Writing in the dark: Confessions of a Sustainability Officer


I’m writing this blog post while sitting in the dark in the middle of an empty building, and I love it! Before you think I’ve totally lost my marbles, let me explain. As the Sustainability Officer at the MTCC, I am tasked with reducing the environmental footprint of the facility. One of the biggest areas of focus is energy conservation; we can consume up to 2,000,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) in a given month, the same … Continue reading

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Our top blog posts of 2015


2015 was an eventful year for us at the Centre. Among the hundreds of events that came in and out of our building, last year also brought with it the exciting launch of this blog. From event planning to recipes to green initiatives, we worked to cover a range of topics for you, our readers. Join us as we look back at 10 of our top stories of the year…   The most memorable events … Continue reading

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Keeping the spirit of giving year-round


There is one thing about this time of year that I think universally unites us, and no, it’s not shopping. It seems that most people are just nicer this time of year. More generous. ‘Tis the season of giving after all, and whether it’s canned goods or monetary donations, the holidays are the one time of year where everyone seems to dig a little deeper into their pockets and cupboards to contribute to a greater … Continue reading

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Navigating a career in event management as a Millennial


Well hello there! It’s a pleasure to be back. I hope you’ve been well since we last connected! This week I’d like to focus on The Children, because The Children are our future. Who I’m referring to is that group of young’uns known as Millennials (AKA Gen Y). I should preface that I’m allowed to call this cohort The Children because, according to the year I was born and much to my dismay, I am … Continue reading

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How to engage and retain amazing event volunteers


It’s fall in the bustling metropolis of Toronto and for us here at the Centre, we’re in the thick of a busy event season. As the seasons change, I can’t help but reflect on the past summer. I had the privilege to be one of 20,000-something volunteers helping to make the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games a reality. For 16 days in July, I donated my time to the Games, something I … Continue reading

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