The Gaps Working Group has continued working on Capacity Building Workshops. Brenda updated a couple Innovation for Non-Profit Workshops are scheduled in the next couple weeks.
Amy shared the second high priority area identified in the surveys was digital platforms and utilized technology effectively to connect with client, member, each other. Working on connecting with a local presenter to organize workshops on this topic.
Heather shared some initial thoughts and suggestions for consideration, from reviewing the applications from the recovery fund and from conversations with groups/organizations throughout the time on the Task Force; different ways of fundraising in/out /beyond the pandemic, how to do event planning, transitioning out of the pandemic to where people feel comfortable being with people again; how and what to communicate in general, reaching out to different audiences; volunteer succession planning; Mission-Vision sessions; how to complete a funding application; questions to ask your leadership team, to change the conversation to move forward from what we've always done to what we should be doing now; partnerships agreements, putting partnerships/documents in place.
Brenda shared that the Innovation Workshop will touch on a lot of these suggestions briefly, she thinks there is value in having dedicated sessions on a lot of these items. Brenda asked about a budget for external facilitators and the sessions planned. Rod explained there isn't a specific budget allocated to the Task Force, there would be access to some internal funding resources.
Lynda asked that from the survey done several months ago more focus be given to Mental Health and Well Being and providing supports. Marina shared the Physiologist that works out of the Kawartha North Family Health Team Bobcaygeon office would be willing to look at volunteering for session(s) for employees and community members.
Amy asked everyone to continue to put the information out to networks of the upcoming workshops.