Past Workshops

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Click the links below to view past Community Learning Series workshops. 

1) Connecting Our Community - Youth Gathering Network
Forum for our partner network to connect and share stories of resilience during COVID-19. 
2) Managing General Anxiety - In Partnership With Skylark
Skylark staff shared valuable resources to help manage anxiety and overwhelming feelings during these challenging times. This workshop provided helpful tools and strategies to share with colleagues, youth, family, and friends.

3) Logic Models, Technology & Tools
Learn how to build a Logic Model to help support measurement and evaluation work from wherever you are logged on using a free, accessible online tool called Dylomo! Bryan Heal (MLSE Launchpad Manager - Research & Evaluation) showcases this valuable tool to help partners and program leaders visualize how their program activities, sessions, outputs, and outcomes ladder up to a bigger, long-term vision.

4) Government Assistance Programs For Non-Profit Charities 
Join our partners at McMillan Vantage as they discuss key provincial and federal COVID-19 relief programs that are applicable to charities and non-profits. 

5) Child Protection with Right To Play
Join Right To Play staff for a presentation about child safeguarding guidelines in virtual programs. Mallory and Emily share guidelines created for their programs across Canada and discuss practical ways to implement guidelines in your programs.

6) Working With Stress Through Mindfulness 
Join New Leaf Foundation for a 1-hour zoom session where we discuss the impact of stress on the brains, bodies and behaviors of ourselves and the youth we engage, and learn about the positive impact that mindfulness-based practices can have on the stress cycle.

7) Growing Your Professional Network
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8) QuaranTEEN; A Youth Perspective
QuaranTEEN: A Youth Perspective, is a collaborative event organized by the MLSE LaunchPad Youth Advisory Council and MLSE Foundation. This event aims to shed light on how various youth from our community have coped and conquered during the unprecedented time of COVID-19. Our youth will share their journeys and stories as athletes, creatives, and travelers through a social justice lens and will speak to their experiences transitioning from high school to post-secondary, and into the workforce.​

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9) Evaluation Part 2: Turning a Logic Model into an Evaluation Plan
Building on our Logic Model & Dylomo session from the spring, this workshop will continue where we left off and turn that logic model into an evaluation plan for your program. Join Bryan Heal, MLSE LaunchPad’s Manager of Research & Evaluation, for an interactive virtual session, as we crowdsource the building of a program evaluation plan in 50 minutes or less - together!

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10) Building Organizational Champions: Innovative 3rd Party Fundraising
Join us for an interactive virtual session on how to create and foster a Young Professionals Network for your organization. Kelley Still, Manager, Annual Giving and Alexa Hatzitolios, Coordinator, Development & Community Partnerships from MLSE Foundation will cover the benefits of engaging with the young professional demographic and best practices that we have learned along the way through our YPN - the MLSE Foundation Game Changers (

11) Grant Writing 101
Join us for a webinar featuring Executive Director, Shelley Zuckerman of North York Community House. Covering the basic principles of grant writing, this session will take you through high-level strategies for putting together a clear and effective grant application. Shelley will break down and explore the main parts of funding applications, writing strategies, and share industry tips on how to create a strong application. 

12) Grant Writing 102: Community Action Grant Workshop
Join us for a grant writing session where MLSE Foundation staff share tips and advice on how to write a strong application. Framed specifically around our Community Action Grant call due March 19th, 2021, participants will gain a better understanding of the eligibility criteria, targeted outcome areas and how proposals are evaluated. We encourage folks to come ready to ask questions and engage with our grant specialists!

13) Programming for Equity, Sustainability, and Psychological Safety w/ Joseph J. Smith (PhD, ABD)​
No video.

14) YAC x Youth Workshop: Physical Activity During A Pandemic Event
The objective of this event will be to create a space for youth and young adults to hear and share perspectives on being physically active during COVID 19. Panellists will be able to share perspectives as students, professionals, researchers, and more.

Video Coming Soon!

15) Trust-Based Philanthropy: In Conversation with Inspirit Foundation, Laidlaw Foundation and MLSE Foundation
Join Inspirit Foundation, Laidlaw Foundation, and MLSE Foundation in a conversation moderated by the
Foundation For Black Communities, as we discuss the importance of trust-based philanthropy, and our role
as funders.

16) Digital Storytelling For Impact 
Are you doing great work in your community that others need to hear about? Looking for practical tips on how to tell the story of your impact to funders and the public? Join Iain Crerar, MLSE’s Content Strategy Expert for an engaging workshop where participants will learn
about the following topics:
  • Authentically engaging stakeholders in the virtual landscape
  • Adding color to communications with youth, families, and other community members
  • Enhancing digital storytelling for fundraising, donor stewardship, and reporting
  • Discussing a capacity gap that has emerged in the COVID 19 era of how best to capture and share media effectively when so much of everything is already online

17) Data We Can Believe In: Changing the Game through Research, Insights & Action
Join Dr. Simon Darnell (Director, University of Toronto Centre for Sport Policy), Marika Warner (Director, Research & Evaluation, MLSE) and Bryan Heal (Change the Game Research Lead, MLSE) for a conversation on advancing meaningful action toward youth sport access, engagement and equity goals through research.

In this 60-minute virtual event, attendees will:
  • Hear behind the scenes stories about the past, present & future vision of the Change the Game research movement and ideas for reforming sport through positive development outcomes
  • Learn about the “why” of demographic data collection including race, and the potential value, opportunities and risks for community organizations to consider with their participants
  • Discuss practical strength-based approaches for how you can use research insights to advance engagement, equity and anti-racism goals in youth and/or sport environment
  • Have your questions answered!

17) HIGH FIVE Training Information Session
HIGH FIVE® National welcomes you to participate in an information session that will you explore a training opportunity that gains coaches, volunteers, and those who help with sport up to 8 NCCP points. Learn about 4 complimentary modules and a bonus complimentary online training: Healthy Minds for Healthy Children (HMHC) that is also available to you for continued education.
HIGH FIVE® Sport training is designed for those involved with children's sport; the on-demand training helps those working with children aged 4 to 12 enhance program quality, with an emphasis on engaging girls in sport.