Conference Schedule

This schedule will continue to be updated until all details are confirmed. There is a downloadable version of the schedule, including a map for the conference.


8:30 – 9:30Doors open: Registration and minglingPrologue Atrium
9:30 – 10:15Opening ceremony and remarks45 minsEpic Hall
10:15 – 11:35Morning plenary keynote and panel: Dreaming what’s possible for nonprofits80 minsEpic Hall
11:35 – 12:00Plenary debrief at tables25 mins
12:00-1:00Lunch and networking, plus legal information booth60 mins
1:00 – 2:30Effectively activating advocacy that meets this moment90 minsBeeton Hall
1:00 – 2:30Exploring the power of collectively negotiating funding agreements90 minsEpic Hall
1:00 – 2:30Workshop – Becoming Kin: Defining social justice on stolen land90 minsNovella Room
2:30 – 2:45Transition break15 mins
2:45 – 4:00Advancing economic justice and building solidarity economies75 mins
2:45 – 4:00Visioning a new path forward for our sector’s labour force 75 mins
2:45 – 4:00Workshop – Building a collective narrative for Ontario’s nonprofit sector75 mins
4:00 – 4:30Unleashing the power of journalism to help communities thrive.30 mins
4:30 – 5:00ONN closing remarks30 mins
5:00 – 6:00Conference social
Made possible with support from Rideau Hall Foundation.
60 mins


8:30 – 9:30Registration and breakfast
8:30 – 9:30Membership breakfast 60 mins
9:30 – 9:40ONN opening remarks10 mins
9:40 – 11:00Plenary keynote and panel: Exercising our agency to shape the future80 mins
11:00 – 11:15Transition break15 mins
11:15 – 12:15Is it time for nonprofits to embrace artificial intelligence (AI)?
Made possible with support from Infaque.
60 mins
11:15 – 12:15Moving the needle on social change by building unlikely allies60 mins
11:15 – 12:15The Well: Moving towards the center of ourselves in a concept rooted in Kongo cosmology60 mins
12:15 – 1:15Lunch and networking, plus legal information booth60 mins
1:15 – 2:15Plenary keynote: Threats to an active and thriving democracy60 mins
2:15 – 2:30Plenary debrief at tables15 mins
2:30 – 2:45Transition break15 mins
2:45 – 4:00Untangling what it means to lead and connect intergenerationally75 mins
2:45 – 4:00 Workshop – How to be prepared to communicate when a crisis hits75 mins
2:45 – 4:00Workshop – The lease is up! Now what?
Made possible with support from Tapestry Community Capital.
75 mins
4:00 – 4:30ONN closing remarks30 mins
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