College to host panel discussion on Collective Impact movement

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OKANAGAN - It is becoming more widely understood that collaboration is the key to creating value and accelerating change in communities. Gone are the days when organizations worked in silos to address complex social issues. This collective impact model offers a framework for achieving social change at a community level and an upcoming panel discussion hosted by Okanagan College will help unravel the complexities of collective impact.

The College’s Scotiabank Centre for Non Profit Excellence will host the free panel discussion on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 2 – 5 p.m. in the atrium of Okanagan College.

Panelists, Kevin McCort from Vancouver Foundation, Laurence East of Metro Community, and Ellen Boelcke from Kelowna Community Resources will be sharing their experiences and informing attendees about collaborative initiatives in the community.

“The panel will provide an opportunity for engaged individuals in Kelowna to gather and discuss some key issues in our community and formulate ideas about how we would like to see change take place,” explains Dr. Sheilagh Seaton from Okanagan College’s School of Business. “Collective impact has becomes such a hot topic in the Okanagan and we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to bring individuals together to share information and best practices.”

Okanagan College’s Scotiabank Centre for Non Profit Excellence offers workshops and creates resources to assist non-profit organizations.

For more information about the event and for free tickets for the Collective Impact and Collaboration Panel please visit

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