Thank you to everyone who attended
TIME OUT 2017!

We had a great day filled with self-care, reflection and connection. As Keynote Facilitator, Beth Kanter really opened our eyes to the importance of looking after ourselves and each other in this sector. Burnout is a real health issue and Beth helped us with the tools and understanding to be able to identify when it’s imminent and how we can thwart it. Standing desks, walking meetings, healthy eating and actually taking real vacations are important so that we not only feel great, but we’re more productive and effective in our organizations. To learn more about our amazing speaker, Beth Kanter, click HERE.

Dr. Charlotte Young’s graphic recording was incredible to watch as it developed! The final result was beautiful and captured the main themes throughout the day. Check out the photos below for the progress and final result!

A HUGE thank you to all who participated and lent their expertise to the Carnival of Conversations;

Paul Nazareth from CanadaHelps

Cathy Taylor from the ONN

Regional Diversity Roundtable

Peel Counts & the PREP project

PLC’s Consultants – Gina Vergilio, Elinor Humphries, Caryl Arundel, Vanita Varma & Jill Martin

Be sure to stay tuned for more information on next year’s TIME OUT by following us on Facebook and Twitter, and by signing up for our newsletter!

Until next time,

The PLC Team


You’ve waited all year to hear us say it again – it’s time for TIME OUT!

Put yourself in a ‘time out’ for the day. Not because you are bad. Because you are being TOO good. As leaders of social change, we are often doing so much for our organizations and for others that we feel we are too busy to learn. Too busy to look at the big picture. Too busy to spend time with others and look after ourselves. As leaders we need time to reflect, learn and connect.  So it’s time. Time for a TIME OUT!

Join us for TIME OUT 2017, where leaders of social change from Peel and beyond gather to recharge AND renew!


We are SO excited to announce that this year’s keynote and facilitator for the morning session at TIME OUT is Beth Kanter.  Beth is the author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media, one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits.  Beth has over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector in technology, training, capacity building, evaluation, fundraising, and marketing. Beth recently co-authored the book The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. She will be leading us through a dynamic and interactive session where we learn the strategies outlined in her book to make our own nonprofits happier and healthier.

As part of registration, you will get a copy of Beth’s book. Please note that you will get the book on the day!

You can read more about Beth HERE


The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout

The passion that nonprofit professionals feel for their work is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, that fervor helps them keep going in the face of difficult challenges, especially in the early stages of their careers. On the other hand, they can be so driven they don’t stop to refuel or smell the proverbial roses or even notice they are experiencing symptoms of burnout.  This interactive workshop is based on Beth Kanter’s new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout (http://bit.ly/happyhealthynpbook).

Learning Objectives:

  • Take a self-assessment to determine burnout symptoms and opportunities to create self-care habits
  • Discuss and share tips and methods for self-care activities that go beyond physical health
  • Learn about how to bring self-care into the workplace to create a culture of wellbeing


Carnival of Conversation featuring:

  • Cafe Conversations with ONN, Canada Helps and others
  • Laser Consulting with PLC Consultants
  • Coach’s Corner with PLC Coaches
  • HR Coaching with our wonderful volunteer HR Coach
  • TIME OUT Room – chair massages with Registered Massage Therapists, Chair Yoga, adult colouring

Who? Nonprofit leaders in Peel and beyond

When? September 27th, 2017 from 9.30 to 4.30pm (registration from 8.30am)

Where? Conference Centre, Centre for Health and Safegy Innovation, 5110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga,                           Ontario  L4M 0A1

How much? 

Peel Leaders –  $75 + $19 Book Fee (Subsidized rate)

Leaders Outside of Peel – $150 + $19 Book Fee

Why? Because you’re worth it!

Register HERE


Here’s why 2016 participants think you should attend TIME OUT:

“Take time out! Professional development is key!”

“You will learn useful things and have many chances to network and make connections!”

“Make time to do this!”

“Do it! And get a massage!”

Want to know more about what goes on at TIME OUT? Check out these great photos from TIME OUT 2016…

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