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About INKspire Summit

INKspire Summit gathers the best social entrepreneurs and community leaders together to share strategies and insights on managing and operating a successful non-profit. Be inspired and walk away with insights on how to transform your ideas into action. We hope you can join us!

80

Participants

13

Speakers

6

Sessions

8

Sponsors

Event Schedule

Full Day Event filled with Awesome Speakers.

Saturday, 7th April

09:00 - 10:00 AM

Registration + ☕

Pick up your name badge + grab some breakfast and coffee from our friends @Jimmyscoffee.

10:00 - 10:10 PM

Opening Address

 

10:10 - 11:00 AM

How Do You Go From Ideation to Creation?

Frank Ong, Co-Founder & Executive Director @ INKspire

This talk will highlight the unique challenges involved in creating and managing a youth-led non-profit organization. The speakers will share their personal experiences in developing the idea behind INKspire and the crucial steps involved in transforming that idea into a reality.

11:10 - 12:00 PM

For Youth, By Youth Program Design: Including Youth Voices from Start to Finish

Simona Ramkisson, Senior Project Officer @ The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship

12:10 - 01:00 PM

Stories Behind the Movements (Panel)

Melissa Sariffodeen, Co-Founder and CEO @ Canada Learning Code
Glendale Reyes, Project Coordinator of Real Talk @ The Learning Partnership
Maxwell Tran, Founder and Executive Director @ Ink Movement
Moderated by Joanna Ong, Co-Founder & Technical Director @ INKspire

This panel dives into the stories behind some of Canada's best known non-profit organizations, how they got started and the journey behind their successes.

01:00 - 01:55 PM

🍕 Lunch

from our friends @Panago_Pizza

1:50 - 02:05 PM

Hello from Sandbox by DMZ

 

02:10 - 03:00 PM

Building, Branding & Storytelling for Youth Non-Profits

Daniel Francavilla, Executive Director @ ACCESS

03:10 - 4:00 PM

Using Digital Media to Connect Audiences (Panel)

Justine Abigail Yu, Communications & Marketing Director @ Operation Groundswell and Founder @ Living Hyphen
Alex Wichert, Director of Media & Advertising @ Trek for Teens
Teddy Katz, VP Communications and Media Relations @ SHAD
Moderated by Kasia Lewandowski, Head of Marketing @ INKspire

This panel will talk about how non-profit organizations are keeping up with the digital era. And why it is increasingly important to be digitally relevant, it's challenges and the how-to process.

04:10 - 5:00 PM

Where do I start?

Elsie Amoako, Founder @ Mommy Monitor

How to know where you fit as a business or organization when looking for funding or raising funds, and doing it successfully.

05:00 - 5:10 PM

Closing Remarks

 

Awesome Speakers

Listen, Learn, Get inspired.

Daniel Francavilla

Executive Director, ACCESS

Teddy Katz

VP Communications and Media Relations, SHAD

Kasia Lewandowski

Head of Marketing, INKspire

Frank Ong

Co-Founder & Executive Director, INKspire

Joanna Ong

Co-Founder & Technical Director, INKspire

Elsie Amoako

Founder, Mommy Monitor

Simona Ramkisson

Senior Project Officer, The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship

Glendale Reyes

Project Coordinator of Real Talk, The Learning Partnership

Melissa Sariffodeen

Co-Founder and CEO, Canada Learning Code

Maxwell Tran

Founder and Executive Director, Ink Movement

Alex Wichert

Director of Media & Advertising, Trek for Teens

Justine Abigail Yu

Communications & Marketing Director, Operation Groundswell and Founder, Living Hyphen

Sponsors & Partners

Thanks for helping us make this event possible.

Recording & Slides

Recording Playlist

How Do You Go From Ideation to Creation?

Frank Ong, Co-Founder & Executive Director @ INKspire

  Slides  Recording

For Youth, By Youth Program Design: Including Youth Voices from Start to Finish

Simona Ramkisson, Senior Project Officer @ The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship

Stories Behind the Movements (Panel)

Melissa Sariffodeen, Co-Founder and CEO @ Canada Learning Code
Glendale Reyes, Project Coordinator of Real Talk @ The Learning Partnership
Maxwell Tran, Founder and Executive Director @ Ink Movement
Moderated by Joanna Ong, Co-Founder & Technical Director @ INKspire

Building, Branding & Storytelling for Youth Non-Profits

Daniel Francavilla, Executive Director @ ACCESS

  Slides  Recording

Using Digital Media to Connect Audiences (Panel)

Justine Abigail Yu, Communications & Marketing Director @ Operation Groundswell and Founder @ Living Hyphen
Alex Wichert, Director of Media & Advertising @ Trek for Teens
Teddy Katz, VP Communications and Media Relations @ SHAD
Moderated by Kasia Lewandowski, Head of Marketing @ INKspire

  Slides

Where do I start?

Elsie Amoako, Founder @ Mommy Monitor