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New Westminster offers virtual event for non-profit community
Posted On:
August 24, 2020

New Westminster, BC – The City of New Westminster is pleased to be able to host Crowdsource, a virtual event aimed at promoting connection within the New Westminster non-profit community September 15th from 5pm to 7pm.

The pandemic has shown us that New Westminster is a strong and resilient community and is served by numerous valuable non-profits that support the wellbeing of our residents. Those non-profits can benefit from connecting with others serving the community. The idea for this event came from the City’s COVID-19 Business and Local Economy Task Force as well as input from the community.

“Our non-profit sector in New Westminster is an important part of both our local economy and our social and cultural composition,” said Acting Mayor Chinu Das. “I am looking forward to attending the session and feel it will be an important event to support the local non-profit sector in connecting and sharing with one another.”

To encourage sharing when space apart is still necessary, this two-hour Zoom session will feature an information session on the City’s grant program and a moderated panel featuring local non-profit representatives on the topics most asked for in our recent survey: fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and community engagement/marketing. Panelists include: Alison Silgardo CEO of Seniors Services Society of BC, Dana Osiowy, Executive Director of New Westminster Family Place, Ruby Campbell, Vice-President of the Arts Council of New Westminster, and others to be confirmed. Afterward, participants will be divided into breakout rooms to have smaller group discussions on specific topics.

Registration is open to all New Westminster non-profit representatives at

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Jen Arbo
Economic Development Coordinator
City of New Westminster
604-636-4458 or