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OMSSA Leadership Symposium Educational Tours

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As part of the Leadership Symposium program, we are pleased to offer off-site educational tours to:

The Transformative Power of the Arts - May 30th: 10:15 am to 12:15pm

Tour site: SKETCH, 180 Shaw street

Transportation: Street car (tokens provided) and short walk

Capacity: 20 people

  • Join in an interactive tour of SKETCH's 7,500-square-foot Creative Enterprise Hub to learn about and discuss the transformative power of the arts and the equitable opportunities it presents for vulnerable populations. Project Lead of the City of Toronto's Street Art Toronto (StART) program will join SKETCH to discuss how local governments can play a role in supporting and fostering these transformative opportunities.

Beyond an Employment Centre: Leveraging Local Opportunities to Build Capacity and Bridge the Employment Gap - May 30th: 10:15 am to 12:15pm

Tour site: Integrated site of Regent Park Employment Centre and Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services

Transportation: Street car (tokens provided) and short walk

Capacity: 20 people

  • Join us for a tour of Regent Park Employment Services, in the recently renovated Regent Park Community Centre. Discover how this location's proximity to related services and unique integration with community partner Dixon Hall Employment Services fosters wrap-around client service, and hear about how capital projects, procurements, and other opportunities can be intentionally leveraged to create employment and training opportunities for un- and under- employed residents.

Public Market as Engines of Sustainable Urban Development at Evergreen Brick Works - May 30th: 10:15 am to 12:15pm

Tour site: Evergreen Brickworks

Transportation: Short bus ride

Capacity: 20 people

  • Visit Evergreen Brick Works an environmental community hub located the heart of the lower don ravine. And home of Evergreen Brick Works Farmers Market, Toronto's largest and most highly regarded farmers market. Focused on regional, sustainable, and artisanal food, and aims to provide consumers with a fair price and vendors with a fair profit. By the end of the session participants will learn and be inspired by local and global initiatives and take back home concrete examples that can be implemented in their organizations and cities.

Centre for Social Innovation - NOTE: This is an afternoon tour - your ticket will indicate it is 10:15 am to 12:15pm but it is acutally taking place from 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm

May 30th: 1:00 pm to 2:45pm

Tour site: Centre for Social Innovation, 192 Spadina

Transportation: Walk (approx. 15 min)

Capacity: 25 people

  • Join a tour of one of the acclaimed Centre for Social Innovation locations at 192 Spadina to learn about and witness the power of bringing together the social mission sector to work, connect, create and transform and to discuss the value of tackling Government priorities through social innovation and enterprise. Since 2004, the Centre for Social Innovation has been catalyzing social innovation and enterprise by creating communities and accelerators for people and organizations that are tackling social and environmental challenges. With 162,000 sq. ft. under management, five locations in Toronto & New York City, and its first affiliate launched in London, ON, CSI enables the development of over 1,000 social mission organizations.




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