REACH Edmonton

Poverty, community safety, Aboriginal wellness, homelessness - these are just some of the complex issues Edmonton is facing. How can we address them? REACH Edmonton hopes to explore solutions to these kinds of questions at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Showcase Celebration with keynote speaker Adam Kahane. Kahane is a leading organizer, designer and facilitator of processes through which business, government and civil society leaders can work together to address their most complex challenges. Kahane facilitated the Mont Fleur Scenario Exercise, in which a diverse group of South Africans worked together to effect the transition to democracy. He has worked this way in more than 50 countries around the world. "Solving complex issues like these requires real community-wide collaboration and Adam Kahane has the expertise to help us start this kind of dialogue," said Jan Fox, executive director of REACH Edmonton. "REACH is a backbone organization working in the community through collective impact and collaboration, so Adam is a great fit for our biggest event of the year." Due to space limitations, REACH will be webcasting Kahane's keynote address. Those who are unable to attend the event can participate by submitting their questions online. While Kahane is in Edmonton, he will also facilitate a lunch meeting with Mayor Don Iveson and a number of Edmonton's Aboriginal and community leaders. Kahane will also participate in a webcast panel discussion June 6 at 10 a.m. titled "How To Move Forward Together On Our Toughest Social Challenges." These events are an invaluable opportunity for Edmontonians to write their own stories and make Edmonton's future brighter. For more information and to reserve a seat for the AGM & Showcase click here.