What would happen if everyone in the room was a donor? Our answer was Bar Philanthropy, an interactive evening where we transformed every single participant into both a philanthropist and entrepreneur, to network and test out their project pitching skills. After the success of the first event we began sharing the model and recently produced a short guide on how to run the event. The event has now been replicated and adapted in five different cities across Canada enabling us to redistribute thousands of dollars and fund over fifty projects.
Continuum's mission is to increase the impact of conferences and programs. We partner with leading organizations and groups that are good at bringing together and inspiring people, but need help turning all of the energy into action. Simply put, we provide follow-up for inspiring events.
Young people in their twenties and thirties are seeking jobs that unite their skills and their mission. They are consistently provided with stories of celebrity entrepreneurs, but rarely get tangible insight into the lives of real people with real jobs who are rebuilding our world in ways that do good.
Millennials are not finding work opportunities that keep them engaged and inspired in the current job market. DreamNow is working with the Ontario Ministry Labor Market Opportunities Fund to produce a research paper looking at the hiring and retention of Millennials. Our goal is to produce a research report and toolkit to help large employers adapt and provide more meaningful employment opportunities for the growing Millennial workforce.
NeighbourhoodOne is an online network and a program aimed at connecting all of the people, groups and organizations that are working for change across the Greater Toronto Area.
Occupation: Change the world
Occupation: Change the World is a research project and program which is answering one question: How can people in their twenties and thirties make money and change the world?
Scholarship Training Series
Access to career support services varies greatly across the Canadian secondary school system. As a result, students who win elite scholarships often come from similar schools or were lucky enough to find mentorship on their own. DreamNow has partnered with Pearson College to address this challenge and produce the Scholarship Training Series, a series of events and and information guide that aims at democratizing access to the information one needs in order to apply and win community-based scholarships. Over the course of the last several years this guide has been used by over 5,000 Canadian students and has helped students win over $800,000 dollars in scholarship money across the country.