The Ontario Independent Facilitation Network holds two Provincial Forums a year: one in the Spring and one in Autumn.

The Forums are one of the ways in which participants learn together within our community of practice and strengthen relationships. They are an opportunity to develop clarity and insights about independent facilitation, share resources, strategies and concerns.

Participants from around the province are typically involved in one or more of the following: an independent facilitation organization, a local steering group and/or facilitation network working toward the strengthening and/or initial development of independent facilitation in their community or a supportive agency.

Regional Communities of Practice

There have been a number of regional communities of practice established in different parts of the province including:

  • Durham Region
  • Thames Valley (London, Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin)
  • Perth Huron Region
  • Grey Bruce Region
  • Waterloo Region
  • Wellington-Dufferin
  • Toronto and Area
  • Windsor and Essex County

Steering Groups

  • Belleville, Kingston, Brockville and Area
  • Ottawa Carleton and Area
  • Huntsville, Nipissing, North Bay and Area

Go to Listings to find details about each of these initiatives.

Previous Forum Topics and Locations

May, 2014 Ever-expanding circles: North and South – Building Bridges Together, North Bay

November, 2013 Unpacking the Gifts of Facilitation: the Value of Knowing Who I Am, Who You Are and Who We Become Together

May, 2013 Celebrating a Blossoming Community of Practice, Cambridge

November, 2012 Ready or Not: A Day to Discuss the Development of the Network & Craft a Response to MCSS Draft PDP Guide, Pickering

November, 2011 Finding Our Ways Through a Changing Landscape, Cambridge

April, 2011 Nurturing and Protecting the Sacred: What We Hold Dear, Kingston

October, 2010 Rooted in Relationships, Cambridge

April, 2010 Building a Community of Practice, Cambridge (MCCI supported)

October, 2009 Driving the Work, Cambridge (MCCI supported)

March, 2009 Growing the Work, Cambridge (MCCI supported)

2005/2006 Laying the Groundwork, Series of Three Forums, Thornhill

To learn more about upcoming Forums, please visit our Events Calendar page.

OIFN Bursary Requests

OIFN offers bursaries to support people to participate in forums and events.

To be considered for a bursary, please fill-out the Bursary Request Form.

Guidelines for bursaries are included in the Bursary Request Form.

Download the Bursary Request Form – Word

Download the Bursary Request Form – PDF

Download the Bursary Request Form – RICH TEXT FORMAT