Barbara Oates

Barbara Oates

Director of Regional Strategies at Community Foundations of Canada

Location:
75 Albert Street Suite 301, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
HQ Phone:
(613) 236-1616

General Information

Experience

Independent Consultant  - Barbara Oates McMillan

Teacher  - British Columbia Institute of Technology

Education

BA  - Communications , Simon Fraser University

Masters of Management Degree  - McGill University

Affiliations

Board Member  - Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network

Board Member  - Vancity

Advisory Board  - Youthscape

Board Member  - The McCreary Centre Society

Board Member  - SPARKS Canada

Advisory Board of the Global Youth Action Network and the Steering Committee  - Peacejam Canada.

Advisory Board  - Global Youth Action Network Inc

Board Member  - Plan Institute for Caring Citizenship Board member

Board Member  - Provident Foundation

Recent News  

On March 1, 2003, approximately 75 citizens of our community met at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort in Cranbrook with Barbara Oates of the Community Foundation of Canada to discuss the formation of a local Foundation.

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Barbara Oates, BC Regional Co-ordinator/National Consultant on Youth In Philanthropy, Community Foundations of Canada, recently wrote an article for Canadian Fundraiser entitled "Engaging The Millennium Generation revitalizes Organizations.
In this article, she stresses the need to create the right conditions for involving youth. "Genuine youth engagement does not just happen," says Oates. "It requires the presence of a variety of factors in combination for its initiative and implementation, and the creation and maintenance of conditions conducive to supporting its growth and evolution." Barbara believes as I do that some of the primary factors include: "a field of interest relevant to youth, real decision-making responsibility, supportive adults, room for new ideas, and shifts of power and control.

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Barbara Oates, BC Regional Co-coordinator/National Consultant on Youth in Philanthropy, Community Foundations of Canada, wrote in a recent article for Canadian Fundraiser that one of the primary factors for genuine youth engagement includes "real decision making responsibility.

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