It’s time to #BuildBackBetter.

Income inequality, collective mental trauma, weak elder care, online bullying, food insecurity, systemic racism. These problems, and many more, are exposed and amplified by the coronavirus pandemic. They are problems that aren’t simple to solve. But — the pandemic also illuminated a new breed of problem-solver. Let’s bring them all together in a first-of-its-kind digital experience on November 25+26, 2020.

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Speakers

Alex Ryan

Alex Ryan

Senior VP of Partner Solutions, MarSDD

Alex Ryan leads partner solutions at MaRS, helping government and corporate partners accelerate the adoption of innovation in their organizations, markets and cities.

Alison Cretney

Alison Cretney

Managing Director, Energy Futures Lab, The Natural Step Canada

Alison oversees the strategic direction and operations of the Energy Futures Lab, supporting energy system innovators and leaders in generating opportunities to identify, test and scale new initiatives and collaborations.

Andrew Chunilall

Andrew Chunilall

CEO, Community Foundations of Canada

Andrew joined Community Foundations Canada in 2013 and became CEO in 2017, following a six-year tenure as Vice-President of Finance for the London Community Foundation and his long-standing service as a finance and regulatory expert for Canada’s philanthropic milieu.

Antonio Zappulla

Antonio Zappulla

CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Antonio Zappulla is Chief Executive Officer of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, which works to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies and promote human rights. He is also the founder of Openly.

Bianca Wylie

Bianca Wylie

Co-founder, Tech Reset Canada

Bianca Wylie is an open government advocate with a dual background in technology and public engagement.

Brennan Doherty

Brennan Doherty

Writer, Future of Good

Brennan is the News and Features Writer at Future of Good. He covers all kinds of social impact work, from social policy to the future of philanthropy to climate action. He's previously written for The Toronto Star, The Canadian Press, CTV News, and the Ryerson Review of Journalism.

Bridget Zhang

Bridget Zhang

Manager, SVX

Bridget is a Manager at SVX, a registered Exempt Market Dealer incubated at the Centre for Impact Investing at MaRS. SVX focuses on advisory and capital raising, specifically for start-ups, investment funds, and scaleable non-profits which map across the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Bridget leads SVX’s Advisory practice, specializing in structuring novel social financing mechanisms. She led the development of a $5M bond series to fund re-certification microloans to skilled new immigrants and refugees, and was part of the team which launched Canada’s first 100% impact portfolio which is fully managed across asset classes.

Cassie Robinson

Cassie Robinson

Senior Head of the UK Portfolio, National Lottery Community Fund

Cassie Robinson is Senior Head of the UK Portfolio for the National Lottery Community Fund, a Co-founder of the Point People, Co-founder of Foundation Design Lab, Co-founder of Stewarding Loss, Co-founder of the Community Tech Fellowship, and a Fellow at The Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose at UCL.

Dale Beugin

Dale Beugin

VP Research, the Canadian Institute of Climate Choices

Dale Beugin is VP Research at the Canadian Institute of Climate Choices, an independent research institute that provides policy advice on how to achieve a low-carbon, resilient, prosperous future.

Dana Decent

Dana Decent

Project Manager, Partnerships, Community Foundations of Canada

Dana Decent leads Partnerships at Community Foundations of Canada. Her background is in sustainability management and climate adaptation - in the last 10 years she has worked across multiple sectors to advance sustainable and resilient communities. She currently calls the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq home in Nova Scotia.

Dana Stephenson

Dana Stephenson

Co-Founder and CEO, Riipen

Dana Stephenson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Riipen, a future of work platform specialized in scaling experiential learning opportunities for learners of all backgrounds.

Daniela Restrepo-Ortiz

Daniela Restrepo-Ortiz

Senior Community Specialist, OpenIDEO

As Senior Community Specialist for OpenIDEO, Daniela manages the global network of 34 Chapters across the globe. She creates digital experiences and facilitates connections to empower the more than 135 active volunteers in America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia and conducts local research to build bridges between offline communities and OpenIDEO’s global initiatives pushing the edges of diversity and inclusion and creating pathways to accelerate impact.

