For those looking for a bit of breakfast conversation, informal table conversations focused on a variety of topics and facilitated by CEGN members, will start at 8:15 sharp. Arrive beforehand to get your breakfast from the buffet and join a table that interests you. Wednesday and Thursday breakfast table conversations are as follows:

 Wednesday, June 10

8 – 9 a.m.               Breakfast and Table Conversations – Guildhall

Table 1 – The Role of Trustees: How can trustees contribute to a more effective operation of not-for-profit organizations?
Hosted by: Gary Willson, The Alberta Real Estate Foundation

Table 2 – Sustainable Cities: How can we work together to address the challenges and expand opportunities to advance sustainable cities?
Hosted by: Karen Wilkie, The Carthy Foundation and Mark Gifford, Vancouver Foundation

Table 3 – Perspectives on the Current State and Directions for Environmental Education: How can we ensure that the best of environmental education is a part of every child’s learning?
Hosted by: Stan Kozak, The Gosling Foundation

Table 4 – Fossil Fuel Divestment: What does it mean to be fossil fuel free, what options exist, and how do we address our fiduciary responsibilities?
Hosted by: Alan Harman, ScotiaMcLeod, and Desmond Wilson, The Catherine Donnelly Foundation

Table 5 – Philanthropy in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Communities: Why does Indigenous philanthropy sometimes fail? When does Indigenous philanthropy succeed?
Hosted by: Stephen Couchman and Wanda Brascoupé Peters, The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, and Sean Magee, Bullfrog Power


Thursday, June 11

8 – 9 a.m.               Breakfast and Table Conversations – Guildhall

Table 1 – Accounting for Canada’s Natural Capital: What are the best approaches to get natural capital on the balance sheet?
Hosted by: Lara Ellis, Ivey Foundation and Barbara Steele, The Natural Step Canada

Table 2 – The Municipal Role in Achieving Deep Emissions Reductions: How can CEGN members better support municipal action in achieving deep GHG emissions reductions? (e.g. 80% by 2050)
Hosted by: Shannon Joseph and Alex Long, Federation of Canadian Municipalities – Green Municipal Fund

Table 3 – Supporting Children and Youth Through Positive Interactions with Nature: What are the strategic opportunities to ensure that all children benefit from positive interactions with nature?
Hosted by: Stan Kozak, The Gosling Foundation and Karen Shelstad, The Lawson Foundation

Table 4 – What’s My Role? In light of shrinking government budgets, what is the changing role of philanthropy, foundations, and CEGN members in Canada?
Hosted by: Meaghan Calcari Campbell, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Table 5 – Alberta’s Electoral Earthquake: What are the implications for water, climate, energy issues and Treaty rights in Canada?
Hosted by: Tzeporah Berman, New Venture Fund

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