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August 26, 2014

Our Summer Interns: Short Stay, Long-Term Gain

Christian Aagaard

Never underestimate the power of a summer job to sway one's career choices. Peter Braid will vouch for that. 

"Twenty-five years ago I was working for a member of parliament as a summer student," Braid said in a recent interview. "Now I'm a member of parliament."

In the summers of 1987-89, Braid worked in the constituency office of Waterloo MP Walter McLean.

He answered phones, handled cases for constituents and did a laundry list of fetching-and-carrying jobs that typically fall to interns…

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July 25, 2014

Non-Profit Enabler Reaches Out Beyond the Region

Shubhagata Sengupta

Article by Anam Latif, Waterloo Region Record

WATERLOO - The local non-profit that helps other non-profits, Capacity Waterloo Region, has a new name and a new goal - it is now Capacity Canada and the group's helping hands have stretched beyond the region's borders.

"The new name reflects that we have learned some things," said CEO and executive-director-in-residence, Cathy Brothers. "It reflects our new strategy."

Capacity works with the board members of non-profit organizations in the region, big and small, to improve their operations…

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WATERLOO REGION, Ont. - July 22, 2014: Capacity Waterloo Region is now Capacity Canada, a name change that reflects the organization's reach beyond its home borders.
"The success we've had building stronger non-profit organizations in our region has been noticed and admired elsewhere," says Cathy Brothers, Capacity Canada's executive-director-in-residence. "The need we fill isn't unique to Waterloo Region."

Founded in 2009, Capacity Canada offers a range of services to help charitable…

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September 9, 2014

Social Summit 2014

August 29, 2014

Webinar: From the Boardroom to the Decision Table: Training Diverse Leaders…

If visible minorities and immigrants make up a growing share of the urban population, why are they still largely absent from the city’s boardrooms and corridors of power? Programs like DiverseCity onBoard (Toronto, Canada), and West Midlands Civic leadership (Birmingham, United Kingdom) aim to close the diversity gap through practical strategies to engage and promote diverse leadership. Join Cities of Migration for an online discussion about what it takes to change the faces of civic and political leadership and connect public institutions to the talent they need for competitive growth.

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July 14, 2014

The importance of an independent and effective charities regulator in Canad…

Speech by Cathy Hawara, Director General

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