2014 InformOntario Symposium Highlights

Jul 29 2014

Keynote Speaker IO 2014This June, the Community Information Centre of the Waterloo Region, Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo, was the host of a dynamic professional development symposium for the members of the Association of Community Information Centres in Ontario - InformOntario. Read the highlights from the symposium in the IO Connector, the E-newsletter published by the Association. You can see the presentations on this webpage and read about the "Hihg-Tech & High-Touch" balance from the keynote speaker Douglas Bartholomew Saunders, Comissioner of Social Services of the Waterloo Region.

The Community Information Centre of the Waterloo Region participated in the following presentations and panels:

Data Transfer CAN BE a Rewarding Experience

Gone are the 1990s and only two software platforms among data providers. Now, we’re juggling multiple applications with multiple partners. This panel will discuss best practices in the area of data import/export to help data providers understand the differences and similarities in various processes.

Supporting Specific Populations in our Community- Data Packaging 

This panel showcases some of the new and creative community information initiatives happening in local communities. The products focus on services for specific populations.

Understanding Social Enterprise for Your Organization

Special Guest of the Community Information Centre of Waterloo Region
Sean Gobey, Research Manager of the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience

Get informed about social enterprise and how it relates to non-profit organizations. How do we deal with the push to generate revenue that is coming from funders and what opportunities might we be able to pursue?

The videos from those presentations will be online soon.