Talking about Social Prosperity Last week Capacity Canada was in Fort McMurray at the invitation of FuseSocial to meet on various topics of common interest and to plan for the year ahead. We also attended the Open House at FuseSocial. Using a “passport” attendees were able to move through the space learning first hand about the range of programs being offered including: training, ... Read More
Accreditation Preparation Workshop Series, 2012-2013 From September 2012 to March 2013, Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo (SPWB) delivered a series of five workshops designed to help nonprofits and charities in Wood Buffalo to apply for accreditation through Imagine Canada’s new Standards Program. Each workshop corresponded to one section of the Standards, and provided an opportunity for organizations to work on their ... Read More
2012 Social Innovation Workshop Series Starting in September 2012, Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo presented a series of four workshops led by facilitators from Social Innovation Generation at the University of Waterloo. These workshops explored four topics in Social Innovation:
Social Innovation and Resilience
Engaging Youth for Social Innovation
Diversity in Communities and Social Innovation
2012 Capacity Assessment Results More than 100 nonprofit and charitable organizations participated in the capacity assessment survey that was done in collaboration with Nonprofit Sector Link. The high response rate provided invaluable information to help us better understand the sector as a whole as well as identifying areas for improvement. Local capacity-building groups can use this data to develop training and professional development programs designed to address these gaps.
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Collaborating for Collective Impact Collaborating for Collective Impact was convened by Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo and co-facilitated by Erika Hornsey, Executive Director of Volunteer Wood Buffalo and Emmanuel Makia, Social Planning Supervisor at the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The morning session explored the essential elements of collective impact initiatives and offered an opportunity for small multisectoral groups to ... Read More
Staff Recruitment and Retention Discussion What can be done about staff recruitment and retention in Wood Buffalo? It’s time we worked together to address this issue!
Staff recruitment and retention is one of the biggest challenges facing the social profit sector in Wood Buffalo. The 2013 Capacity Assessment Survey demonstrated a positive relationship between capacity and the length of time a senior ... Read More