Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO)
Accessibility Ontario has been delighted to work with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO) of the Ontario Government over the last five years. With funding from the Directorate, Accessibility has worked on several EnAbling Change projects with the following organizations: the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN), the Ontario BIA Association of Ontario (OBIAA), the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC), and the Ontario Land Trust Association (OLTA).
Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN)
People For Education is an independent organization working to support public education in Ontario’s English, French, and Catholic schools. For the past 17 years, the organization has been a powerful voice for public education in the province. They conduct vital research, answer parents’ questions, make policy recommendations and manage an extensive communications strategy to ensure there is a broad and ongoing dialogue about education issues in the media, online, and in a wide range of forums. Their goal is to ensure that every student has access to an enriched, broadly based education and that every student has an equitable chance for success. People For Education is seeking a Communications Director, a new position within the organization, responsible for spearheading strategic direction initiatives and planning, coordination, and management of the organization’s marketing, public relations, and strategic communications program.
Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA)
CIVIX is a national, charitable organization with a mission to grow young Canadians into engaged, committed and active citizens. CIVIX was born through a merger of two organizations, Student Vote and Operation Dialogue, in the spring of 2011. Now is a good time to chart the organization’s future programmatic course for the next phase of its development. Open Blue is working with CIVIX’s staff to develop and articulate a growth plan including program development, organizational growth, plan of work, and priorities. The final product will be a flexible 3-year plan that defines the long-term and short-term requirements for CIVIX’s growth and innovation.
Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC)
Open Blue has been hired by the Metcalf Foundation to assist with the recruitment of a new Program Director, Inclusive Local Economies Program. The new Program Director will work collaboratively with the President, the Program’s Advisory Committee, staff, fellows, and community stakeholders, to build on the exciting work that has been done, and is being done, in this Program and help the Foundation realize even greater impact vis-à-vis enhancing the economic livelihoods of low-income people. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to shape and lead a notable philanthropic program with high potential to make a significant contribution to improving outcomes for low-income people and communities in Toronto.
Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA)
ARC is an interdisciplinary partnership working to facilitate new thinking, new methods, new materials and new solutions for wildlife crossing structures. Coming up to the end of their first year of working together, the ARC Solutions Partnership has engaged Open Blue to assist them in looking back at what the partnership has accomplished and ahead at what the partnership’s collective aspirations are for the future. Open Blue will work with the partnership to craft an “inspiration of substance” – or strategic vision – that answers some pressing questions around how ARC can be most effective into the future building bridges to reconcile conflict between roads and wildlife, people and animals, and getting us all where we need to go safely, at a lower cost.
Ontario Land Trust Association (OLTA)
Open Blue is contributing to Max Bell Foundation‘s Case Study Series which will showcase particular instances in which a policy decision has been demonstrably impacted by the work of one or some small number of charities. In particular, Open Blue will be researching, analyzing and writing up a case study on Children’s Mental Health Ontario and their work successfully positioning a new policy framework within government.