As you know, the next Community Foundations of Canada conference is coming up in Victoria from June 6 – 8, 2019. We hope you have already marked your calendars for this gathering, which promises to be bold and inspiring! Register today!
Canada’s community foundation movement has plenty to be proud of and lots of work left to do.
At the 2017 Community Foundations Conference, we asked tough questions about what it means to ‘belong’. It is a theme that forced us to recognize some difficult truths about our institutions, our communities and our country. But it is also one that has inspired action, seeded new initiatives and created opportunities to understand more deeply the things that matter most to our communities: economic and environmental sustainability, gender equality, reconciliation, poverty and climate change, to name a few.
Challenges that are felt locally but connect us to communities around the world. Challenges with no one-size fits all solution but which require meaningful participation, collaboration and trust by all Canadians: young and old; non-Indigenous, Indigenous, and newcomers alike; urban and rural; from east, west, North and everywhere in between.
Challenges that require us to be ‘All In’.
That’s the spirit in which we will meet in Victoria in June 2019, on the ancestral lands of the Lekwungen people of the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. To explore how we can collectively and meaningfully be ‘All In’ for our communities and for a more equitable and sustainable future.
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