ICN Public Engagement Catalyst Forum 2017


Collaborate | Innovate | Engage

Fellow persons interested or actively engaged in public or community engagement from across the country met this autumn at the Inter-Council Network (ICN) Public Engagement Catalyst Forum, a bilingual national forum, which took place at the Centre culturel franco manitobain in Winnipeg, Manitoba from October 11 – 13th.

Participants were;
• Inspired by innovative and accessible ways to engage communities in social change by those who use art, sport and other creative approaches to public outreach
Learned how to integrate and formalize public engagement into your organization’s core activities and strategic direction at local, regional and national levels
Increased their own skills and knowledge to effectively measure the quality and impact of your outreach and communications efforts
Situated public engagement in the current national context: Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy
Celebrated successes and shared challenges, gained insight and discussed solutions with experts in the field of public engagement
Established potential partnerships and synergies across the country with other passionate public engagement practitioners
Explored new and innovative practices of public engagement through participatory workshops and seminars

Public Engagement Catalyst Forum 2017 Program.

PE Catalyst Forum Poster featuring 3 main artists photos

Learn more about the “Artists as Catalysts of Social Change” – a public event on the evening of Wednesday October 11th, featuring artists who will be performing and speaking about how they use art to engage different communities on social issues.