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Thank you for attending Connections Conference 2019!

The Connections Conference brings together over 300 professionals, leaders, and changemakers from Alberta’s nonprofit, business, and government sectors for a day of learning and dialogue to turn ideas into actions. This annual event is dedicated to sharing innovative best practices and thought leadership that inspires action to tackle complex problems from a systems perspective. The Conference is made possible through the generosity of corporate and community partners.

Save the date! Connections Conference 2020

The 2020 Connections Conference will be held on Wednesday, April 22 at Mount Royal University.

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On April 10, 2019, CCVO convened the 8th annual Connections Conference at Mount Royal University. We focused on being adaptive – represented by the chameleon, one of the most adaptive creatures on Earth. The 2019 Conference speakers – local, national, and international leaders and experts – shared insights that helped empower nonprofits and their supporters to respond to changes in the economy, technology, and society, and be proactive in leading and learning from change.


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How can we better prepare to proactively respond to change in a way that empowers all of us?

How does being adaptive support our work for the communities we serve?

Nonprofits play an essential role in ensuring our health and well-being, our connectedness and quality of life, and are on the leading edge of thinking and modernizing practice and service delivery in Alberta. To support their work, nonprofits are increasingly required to be more adaptive: responsive to the transformation of the economy, alert to the impacts of social and technological change, and proactive in leading change. We are excited to see the nonprofit sector evolving in many positive ways and becoming more responsive to the increasing pace and rate of change.

The 2019 Connections Conference provided nonprofit attendees with new leadership, learning, and advocacy insights, best practices, and resources to help develop the attendees’ capacity to be adaptive in what is certain to be a complex and unpredictable future.


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Thank you to our Supporters!

The Connections Conference is made possible each year through the generosity of many corporate and community supporters. Their commitment to help tackle complex problems, inspire action, and support the sharing of best practices and thought leadership is greatly valued.

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community builders

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The connections conference 2019 was also proudly supported by

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