Friday, 16 December 2011

Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo (formerly known as the Wood Buffalo Community Building Project).

Hello. I am the new project manager for Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo (formerly known as the Wood Buffalo Community Building Project). I have been seconded by Suncor Energy to work on the project full time. I’ve been with Suncor about 11 years and have spent the past 7 years in Fort McMurray doing stakeholder relations for Suncor. I’m now working on this exciting community project and I look forward to working with the community, the nonprofit organizations and community leaders. For those of you who may not have heard about this project or who have questions, I’d be happy to meet & talk about the project – my contact information is below.

Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo is a community-driven partnership between community stakeholders in Wood Buffalo, the Suncor Energy Foundation and the University of Waterloo. Our project aims to improve quality of life by building capacity in the nonprofit sector. For more information, please visit our website . Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo is hosting key events in January. Below please find links to learn more about these exciting events and to register to attend. As important community stakeholders and community leaders, I hope you will join us in January to learn more about the project and to learn more about how you, your organization and others in the community can get involved.

January 23 - Change Lab:

Have your say in the development of one of the most innovative and ground-breaking community building efforts in Canada. Community Leaders in Wood Buffalo in partnership with the Waterloo Region have developed a national framework that will increase social prosperity and improve the quality of life for all. The plan identifies ways to strengthen nonprofit organizations, change systems and build skills in the people who work there. But are the strategies going to work in Wood Buffalo as well as in other communities?

January 23 - Shared Space Consultation and Visioning:
One of the most vitally important components of a shared space initiative is the work that's done before anyone moves in together. If your organization is thinking about relocating to new shared space in Fort McMurray, you need to attend this visioning exercise. Using creative design thinking, Brock Hart will facilitate the development of a shared vision and governance model. Participants will also discuss shared services.

January 25 - Social Prosperity Summit:
The Social Prosperity Summit addresses global issues that impact the nonprofit sector as a whole. Join community leaders and guest speakers in a facilitated discussion to address one of the biggest challenges facing nonprofits today. The day will include panel presentations focusing on the importance of investing in nonprofit capacity to increase social impact, effective corporate social responsibility models, and the role of business in supporting nonprofits.

For more information, please contact: 
Kim Nordbye
Project Manager
Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo
(formerly known as the Wood Buffalo Community Building Project)
P 780-881-3379

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