement, partner engagement, and community knowledge. By providing insights into educational attainment rates, poverty trends, and other indicators throughout Canada, the new data visualization tool is helping the organization build a thoughtful and demand-driven expansion strategy and ensure effective program offerings, multi-stakeholder collaboration, and greater issue awareness. Session participants will learn how the mapping tool is helping Pathways to Education understand unique socio-demographic contexts of existing and potential program sites, and how this type of tool can benefit other Canadian nonprofits, foundations, and the general public.

This session will also outline the challenges inherent in working with big data and highlight key insights gained from the project. The presenters will share specific examples of how the tool has already helped to spark conversations and raise awareness about the barriers and solutions facing at-risk youth and communities throughout Canada.

Important Participant Information:
  • Forthcoming 

Speakers
avatar for Konrad Glogowski

Konrad Glogowski

Director, Research and Knowledge Mobilization, Pathways to Education Canada
As Director of Research and Knowledge Mobilization at Pathways to Education Canada, Konrad Glogowski is responsible for developing and implementing a long-term national research agenda and strategy for the organization, and providing internal research support to better understand... Read More →
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Maureen Thompson

Director, Program Expansion, PATHWAYS TO EDUCATION CANADA
Maureen Thompson has been working in leadership positions in the health promotion and community health sectors for over 20 years.  She started her career in drug prevention, international development and human rights, community development and health promotion.  She held the position... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
TIFF - Cinema 5 TIFF Bell Lightbox

9:00am

Social Impact: What am I measuring anyway? #CKX

In this companion workshop to Social Impact Measurement Around the Globe, Emma Tomkinson, a social impact analyst from Sydney, Australia, will facilitate a generative conversation about issues and challenges that people face when measuring the social impact of their projects and programs. What are the challenges? What have people done to overcome them? How could we better work together to make measurement easier and more useful for all of us?

Participants should be prepared to share and explore how they’re measuring social impact and open to providing their thoughts, ideas and perspectives on the subject with their peers.

Important Participant Information:
  • Participation in the Social Impact Measurement Around the Globe session is not a pre-requisite for this session.
  • This session is taking place in THE LAB, located on the 4th Floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. This floor is accessible by elevator only. Please take the elevator from the main, second or third floors up to the fourth floor. 

 


Speakers
avatar for Emma Tomkinson

Emma Tomkinson

Social Impact Analyst
Emma is a social impact analyst working on a range of measurement projects for social purpose organisations. Emma’s blog contains information about her work and articles she has written. | Emma led the development of an international social impact analysis survey for the S... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
TIFF - The Lab TIFF Bell Lightbox

9:00am

Which Way is the Open Data Future? #CKX

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about open data and the growing community of hackers, community organizations, citizens and governments who are playing in this relatively new sandbox. But what is open data exactly? What are the challenges and opportunities presented by the proliferation of open data? What does the future hold for the open data community in Canada?

In this interactive workshop, Jean-Noé Landry from Open North and Harvey Low from Wellbeing Toronto will explore these questions and more through a series of discussions and small-group exercises that will bring the power of open data and its potential to help drive change in our communities to light. What’s worked? Where are the gaps? Where have we failed? It’s all up for discussion as we contemplate the open data future.

Important Participant Information:  

  • Forthcoming.  

 


Speakers
avatar for Jean-Noe Landry

Jean-Noe Landry

Executive Director, Open North
Jean-Noé Landry is a social entrepreneur and Executive Director of OpenNorth. As an civic open government activists, he convenes data stakeholders, promotes data standardization, and connects governments to their data constituents. As a co-founder of Montreal Ouvert (whose mission... Read More →
avatar for Harvey Low

Harvey Low

Manager - Social Research & Information Management, City of Toronto
With a degree in Urban & Regional Planning from Ryerson University, Harvey Low has over 25 years experience as an urban planner with focus on social research. He is the Manager of the City's Social Research & Analysis Unit within the Social Development Finance & Administration Division... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
TIFF - Learning Studio A TIFF Bell Lightbox

9:00am

Wise Crowd: Unpacking the opportunities and challenges of collectively measuring our impact #CKX
Limited Capacity seats available

Doing good work is critical but it is not enough. We also need to demonstrate our impact and ideally find ways of working together to collectively measure the difference we are making on addressing our complex social challenges.

