ICA Canada presents the Courage to Lead Award

The Courage to Lead Award

On May 9, 2019, ICA Canada presented the Courage to Lead Award to SKETCH Working Arts. This award is given to an individual or organization that has demonstrated courageous and purposeful leadership within the community. For over two decades, SKETCH has greatly impacted the lives of youth across Canada who live in poverty and homelessness. Through their work, the youth at SKETCH are able to:

  • experience the transformative power of the arts
  • build leadership and self-sufficiency in the arts
  • cultivate social and environmental change through the arts.

The SKETCH team undoubtedly has the courage to lead and is an inspiration to us all. We were truly thrilled to be able to present this award to SKETCH Working Arts. Below is a short video of the event’s highlights:

Annual General Meeting and Documentary Screening – June 20, 2019

The Board of Directors of The Canadian Institute of Cultural Affairs invite you to attend the 2019 Annual General Meeting, Thursday, June 20, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Location: 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 409.

A portion of the evening will include a volunteer appreciation ceremony. Please join us in honouring the volunteers who have helped us grow and enhance the Courage to Lead program at the University Health Network.

AGM Focused Conversation: “A New Economy”

Across the world, many groups are coming together to explore what possibilities exist for a more inclusive, equitable and a thriving economy for all. In the documentary A New Economy, an important question is asked, “what if working together for the good of all was the most common business model?” At this year’s AGM, we will screen parts of this documentary, which will be followed by a focused conversation around this topic. We invite you to join us for what we trust will be an enriching discussion. We look forward to seeing you on June 20th.

Save the Dates

As a leader, do you have the courage to turn the lens inward and examine what you bring to your daily interactions? If leadership is about relationships, who are you in those interactions? Are you willing to look inside and see how you show up in the world? How do you keep learning from your experience and trust your own inner wisdom? What role do you want to play in the change process in society, work, community and family?

If you have ever asked yourself these questions, we would like to invite you to join us in our upcoming fall online study series (starting September 11, 2019) where you will get to explore your relationship to life, self and the world. The aim of this study is to provide the tools for deep reflection on how you can become the best leader you can be. The link to register will be posted on www.icacan.org in the coming weeks.

This post was written for ICAI’s monthly bulletin the Global Buzz, June 2019.