Corporate Community Engagement Summit

Corporate Community Engagement Summit

Coast Capital Savings`Help Headquarters

 

Generously hosted by

Coast Capital Savings

Presented by Volunteer Canada
In collaboration with the Corporate Community Engagement Council (CCEC)

(formally the Corporate Council on Volunteering)

When: January 27 - 29, 2020
Where: 9900 King George Blvd., Surrey, BC

The Corporate Community Engagement Summit convenes corporate professionals managing programs and initiatives for their employees, and other stakeholders, to give back to communities – whether through volunteering, donating, learning or other civic engagement. The summit provides a forum for learning and effective practice exchange among peers, in an intimate, facilitated setting.  

Join us this January to learn how to supercharge the ways your work catalyzes others into action for social and environmental impact.

Learn from keynote speaker Derrick Feldmann as he discusses how companies should engage the public in their initiatives, from Corporate Community Engagement Council (CCEC) member companies as they share their expertise and experience and, from other leading professionals in the field as they challenge the status quo and push for innovative approaches.

With plenary sessions, workshops and networking opportunities, the Corporate Community Engagement Summit is an exciting event where CSR and HR professionals will deepen their knowledge of corporate community engagement and connect with their peers from across BC and Canada. 

Only 80 tickets available. Don't miss the early bird pricing!

Early bird: $450 (available until November 30)
Regular: $575

 

Buy your ticket!

Who should attend?

The Corporate Community Engagement Summit was created for corporate professionals only. This includes those working in Corporate Social Responsibility or Human Resources, for whom all or part of their responsibilities relate to engaging employees or other stakeholders in community to create social or environmental impact.

Have questions about the Summit? Contact us at corporatecitizenship [at] volunteer [dot] ca

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Other interactive sessions and speakers confirming regularly – check back here for updates!

January 27

January 28

January 29

Reception Keynote, Presentations and Networking Corporate Community Engagement Council members only
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Keynote: Derrick Feldmann on
The Corporate Social Mind

Researcher, expert and author Derrick Feldmann shares a new mindset from his forthcoming book on how companies should engage the public in their initiatives. 

Bringing The Ready Commitment to life for TD Colleagues
Kate Lally, TD

The B Corp Movement: People using business as a force for good
Roanne Weyermars, Coast Capital Savings

Additional sessions to be announced. *

The Corporate Role in Canada’s Indigenous Reconciliation
Alexandra Biron, Deloitte

When New Leadership Equals A New Community Investment Approach
Trevor Krahn, IG Wealth Management

Additional sessions to be announced. *

*Additional sessions by Sun Life Financial, Telus, Tata Consultancy Services and others. Details to come. 

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Derrick Feldmann
Keynote speaker

Derrick Feldmann is a sought-after speaker, researcher and advisor for causes and companies on social movements and issue engagement. He regularly speaks at events and organizations throughout the world on how causes and companies can drive public interest in social change. He is the author of three books, The Corporate Social Mind (forthcoming), Social Movements For Good: How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change and Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial. Feldmann is the managing director of movement design studio INFLUENCE|SG, where he advises companies and causes through research on social issue engagement. He also serves as managing director of Ad Council Edge, the strategic consulting division of the Ad Council. Feldmann has been recognized as a leading researcher in cause engagement for more than a decade. His work is regularly cited by such outlets as Forbes, Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal and as a reliable source of data on today’s cause engagement. He leads the research team for Influencing Young America to Act, a study of how young adults are influenced by and influence others to support social movements. During the prior 10 years, he led the research team for the Millennial Impact Project, producing the comprehensive Millennial Impact Reports on how the generation has engaged with causes from varying perspectives. Feldmann is a guest lecturer for the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and on the board of visitors for the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

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Alexandra Biron
Assistant Manager, Corporate Responsibility
Deloitte

In Alexandra’s role, she manages employee engagement opportunities across Canada, which includes volunteering projects and leadership development opportunities such as One Young World. She manages Deloitte Foundation, Impact Reporting and is the lead for Deloitte’s Indigenous Impact. Alexandra is a graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Honour of Business Administration Program (major in Business Sustainability). She recently obtained a Certification in CSR from the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College. Alexandra has always been an active leader in her community - from leading youth sport for development programs, planning fundraising events to volunteering at mental health organizations, she is committed to community development and creating a prosperous future for all!

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Trevor Krahn
Director, Sponsorship & Community Engagement
IG Wealth Management

Trevor Krahn is the Director of Sponsorship and Community Engagement for IG Wealth Management. In his role, he is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of the company’s sponsorships and national community investment program. He has over 16 years’ experience within the financial services industry in various marketing and community related roles.

Trevor currently sits on the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education’s national Board, serves as an Advisory Council member for the Manitoba Financial Literacy Forum, and is a long-standing member of Volunteer Canada’s Corporate Council. 


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Kate Lally
Manager, Employee Engagement
TD

Kate Lally, Manager of Employee Engagement, is part of The Global Corporate Citizenship group which brings together TD's business, philanthropy and human capital to deliver on the bank's purpose to enrich the lives of our customers, communities and colleagues. Kate leads programs designed to engage an employee base of over 55,000 across Canada. Kate has previously worked on the TD Corporate Environment team leading TD Tree days, TD's flagship volunteer program which engages both TD employees and members of the public. 

