OEN Fall Conference and AGM - November 18-20 2011

Agenda & Presentations

Friday, November 18
6:00 - 7:00 Registration
7:00 – 7:15 Opening & Welcome: Traditional Opening: Shirley Williams
715 - 9:15 Panel Presentation Local Issues / Local Initiatives Discussion Circle. Presenters will include Leora Berman (The Land Between) and Mike Hendren (Kawartha Heritage Conservancy).

Saturday, November 19
8:00 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome & Introduction to the Agenda and Format
9:20-10:00 Session 1 – Community Gardening: Exploring Motivations, Benefits and Gardener Experience. Presenter: LeeAnn Chevrette, Food Security Research Network, Lakehead University,Thunder Bay
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:20 – 11:00 Session 2 – So You Want to Build a Food Charter. Presenter: Frank Smith, Toward Balance Support Network, City of Kawartha Lakes
11:00 - 11:40 Session 3 – Halton Hills Sustainability Strategy. Presenters: Robert Knox, Director of Strategic Planning, Willow Park Ecology Centre.Damian Szybalski, Sustainability Coordinator, Planning, Development & Sustainability Department, Town of Halton Hills
11:40 – 12:20 Session 4 – Earth Literacy and Biodiversity. Presenter: Leslie Adams, General Manager, Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources, Georgetown
12:20 - 1:20 Lunch
1:20 - 2:00 Session 5 – Building Neighbourhood Clean Energy Teams Presenter: Janice Ashworth, Community Organizer, Ecology Ottawa
2:00 - 2:40 Session 6 - Eco-Literacy in the Atomic Age Presenters: Brennain Lloyd, Project Co-ordinator, Northwatch Angela Bischoff, Outreach Director, Ontario Clean Air Alliance
2:40 – 3:20 Keynote Address – Community Tools for Community Restoration Presenters: Joe and Stephanie Mancini, Co-Founders of the Kitchener-Waterloo Working Centre. Joe and Stephanie Mancici co-founded The Working Centre in 1982 as a community-based response to unemployment and poverty. Rather than following a social service model, The Working Centre has evolved a method of supports that they call Community Tools.
3:20 – 3:40 Break
3:40 – 4:50 Concurrent Sessions – Session Topic "Action Meetings" Participants go to respective meetings for further discussions with the session leaders
4:50 – 5:15 Break
5:15 - 6: 00 OEN Annual General Meeting – Business portion of meeting
6:00 - 7:00 Supper
7:00 "And This is My Garden" Movie hosted by Environmental Film Network of Thunder Bay followed by discussion and party

Sunday November 20
9:00 – 11:00 OEN AGM Continued - Future of Provincial Networking in Ontario
- Small group discussions (including OEN Diversity Project Discussion Circle) & Report Back
- "Bear Pit" Session with new OEN SC members regarding how to move the OEN to a social enterprise service driven organization.
11:00 – 11:45 Closing Circle - Traditional Closing: Shirley Williams
12:00 Lunch