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Joanne Cave to Speak at TEDx Edmonton 2012 on the Sustainability of Canada’s Non-profit Sector from the Youth Perspective

Toronto 6/01/2012 02:23 PM GMT (WooEB)

Joanne Cave, analyst at The Mezzanine Group, will speak at the TEDx Edmonton 2012 conference on June 9th at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton. Cave will share her thoughts on cultivating leadership and social change among young people.

TEDx Edmonton will challenge its attendees to go beyond ideas and fight constraints by creating momentum to inspire followers to take action.  The purpose of the conference is to create a forum for the exchange of innovative ideas.

“I’m going to use my experience in the non-profit sector, both in Edmonton and Toronto, to provoke some questions about how we can create a stronger and more sustainable social sector in Canada. I'm hoping to convey that we need to take collective responsibility for social issues, and we need to be strategic about sector-level solutions that allow non-profits and charities to do their best work,” says Cave. “I'll also be talking about a current community-based project I'm working on to create a network of younger non-profit leaders in Toronto, which provides space to have sector-level conversations about issues like policy advocacy, program evaluation, funding reform, succession planning, and labour force planning.”
The Mezzanine Group often works with non-profit clients, and celebrates its employees as thought leaders and engaged community members.
About Joanne Cave:
Joanne is a non-profit leader and undergraduate student at the University of Toronto. She founded the Edmonton-based young women's leadership organization Ophelia's Voice, and recently founded a Toronto-based network of young non-profit leaders to discuss and strategize on sector-level issues including funding reform, policy advocacy, and intergenerational succession planning. In addition, she currently serves on the governing boards of the Toronto Women's City Alliance and Frontline Partners with Youth Network. Joanne was named one of Alberta's 50 Most Influential People, a YWCA Edmonton Young Woman of Distinction, and Global TV Edmonton's Women of Vision in 2009.
About The Mezzanine Group:
The Mezzanine Group is a Business to Business (B2B) Strategy and Marketing firm based in Toronto, Canada.  For over a decade, Mezzanine has worked with global and local B2B companies to improve the function and performance of marketing by providing expertise, accountability and a fresh perspective.  Mezzanine knows growth – the company has twice been named to the PROFIT 100, Canada’s definitive list of fast growing companies. 

About TED:
TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes.

Lisa Shepherd
The Mezzanine Group
130 Spadina Avenue, Suite 305
Toronto, Ontario M6P 2T4
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