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Friday, October 4 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
International Dialogue on Ecosystem Approaches to Supporting Social Enterprises

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The capacity for social enterprise must be understood in the context of local ecosystems – an area’s particular concentration of interconnected organizations, institutions and capacities. This session looks at the latest insights that will help you understand your ecosystem and maximize your impact. 

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David LePage

Manager, Enterprising Non-Profits, enp
David LePage is the Team Manager of Enterprising Non-Profits, enp, supporting the development and growth of social enterprises. Enp provides resources, technical assistance, workshops, grants and is collaborating on creating an enabling environment for social enterprise across Canada... Read More →

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Michelle Colussi

Manager, Technical Assistance Division, Canadian Centre for Community Renewal
A teacher by training and in spirit, Michelle Colussi has an extensive background in rural and small town revitalization and multi-stakeholder facilitation and leadership development in the nonprofit sector. She was team leader in the development of the Community Resilience Manual... Read More →
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Izabela Przybysz

Head of the Social Policy Programme, Institute of Public Affairs
Izabela Przybysz is a senior analyst and Head of  the Social Policy Programme at the Institute of Public Affairs – a leading think tank in Poland. Her experience covers the field of social business and social policy in Poland and at the European level. She has participated  in... Read More →
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Kelly Ramirez

CEO, Social Enterprise Greenhouse
Kelly Ramirez is the CEO of Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG), a national leader in social enterprise incubation.   She also teaches courses on Social Enterprise at Providence College and Salve Regina University.  Previously, she directed the Social Enterprise Initiative at the... Read More →
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Suzanne Smith

Founder, Social Impact Architects/Flywheel: Social Enterprise Hub
Suzanne Smith is a serial social entrepreneur and bridges many disciplines as a coach and consultant to social sector organizations as Founder and Managing Director of Social Impact Architects and Co-Founder of Flywheel: Social Enterprise Hub. She also educates future social entrepreneurs... Read More →
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John Walker

Director General, Community Development and Partnerships Directorate, Employment and Social Development Canada
John Walker is Director General, Community Development and Partnerships at HRSDC. In this role he is responsible for community based Grant and Contribution programs, as well as work in the area of social finance, social enterprise and the voluntary sector. John has a wealth of experience... Read More →

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Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada is a unique collaborative program that promotes and supports social enterprise development and growth as a means to build strong non-profit organizations and healthier communities. Enp-Canada provides resources, matching grants and technical... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Telus 104-106 TELUS Convention Centre

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