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Deadline for registration was midnight on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

Learn from our team of dynamic, motivational, and inspirational Convention speakers

Frank O’Dea

Frank O'Dea

An inspirational Keynote Speech will start the first day of our Convention on Saturday, November 1, 2014

Frank is a recipient of the prestigious Order of Canada.  He was leading a lifestyle of homelessness and panhandling in Toronto before he turned his life around and became a co-founder of a chain of coffee stores — The Second Cup.

He will deliver an inspirational Keynote Speech to start our Convention the morning of Saturday, November 1, 2014.


  • Saturday, 1 November 2014
    8:45 – 9:45 AM   (Shaw Theatre)

PRESENTATION – Hope Vision Action

  • Youth Session
    Saturday, November 1, 2014
    1:30 – 2:15 PM
    (Room X107  South Learning Centre, NAIT)

Linda Hoang

Linda Hoang

“Social media for non-profits: high impact, low cost”
learn about social media and explore new ways of reaching out to the younger generation with Linda Hoang

Linda is currently a Digital Communications Specialist for NAIT.  She previously worked as a digital reporter for CTV Edmonton.

Social Media for Non-profits: High Impact, Low Cost

  • Saturday, 1 November 2014
    10 – 10:45 AM  (Shaw Theatre)

Peter Kossowan

Peter Kossowan

The Magic of Three in Public Speaking” — learn the tricks in delivering high-impact speeches

“Board Leadership for Non-profits” — learn how to lead non-profit boards effectively

Peter has founded a record number of 134 Toastmaster Clubs and is a seasoned Toastmaster in Edmonton.  His eloquence and passion in communication will be something that we can learn from.

Board Leadership for Non-profit Organizations

  • Saturday, 1 November 2014
    1:30 – 2:15 PM  (Shaw Theatre)

The Power of 3 in Public Speaking

  • Saturday, 1 November 2014
    3 – 3:45 PM  (Shaw Theatre)