Thursday, October 3 • 10:15am - 11:45am
“3 for 2023”, a Discussion: Three Things Public Policy Needs to do for Social Enterprise to Thrive in 2023

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Public sector leaders and key practitioners will take turns spending three to four minutes identifying their three key public policy “must do’s” to help social enterprise maximize its potential. This is followed by a free flowing discussion and then a twenty minute Q&A with the audience.

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Peter Holbrook

CEO, Social Enterprise UK
Peter Holbrook is CEO of Social Enterprise UK - the national body for social enterprise and a membership organisation. Social Enterprise UK, together with its members, is the voice for social enterprise. Prior to taking on this role Peter was CEO of Sunlight Development Trust. During... Read More →

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Mariana Farias

Office and HR Manager, REDF
Carla Javits is the President of REDF which provides equity-like investments and business assistance to create and grow ‘double bottom line’ enterprises operated by nonprofits that create jobs in order to employ people who face high barriers. The people employed learn and earn... Read More →
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Derek Gent

Executive Director, Vancity Community Foundation
Derek is the Executive Director of Vancity Community Foundation. He leads Vancity Community Foundation as an arms-length public foundation with 150+ donor advised funds and a core endowment associated with the membership of Vancity Credit Union. He has worked in various aspects of... Read More →


Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
Molly Harrington has worked for the British Columbia public service since 1994 and has been with the Policy and Research Division as Assistant Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Social Development since September 2008. She is responsible for government’s income and disability assistance... Read More →
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Katherine Hewson

Assistant Deputy Minister for Open for Business, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development Trade and Employment and the Ministry of Research and Innovation
Katherine Hewson is the Assistant Deputy Minister for Open for Business at the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development Trade and Employment and the Ministry of Research and Innovation.  The Open for Business initiative aims to reduce regulatory and administrative burdens for business... Read More →
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Johanne Lavoie

Commissioner, Social Economy Bureau, City of Montreal
Johanne Lavoie has worked for the City of Montreal public service since 2005 within the Economic Development Service as Social Economy Commissioner. She is responsible for Montreal’s Social Economy Partnership For Community-Based Sustainable Development. Under the leadership of Johanne Lavoie, representatives of the social economy sector and the City of Montreal worked together to produce the first canadian municipal public policy on social economy. Since its approval in 2009 she has worked with the community, researchers as well as entrepreneurs, to develop social economy enterprises in Montreal. She frequently welcomes... Read More →
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Mairi MacKay

Director of Society, British Council in East Asia
Dr Mairi Mackay is Director of Society for the British Council in East Asia and currently leads a nine-country social enterprise programme that has provided training, access to funding and UK expertise to over 2500 social entrepreneurs in the region. Delivered with the support of... Read More →
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Neil McLean

Chief Executive, Social Enterprise Academy
Neil has been the CEO of the Social Enterprise Academy for 6 years.  During this time the Academy has become the largest Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Centre in Scotland, annually supporting around 1,000 people from across Scotland to develop their leadership and entrepreneurship... Read More →
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Yvonne Strachan

Head of the Third Sector, Equality and Community Empowerment, Scottish Government
Yvonne Strachan is a Deputy Director in the Scottish Government and leads its work on the Third Sector.  She is also the Head of Equality and Human Rights.  Yvonne’s responsibilities include work to support and strengthen social enterprise and social entrepreneurship in Scotland... 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 →

Thursday October 3, 2013 10:15am - 11:45am MDT
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre

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