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An Evening of Social Innovation with Senator Ratna Omidvar

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Join us for an evening celebrating social innovation and progress in our sector.

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You are invited for a very special evening on Thursday, November 14th at the Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre. Your presence would mean so much in helping us celebrate Social Innovation and kick-off our 11th Manulife Board Governance BootCamp. You have played a key role in ensuring the success of our BootCamps.

We are inviting BootCamp participants, alumni, and community leaders. And, we are honoured to invite special friends and supporters of Capacity Canada.

This November 14th event begins at 5:30 p.m. and we promise lots of substantial hors d’oeuvres and drinks throughout the evening.

The evening’s program is full of good news and surprises. It includes:

  • An incredible, inspirational address from keynote speaker The Honourable Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O.Ont. Senator for Ontario, The Senate of Canada. Senator Omidvar keynote topic is: Catalyst for change – Reflections on the Senate of Canada’s study of the charitable sector
  • Presentation of Capacity Canada Social Innovation Award
  • Presentation of 2019 Manulife Board Governance Excellence Award

We greatly appreciate your generosity supporting Capacity Canada’s services towards fueling innovation and growth in non-profits.

We look forward to welcoming you on November 14th at the Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre. Sure hope you can join us!

Sincerely,

Cathy Brothers, CEO

Joanna Lohrenz, Board Chair

P.S. It is still possible to register to attend the full BootCamp on November 15th & 16th.

BootCamp info & registration at: https://2019manulifebootcamp.eventbrite.ca

BIOGRAPHY

The Honourable Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O.Ont.

Senator for Ontario, The Senate of Canada

Ratna Omidvar is an internationally recognized voice on migration, diversity and inclusion. In April 2016, Ms. Omidvar was appointed to the Senate of Canada as an independent Senator representing Ontario. As a member of the Senate’s Independent Senators Group she holds a leadership position as the Scroll Manager. Senator Omidvar also served as Deputy Chair of the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector.

Senator Omidvar is a Councillor on the World Refugee Council, a Director at the Samara Centre for Democracy and Chair Emerita for the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council.

Previously at Ryerson University, Senator Omidvar was a Distinguished Visiting Professor and founded the Global Diversity Exchange, a think-and-do tank on diversity, migration and inclusion.

Senator Omidvar is co-author of the book Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada (2015), an Open Book Toronto best book of 2015 and one of the Toronto Star's top five good reads from Word on the Street. Senator Omidvar received a Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws, from Ryerson University in 2018 and from York University in 2012.

Senator Omidvar was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2005 and became a Member of the Order of Canada in 2011, with both honours recognizing her advocacy work on behalf of immigrants and devotion to reducing inequality in Canada. In 2014, she received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of her contribution to the advancement of German-Canadian relations.

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