This interactive session will explore the opportunities and challenges of measuring our collective impact through presentations and discussions with three of Canada’s leading grant makers.

Facilitated by Allyson Hewitt, Senior Fellow, Social Innovation at MaRS, these foundation leaders want to work with you to determine how we can ultimately enhance our collective outcomes.

Come to this session and share your thoughts, insights and perspectives with:

Rahul K. Bhardwaj, President & CEO, Toronto Foundation
Andrea Cohen-Barrack, CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation
Stephen Huddart, President & CEO, J.W. McConnell Family Foundation


Over to you. We look forward to the conversation.

Important Participant Information:

  • Forthcoming 

 



Moderators
avatar for Allyson Hewitt

Allyson Hewitt

Senior Fellow, Social Innovation, MaRS Discovery District
Allyson leads the social innovation programs at MaRS including the Ontario node of the national initiative, Social Innovation Generation (SiG).  With funding from the Province of Ontario, this program supports social entrepreneurs and promotes social innovation through the provision... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rahul K. Bhardwaj

Rahul K. Bhardwaj

President & CEO, Toronto Foundation
In his role as the President  & CEO of the Toronto Foundation, Rahul Bhardwaj has been working to engage philanthropy to improve the quality of life in Toronto. Formerly a corporate lawyer with a leading Canadian law firm, he was also Vice President of the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Cohen-Barrack

Andrea Cohen-Barrack

CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation
Andrea Cohen Barrack is the CEO of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Canada’s largest granting foundation. OTF works to build healthy and vibrant communities through investments in human and social services, arts and culture, sports and recreation, and the environment. A transformative... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Huddart

Stephen Huddart

President & CEO, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation


Friday November 21, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
TIFF - Cinema 4 TIFF Bell Lightbox

10:45am

#CKX Solutions Lab: Building Partnerships for Youth Employment
Limited Capacity seats available

This action-oriented session will bring together players from all sectors with an interest in the Youth Employment space who are willing to make tangible commitments and contributions to advancing and continuing the work beyond the CKX Summit.

We’ll share and map out our understanding of the youth employment challenge area, building on existing knowledge and what we’ve learned in CKX Solutions Lab sessions over the past two days. We’ll also identify both existing and new opportunities to intervene, and begin forming the partnerships required.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Buré

Claire Buré

MaRS Solutions Lab
Claire Buré is a social scientist specializing in user research and process design. She loves bringing diverse groups of people together to uncover challenges and build solutions for concrete outcomes. Claire has conducted research with the International Development Research Centre... Read More →
avatar for Joeri van den Steenhoven

Joeri van den Steenhoven

MaRS Solutions Lab
Joeri is a longtime social innovator fascinated by our society’s transition towards the knowledge society. Being a systems thinker, he likes to work on wicked problems and find innovative solutions with others. Joeri co-founded Kennisland, one of the leading change labs in the... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 10:45am - 12:00pm
CBC - Room A (Main Floor Conference Suite) CBC Broadcast Centre

10:45am

Catalytic Conversation: Knowing we're making a difference, together #CKX
The purpose of the Catalytic Conversations is to spark learning and connections through focussed conversation. Each Catalytic Conversation will focus around one of the four CKX thematic questions.

CKX Thematic Question: How do we know we're making a difference, together?
Conversation Topic: Proving exceptional impact together. 

The purpose of this session is to explore how we can build on each other’s work, rather than reinventing the wheel when it comes to impact measurement. The session will kick-off a conversation aimed at exploring a shared vision of the future as we pursue ways to work collaboratively to measure and demonstrate our impact.

