Leaders' Forum Program

Start Time End Time WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2023
12:00 PM 12:30 PM Buffet Lunch Prior to Meeting (National Executive)
Indigo Room
12:30 PM 2:30 PM CCI National Executive Meeting [By Invitation Only]
Indigo Room
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Refresh / Break
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Joint CCI National Executive/Council Meeting [By Invitation Only]
Indigo Room
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Refresh / Break
6:00 PM 8:00 PM Meet & Greet - All Welcome - State & Main Kitchen & Bar
Start Time End Time THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2023
8:00 AM 9:30 AM National Committee Chairs (Super Committee) Working Breakfast Meeting [By Invitation Only]
Lime Room
    CCI-N Council Breakfast Meeting [By Invitation Only]
Cyan Room
    Networking Breakfast [All Attendees Welcome]
Indigo Room
9:30 AM 9:40 AM

Opening remarks /President's remarks
Indigo Room

Andrée Ball (CCI-National Executive Member and President)

9:40 AM 10:00 AM Indigenous Protocol
Indigo Room

Lyndon J Linklater is a citizen of the Thunderchild First Nation (Plains Cree) in Treaty 6 and has roots in Couchiching First Nation (Fort Francis, Ontario) in Treaty 3.
10:00 AM 10:30 AM

Welcome to the Leaders Forum… Now What??
Indigo Room

Whether this is your first time or you are an experienced NLF participant, join us in this session to find out what to expect at the NLF and tips and tricks to make the most of this event.

Jamie Herle (CCI-National Executive Member and Chair)
Sharon Siuksteris (CCI North Saskatchewan Chapter, Chair of Education Committee)

10:30 AM 11:15 AM Committee and Executive Initiative Update
Indigo Room

Find out what Executive and the Committee Chairs are working on and obtain updates on key initiatives and undertakings as well as what they need your help with and how it impacts your chapter.

Committee updates from all committees except Governance (will present by-laws): 
BPIR, Events, Gov't, Marketing, Ops, RM&F, Resource Mgmt
11:15 AM 11:30 AM Refresh / Break‚Äč
11:30 AM 12:15 PM

Updates on initiatives since we last met in Kingston
Indigo Room

Courtney Cartmill (CCI-London Chapter Education Committee) - Ontario Education Update
Rachel King, Maddy Madeley, Calandra Muller (CCI Toronto Chapter / Redstone Agency) - Toronto Database update

12:15 PM 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM 2:00 PM Keynote
Indigo Room

Lyndon J Linklater, traditional knowledge keeper and storyteller. He is a citizen of the Thunderchild First Nation (Plains Cree) in Treaty 6 and has roots in Couchiching First Nation (Fort Francis, Ontario) in Treaty 3.

Synopsis: Lyndon’s talk will cover working together to build community, truth and reconciliation within individual communities, and homelessness. He will talk about why we have a land acknowledgement and the importance of public education in this area.

What is the common understanding across Turtle Island (North America)
2:00 PM 2:45 PM

Confronting Harassment – Tools for your CCI Chapter
Indigo Room

Jennifer Dickenson (CCI-London & Area President, CCI-National Board Member)
Devon Cassidy (CCI-Nova Scotia President,  CCI-National Board Member and Vice President) 

Join Jennifer Dickenson and Devon Cassidy as they discuss harassment as they see it within our chapters. They will be discussing strategies and sharing tools to address harassment, when encountered. Specific situations will be reviewed and audience participation will be welcomed.

Indigo Room
3:15 PM 3:30 PM Refresh / Break
3:30 PM 4:15 PM

Connecting with Government (local & provincial) 
Indigo Room

Nancy Houle (CCI Eastern Ontario Chapter President)

Armand Conant (CCI Toronto) [via video]
Patricia Elia (CCI Grand River Chapter Board Member and CCI-National Executive Board Member)
Anand Sharma (CCI North Alberta Chapter President)
Donna Singbeil (CCI North Saskatchewan Chapter President) 

Engaging with your government can seem daunting or overwhelming.  In this session, we hope to provide practical tips on how to start engaging, or how to take your engagement to the next level.

4:15 PM 5:30 PM Refresh / Break
6:00 PM 8:00 PM SOCIAL EVENT - The Prairie Lily Boat Cruise (appetizers and 1 drink ticket)
Start Time End Time FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2023
8:30 AM 9:30 AM Delegates Networking Breakfast by Province [All Attendees Welcome]
Indigo Room
9:30 AM 10:15 AM Strategies to drive Awareness and Membership
Indigo Room

Michael Lewicki, LCCI, CCI Eastern Ontario Chapter Communications Co-Chair and Board Member)

Abbie Thurgood (CCI South Alberta Chapter Vice President)
Henry J. Jansen, P.Eng., ACCI, LCCI (CCI Grand River Chapter Board Member)
Seth Henoch (CCI Manitoba Chapter Board Member)

With so many options available for delivering educational and informative content, medium mindfulness is incredibly important. A roundtable of panelists will discuss the mediums their chapters have utilized and explore how the promotion, occurrence, costs and resources contribute to audience engagement. Tips and tricks on content planning and writing captivating but informative subject matter will also be highlighted.
10:15 AM 11:00 AM CCI-National Committee break out meetings
Indigo Room
    Government Relations Meeting 
Cyan Room
11:30 AM 12:15 PM Responsible Financial Reporting to the Board
Indigo Room

Walter Wakula (CCI South Alberta Chapter Treasurer) 

The focus would be on the monthly Treasurer's Report where a the content format pretty much repeats but where content itself changes from month to month with budget's, year-ends, investment roll-overs and so forth.
12:15 PM 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM 2:00 PM Let's Celebrate our Successes!
Indigo Room

Murray Johnson (CCI Toronto Chapter Past President)

Moderated Round Table discussions led by leaders from  our chapters that have experienced success over the last year.  Learn from other chapters about what they did and how they did it. Ask them questions and take their ideas back to your chapter to create your own success.    

2:00 PM 2:45 PM Team Building Activity
Indigo Room
2:45 PM 3:30 PM "Build it right, and they will come"
Indigo Room

Dr. William Brooks, Owner, Facilitator and Mentor, eclecthink international

Many aspects of coexisting in a group, whether it be a business, not-for profit, condo, or housing development requires cooperation while engaging in effective decision making. This presentation examines some of the important aspects of creating boards, committees, and teams to effectively operate an organization and resolve situations.

3:30 PM 5:00 PM Break
5:00 PM 9:30 PM SOCIAL EVENT - The Glen at the Crossmount
5:00 PM   Pick up guests at the Alt Hotel in Saskatoon and transport by bus to the Glen at Crossmount
5:30 PM 9:30 PM Arrival at the Glen (5:30pm)
Welcome Remarks, Cider Tasting, Buffet Dinner, and Sleigh Ride
9:30 PM   Departure from the Glen. Bus returns guests to the Alt Hotel

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