Sharing Space, Sharing Success: Innovative Workspaces for Social Good

Sharing Space, Sharing Success: Innovative Workspaces for Social Good
October 17-18, 2012 | Seminar + Community Reception | Toronto, ON

This fall, Artscape is hosting a community reception and seminar in partnership with The Nonprofit Centers Network and several Toronto-based organizations involved in shared space development. This interactive full-day seminar is designed to lead you through the nuts and bolts of creating a mission-enhancing, financially sustainable shared workspace. Understand how shared space can positively impact your organization’s operations and programs, create better client services, and strengthen your community. Gain best practices and resources to help you save time and avoid costly mistakes for your real estate project. Join us to celebrate and learn from successful shared spaces in Ontario and across the country.
Across Canada and around the world, organizations are changing the way they do business by developing collaborative, shared workspaces. These multi-tenant, social good facilities, or nonprofit
centres, provide innovative long-term solutions to meet pressing needs of local communities.
Learn more + register at
Are you interested in learning about existing innovative workspace in the Greater Toronto Area?
Would you like to meet changemakers in your community?
Do you want to catch the fever for working differently in Canada?
Join us at a community reception, open to all. Celebrate the vibrant ecosytem of nonprofit centres throughout Ontario. Learn how they contribute to the strength our communities.
To RSVP, please visit

  • Comprehensive information on creating and operating social purpose multi-tenant facilities
  • Speakers from across the real estate, financial, and design sectors, as well as nonprofit leaders
  • Dynamic networking opportunities with peers from across Canada
  • Thought-provoking sessions exploring proven impact and future directions for the shared space movement
  • Inspiring tours of shared spaces in the Greater Toronto Area
  • Valuable resource materials to take home
Anyone interested in efficient operations, quality workspace, and innovative collaborations for the social sector.
  • New Projects in Development: Gain practical tools to save time and money by avoiding costly mistakes as you create shared workspace and services.
  • Established Centres: Share common experiences and best practices on the challenges and opportunities of ongoing centre management. Learn innovative models for sustainable operations and collaborative programming.
  • Developers and Other Private Sector Service Firms: Learn about new developments in the social sector and the potential for public-private partnerships.
  • Funders: Explore modes for investing in shared space facilities and strategies to enhance services while cutting costs.
  • Government Officials: Learn how nonprofit organizations are collaborating with government agencies to leverage resources and support
This conference was catalyzed by community leaders in the Greater Toronto Area dedicated to changing how Canada works together.
The Nonprofit Centers Network provides the knowledge, resources, and networks the social sector needs to create stable, mission-enhancing workspaces and services for the communities they serve.
Tides Canada builds uncommon solutions for the common good.
HOSTED BY Artscape, a not-for-profit organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities.
Additional Event Partners:
Catholic Charities Children’s Treatment Network New Path Foundation Urbanspace Property Group • and others!

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