Diane Roussin

Diane Roussin

Project Director, The Winnipeg Boldness Project

Diane Roussin is the Project Director for The Winnipeg Boldness Project, a research and development project focusing on improving outcomes for children in the North End of Winnipeg, through social innovation and social lab processes.

Dr. Sarah Schulman

Dr. Sarah Schulman

Founder & Social Impact Lead, InWithForward

Dr. Sarah Schulman has spent her career in buses, bingo halls, and back alleyways as a social scientist focused on the experiences of people living on the margins. She is a founding partner of InWithForward, an international social design organization whose teams have produced award-winning and scalable interventions. InWithForward is her fourth organization; she started her first in elementary school.

Fiona McKean

Fiona McKean

Owner, The Opinicon; Founder & Chair, the Thistledown Foundation

Fiona is a social enterprise entrepreneur, philanthropist, and community-builder. She and her husband, Tobias Lütke, recently founded the Thistledown Foundation, seeding it with a $150 million endowment to accelerate frontier carbon removal technology and curtail the worst impacts of climate change. She also led a world-class restoration of The Opinicon Resort, re-establishing it as a cultural heritage destination and helping to renew the surrounding Rideau Lakes region.

Gabriella Gomez-Mont

Gabriella Gomez-Mont

Chief Creative Officer, Mexico City

Gabriella was Chief Creative Officer of Mexico City. She founded and directed Laboratorio para la Ciudad, the award-winning experimental and creative office of the Mexico City government, reporting to the Mayor. While there, she crowdsourced the Mexico City Constitution. Today she directs Experimentalista, a novel type of creative studio specialised in cities, public imagination and system change.

Gladys Okine-Ahovi

Gladys Okine-Ahovi

Executive Lead, The Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity

Gladys is a master connector who thrives on leading complex change processes. Her career spans 18 years of guiding organizations to scale and enhance services for vulnerable populations. She is currently the Executive Lead at the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity, a Pan-Canadian non-profit, advisory formed to lead the development of a robust youth workforce development system for Canada.

Jack Graham

Jack Graham

Writer, Future of Good

Jack is a freelance journalist covering social finance for Future of Good. He's also written for The New York Times, The Economist, The Toronto Star, and The Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Jacky Habib

Jacky Habib

Writer, Future of Good

Jacky is a freelance journalist who covers humanitarian work and inclusion for Future of Good. Jacky has reported from a dozen countries on issues including famine in Ethiopia, refugee policy in Uganda, and the state of emergency with regard to sexual violence in Sierra Leone.

James Chan

James Chan

Manager of VERGE Capital, Pillar Nonprofit Network

James is the Manager of VERGE Capital at Pillar Nonprofit Network and is also a member of London Community Foundation's social finance committee. He works with people, places, and programs to foster civic participation, promote equitable urbanism, and grow our social economy.

Jane Porter

Jane Porter

Co-Founder, Future of Good Summit

Jane is a facilitator, management consultant, and entrepreneur focused on solving sustainability challenges - big and small. She's passionate about building bridges between diverse groups to move towards a future of good. Jane is a co-founder of the Future of Good Summit.

Jason Pearman

Jason Pearman

Co-Founder, Future of Good Summit

Jason has a mild obsession with helping the public sector keep up with the pace of change. This usually looks like working with executive teams on the implementation of innovation agendas, crafting and managing public innovation portfolios, reading books and finding time to jam with other nerds. Jason is one of the co-founders of Future of Good Summit.

Jason Rissman

Jason Rissman

Managing Director, OpenIDEO

Jason Rissman leads OpenIDEO—IDEO’s open innovation practice—which changes the way the world addresses tough societal issues by enabling people everywhere to come together and innovate through design.

