Community Collaboration: Creating Win-Win Partnerships

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Collaboration with community organizations is often the key element in successful Corporate Responsibility programs, generating positive value for all concerned. But how does a business or other organization develop effective community partnerships where value is created for the community and all partners achieve their respective goals?

Join Sustainable Hamilton, our event sponsor and host Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, Hewlett Packard Canada and YWCA Hamilton as they share insights into successful win/win/win strategic partnerships with community organizations that work for the benefit of the greater community as well as for business.  As an added bonus, enjoy a tour of the beautiful new HWDSB Education Centre!

Speakers will include:

  • Sharon Stephanian, Superintendent of Leadership and Learning, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board.
    Sharon Stephanian is Superintendent of Leadership and Learning at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, where she provides leadership on parent and community engagement. To foster engagement, HWDSB works hard to strengthen positive relationships that connect its students, parents, community members and staff. This is done with the understanding that student achievement improves when everyone feels a shared sense of belonging in our schools and communities. During her years in public education, Sharon has also been a teacher, principal and superintendent of schools.
  • Frances Edmonds, Director of Environmental Programs, Hewlett Packard Canada. Frances will share her story of creating a world-first program in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund. Living Planet @ Work enrolled more than 500 companies, large and small, whose employees had already raised more than $1 million in charitable donations through workplace giving.
  • Denise Doyle, CEO, YWCA Hamilton
    Denise Doyle has been a passionate advocate for women’s issues for more than two decades. As CEO of YWCA Hamilton she works tirelessly to assist women and girls achieve the rights, resources and opportunities to shape their own lives and define their communities.Prior to becoming the CEO of YWCA in 2010, Denise ran a successful consulting business – Community Capacity Building focusing on organizational change and incorporating Diversity and Inclusion into workplaces. Denise is an active volunteer in the community.

If you are thinking of involving several people in your office in the Community Collaboration discussion, why not take advantage of our 15% group discount for groups of 4 or more? Sign up by February 5th and enjoy our Earlybird rates!


7:45 am – 8:15 am – Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:15 am – 10:30 am Workshop

10:30 — Education Centre Tour

Posted on February 9, 2015 and filed under News.