Toronto Learning Circle has completed a full rotation for 2016!
Hi, I’m Maggie – the Toronto Learning Circle Coach.
From November to May, 23 frontline, mid-level and senior level leaders from across Toronto’s social sector spent 12 hours a month trying out a Grounded Change approach. That’s an approach that starts on-the-ground with people experiencing a pain point in order to re-design practices & policies that prompt change. Participation was totally voluntary – meaning these 23 individuals volunteered to put themselves out of their comfort zones. Each of them shared their experience – the ups and downs – on May 12th. Ten project teams bravely offered their learning to about 100 guests from the social service, government and community outreach sectors at the Berkeley Field House in Toronto.
Continue reading 23 learning circlers graduate
On Friday, UforU went to the Art Gallery of Ontario to bring members together around art. As well, to explore extending the walls of the drop-in to the rest of the city. How can places like art galleries, museums, and libraries be used by street involved adults? How might these institutions collaborate with drop-ins to make their spaces more accessible and welcoming? Read about our reflections and memorable learnings.
Continue reading Adventures of Art: UforU at the AGO
Marius Urban is a Pre-Placement Supervisor and Job Coach for West Neighbourhood House and spent one busy day immersed with the In/Out team. Read how his day went, and what he is taking away.
Continue reading My hectic day
Nisha Haji works for the Open Government Unit in the Ontario Public Service. She spent a day embedded in our team – actually our very first day testing a new intervention, Grounded. It was a whirlwind of a day. Here’s her reflections:
Continue reading IN the Meeting Place/Pulling OUT Data