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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 & UDP, Social Venture Connexion (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... Read More →

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Jane Bisbee

Executive Director, Social Enterprise Fund
Jane Bisbee is the Executive Director of the Social Enterprise Fund, one of Canada’s more active impact investment funds. Over the last decade, she has worked to build SEF’s portfolio to over 80 projects across many sectors, with more than $75M invested.A special focus of Jane’s... 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://sigene... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Liz Weaver

Co-CEO, Tamarack Learning Centre, Tamarack Institute
Liz is passionate about the power and potential of communities getting to impact on complex issues. Liz is Vice President of the Tamarack Institute. In this role she provides strategic direction to the organization and leads many of its key learning activities including collective... Read More →

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

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