BRIDGES 2018 is an annual Collaboration and Partnership Forum for service providers organized by the Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership (TEQ LIP) in collaboration with the Toronto Quadrant LIPs and the City of Toronto Newcomer Office.
Objective of the BRIDGES Forum is to help enhance and build the capacity of organizations of varying sizes and resources to engage effectively and impactfully in collaboration and partnerships and achieve results through collective action.
BRIDGES 2018 focused on emerging trends in agency collaboration and partnerships. Building on past BRIDGES Forums and developments in the social services sector and beyond, speakers at the Forum explored topics such as trends and promising practices in agency partnerships; using technology to support collaborations; non-profit – private sector partnerships; and how to approach shared measurement and evaluation. The Forum also provided space for networking and discussing opportunities for collaborative action.
BRIDGES 2019 was attended by over 140 service provider representatives from across the City of Toronto. Below you will find an overview of workshops presented at the Forum and links to presentations and resources shared by speakers.
Workshop 1: Using technology to support partnerships and collaboration – Marco Campana, Non-profit Communication Consultant
Workshop 2: Non-profit – private sector partnerships – Allison Pond – CEO, ACCES Employment and Anita Carroll – VP, Corporate Engagement and Resource Development, ACCES Employment
Workshop 3: Partnerships and Collaborations – Tools and Resources for Organizational readiness and capacity building – Amanuel Melles, Aman Consulting
- 2013-Collaborative-Partnerships- United Way Toolkit
Workshop 4: Assessing effectiveness and impact of collaborative initiatives – Sylvia Cheuy, Consulting Director, Community Engagement, Tamarack Institute
- Assessing the Effectiveness & Impact of Collaborative Initiatives
- Collaborative Leadership Self-assessment Tools
- Outcome Diary Tool – Community Collaboration language
- Tool_The Collaboration Spectrum_Tamarack
Workshop 1: Types of partnerships: tools to build effective long and short-term collaborations – Ewa Cerda-Llanos, Manager of Community and University Partnerships and Umema Sharafali, Coordinator of Youth Engagement, East Scarborough Storefront
- The Connected Community Approach – What it is and why it matters
- Types of Partnerships – Tools to Build Effective Long and Short-term Collaborations
Workshop 2: Building partnerships between the settlement and indigenous community – Andrea Chrisjoin, Board Designate, Toronto Fire Native Cultural Centre
Workshop 3: Using technology to support partnerships and collaboration (repeat) – Marco Campana, Non-profit Communication Consultant
Workshop 4: Working through challenges in collaborations – Radha Nayar, Principal, Nayar Consulting
Organizer of BRIDGES 2018 Collaboration Forum
The Forum was organized by the Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership in collaboration with all Toronto Quadrant LIPs and the Toronto Newcomer Office.
Please find more information on the organizers by clicking on the link below:
- Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership
- Toronto West Local Immigration Partnership
- Toronto South Local Immigration Partnership
- Toronto North Local Immigration Partnership
- City of Toronto Newcomer Office