September 2011 Newsletter


Welcome to the Fall 2011 Endeavour Newsletter. Get the latest on new clients, Endeavour’s newest Executive and Board Members and more. Here are just a few highlights:

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Endeavour News: Looking Ahead

Congratulations to our five selected Round 9 Clients! From Sept 2011 until February 2012, Endeavour consulting groups will work hard to provide recommendations to the following organizations.

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Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs

Project Type
Branding/Marketing strategy

Proposed Project Goal
Improved effectiveness of communication with key stakeholders including members, current funders, potential funders, researchers, policy-makers and members of the general public

kidney cancer canada
Kidney Cancer Canada Association

Project Type
Corporate Strategy – Strategic Planning

Proposed Project Goal
Develop a strategic Plan that will guide organizational growth and development for 3-5 years

Regent Park School of Music

Project Type
Feasibility Study (Corporate Strategy)

Proposed Project Goal
Determine the viability of the collaboration idea/project before proceeding with a strategic decision

Dr Clown
Dr. Clown

Project Type
Marketing Strategy

Proposed Project Goal
Recommend Client Segmentation and Outreach Channels based on market research and environmental scan.

Asthma Society of Canada
Asthma Society of Canada

Project Type
Marketing Strategy – Outreach

Proposed Project Goal
Development of a tangible marketing and communication strategy outlining the implementation stages of short/medium/long-term tactics, solutions and strategies that would reach a greater percentage of the targeted segments of the population currently affected by asthma.

For more information on the projects, please visit our project page:

Best of luck to our Round 9 Consultants. Stay tuned for more information on how the teams progress!

Endeavour is growing!

We are happy to announce new additions to our Executive and to our Board of Directors as of January 2011.

Human Resources:
Carissa MacLennan, Director, Training and Development
Education Manager

Knowledge Management:
Igor Skapinker, Director, Knowledge Management
Manager, OpenText

Information Technology
Charumitra Pujari, Director, IT
Supply Chain, Canadian Tire

Board of Directors, New Members:
Dave Nanderam, President of Tapestry Builder
Emily Murray, Pier 21 Asset Manager
Helen Seibel, AstraZeneca Canada
Ming-Young Tam, MSW, Independent Consultant
Steven Ayer, Senior Research Associate, Imagine Canada

Development Committee:
Kelly Buchanan, Shirley Lam, Wendy He, Davie Lee, Haydn Liang, John Lo, Zahra Qureshi, Wei Zhang

For more information and biographies, please visit the Endeavour ‘People’ Page at:

A Glance Back: Accomplishments since June 2011

Endeavour’s Summer Mixer – A Great Success!

On Thursday August 4th, Endeavour hosted a Summer Mixer at the Network Orange ING Direct Centre at Yonge and Dundas in Toronto. Attracting more than 100 prospective volunteers, existing volunteers and clients, and raising more than $3000 in funds, Endeavour’s Mixer was a great success! Thanks to our sponsors Golden Key, Steamwhistle and ING as well as to all of the guests. Read our blog to hear from Zahra Qureshi, an Endeavour volunteer, on her impressions of the event.
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Check out Endeavour’s photos!

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Client and Partners Update

Check out updates on our clients including volunteer postings, fundraisers and stories from Haiti.

  1. Food for the Poor:

    From Samantha Mahood’s, Executive Director, Food for the Poor Canada, recent visit to Haiti: “Last week I visited Haiti with Stéphane Monpremier, to share with him the work of Food For The Poor. We were both inspired by the progress and the hope we saw. The rubble is being removed, people are on the streets, business is as usual, schools are being rebuilt and the faces of the Haitians we met reflected better health and joy. Here is Stéphane’s interview with the CBC about Food For The Poor:
    Visit the website:

  2. Parent Action on Drugs :

    Parent Action on Drugs has a unique volunteer opportunity for someone with a flair for creative approaches and knowledge about the print art marketplace. We received a donation of more than 2,000 prints by diverse international artists and are examining ways to realize the potential income that this source could give us. The PAD-ART volunteer would work with us to create and deliver a marketing strategy that would help PAD build sustainability and assure our continuing ability to provide effective substance abuse prevention education.
    If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact :

  3. Kidney Cancer Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Madden to the position of Executive Director, effective September 15, 2011. Catherine and the Kidney Cancer Canada Board of Directors look forward to engaging in Strategic Planning with Endeavour consultants beginning this Fall.
    Learn more at:
  4. Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP):

    FRP seeks a volunteer to assist with new Canada Not-for-profit Act compliance. In preparation for the requirements of the new Canada Not-for profit Corporations Act, the FRP is seeking a highly skilled volunteer with legal expertise who can assist with the review (and revision, if necessary) of its articles and bylaws, as well as guide FRP Canada through the process of filing for continuance. It is expected that this work will take place over a period of 1 to 2 years.
    Learn more:

  5. Camp Awakening :

    Camp Awakening looks forward to celebrating our 30th Anniversary in 2012. Thanks to the research and recommendations of our Endeavour team, we are one step closer to finalizing our strategic plan for integrated and innovative programming for youth with physical disabilities, both in-camp and year-round.
    Turning 30 in 2012? Join the Camp Awakening “30 for 30” initiative in honour of our 30th camping season serving youth with physical disabilities.
    Please call 416-487-8400 or email for more information.

  6. Asthma Society of Canada:

    What can you do to Support the Asthma Society of Canada?

    Three million people, including 600,000 children in Canada live with asthma, but only 40% are in control of their symptoms. By running with Team Asthma or making a pledge to someone who is running, you can prove asthma isn’t about sitting on the sidelines!

    Run for the Asthma Society of Canada and help others breathe easier! Raise Funds for Team Asthma: