A keynote address by Doug Griffiths,
author of 13 Ways to Kill Your Community.

November 14, 2019

at Elmira District Secondary School - School Gymnasium

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       DAYS                       HOURS                  MINUTES                  SECONDS

Keynote Speaker

Doug Griffiths, MBA

Best-selling author and chief community builder at 13 Ways, a company with a mission to push communities to face their challenges to find their unique path to success.

Best-Selling Author & Community Builder

13 Ways to Kill Your Community

Doug Griffiths has helped improve over 500 communities across North  America. After retiring from politics in 2015, he founded 13 Ways, a company dedicated to helping communities grow and thrive through speaking, consulting, rebranding as part of an overall community growth strategy. In his best-selling book, 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, Doug weaves data, personal experience and anecdotes with humour to explain the common challenges communities face around North America and to understand their paths to success. 

“My mission is to push communities to face their challenges and find their  unique path to success.”

Somebody Should Do Something Partners

Collaboration and working together have been the theme of this event from the very beginning.

The Program

Woolwich Healthy Communities invites you to participate and get inspired to make meaningful connections in our community.

 Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 

Two different keynote presentations will be delivered to the community.

1:30 p.m.

Keynote to EDSS Student Body

Doug will focus on youth in the community and the importance of participation in any community they live in through engaging storytelling.

6:00 p.m.

Community Services Showcase

Community groups and services will showcase opportunities for participants to join or find more information about local services. Booths and free swag will be located in the school's cafeteria.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Keynote to Community

Doug will address the community based on 13 Ways to Kill Your Community. The anecdotes are delivered with both wit and wisdom, and in a way that ensures audience members are inspired and confident in their role to make their community successful. Our goal is to find you a renewed sense of ownership and responsibility toward the community you live in.

9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Question Period

A Q&A session for interested audience members will take place in the cafeteria directly following the keynote. Snacks and time to browse the community booths.

 Friday, Nov 15, 2019 

If you are a group, organization or service club that works with volunteers on community betterment projects, this session is for you.

8:30 a.m.

Facilitated Workshop: Identifying community issues

Doug will facilitate a community forum to identify key community issues and potential areas for collective action. Please come with your ideas and a willingness to collaborate — together we achieve more!


Break - Snack

Coffee, drinks and a light snack will be provided.

12:00 noon

Workshop Over, Community work begins.

We will finish with a gameplan to tackle new projects in the community.

Our Funding Partners

Woolwich Healthy Communities couldn't do this without our amazing partners — Thank you!

Our Community Sponsors

Our communities are filled with generous corporate donors who support initiatives for community betterment. We are grateful for your support.

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