(POSTPONED) Webinar: Maintaining Your Pride’s Corporate Partnerships During a Pandemic
As many Pride festivals shift to hosting virtual events this year, many organizers are considering what these changes will mean for their corporate partnerships. This webinar will cover how Pride Toronto approached their sponsors, reimagined their sponsorship assets, and retained corporate partners who lost their sponsorship budgets.
The webinar will also include fresh perspectives from corporate and union partners on how they are looking to maintain their engagement with Pride festivals in the midst of a pandemic and what their organizations are doing to celebrate and support LGBTQ2S+ people. Discussion with participants will follow the presentation.
Please note: This webinar will not be recorded.
About Our Speakers
Amber began her career in festival production management after attending her first Pride celebration over 10 years ago. Inspired by the creativity and diverse programming, she wanted to find a way to support in whatever way possible. She immediately submitted her application for Pride Toronto’s Dyke March Volunteer Team Lead position and set off on her new career path. Many years later, Amber was excited to be offered the opportunity to rejoin Pride Toronto in 2017 as the Director of Sponsorships & Strategy. In this role, her responsibilities include overseeing all sponsorships, partnerships, programming, marketing, and special events leading up to and during Pride month. Since starting in this role, Amber has raised over $11 million in sponsorship support of Pride Toronto.
Steven Little (He, Him), Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Scotiabank. Steven is a collaborative equity, inclusion and human rights professional with a progressive career spanning a variety of leadership roles in public sector, non-profit and large global corporate environments. Steven is a member of The Institute for Performance and Learning and a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP).
Fred Hahn has been an active member of CUPE since 1991. As a local union activist and leader, Fred built experience as a steward, health and safety activist, as a pay equity and contract negotiator.
Elected to the CUPE Ontario Executive Board in 1998, Fred served on many committees at all levels of the union and made labour history in 2009 when he was elected President of CUPE Ontario, the first LGBTQ person elected to lead the province’s largest union.
Fred Hahn est un membre actif du SCFP depuis 1991. En tant que militant et leader local, Fred a acquis une expérience en tant que délégué syndical, militant de la santé et de la sécurité, et négociateur sur les questions d’équité salariale et de convention collective.
Élu au conseil exécutif du SCFP-Ontario en 1998, Fred a siégé sur de nombreux comités à tous les paliers du syndicat et marqué l’histoire syndicale en 2009 lorsqu’il a été élu président du SCFP-Ontario, devenant la première personne LGBTA élue pour diriger le plus important syndicat de la province.