Passionate about volunteering and giving back in her community, Kate contributed to the 80,000+ volunteer hours logged by TD employees in 2018 as a Big Sister and TD Tree Days Site Leader.


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Roanne WeyermarsRoanne Weyermars
Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility
Coast Capital Savings

Roanne Weyermars is an executive level marketer and strategist now focused on using business as a force for good. Roanne currently champions corporate social responsibility and engagement for Coast Capital Savings, a purpose-led credit union and Certified B Corporation.

Roanne was a driving force in Coast Capital’s pursuit of B Corp certification and is active in the B Corp movement to build an inclusive and sustainable economy that works for everyone. Determined to solve the social and environmental issues of our time, Roanne is also an active volunteer board member of Sierra Club BC, Cowichan Green Community and B Local Vancouver.

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Bringing The Ready Commitment to life for TD Colleagues

Speaker: Kate Lally, Manager, Employee Engagement, TD

TD has a long history of strong employee engagement, and the launch of The Ready Commitment in 2018 provided opportunity to grow it even further. TD colleagues wanted to get involved with The Ready Commitment and they wanted ways to do so that would support their personal and professional goals. Enter- The Ready Commitment Network. TD colleagues are given opportunity beyond traditional volunteering and fundraising in order to make impact in their communities while growing as individuals.

Learning Objectives: Attendees will walk away with examples of employee engagement beyond traditional volunteering and fundraising. We will share our learnings and successes – highlighting the importance of timing and cultural shifts for progress.

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The Corporate Role in Canada’s Indigenous Reconciliation

Corporate Council members only

Speaker: Alexandra Biron, Assistant Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Deloitte

The session will provide an overview of Deloitte’s journey in the Indigenous space. Starting with our Indigenous Impact report (released on June 21), to the conception of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) – the first of its kind in Corporate Canada. The purpose of Deloitte Canada’s RAP is to strengthen relationships between Canadian Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all at Deloitte and Canada. Our RAP will articulate Deloitte’s detailed commitment to Canada’s Indigenous peoples. It includes practical commitments that will drive Deloitte’s contribution to Reconciliation both internally, in the communities in which we operate and the clients that we serve.

Learning Objectives: After attending this session, delegates will have a better understanding of where our country stands with Reconciliation and how we can move forward as Canadian Citizens in a time of Reconciliation. They will explore tactical ways on how to engage people at all levels in terms of educational pieces and taking action within our communities. See a few examples of commitments below:

  • Highlighting the importance of land acknowledgements
  • Educating our people on the history of the land, offering cultural awareness training 
  • Creating inclusive workplaces through hiring indigenous talent
  • Encouraging participating in cultural events
  • Building meaningful relationships with indigenous communities to create social impact

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When New Leadership Equals A New Community Investment Approach

Corporate Council members only

Speaker: Trevor Krahn, Director, Sponsorship & Community Engagement, IG Wealth Management

Community has always been – and continues to be - a key pillar at IG Wealth Management. With both a new President & CEO and new CMO stepping in during the last two years, we were given a mandate to evolve our community investment program in a way that has greater impact and better aligns with our overall brand and value proposition – which was also recently revamped.

This session will cover the entire process and end result of a complete overhaul of a company’s community investment program. The result – our IG Empower Your Tomorrow platform with a focus on increasing the financial confidence of Canadians in communities across the country. While the new strategy officially launched in November 2018 and is still very new, we already have some early successes and learnings to share.

Learning objectives: After attending this session, the delegate will be better be able to understand what is involved with completely revamping a company’s community investment program to have a larger impact and better align with the company’s overall brand and value proposition.

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The B Corp Movement: People using business as a force for good

Speaker: Roanne Weyermars, Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Coast Capital Savings

By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment. Hear from B.C. based B Corps, including CCOV member Coast Capital Savings, on why they chose to become a Certified B Corporation, the collective power of the B Corp community to build an inclusive and sustainable future, and how balancing profits with purpose can be good for the bottom line.

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Who should attend?

The Corporate Community Engagement Summit was created for corporate professionals only. This includes those working in Corporate Social Responsibility or Human Resources, for whom all or part of their responsibilities relate to engaging employees or other stakeholders in community to create social or environmental impact.

Venue

Coast Capital Savings’ Help Headquarters
9900 King George Blvd., Surrey, BC

Travel

  • 40 minutes from downtown Vancouver by skytrain or approx. 1 hour by car
  • Closest airport (Vancouver International, YVR): approx. 1 hour by car or 1.25 hours by transit

Registered delegates will receive a discount code for rooms at Surrey's Civic Hotel (reduced rate based on hotel availability).

Corporate Community Engagement Council (CCEC) Members

As a part of their benefits, member companies of the Corporate Community Engagement Council receive free entry for up to 3 employees, as well as access to the Council-exclusive day on January 29th. 

What is the Corporate Community Engagement Council (CCEC)? Formerly the Corporate Council on Volunteering, the CCEC works collaboratively to deliver strong leadership in the area of corporate citizenship in Canada, particularly in corporate community engagement. Find out more.

How can my company join the Council? Contact Elizabeth Dove, Director of Corporate Citizenship at 416-574-1936 or edove [at] volunteer [dot] ca.

 

Only 80 tickets available. Don't miss the early bird pricing!

Early bird: $450 (available until November 30)
Regular: $575

 

Buy your ticket!

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