ABNN Annual Sector Gathering                                  Building a Strong and Resilient Nonprofit Network

Join us as we bring Alberta’s nonprofits together to advance the cohesive, pro-active and responsive sector in Alberta.

Learn about ABNN and participate in discussions on sector-level priority areas: Strengthening Sector Value and Impact, Nonprofit Sector Data Strategy, Workforce Research and Government Relations Strategies.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who belongs to one of Alberta's nonprofits is welcome to join us on June 10! There is no defined organizational scope or size – we operate as an inclusive, open network. 


DATE: Monday, June 10, 2019


8:30       Registration

9:00       Welcome and Introductions

9:30       Network Workshop: What, Why and How of                            Network 

10:00     Review of pre-session survey results 

10:15     Break

10:30     History & ‘current state’ of ABNN; overview of                        Strategic Issues    

10:45     Strategic Issue 1: Data Strategy

11:30     Strategic Issue 2: Government Relations

12:15     Lunch (included)

1:00       Strategic Issue 3: Sector Value & Impact

1:45       Strategic Issue 3: Workforce Development

2:30       Report Backs: Lethbridge, Wood Buffalo, Calgary

3:00       Next steps: ABNN ‘Future State’ 

4:00        Adjourn


There is no charge for this event thanks to the funding of the Suncor Energy Foundation.

 Location Details


Calgary is the main location for this Gathering, with additional hosted sites in Fort McMurray (hosted by FuseSocial) and Lethbridge (hosted by Volunteer Lethbridge). These sites will virtually connect into the Gathering.


The Calgary Gathering will be held at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, 2620-32nd Ave NE. The Sheraton is offering Gathering participants a special room rate of $149/per night. The last day to book is May 27. Book your group hotel rate for ABNN Sector Gathering.

Fort McMurray

The Fort McMurray Gathering will be held at Shell Place (1 C.A. Knight Way).


The Lethbridge Gathering will be hosted at Volunteer Lethbridge, 324 - 5th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta in the U of L Dr. Foster James Penny Building.

Travel Bursaries

A limited number of travel bursaries will be available for registrants who reside over 100 km from one of the hosted sites. Please email to request information. 

Register Here

ABNN and this event are made possible through the financial support of the Suncor Energy Foundation

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