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Friday, October 4 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Be Inspired: Social Enterprise Practitioner Panel (English & French)

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This session is designed for early stage participants who want to learn more about social enterprise from those who've been there.  A panel of experience practitioners will share stories -- their motivations to start, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them (or didn't!), their mistakes and successes, and the impact that their enterprises have achieved.  Benefit from the speakers' first-hand experience -- how to avoid common mistakes, access useful resources, build a successful team, and develop practical strategies to start and grow your enterprise.  And build your network by making professional connections with the panel members (and the other participants). 

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David Upton

Co-founder, Common Good Solutions
David has been using entrepreneurship as a tool for change for over 30 years.  He blends his experience in community development and his professional interest in social enterprise and the social economy to develop a socially responsible and entrepreneurially engaged workforce.  He has worked with Aboriginal groups in Canada's North, youth and business development organizations, and all levels of government to develop sustainable... Read More →

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Janice Abbott

CEO, Atira Women's Resource Society
Janice Abbott has been the CEO of Atira Women's Resource Society since 1992. She lead the Society through its growth from a single transition house located in South Surrey with a staff of seven, to a large multi-service agency with two, for-profit subsidiaries, a development arm and more than 500 staff. In 2002, Janice conceived of and launched Atira Property Management Inc., a wholly-owned for-profit subsidiary of Atira Women's Resource Society... Read More →
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Caroline Arcand

Co-founder and Executive Director, Groupe Convex
Caroline Arcand possesses a Bachelor of Arts from Universite du Quebec in Montreal, a Certificate in Communications from the Ottawa and St-Paul University, a Certificate in Human Resources Management and one in Business Administration from Universite du Quebec, Québec. She is currently enrolled in the Master in Community Development program, at University of Victoria, in BC.  She is one of the founders and the Executive... Read More →
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Pedro Corrêa

Founding Partner, MateriaBrasil
Pedro Themoteo is one of the founding partners at MateriaBrasil, a design and consultancy office that aims to change the way of society thought social and sustainable experiences. To walk towards this new life style, we believe we have to redesign products and services in a more balanced way.The company have HQs in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, and work in initiatives all over Brazil. Our platform was recently crowd funded to become the... Read More →
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Marie Marin

Founding CEO, Employers For Childcare Charitable Group
As Founding CEO Marie led the organization from being grant dependent to being entirely self financing within 4 years.  The Group comprises a charity and two Social Enterprises, all sharing the ethos of addressing childcare as an economic and labour market issue.  The first Social Enterprise, set up in 2004, is a financial administration company transacting circa £25 million pa, supporting over 10,000 working parents throughout the UK.  The... Read More →
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Derek Marshall

CEO, Factory Skatepark
Derek worked as a firefighter for 17 years followed by 6 years as financial administrator for a charity in Dundee. Currently CEO of the Factory Skatepark group which was recently awarded Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year. Over the last 10 years as a Social Entrepreneur he has been involved in establishing a number of charities and companies, raising over £3.5m. | | While working in UK and Uganda he is constantly looking for... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Telus 103 TELUS Convention Centre

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