This webinar series explores creative ways Canada’s city park departments can partner with community groups, nonprofits and other agencies to activate the power of parks in cities across Canada. 

Park professionals, city staff, funders and members of the parks community will gain practical insights rooted in leading-edge examples of partnerships that have succeeded in creatively bringing city parks and public spaces to life. 

 

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Leading Trends in City Park Partnerships

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at 1:00 pm EST

This webinar will feature a wide range of partnership models used in city parks across Canada. From community groups to conservancies, we’ll explore the context underpinning each model and highlight its strengths and limitations. We’ll also take a look at the differences among Canadian and American park partnership models.

Rooted in Park People’s Canadian City Parks Report and a decade of work on park governance, we will share the latest opportunities and challenges emerging in Canada’s park partnerships. 

Speakers: 

Dave Harvey, Park People Founder and Executive Director:

Dave has decades of experience working in government on municipal and environmental issues. He excels at bringing partners together and strategic thinking to overcome complex challenges. He is passionate about community involvement in parks, which is why he founded Park People in 2011.

 

Jake Tobin Garrett, Park People Policy and Planning Manager:

Jake leads Park People’s research, policy development, and community engagement work. This includes writing Park People’s research reports including the first-ever Canadian City Parks Report, leading community engagement, and managing projects.  

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at 1:00 pm EST

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What to Know Before Entering Into Park Partnerships

Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 1:00 pm EST

This webinar will highlight what successful park partnerships look like and the best practices to achieve great partnership outcomes. Rooted in Park People’s extensive research and consulting on partnerships in city parks across Canada, this webinar will help you understand how to create the right partnership for your park and how to cultivate long term partnerships rooted in openness, accountability and public engagement.

Speakers:

Dave Harvey, Park People Founder and Executive Director:

Dave has decades of experience working in government on municipal and environmental issues. He excels at bringing partners together and strategic thinking to overcome complex challenges. He is passionate about community involvement in parks, which is why he founded Park People in 2011.

 

Natalie Brown, Park People National Program Manager:

Natalie leads Park People’s programs in Vancouver, Montreal, and the GTA, building relationships across Canada with municipal staff, non-profits, and community members to grow the park's movement across the country. She has a keen understanding of cross-Canada park projects and strong project management skills.

 

Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 1:00 pm EST

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