Join Us! Mapping What Matters Report to the Community on December 3rd
Over the last four months we have been surveying the environmental nonprofit community (ENGO) in Alberta – over 160 different organizations – as part of our Mapping What Matters project. If you are a member of the ENGO community, or someone interested in the environmental sector in Alberta, we invite you to please join us on December 3rd as we present the results of this project back to the community.
The Mapping What Matters project consists of social network mapping and a needs assessment of the ENGO sector in Alberta. The network mapping allows us to know who is working together, and who would like to work together, enabling us to “map” these relationships to better understand how we function as a sector and how Alberta Ecotrust can best support collaboration. At the same time, the collective responses of the needs assessment are helping us understand the scope, scale and needs of Alberta’s ENGO community in order to optimise how our programs can best support the important environmental work ENGOs do as charities and nonprofits.
The event will feature a keynote presentation from Ken Vance-Borland, a network weaver and director from the Conservation Planning Institute, who has been involved with the project from the start. His keynote, “Alberta Environmental NGO Collaboration, Learning, and Action Networks”, will discuss the findings of the network mapping and the opportunities and challenges facing Alberta’s environmental community.
A networking reception, including complimentary food and drinks, will follow the presentations.
If you would like to attend the event but are travelling from outside of Calgary we may be able to help with a travel bursary. Please contact Rod Ruff at [email protected] if you require assistance.
Can’t attend the live event? You can also participate in the event from home or at work as we will be live streaming the presentations. Please register for the virtual event.
About Ken Vance-Borland
Ken Vance-Borland, director of the Conservation Planning Institute (CPI) in Corvallis, Oregon, has nearly 20 years’ experience in regional conservation planning in western North America, including: the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains of Oregon and California; the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho; coastal British Columbia including the marine realm and the Queen Charlotte Islands; and the Great Sand Hills native grasslands of southern Saskatchewan. Ken’s current work explores evidence-oriented applied conservation stakeholder network analysis and weaving for sustainable communities and ecosystems. He has done conservation and natural resource management social network projects in coastal Oregon, Minnesota, the lower Hudson River Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area, the province of Alberta, Canada, the Kalahari Transboundary Park in South Africa, and Bua province in Fiji. Ken has trained people from academia, government, and NGOs in the theory and methods of applied conservation stakeholder network mapping, analysis, and weaving.