Jen Roynon

Jen Roynon

Corporate Social Responsibility Lead, IBM Canada

Jen Roynon leads IBM Canada's Corporate Social Responsibility work that is focused on education and skills development and building an inclusive workforce. She is passionate about working collectively across sectors to address deep social and environmental issues and has brought that perspective to her work at the United Nations, international NGOs, Green Shield Canada, Ontario Trillium Foundation and now at IBM.

Jess Bolduc

Jess Bolduc

Executive Director, 4Rs Youth Movement

Jess Bolduc is Anishinaabe-French from Baawating (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) and a member of the Batchewana First Nation. As the Executive Director of the 4Rs Youth Movement, Jess has travelled across Turtle Island and internationally, in order to learn about the conditions that might be necessary for communities to shift and transform complex systems through dialogue and strategic action.

Jill Schnarr

Jill Schnarr

Chief Social Innovation Officer, TELUS

As TELUS’ Chief Social Innovation Officer with more than 28 years of telecommunications experience and communications expertise, Jill Schnarr leads its Corporate Citizenship & Communications team. At the helm of communications, public relations, brand marketing, sponsorship and community investment, Jill brings TELUS’ social purpose to life to drive social change, leveraging TELUS’ world-leading technology and compassion to enable remarkable human outcomes.

Kamau Bobb

Kamau Bobb

Global Lead for Diversity Strategy and Research, Google

Kamau Bobb is the Global Lead for Diversity Strategy and Research at Google and the founding Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech. He is an engineer and science and technology policy scholar whose work focuses on the relationship between equity in the STEM enterprise, large educational systems, and the structural conditions that influence contemporary American life.

Katherine Hay

Katherine Hay

President and CEO, Kids Help Phone

As President and CEO of Kids Help Phone, Katherine (Kathy) Hay drives the strategic direction, innovation imperative and culture of Canada’s only national, 24/7 bilingual e-mental health service for young people.

Keren Perla

Keren Perla

Director - Energy Futures Policy Collaborative, Energy Futures Lab

Keren directs and stewards the Energy Futures Policy Collaborative - a multi-leader partnership driving into the future of energy attraction and investment. Keren's career and specialities have focused on pioneering new ways to solve messy challenges through the use of disciplines such as systemic design, foresight, and design facilitation. She is Co-founder and former Director of the Alberta CoLab - the first public sector innovation lab to launch at the provincial level - and an alumni of Avenue Magazineès Top 40 under 40.

Kylie Adair

Kylie Adair

Content Editor, Future of Good

Kylie Adair is the Content Editor at Future of Good. Her background is in journalism and human rights, and she's previously written about gender equity, social enterprise and non-profit work.

Laura Tribe

Laura Tribe

Executive Director, OpenMedia

Laura Tribe is the Executive Director of OpenMedia. She is a digital policy expert and grassroots activist whose work has helped make the digital divide and internet affordability key election issues in Canada.

Maureen James

Maureen James

Community Investment Program Director, Canadian Internet Registration Authority

Maureen James manages the Community Investment Program at the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), which funds innovative community internet projects to build a resilient, trusted and secure internet for all Canadians. Her background is in fundraising, grantmaking and strategy development with non-profits internationally and here in Canada.

Maya Roy

Maya Roy

CEO, YWCA Canada

Maya is a diversity specialist with 22 years of experience in a variety of sectors in public policy development, public health, adult education and social work. Maya was a member of the Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada’s G7 Presidency. She is currently part of Young Global Leaders with the World Economic Forum and sits on the board of Women’s College Hospital.

Meghan Johnston

Meghan Johnston

Wellness Educator

As a wellness educator, yoga teacher and entrepreneur, Meghan helps creative people find heart-centered wellness practices that inspire and uplift

Michelle Baldwin

Michelle Baldwin

Senior Advisor - Transformation, Community Foundations of Canada

Michelle is the Senior Advisor, Transformation of Community Foundations of Canada. She is a social innovator whose personal mission is to be a community connector and believes in the collective power of networks and cross sector collaboration to create change.

