Free community symposium

Involve Abbotsford provides information for non-profits

Signy Wilson will be the keynote speaker at a free community symposium.

Signy Wilson will be the keynote speaker at a free community symposium.

On Saturday, May 9, the City of Abbotsford is hosting Involve Abbotsford, a free one-day symposium that will provide training and networking opportunities to help local non-profit sports, arts, and social services organizations build their capacity and skills and network with others in their industry.

Signy Wilson will be providing a keynote address and will be inspiring participants to help create cultures of engagement within organizations. In addition, Involve Abbotsford offers four different informative workshops by industry professionals.

The sessions have been tailored to meet the unique requirements of community organizations and non-profit agencies.

Workshops include: Colette Squires, the power of program evaluation; Alison Martens, efficiency through continuous improvement; Bill Flitton, how to be a council delegate; and special events 101 with Alanna Carmichael, Barb Roberts and Carla Soltis.

These workshops will provide important information for organizations in meeting strategic goals, and provide opportunity for wider engagement.

Participants can choose between workshops during the day, enjoy a light lunch, and will have opportunities post-presentation for more specific advice and information from the presenters.

Register online at or for more information, contact Susan Federspiel, community developer, at 604-557-1464 or email