We are honored to have Paul Schmitz join us this year as our keynote speaker. Paul Schmitz builds the collective leadership of organizations and communities to achieve greater social impact through his roles as Senior Advisor at The Collective Impact Forum and CEO of Leading Inside Out. He is also the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up, and the former CEO of Public Allies.
Paul is a faculty member of The Asset-Based Community Development Institute, was a social innovation advisor to the Obama White House, and has been named three separate years to The Nonprofit Times list of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders in America.
For Collective Impact to succeed, groups must be as rigorous about building culture as they are about building strategy. Nonprofits have often been incentivized to demonstrate they are better than everyone else, over-promise on their outcomes, claim sole credit for successes, and hide mistakes and failures. Collective Impact requires a different kind of leadership. It requires a culture that develops and rewards authentic, inclusive, collaborative, and accountable leadership; helps leaders work better together across various turfs and differences; and engages community members as partners in achieving impact goals.
Hear Paul share stories from Public Allies’ two decades of experience developing more than 5,000 young adults from all backgrounds to become effective leaders in their communities. Paul will invite audience members to consider new leadership possibilities within themselves and their communities. Paul will illustrate leadership values critical to being an authentic, inclusive, collaborative, and accountable leader.
Community engagement is about ensuring that those most impacted by social challenges have a say in designing and implementing solutions. The participation of intended beneficiaries and their families, neighbors, and trusted leaders should be an integral part of data-driven processes to achieve better results. And a shift in power where community members own and help produce the result will lead to greater impact.
The spoken word performance aims to understand the ways in which racialized people navigate the world by focusing on one of the most central parts of our identity. This piece centers around our names. We discuss what our names mean to us, the microaggressions we face and the ways in which we carry the names of those who are killed before their time because of actions taken as a result of institutional racism.
Timiro Mohamed is a local spoken word poet and university student. Her work is centered around her experiences as a second generation Somali-Canadian. She is the co-author of the chapbook Water and a national spoken word semi-finalist having competed at the Canadian Festival of Spoken word with the 2016 Edmonton Slam Poetry team.
Amina Mohamed is a grade 12 student, writer, and poet. She is passionate about exploring the concept of home as a second generation Somali-Canadian woman. Amina has curated many poetry workshops and loves making space for others to express themselves through art.
Aaima Azhar is a university student, and aspiring spoken word poet, who has used poetry as uncensored expression and therapeutic release ever since she was seven - she enjoys writing from the perspective of others, putting words to the feelings that often go unspoken.
The "I See You: Sawubona" project is dedicated to giving us an opportunity to reflect on how we see others, if we are really seeing each other or if we are allowing our own fears, biases, and prejudices to interfere in recognizing the value and beauty that each person brings to the society.
REACH Edmonton is honoured to host this exhibit at our AGM with Coalitions Creating Equity, the Wood Buffalo Regional Library and the Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund.
Many partners from the REACH community will be showcasing as exhibitors throughout the night. Stay tuned for a detailed list of our exhibitors. If you would like to exhibit at future REACH AGM's please contact Kelly Holland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Exhibitors this year include:
- Alberta Hate Crime Committee
- Alberta Health Services - Addiction Prevention
- Alberta Children Services
- Catholic Social Services
- End Poverty Edmonton
- EMNC Global girls
- Islamic Family and Social Services Association
- John Humphrey Centre
- United Way of Alberta Capital Region
- Lives in transition
- Shiloh Multicultural Education Centre
- Centre for Race and Culture
- Somali Canadian Culture Society
- Alliance Jeunesse-Famille de l'Alberta Society
- Native Counselling Services
4:30PM - Reception and Networking
5:00PM - Annual General Meeting
» Presentation of Chairman’s Report
» Approval of 2018 Annual Report
» Approval of 2018 AGM Minutes
» Auditor’s Report - 2018 Financial Statements
» Selection of Auditors for 2019
» Approval of Bylaw Changes for 2019
» Board Nominations
» Farewell to Departing Board Members
6:00PM - Showcase Celebration
» Introduction and Welcome
» Recognition of Treaty 6 Land and Blessing
» Greetings from: Government of Canada, Government of Alberta and City of Edmonton
» Introduction of REACH Board of Directors
» REACH Remarks
» Spoken Word Performance by Timiro Mohamed
» Keynote Presentation by Paul Schmitz
» Closing Remarks
REACH welcomes families and those with little ones. If you are an attendee or an exhibitor and would like to bring your child with you please contact Kelly Holland at email@example.com
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