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Community Engagement in Rural Ontario

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Almonte Old Town Hall

14 Bridge

Mississippi Mills, ON K0A 1A0

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The next generation of community engagement is here. We’ve gone from an age of public consultation to the age of online engagement and we’re now seeing a powerful blending of the two. We are seeing a resurgence of creative community engagement aided by technology, and a drive to empower the community through techniques like digital storytelling, participatory budgeting, and the use of a collective impact approach to truly partner with the community. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone to take advantage of the hands-on experience.

Join us on November 29th from 9 – 4:30 and November 30th from 9 – 12. Registration cost is $150, and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks. Payment will be received in advance, or at the door. If the registration fee is a barrier to your participation, please let us know. We have a few subsidized spots. Register early as this will sell out. We need these new tools more than ever as we move into an environment that is more demanding of openness and transparency.

The forum facilitator will be Lisa Attygalle, Director of Engagement, Tamarack Institute

Tamarack Institute is the leader in Community Engagement in Canada. They offer a blend of learning modules, workshops, immersive community tours and hands-on tool sessions for participants to learn, brainstorm, share, and implement, turning theory into action. Tamarack normally convenes in Kitchener, but we have asked if they could move some learning to Eastern Ontario, and they have agreed

Agenda:

Nov 29, 9:00 - 4:30

  • Module 1: The State of Community Engagement
  • Tool Box for engagement
  • Module 2: Technology and Online Engagement
  • Workshop: Conversations that Engage: Dialogue and Generative Conversations
  • Module 3: Engagement for Systems Change

Nov 30, 9:00 - 12noon

  • Module 4: Evaluating Community Engagement
  • Workshop: Practicing the Tools
  • Module 5: What Matters Most

Feel free to stay in Almonte for lunch and shopping, and return to the AOTH for a special Christmas show featuring Còig from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The show will be hosted in partnership with Folkus Concert Series as they Deck the Small Halls!

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How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Who should I contact if I am requesting subsidized registration?

email Tiffany at tmaclaren@mississippimills.ca or Jane at jtorrance@mississippimills.ca

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Limited parking is available at the AOTH; additional on-street parking can be found on Reserve Street or in the Library parking lot at top of Mil Street

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