Partnership Brokering Training – What Does it Offer from the Funder Perspective?
2/2019 - "Given a prevailing aspiration towards deep, systemic shifts to improve social, environmental, cultural and economic conditions, our sights are ultimately set on partnerships that deliver transformative change versus simply transactional or adaptive improvements." Guest blog by Rebecca Aird from the Ottawa Community Foundation.
Health impacts of climate change may be the secret to inspiring action
9/2018 - Human health is intimately connected to the environment. That's why we partnered with the Ontario Public Health Association to develop a health-focused communications strategy for climate messaging. Find out more in this guest blog from their Executive Director, Pegeen Walsh.
Asking a good question – weaving threads between Partnership Brokering and The Art of Hosting
8/2018 - Solutions to tough problems like climate change will only come when we take a collaborative approach. Why? Because tough problems transcend any single sphere of interest – in other words, they are “systems” problems. So players seeking to address them must work with others to do so – like it or not. People we like […]
Building bridges for climate action: Reflections on Partnership Brokers Training
5/2018 - Complex challenges, such as climate change, require strong, trust-based collaboration within and across all sectors. Check out this guest blog from John Kenney, Natural Resources Canada, to find out how a partnership brokering training course can help you build lasting partnerships and succeed in your collective goals.
Collective impact: Improving public transit in Hamilton
4/2018 - Improved and expanded public transit is a clear solution for a more sustainable, equitable, and healthy city. Environment Hamilton wants to encourage modal shift to reduce transportation-related emissions – but Hamilton's public transportation system must first be safe, accessible, affordable, and reliable. Learn more about Hamilton transit in this guest blog by Ian Borsuk.
All aboard the community benefits bus
4/2018 - Local jobs and better public spaces: Check out what we learned from the Finch West LRT bus tour organized by the Toronto Community Benefits Network. Through collaboration with community groups, we will continue to explore how Community Benefits Agreements might be used to leverage public funding of climate solutions – like building retrofits – for multiple benefits.
Sharing climate-friendly ideas: Perspectives from Picture2050
3/2018 - Led by the Toronto Climate Action Network and sponsored by The Atmospheric Fund, the TransformTO-inspired Picture2050 contest asked residents to imagine Toronto in the year 2050 as a caring and climate-friendly city of the future. The winning photos highlighted public transit and green infrastructure - here's what we learned:
The how-to-guide for regional expansion: Opportunities for climate action in the GTHA
2/2018 - After a year of research to guide TAF's regional expansion efforts, we present the "Greenhouse Gas Reduction – Action and Opportunity in the GTHA" report. With this guide, we're excited to continue advancing climate action in the region.