Toronto Foundation & Community Foundations of Canada

Wed, 2014-11-12 12:00 - 13:30

For People who Love Their City | Collective Impact and the Community Knowledge Exchange 


Rosalyn Morrison (Vice President, Community Initiatives, Toronto Foundation) 
Lee Rose (Director of Community Knowledge, Community Foundations of Canada) 

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Talk description 

In this presentation, Rosalyn will walk through the Toronto's Vital Signs Report and some of the initiatives resulting from the Report while Lee will introduce a new initiative at Community Foundations of Canada to facilitate the exchange of knowledge. 

The presentation by Toronto Foundation will talk about: 

  • City issues through the Toronto's Vital Signs Report 
  • Great organizations developing solutions to issues highlighted in the Report, and
  • City building initiatives supported by the Vital Toronto Fund and how you can get involved.

The presentation by Community Foundations of Canada will discuss collective knowledge through: 

  • Introducing the Community Knowledge Exchange (CKX), an exciting new initiative taking place on November 19-21 in Toronto 
  • Demonstrating how the part-platform, part-process approach used by CKX will connect individuals, organizations and communities to use, create and share research, data and stories to spark real social change.

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m. 
Where: Ontario Insitute for Studies in Education (U of T),
252 Bloor St. West, (St. George Subway Station),
Room 3-104
*No registration required. 

Presenter Bios 

Rosalyn Morrison is Vice President, Community Initiatives, at the Toronto Community Foundation, a publicfoundation which connects philanthropy to community needs and opportunities. She leads the development of the Toronto’s Vital Signs® Report, an annual quality of life Report, as well as grant programs, community convening, and collaborative projects, which respond to issues highlighted in the Report. Her previous leadership work in the arts and culture sector focussed on strategy development for provincial and national organizations and establishing partnerships with businesses, educational institutions, public galleries and museums, and private and public funders. Her community involvement includes serving as Vice Chair, Board of Governors, Ontario College of Art and Design University; Chair, 2012 Ontario Summer Games Legacies Committee; and on advisory committees for ArtReach, Metcalf Foundation, Get Active Toronto, and Community Foundations of Canada. She is currently Chair of the Playing for Keeps collaboration, a social legacy initiative inspired by the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.

Lee Rose is the Director of Community Knowledge with Community Foundations of Canada and the Sherpa for the Community Knowledge Exchange, a new partnership-driven initiative for sharing and building community knowledge. He’s also the past-president of the Ten Oaks Project, a charitable organization that connects and engages children and youth from LGBTQ+ communities through activities and programs rooted in play. Lee holds an honours degree in English Literature from the University of Ottawa, where he studied Wuthering Heights on three separate occasions. For the record: he still hasn’t read it in its entirety. Lee lives in the Outaouais with his family, including three children - and all of their hockey gear. When he’s not busy reading, writing or chasing after his runaway dog, you can find Lee on Twitter, borrowing a museum pass from the library, or wishing he was paddling a canoe on Lake Temagami.

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