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The Olympic Agenda 2020: A Global Reset for Sport, Sustainability and Legacies

Ann Duffy will be joining TSSS on April 1st as we explore the power of sport to drive positive change….learn more about the event by clicking below:
Sport, Sustainability and Community Engagement: A Focus on the 2015 Toronto Pan Am/Para Pan Games.

Year-of-Sport-2015-P-Sport-Canada (1)Welcome to 2015, the Year of Sport in Canada! This year the nation will be hosting three large sporting events beginning with the Canada Winter Games in Prince George (Feb 15-Mar 1), followed by the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton (June 6-July 5), and the Pan American Games (July 10-26) and Parapan American Games (August 7-15) in Toronto. Whether watching, practicing or competing, sport continues to inspire fans and athletes of all ages.

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Sport, Sustainability and Community Engagement: A Focus on the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games

Sport, Sustainability and Community Engagement

Pam AM TorontoSport has a magical ability to unite millions of people across different economic, social, geographic and political lines. You can likely think of several great sporting moments that you will never forget. With those memories in mind, one begins to appreciate the enormous responsibility for the organizers of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. They have an opportunity to do something special that will impact entire communities for generations to come. We want to know how they’re doing it.

On April 1st TSSS will host a panel of experts including Ann Duffy who was the Corporate Sustainability Officer to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and who continues to provide CSR guidance to the IOC and FIFA. Our panel will explore the power of sport to reach people and communities like nothing else can. Topics to be discussed include: Community Engagement, Sustainable Purchasing, Importance of a Clear Vision, Diversity and Inclusion, Branding and Leaving a Legacy.

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Ask yourself:

Has your company ever tried to positively impact a community or group of communities as part of its sustainability strategy? Have you ever tried to implement a sustainable purchasing plan? Has your company ever stumbled as it explores its purpose in a changing economic and business environment?  If you answered YES to any to these questions then this event is for you.

ENGAGE DIRECTLY WITH THE PANELISTS VIA OUR LIVESTREAM AND TWITTERCHAT (#tssschat)
REGISTER FOR LIVESTREAM BELOW

Distinguished Guests:

Ann Duffy

Naki Osutei

Zenia Wadhwani

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ann Duffy, Principal, The Ann Duffy Group Inc., CSR Officer at Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, Consultant to IOC and FIFA
  • Naki Osutei, Director, Public Affairs and Social Legacy for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Para Pan Am Games.
  • Zenia Wadhwani, Director, Community Outreach for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Para Pan Am Games.


Some of the topics that we will explore include:

  • How a clear vision creates a safe place for thinking BIG
  • How to implement a sustainable purchasing strategy for an event of this size
  • What top level approach was used to maximize community benefits AND how is it being implemented?
  • What can corporations learn from this approach to community engagement?
  • What strategies are being used to ensure that the games will leave a positive legacy of sustainable excellence?
  • How diversity and inclusion are being supported in all decision making


Where and When:

Loyalty OneDATE: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 (registration closes March 27th)
TIME: 4:30-7:30 PM (snacks & networking from 6:45-7:30 PM)
LOCATION: Loyalty One, 438 University Ave., 12th Floor, Toronto (use elevators on the left in the lobby)
TWITTERCHAT: #tssschat from 5:15 – 6:00 PM EST
LIVESTREAM available: Register for password

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TD Economics Expands Canadian City Canopy Study: Identifies Additional Value of 51 Billion

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Last spring TD Economics released a paper called “Urban Forests: The Value of Trees in the City of Toronto.” Interest in the paper has been huge, with many requests for the bank’s economic think tank to examine other urban forests in Canada. The result is a further paper: “The Value of Urban Forests in Cities across Canada,” which looks at the economic value of the environmental benefits of forests in and around Halifax, Montreal and Vancouver.

Let me share a few highlights from the report:

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Next Crisis Brought to you by Extreme Weather: Canada’s Unisurable Housing Market

Residents of Elbow Park struggle against the rushing flood waters in Calgary on June 22, 2013. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Residents of Elbow Park struggle against the rushing flood waters in Calgary on June 22, 2013. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Over the past three years, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney (now Governor of the Bank of England), tightened mortgage lending in an effort to avert a housing crisis that might otherwise result when interest rates rise.

While their efforts were laudable, they missed an equally great threat that is now on the landscape: The potential of extreme weather to render large sectors of the Canadian housing market uninsurable, which in turn could impact the mortgage market (without home insurance, you cannot qualify for a mortgage).

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VIDEO: Mayors Miller and Farbridge share thoughts on cities and climate change after recent TSSS event

Please enjoy this short highlight video from our event last month on “Cities and Climate Change” with Past Mayor of Toronto, David Miller, Guelph Mayor, Karen Farbridge and expert moderator Dr. Blair Feltmate.

The biggest misconception of climate change is that we can’t solve the problem – but we can – if you solve your environmental challenges the right way you will create significant numbers of  jobs…and there are examples from leading cities all around the world.
Past Mayor of Toronto, David Miller

Environmental sustainability and economic prosperity go hand in hand – they’re not two separate things – one doesn’t happen at the expense of the other – and I think once you get your head around that thinking, all kinds of things are possible.
Mayor of Guelph, Karen Farbridge

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  • TSSS EVENT: Sport and Sustainability: A Focus on the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games (FREE Livestream)

    Pam AM TorontoJoin TSSS on April 1st as our panel explores the power of sport to reach people and communities like nothing else can. Topics to be discussed include: Community Engagement, Sustainable Purchasing, Importance of a Clear Vision, Diversity and Inclusion, Branding and Leaving a Legacy. Learn more
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