 

Friday November 21, 2014 10:45am - 12:00pm
TIFF - Learning Studio A TIFF Bell Lightbox

10:45am

Catalytic Conversation: Turning data into knowledge to drive change #CKX
The purpose of the Catalytic Conversations is to spark learning and connections through focussed conversation. Each Catalytic Conversation will focus around one of the four CKX thematic questions.

CKX Thematic Question: How can turn data into knowledge to drive change?
Conversation Topic: Converting data into knowledge

The purpose of this session is to deeply explore the underlying conditions required to convert data and information into true knowledge that leads to change.


Friday November 21, 2014 10:45am - 12:00pm
CBC - Room B (Main Floor Conference Suite) CBC Broadcast Centre

10:45am

Catalytic Conversation: Using research to make more informed decisions #CKX
The purpose of the Catalytic Conversations is to spark learning and connections through focussed conversation. Each Catalytic Conversation will focus around one of the four CKX thematic questions.

CKX Thematic Question: How can we use research to make more informed decisions?
Conversation Topic: Making stellar research-based decisions. 

The purpose of this discussion is to come to a better understanding of how to make stellar research based decisions, and harvest tangible ideas for what could be done in the future to increase the quality of research-based decision making.



Friday November 21, 2014 10:45am - 12:00pm
TIFF - The Lab TIFF Bell Lightbox

10:45am

Catalytic Conversation: Using stories to demonstrate our impact #CKX
The purpose of the Catalytic Conversations is to spark learning and connections through focussed conversation. Each Catalytic Conversation will focus around one of the four CKX thematic questions.

CKX Thematic Question: How can we use stories to demonstrate our impact?
Conversation Topic: 

Keeping real experience (stories) at the heart of impact.

The purpose of this session is to explore how to keep the connection between data and information, and the real human experience (the story) of the people and communities that we serve.



Friday November 21, 2014 10:45am - 12:00pm
TIFF - HUB@CKX (TIFF Lounge) TIFF Bell Lightbox

12:30pm

The Open City: Keynote Address by Don Tapscott - Presented by Manulife Asset Management

Be among the first to hear the breakthrough concept from best selling author, strategist and disruptive thinker Don Tapscott (@dtapscott) on how institutions, companies and governments can unlock data, knowledge and ideas to create truly vibrant and open communities and cities.

Tapscott is ranked by Thinkers50 as the one of the most important management thinkers in the world. In his keynote address at CKX, presented by Manulife Asset Management, Tapscott will share a radically new concept of the city. What if institutions opened up and shared data, knowledge and ideas — everything from local government, public transportation, traffic, hospitals, universities, schools, shopping malls, to the power grid, research laboratories and community organizations. “We can create the city as a platform” says Tapscott, "supercharging entrepreneurship, jobs, prosperity, science, learning, sustainability, public safety and good government.”

The author or co-author of 15 books including Radical Openness, Macrowikinomics and Grown Up Digital, Tapscott will explain how the Open City is not just a vision, it's also within our reach.

Important Participant Information: 
  • An artisanal boxed lunch will be provided for this session. If you informed us of dietary restrictions when you registered, your Bento box will be clearly identified. 
  • Please help us keep the venue clean by carrying out your box and all personal items after the end of the session.

Speakers
avatar for Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott

Don is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology and advises business and government leaders around the world. In 2013, Thinkers50 ranked Don fourth among the world’s most influential management thinkers an... Read More →



Friday November 21, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm
TIFF - Cinema 1 TIFF Bell Lightbox

2:00pm

Ontario Trillium Foundation #CKX Closer
Join Don Tapscott, CKX partners and participants on the third floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox for the CKX Closer, a casual networking social hosted by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. 

Cinema-style snacks will be served, along with beverages from the Molson67 Bar in the Bell Blue Room. 


Friday November 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
TIFF - 3rd Floor Lobby TIFF Bell Lightbox