2019 ‘Creative Day For Social Good’ teams working at the Google Offices in Kitchener.
Submitted by Noreen Steinacher

The Meeting Place Tobermory (TMP) is pleased to announce the recent selection of the SPARK Project (Seasonal Workers and Entrepreneurs Spark Ideas for our Community) for participation in a nation-wide opportunity called Creative Day for Social Good or CD4SG. This is an annual event organized by Capacity Canada that brings together volunteer teams of creative professionals (including designers, teachers, college students in graphic design and public relations from Conestoga and George Brown Colleges, and industry leaders) to offer free communication and design materials to non-profit organizations (NFPs). The event takes place across Canada to help NFPs ‘promote ideas for social good’ and this year it’s all being done through virtual platforms. 

Along with the United Way Bruce Grey in Owen Sound, TMP was one of 17 organizations chosen for this event, out of 57 NFPs who applied. 

Working with our creative team from Intertek Catalyst, HIM&HER and Conestoga College students, TMP hopes to communicate and promote the SPARK Project to the wider community. TMP’s vision is that each of the SPARK initiatives developed last winter will be creatively communicated on a single page for use on social media and hard copy. A web page banner will also be designed to represent the SPARK Project and its overall mission to build community assets for seasonal workers and entrepreneurs. 

After the first consultation, Noreen Steinacher from TMP said, “What I like is seeing so many young creative people willing to volunteer and collaborate. They are really interested in the Bruce Peninsula”. 

United Way Bruce Grey will also be working with a different creative team to communicate the Bruce Grey Pandemic response story, including how the community came together and supported one another.

TMP and the SPARK Project team are excited to be a part of this incredible event which starts in October and ends with a 2-day design marathon in early November. We can’t wait to see where this opportunity takes the SPARK Project. 

Stay tuned – we look forward to sharing the completed design products with the community, getting more people involved!