Panthea Lee

Panthea Lee

Co-founder and Executive Director, Reboot

Panthea Lee is the co-founder and Executive Director of Reboot. Panthea is passionate about facilitating unlikely but effective collaborations between communities, activists, movements, and institutions to tackle structural inequity—and working with cultural institutions to build momentum for courageous change.

Pia Andrews

Pia Andrews

Open Government Advocate

Pia Andrews is an open government and data ninja who has been working in making the world a better place for 20 years. She currently works within the (public sector) machine to transform public services through greater transparency, democratic engagement, citizen-centric design, open data, emerging technologies and real, pragmatic actual innovation in the public sector and beyond.

Poya Kherghehpoush

Poya Kherghehpoush

VP of Strategy and Transformation, United Way Centraide Canada

Poya Kherghehpoush provides leadership and support to the development of United Way Centraide Canada’s strategic direction. He is also responsible for UWCC’s network modernization and performance programs. In this capacity, he provides leadership and advisory support to national and regional transformation initiatives designed for long term growth and impact.

Regional Chief Kluane Adamek

Regional Chief Kluane Adamek

Assembly of First Nations, Yukon Region

Kluane Adamek, she/her/hers (traditional name in"Aagé"), has served as the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Yukon Regional Chief since January 2018. She is a proud northerner and citizen of Kluane First Nation.

Robert Opp

Robert Opp

Chief Digital Officer, UNDP

Robert Opp is currently the Chief Digital Officer of UNDP, the United Nations' global sustainable development organization working across 170 countries globally with more than 17,000 staff. He leads the agency’s digital transformation, an organization-wide effort, to harness the power of new technology to improve the lives of those furthest behind.

Sagal Dualeh

Sagal Dualeh

Director of Investment Readiness, Canadian Women’s Foundation

Sagal Dualeh joined the Canadian Women’s Foundation as Director of Investment Readiness and has over ten years experience in the field working with non-profit organizations, charities, government, as well as with social enterprise and entrepreneurs.

Sara Lyons

Sara Lyons

Vice President, Community Foundations of Canada

Sara has been with Canada’s community foundation movement, locally and with Community Foundations of Canada for almost 15 years, working before that in politics and urban issues. Sara was a founding Board member of The Circle on Philanthropy and was previously on the Board of Ottawa’s Centretown Community Health Centre. She is currently a Board member of Montreal-based Exeko.

Shirlee Sharkey

Shirlee Sharkey

CEO, SE Health

Shirlee Sharkey is the CEO of SE Health, a not-for-profit social enterprise that applies its knowledge, vision and drive to forever impact how people live and age at home. Under Shirlee’s leadership, the 110-year old Canadian organization has enjoyed exponential growth and facilitated transformative solutions in areas such as Indigenous health, end of life care and family caregiver wellness. Active in public service, Shirlee serves on many boards and has gained and shared health system insights through her experiences in Canada, the Middle East, Australia and northern Europe.

Shona Fulcher

Shona Fulcher

Chief Community Officer, Centre for Social Innovation Toronto

Shona Fulcher is the Chief Community Officer at Centre for Social Innovation Toronto. The Centre for Social Innovation is coworking space, community and Launchpad for people and organizations who are putting people and planet first, co-creating the next economy and changing the world.

Steve Beauchesne

Steve Beauchesne

Co-founder, Beau's Brewery

Steve Beauchesne is the co-founder (along with his father, Tim) of Beau’s, a family run, employee owned, Canadian craft brewery. Since its start-up in 2006, Beau’s has won more than 125 national and international awards for beer-making, marketing and packaging design, sustainability and business practices, and has raised more than $2 million for charity, community, and the independent arts. Steve certified Beau’s as Canada's first-ever B-Corp brewery.

