Advancing Organizational Resilience Initiative

Start date: August 22, 2024 - End date: September 13, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: TBD

Now Registering for August 2024!

From organizations thinking about large strategy questions about the future to practical operational issues, the Advancing Organizational Resilience Initiative will support non-profit organizations in preparing for the future.


ECVO, in collaboration with PolicyWise, is launching a unique opportunity for non-profits across Edmonton to strengthen and develop new capabilities, improve engagement and well-being, and turn crises into opportunities. The Advancing Resilience Initiative is geared towards strengthening resilience, as many organizations face the challenges of making informed decisions amid uncertainty and change. From organizations thinking about large strategy questions about the future to practical operational issues, the project will help leaders understand the sources and drivers needed to achieve organizational resilience.


As many non-profit leaders continue to navigate these issues without support or guidance, PolicyWise has created an evidence-informed Organizational Resilience Assessment Tool for non-profits. The tool will seek to examine the six (6) domains of Organizational Resilience:

  • Staff Connection to Mission and Vision
  • Situational Awareness
  • Planning and Adaptability
  • Distributed Leadership
  • Collaborative Networks
  • Resource Availability, Management and Support

To learn more, you can visit: 


Organizations enrolled in the program, will benefit from the following:

  • A unique tool for your organization to use to assess its resilience, with an enhanced understanding of your organizations’ results.
  • A roadmap to lead reflective conversations within your organization to better understand your results and identify priorities for action.
  • Collaboration and shared measurement across the non-profit sector.
  • Three (3) capacity building workshops in the areas of Strategic Planning, Leadership, Risk Management, and more.
  • Access to specialized Organizational Advisory Support.


This program is designed for non-profits across Edmonton that are interested in strengthening their resilience.

Take a moment to read the Advancing Organizational Resilience Handout to better understand this initiative. 


1. Save your interest by registering here.

2. Fill out the Application Form sent to you by ECVO.

3. Email the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and completed Application Form to   

Start: August 22, 2024

End: September 13, 2024

Schedule 3 Sessions:

#1. August 22, 2024, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)

#2. August 23, 2024, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)

#3. September 13, 2024, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)

Location TBD