Sharing Space, Sharing Success: Innovative Workspaces for Social Good

Toronto, Ontario
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Sharing Space, Sharing Success: Innovative Workspaces for Social Good
Thursday, October 18, 2012 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON
585 Dundas Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4M 2B8

Map and Directions
This interactive full-day seminar is designed to lead you through the nuts and bolts of creating a mission-enhancing, financially sustainable shared workspace.

■ Learn how shared space can positively impact your organization’s operations and programs, create better client services, and strengthen your community.
■ Gain best practices and resources to save time and avoid costly mistakes for your real estate project.
■ Celebrate and learn from successful shared spaces in Ontario and across the country.

Across Canada and around the world, organizations are changing the way they do business by developing collaborative, shared workspaces. These multi-tenant, social good facilities, or nonprofit centres, provide innovative long-term solutions to meet pressing needs of local communities.

One-stop-shops for human services • Arts facilities • Community hubs • Innovation incubators • Affordable, quality workspace • Drivers of economic development • Cross-sector collaborations

■ Comprehensive information on creating and operating social purpose multi-tenant facilities
■ Speakers from across the real estate, financial, and design sectors, as well as nonprofit leaders
■ Dynamic networking opportunities with peers from across Canada
■ Thought-provoking sessions exploring proven impact and future directions for the shared space movement
■ Inspiring tours of shared spaces in the Greater Toronto Area
■ Valuable resource materials to take home

Anyone interested in efficient operations, quality workspace, and innovative collaborations for the social

New Projects in Development: Gain practical tools to save time and money by avoiding costly mistakes as you
create shared workspace and services.

Established Centres: Share common experiences and best practices on the challenges and opportunities
of ongoing centre management. Learn innovative models for sustainable operations and collaborative programming.

Developers and Other Private Sector Service Firms: Learn about new developments in the social sector and the potential for public-private partnerships.

Funders: Explore models for investing in shared space and strategies to enhance services while steamlining costs.

Government Officials:
Learn how nonprofit organizations are collaborating with government agencies to leverage resources and support community development.

About the organizers
This event was catalyzed by community leaders in the Greater Toronto Area dedicated to changing how Canada works together.

The Nonprofit Centers Network provides the knowledge, resources, and networks the social sector needs to create stable, mission-enhancing workspaces and services for the communities they serve.

Tides Canada provides innovative philanthropic, financial, and project management services for changemakers towards building uncommon solutions for the common good.

HOSTED BY Artscape, a not-for-profit organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities.

Additional Event Partners:
Catholic Charities • Children’s Treatment Network • Centre for Social Innovation
New Path Foundation • Urbanspace Property Group • United Way Toronto


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