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Lunch and Learn: Advocacy After the Election


It’s important for nonprofits to recognize that their organization’s advocacy efforts must start well before the advent of an election campaign – and continue afterwards as well. After all, policy advocacy is a journey, not a destination. If a specific policy proposal finds its way into a political party’s election platform, it’s often the result of a lot of hard work in the months, and even years, prior to an election.

In this session, Alexa Briggs, CCVO Director, Policy & Research, and Lina Khatib, CCVO Policy Analyst, will outline five critically important ways for your organization to follow up after the election. Join other nonprofit professionals in sharing experiences, building connections, and increasing your impact with a policy agenda.

This is a brown bag lunch event, coffee and dessert will be provided.


about the presenters

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Alexa BriggsDirector, Policy & Research, CCVO

Alexa has a strong professional background as a researcher and writer, combined with extensive experience working for nonprofit organizations in managerial and leadership experience positions. Her work in policy analysis and research was enhanced at Vibrant Communities Calgary, where she served as Associate Director of Strategy and Research.

Alexa holds a B.A. in Sociology with High Honours and an Interdisciplinary M.A, both from the University of Saskatchewan. Her professional experience includes numerous publications and conference presentations as well as service on nonprofit Boards.

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Lina KhatibPolicy Analyst, CCVO

Lina is a public policy professional with a Master’s degree from the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Arts from York University. She has over five years of experience working with government and nonprofit organizations in the realm of social policy and research, including at the Ontario Ministry of Education and the United Way of Calgary and Area. Lina is a strong believer in the power of collaboration as well as evidence-based decision-making. She is passionate about improving the health and well-being of nonprofit organizations and about preparing for the technological changes of the future.

Earlier Event: May 23
Building a Culture of Respect
Later Event: September 17
CCVO Annual General Meeting 2019