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
- Toronto and Area
- Windsor and Essex County
- 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.