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Connections at CSI: February

Welcome to Connections at CSI, a monthly recap of CSI hosted events and rituals!

These community gatherings are just a few of the many events and workshops organized by the entire CSI community (check out our events calendar for more). Wondering how you can get an invite to all the fun? Check out CSI Membership options for the package that suits you best.

February 1: Innovator Drinks sponsored by the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy

Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy (EBC) is the largest Ontario-focused, charitable land trust protecting the Niagara Escarpment. EBC protects over 23,000 acres of land, on 236 nature preserves and helps Canada meet its biodiversity and land conservation targets. We met with their new Chief Executive Officer, Beth Gilhespy, and enjoyed drinks, food, and wonderful company while learning about the incredible work EBC is doing.

You can see more photos from this event here; all photos are by Matthew Burpee!

February 5-29: Salad Club, Coffee Chats, Get the Scoop, & Bagel Bonding!

Every week, the Community Animators host rituals for CSI Members that usually revolve around food – because the revolution starts in the kitchen! We don’t always get photos at these events, but that’s because we’re too busy connecting, sharing, and eating!

February 14: Valentine's Day Edition of Coffee Chats & Get the Scoop

CSI Members were feeling the love on Valentine’s Day! At CSI Spadina, the Community Animators helped members to spread the love (literally) by crafting cards and love notes that were then shared with strangers on the street. Over at CSI Annex, CSI Member Women & HIV/Aids Initiative led an activity to make cards for women living with HIV, as part of their Love Positive Women project.

February 29: SiX Degrees: A Conversation With Tonya Surman And Keita Demming

CSI’s CEO, Tonya Surman, hosted author Keita Demming for a discussion of his new book “Strategy to Action”, in which Demming presents an innovative tool to help professionals consolidate their short-term tactics with their long-term vision. Together with time to network and collaborate, it was a great evening for all!

You can see more photos from this event here; all photos are by Matthew Burpee!

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