Community Conversations

The New Directions Project had originally planned to have 5 events around the province where diverse sector representatives could gather for community-based conversations. With the collaboration of other groups, the project was able to facilitate 15 Community Conversations and Learning Events overall. These conversation events were recorded in photos, some with video, and all in notes later transcribed and included in our reports.

To see photo galleries on Community Conversations by clicking on the Community Conversations listed below.

Community Conversations & Learning Events held:

Abbotsford (March 18, 2014)  Download the report.

Campbell River (November 26, 2013)  Download the report

Coquitlam (Jan 21, 2014)  Download the report.

Cranbrook (March 11, 2014)  Download the report.



Kelowna (January 28, 2013)  Download the report.

Nelson (March 12, 2014)  Download the report.

Prince George (December 2, 2013)  Download the report.

Revelstoke (March 13, 2014)  Download the report.

Richmond (March 6, 2014)  Download the report.


UBC (November 19, 2014)  Download the report.

Vernon (March 14, 2014)  Download the report.

Victoria (November 28, 2013)  Download the report.

Williams Lake (December 3, 2014)  Download the report.

More Community Conversations and Learning Events may be possible despite the end of this specific project. Let us know if you would like to organize one in your community, or if you hosted one and want to follow up with another. These conversations have been an excellent way for regional organizations to connect and add to the nuggets of information that will help us all find our common ground.

Community Conversations and Learning Events Details: What was done.

Risk Management: Protecting your Volunteers & Organization with Lillian Whitmore from AVRBC 
Whether new to Volunteer Management, or looking for new information, this half-day workshop provided participants with practical strategies on how to incorporate risk management into an organization and everyday Volunteer Management duties.

Learning outcomes:

“This session exceeded my expectations – well framed to get us thinking about our own needs and successes!”

Updates on Criminal Records Review Changes with Shera Skinner from the Ministry of Justice
Join Shera Skinner as we learn about changes to the Criminal Records Review processes. Learn more about how the Ministry of Justice Criminal Records Review differs from the local police department Criminal Record Check, and how to best meet your organization’s needs.

“It really helped to see the different checks and plan to keep vulnerable clients safe.”

New Directions for British Columbia’s Non-Profit Sector
Learn about the interesting regional and provincial results of the BC Non-Profits Survey conducted by SPARC BC. Connect with other non-profits in your region and build your network. You know non-profits are pivotal to our quality of life and economy, but the role and contribution of non-profits is often not well understood. Help build a shared understanding of the contribution of your organization, and the value and impact of non-profits in your community and region. Share your knowledge, insight, stories and experience, and join us in a lively conversation.

“Very interactive. Opportunity for people to express different ideas as well as talk about barriers to overcome in the non-profit sector.”

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Project Final Reports
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You can view or download the reports by clicking on the image above and following links:

• Survey Report Summary 2015

• Full Survey Report 2015

• Community Conversations Report

• Collectively Speaking

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