Non-profits in Halton region will get together to network with the Region picking up the tab.


When citizens, be they people involved in non-profit organizations or on civic committees get together – things happen.  The Region is sponsoring an event that will pull together all the non-profits to  Talk and Connect.


By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON  January 17, 2012 The Region of Halton is going to host networking series for non-profit sector to create opportunities for conversation, networking and learning to strengthen relationships within the non-profit sector.

The “Let’s Talk…Let’s Connect” series starts Wednesday, February 13, 2013 with a session facilitated by Paul Born, president of Tamarack: An Institute for Community Engagement and author of Community Conversations.

The session takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (registration and light breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m.) at the Milton Sports Dome (605 Santa Maria Boulevard, Milton).

“Through many different initiatives, Halton Region regularly partners with the non-profit sector,” said Regional Chair Gary Carr.  ”As part of our commitment to working with the sector, we are bringing people together to build strength in the non-profit sector to achieve their organizational goals.  Building “capacity” supports the sector to manage services now and in the future.”

That “capacity” words might be working at the Regional level but Burlington is struggling with just what it means as it works it’s way through the creation of an Engagement Charter between the city and its citizens.

Building capacity in the non-profit sector is an action in the Citizen’s Priorities – Halton Region’s Action Plan for 2011 – 2014.

The “Let’s Talk…Let’s Connect” series seeks to connect people and ignite conversations about opportunities for collaboration that will help the sector achieve its goals.  Paul Born’s session on February 13 will explore the power of multi-sector conversations for creating social and economic change in Halton.  Participants will hear about Halton initiatives that began as conversations and are currently creating change in our community.  The session is a great opportunity to share ideas, resources and discuss current trends.

All sectors are invited to participate in this networking series.  Government, the non-profit sector, the private sector and funders can all make important contributions to these conversations.

To register for the first session or to learn more about the series please dial 311 or register online.

Sessions two and three for “Let’s Talk…Let’s Connect” will take place in June and October 2013.  Topics will be determined based on discussions at the first session.


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