VCR Peter Elson Talk and Annual General Meeting

 Tacking Against the Wind:  NonProfits in a Climate of Uncertainty

Peter Elson, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Public Administration

Date:  Thursday November 9th, 2017

Time:  4:00-5:00pm

Location:  Salt Spring Library Program Space

Cost:  FREE!

Join Peter Elson for a 20 minute presentation followed by Q&A to explore:

Why Non-Profits Exist at All

Vital Signs and the Opportunities is Represents

The Importance of Stories – Connecting Community and the Sector

The session will be followed by VCR’s regular AGM meeting.   Everyone Welcome!

Peter Elson is Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria, and Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Community Prosperity at Mount Royal University (Calgary). Peter received his MSc in Voluntary Sector Organization from LSE and his PhD in Adult Education and Community Development from University of Toronto. Prior to this Peter was Executive Director for the Ontario Public Health Association for fifteen years. During this time he was also voluntary chair of his community residents association in Toronto.

Between 2010 and 2016 Peter worked with Peter Hall (SFU) and community partners across Canada to conduct the first comprehensive national profile of social enterprises in Canada.

Peter’s specific research interests include the engagement of grant-making foundations in public policy; and the analysis of an enabling policy environment for the charitable and voluntary sector, both in Canada and as part of an independent G20 working group.

He is author of High Ideals and Noble Intentions: Voluntary Sector-Government Relations in Canada (2011) and editor of Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada (2016), both published by the University of Toronto Press.

Peter is an active hiker, marathon canoe paddler and curler and is currently enrolled in a graduate certificate program in Indigenous Nationhood at UVic.