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How do businesses and community organizations benefit when they collaborate with each other?

Jul 10, 2014

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How do businesses and community organizations benefit when they collaborate with each other?

Find out this September at the Business and Community Engagement Forum in Ottawa!

The RBC Foundation, Volunteer Canada and Carleton University have established the Canadian Institute for Business and Community Engagement. The Business and Community Engagement Forum will be the Institute’s inaugural event, bringing together 150 participants from a variety of regions and sectors.

July 10, 2014, Ottawa ON - In 2010, five million employed Canadians received some kind of support from their workplaces to volunteer in the community.  For these relationships to be successful, they require cross-organizational understanding, common language and an alignment among the objectives of the business and the community organization. More and more, both businesses and community organizations are seeking tools and training specific to the Canadian landscape. 

With generous funding from the RBC Foundation, Volunteer Canada and Carleton University have established the Canadian Institute for Business and Community Engagement to respond to these needs.The Business and Community Engagement Forum will be the Institute’s first event and is intended for business leaders, academic researchers and practitioners in the public, private and non-profit sectors. 

The two day forum is an opportunity to showcase and explore practices, models and tools that strengthen community engagement and employer-supported volunteering in Canada. Participants will explore cutting-edge ideas in breakout sessions, workshops and roundtable discussions. A wide range of topics, as well as engaging speakers, will surely appeal to all levels and experiences.

 

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Business and Community Engagement Forum: Thriving Businesses in Healthy Resilient Communities
September 9-10, 2014 at Carleton University, Ottawa
Information and Registration: volunteer.ca/forum
Media Contact: ltowell@volunteer.ca / 613-231-4371, ext: 227

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