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Friday, October 4 • 10:15am - 3:00pm
Finance Solutions Lab B) Environmental, Sustainable Food, Youth Education: Multi-sector Approaches to Complex System Change

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The Finance Solutions Labs are bringing together an array of leaders in social innovation and fellow SEWF attendees to provide support to six organizations as they bring their system-changing initiative to fruition.

Not only do fellow SEWF attendees get a chance to help in the solutions, they will be able to learn from the process and apply those insights to their own work.

This Finance Solution Lab will tackle Environmental, Sustainable Food and Youth Education issues.

Feature Organizations: 

  • Alberta Ecotrust, Alberta – represented by Natalie Odd

Alberta Ecotrust plans to build an "eco hub" to address the lack of connectivity and collaboration among Alberta-based ENGOs. The eco hub would provide work, event and storage space for ENGOs that would provide financial stability and, importantly, the opportunity to meet with and discuss environment issues and strategies with ENGO colleagues from other organizations.

  • Localize Services Ltd., Alberta – represented by Meghan Dear

Localize is addressing the systemic needs that grocers and local food businesses have to have in order to allow local products succeed in mainstream grocery stores. Localize's core service is a shelf-labeling program which identifies local and regional food products to customers.

  • Galiano Conservancy Association, British Columbia - represented by Lia Chalifour

Galiano Conversancy Association is striving to increase opportunities for youth to lead by example through the creation of a hands on learning centre. The Galiano Restorative Learning Centre will connect urban youth with nature, and provide them an opportunity to grow and discover their place in the world.

Note: This session runs from 10:15am - 3:00pm  but breaks for lunch 12:30pm - 2:00pm. 
If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.

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Adam Spence

Director, SVX
Adam Spence is the Founder and Director of Social Venture Connexion (SVX) at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. Adam helped found the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and the School for Social Entrepreneurs – Ontario, he was Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) and he led a number of higher education and training organizations. Adam has spoken to audiences across the country on issues related to education... Read More →

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Jane Bisbee

Executive Director, Social Enterprise Fund
Jane Bisbee is the Executive Director of the Social Enterprise Fund, a collaborative initiative of the City of Edmonton, the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region and the Edmonton Community Foundation. | | A journalist by trade, with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Carleton University, she has experience in the Canadian book and magazine publishing industries, newspaper and radio reporting and documentary film. She spent many... Read More →
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Al Etmanski

Co-founder, Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network
Al is an curator, author, blogger (www.aletmanski.com), advocate and social entrepreneur specializing in innovative, multi-sector solutions to complex societal challenges. He is currently a partner in the national collaboration, Social Innovation Generation (SIG). (http://sigeneration.ca) SiG is dedicated to scaling up innovative solutions to deeply rooted social problems and exploring new methods of financing the social sector. Al is an Ashoka... Read More →
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Elizabeth Lougheed Green

Cofounder, CEO and Editor-in-chief, Chalkbeat
Liz has many years of experience as a community developer, social policy advocate and social enterprise practitioner. She now Manages Vancity’s Impact Business Development program, working directly with groups across the impact business spectrum to develop their businesses by delivering financial, resource and human supports, in order to help them reach their full potential.  Prior to coming to the Credit Union, Liz was the Manager of... Read More →
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Cindy James

Manager, Marketing & Business Development, CEED, Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development
There is no doubt I am an entrepreneur. In my thinking, my personal pursuits, my relationships and my thirst for change. I thrive in chaos and I have a passion for making things happen. My interactions involve a lot of listening to better understand how can I make a difference.
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Julia Langer

CEO, Toronto Atmospheric Fund
Julia Langer is CEO of Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF), with responsibility for advancing the organizations climate solutions mandate and maintaining the endowment which supports TAF's work. Previously she was a director at World Wildlife Fund where she ran campaigns focused on reducing contaminants, addressing global warming pollution and marine conservation. Her degree is in environmental sciences from U of T. Julia is an avid gardener and... Read More →
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Scott Rehmus

Founder and President, One Pull Solutions
Scott is a strategic philanthropist who has made a career in developing practical solutions to complex problems. A passion for the oceans led him in to international conservation and then to dedicate himself to supporting coastal communities working to develop economies that maintain the health of the natural environment. He has deep, hands-on experience in making lasting change. Most notably, he spent 13 years building a sustainable future... Read More →
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Liz Weaver

Vice President, Tamarack Institute
Liz is the Vice-President of Tamarack and leads the Tamarack Learning Centre. Previously, she led the Vibrant Communities Canada team where she provided coaching, leadership and support to a network of community partners across Canada. Liz is one of Tamarack’s most in-demand trainers. She has developed and delivered curricula on a variety of workshop topics including: collaborative governance, leadership, collective impact, community... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 10:15am - 3:00pm
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

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