BRIDGES 2021 is a city-wide Collaboration and Partnership Forum that brings together service provider representatives from across the Greater Toronto Area and from multiple sectors to discuss, share experiences and learn about collaboration and partnership building. In addition to learning, the Forum offers opportunities for participants to share and discuss their own ideas for collective action with other forum attendees.
This year, the Forum will be held virtually. Detailed information on how to join the virtual conference platform will be sent to registered participants before the event.
10:30 – 11:45am Panel: Building Resilience Through (New) Collaborations During COVID-19
11:45 – 12:30pm Lunch break and networking
12:30 – 1:45pm Concurrent workshops:
WORKSHOP 1: Addressing newcomer unemployment through collaborative engagement of employers
WORKSHOP 2: Working together to strengthen supports for victims of gender-based violence
WORKSHOP 3: Addressing oppression and racism through collective action
WORKSHOP 4: What is the future of digital/hybrid settlement service delivery?
1:45 – 2:15pm Rest break and networking
2:15 – 3:15pm Collaboration Action Session
3:15 – 3:35pm Closing Address: Fraser Valentine, Assistant Deputy Minister, Settlement and Integration Sector, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
3:35 – 3:45 Forum wrap-up and evaluation
*Due to limited space and to help ensure a broad representation of different organizations at the Forum, registration is limited to two representatives per organization, on a first come, first served basis. Additional representatives will be placed on a wait list and registered if space is available.