Tim Fox

Tim Fox

Vice President of Indigenous Relations, Calgary Foundation

Tim Fox is the Vice President of Indigenous Relations with Calgary Foundation where he hopes to strengthen, enhance and shift the culture and practice at the foundation while incorporating work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission both internally and in the broader community. Tim is a proud member of the Blackfoot Confederacy from the Kainai (Blood) reserve.

Trish Nixon

Trish Nixon

Director, Capital & Investments

Having spent her career working to accelerate impact investing in Canada, Trish now leads the team responsible for product and funding strategies for VCIB and its subsidiary, CoPower Inc. As an early member of CoPower’s executive team, she was instrumental in the development of the firm’s clean energy investment products, in building a client base of over 800 mission-aligned investors, and in facilitating the firm’s acquisition.

Verna McGregor

Verna McGregor

Algonquin Representative

Elder Verna McGregor is from the Algonquin Community of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, which is approximately 120 kilometres north of Ottawa. Ottawa is part of the Algonquin Nation’s traditional lands. Verna works at Minwaashin Lodge, the Aboriginal Women’s Support Centre located in Ottawa. Services and resources provided by Minwaashin Lodge assist in the empowerment of Aboriginal Women leaving violence. Verna has remained firmly grounded in her community and nation by also being part of the group of traditional Grandmothers (Kokomisag) and Elders. This includes promoting the retention of the Algonquin language and culture, which is so important when addressing issues and connection to the land.

Vinod Rajasekaran

Vinod Rajasekaran

Publisher & CEO, Future of Good

Vinod Rajasekaran is the Publisher and CEO of Future of Good, and a co-founder of the Future of Good Summit. Vinod is a seasoned entrepreneur and leader with 10+ years experience in innovation, organizational strategy, strategic partnerships, and future-proofing including extensive work leading teams and developing products, platforms and programs in philanthropic, not-for-profit, private, and cross-sector contexts.

Zita Cobb

Zita Cobb

Founder and CEO, Shorefast

Zita Cobb is Founder and CEO of Shorefast and Innkeeper of the Fogo Island Inn. A registered Canadian charity, Shorefast uses business-minded means to help secure economic and cultural resilience for Fogo Island, Newfoundland: one of Canada’s oldest settlements.

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Program

Note: Agenda subject to change. All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Times in ET
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Friday, November 27, 2020
9:00

Morning Braindates

9:00 am- 1:00 pm

Connect and learn from other participants who share your passions and curiosities.

Intro and Plenary 1

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fixing the digital disparity

Workshops

2:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Workshops

2:00 am- 3:00 pm

Plenary 2

3:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Reimaging elder care

Plenary 5

4:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Youth, social impact work, and mental health & closing

Plenary 3

4:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Tech and data-savvy social sector

Plenary 4

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A new kind of capitalism

Activate Braindate!

All day event

Reflect, spark and take what you've learned at the Summit and put into action with your fellow participants.

Social

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Morning Braindates

Connect and learn from other participants who share your passions and curiosities.
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Intro & Plenary 1

Fixing the digital disparity
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Braindates

Connect and learn from other participants who share your passions and curiosities.
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Breakout

All In to Transform Philanthropy
2:10 pm
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Shifting institutions and building trust
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Design for Good
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Plenary 2

Reimagining elder care
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Plenary 3

Building a tech and data-savvy social sector
4:00 pm
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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Morning Braindates

Connect and learn from other participants who share your passions and curiosities.
9:00 am
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1:00 pm
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Plenary 4

Building a new kind of capitalism
1:00 pm
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Braindates

Connect and learn from other participants who share your passions and curiosities.
2:00 pm
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Resilient & Sustainable Business - how are purpose-driven companies faring through COVID-19 and beyond?
2:10 pm
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Social Finance Fund for Recovery
2:10 pm
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Governing tomorrow together: social contracting for a new age
2:10 pm
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Plenary 5

Climate leadership for the decade
3:00 pm
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Plenary 6 & Closing

Youth, social impact work, and mental health
4:00 pm
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5:00 pm
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Friday, November 27, 2020

Activate Braindate!

Reflect, spark and take what you've learned at the Summit and put into action with your fellow participants.
9:00 am
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Plenaries

Fixing the digital disparityIn partnership with CIRA

The coronavirus pandemic has illuminated the alarming digital divide in Canada. Many in low-income, northern, rural, remote, and Indigenous communities lack reliable access to high-speed internet, making access to services, programs, education, work, and even friends and family impossible in times of physical distancing. Access to laptops and smartphones, too, is limited in low-income homes. And gaps in digital literacy and skills represent a newly urgent problem. What needs to change? What type of funding will it take, and how can the philanthropic sector, business, and leaders in our communities, step up to close the digital divide?

Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 1:00pm -2:00pm ET

Speakers: Fiona McKean, Founder and Chair, Thistledown Foundation; Kamau Bobb, Global Lead for Diversity Strategy and Research, Google; Laura Tribe, Executive Director, OpenMedia

Moderator: Vinod Rajasekaran, Publisher, Future of Good

Opening remarks: Maureen James, Community Investment Program Director, CIRA

Reimagining elder careIn partnership with SE Health

Seniors living in long-term care homes account for about 80 percent of COVID-19-related deaths. The inequities in elder care have prompted a reckoning. Elder care needed to change since well before coronavirus. Now, after a horrific crisis, it finally might. From digital health to new types of physical living environments and delivering home care, the future of aging is rapidly changing in the post-pandemic era. 

What solutions are creatively transforming family care, home care, and seniors’ lifestyles? What can the social services world learn from the world of health and vice versa? And more importantly, what kind of a caring society do we want post-pandemic?

Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 3:00pm -4:00pm ET

Speakers: Diane Roussin, Director, Winnipeg Boldness; Dr.Sarah Schulman, Founder, InWithForward; Shirlee Sharkey, CEO, SE Health

Moderator: Jacky Habib, Writer, Future of Good




Building a tech and data-savvy social sectorIn partnership with IBM

Not only have social issues like food and housing insecurity, unemployment, racism, mental illness, and precarious workers’ rights been exposed and exacerbated, but the sector that’s best positioned to help — the social sector, has also been stretched and challenged. No one expected millions of social impact workers to work online all at once, and the shift is revealing serious gaps in the development and delivery of programs and services as a result of inadequate technology and data literacy, capacity, and resourcing. An added twist is that a majority of social impact organizations don’t have IT departments to help them with technology selection, implementation, and skills upgrades. Much of our social sector work isn’t equipped for the digital and data-everywhere era. Now is the time for a robust upgrade. A tech-transformed NGO benefits from connected workflows, the agility of task automation, more fully informed decisions made with good quality and readily available data, and the new reality of virtual operations.

Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 4:00pm -5:00pm ET

Speakers: Robert Opp, Chief Digital Officer, UNDP; Cassie Robinson, Senior Head of UK Portfolio, National Lottery Community Fund; Poya Kherghehpoush, VP of Strategy and Transformation, UWCC

Moderator: Brennan Doherty, Writer, Future of Good

Opening remarks: Jen Roynon, Corporate Social Responsibility Lead, IBM Canada

Building a new kind of capitalismIn partnership with TELUS

The amplification of inequities calls on us to collectively imagine a new kind of capitalism. Corporates across the country have a major role to play in creating social impact post-pandemic across all major issues noted — from health to food security. This pandemic has brought into sharp focus the synergies between doing well in business and doing good in our communities. Beyond corporate social responsibility, companies that embrace social capitalism do so by using their core business to serve a greater social purpose that benefits all of their stakeholders, from shareholders and customers to our most vulnerable citizens. The time is now to reimagine the purpose of business, the relationship between companies and community, and to catalyze social capitalism into action.

Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET

Speakers: Antonio Zappulla, CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation; Maya Roy, CEO, YWCA Canada; Zita Cobb, Founder and CEO, Shorefast

Moderator: Jack Graham, Writer, Future of Good

Opening remarks: Jill Schnarr, Chief Social Innovation Officer, TELUS


Climate leadership for the decade
In partnership with The Co-operators

Climate change is a social crisis. It’s already having devastating social impacts in the Global South — from forced migration to poor health outcomes to food insecurity — and it’s making its way north, too. 
Social and environmental problems are inextricable. It’s antithetical to social impact work to ignore the climate crisis, and to fail to take action on it. How can we merge social impact work and climate action, before it’s too late?

Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Speakers: Alison Cretney, Managing Director, Energy Futures Lab; Dale Beguin, Research and Analysis Vice President, Canadian Institute for Climate Choices; Regional Chief Kluane Adamek, Assembly of First Nations, Yukon Region

Moderator: Dana Decent, Project Manager, Partnerships, Community Foundations of Canada

Opening remarks: Chad Park, Vice President, Sustainability & Citizenship, The Co-operators

Youth, social impact work, and mental healthIn partnership with RBC Future Launch

Youth unemployment in Canada reached a record high rate of 29.4 percent in May. Studies show that Canadian students who graduate into a recession earn 9 percent less over the course of their careers. The social impact sector, one of the fastest-growing sectors offering purposeful careers is estimated to grow in demand, even at this time. 

Mental health, however, has become a critical factor for creativity and productivity in social impact work. Health Canada estimates that 11 million Canadians are experiencing high levels of stress, and close to 2 million are experiencing traumatic stress in the wake of COVID-19. Today, many young Canadians face increased stress levels while also being cut off from their usual sources of support, like in-person therapy or coaching.

Now more than ever, youth are looking for purposeful careers. But what does it look like to integrate mental health into purpose-oriented work? How might the social impact sector be a leader in integrating young people’s visions for mental health support to accelerate their skills and careers?

Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm ET

Speakers: Gladys Okine-Ahovi , Exec Lead, Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity; Dana Stephenson, CEO, Riipen; Katherine Hay, Publisher + CEO, Kids Help Phone

Moderator: Kylie Adair, Content Editor, Future of Good

Opening remarks: Helena Shimeles, RBC



About Future of Good

Future of Good is Canada’s fastest-growing digital publication covering the social impact world.

We are the essential source of stories, analysis, and commentary that make sense of a world in transformation. Our content illuminates how technology, money, places, work, and inclusion are changing social impact post-pandemic — from social services to philanthropy, international development to social enterprise.

Every week, Future of Good members, who work in the nonprofit, CSR, social enterprise, philanthropic, academic, and public sectors read our content, connect on Slack, engage in exclusive live Q&As, and more.

The Future of Good Summit is our flagship experience to convene our members and impact-oriented people raising the bar and changing the game. 

Experience

Miss the human connection? Tired of Zoom? We feel you. That’s why we’re going all in to make sure your experience is as unforgettable as it would be if we were all sitting together in one shared space. 

What to expect? 

Dose of insights

The Summit will equip you to work smarter in an age of massive opportunity and rapid change. Expect mind-blowing conversations and friendly peer learning.

One virtual venue

We’re excited to be hosting our Summit on Spot Me - an award winning digital event platform where you can listen to and engage with our great speakers live; catch up on anything you missed on demand; and share and participate in the virtual home feed.

Purposeful and extended networking

Our platform will help you connect to new people through thoughtful match ups, breakout dialogues, sector-based discussion forums and more. 

Intimate conversations on the topics that you care about

We’re partnering with Braindates again to help you connect and learn from other participants who share your passions and curiosities.

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From art, to music, to movement - expect the unexpected at the 2020 Future of Good Summit!

Join 1500+ members and impact-oriented leaders at the 2020 Future of Good digital-first Summit.

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