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Thursday, October 3 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
"From Serving to Service: Developing Social Impact Career Opportunities for Youth" (Main Stage Plenary)

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From talent recruitment and succession planning to idea generation, idea execution, and the general well-being of planet, youth engagement in social impact a careers touches anyone dedicated to social enterprise or social innovation.

This main stage plenary is the first of a two-part SEWF 2013 effort to focus on this crucial issue.  The main stage session will take a ‘broad sweep’ at this issue and involve all SEWF attendees. Topics may include: social enterprise careers can’t offer competitive pay, students don’t know how to access opportunities at for-profit or non-profit social enterprises, and students aren’t prepared for jobs in this sector.

The next day a breakout session (Friday, October 4 • 10:15am - 11:45 am) will target some of the insights and recommendations emanating from the main stage session and try to develop concrete ‘next steps’.

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Victoria Lennox

Co-Founder and CEO, Startup Canada
Victoria Lennox is a 30-year-old Canadian social entrepreneur, commentator, program architect and policy advisor who has a track record of creating meaningful political and policy inroads to advance entrepreneurship. | | As the co-founder and CEO of grassroots non-profit Startup Canada and the founder and President Emeritus of UK-based Charity NACUE, Victoria is recognized by the UNDP and EU as one of the foremost experts in entrepreneurship... Read More →

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Jack Graham

Founder and CEO, Year Here
Jack Graham is the Founder and CEO of London-based social enterprise startup, Year Here, a new type of 'gap year' that challenges bright young people to a year of tackling social issues in their own backyard. He previously worked at the Young Foundation, one of the UK's leading centres for social innovation, where he invested in and supported various education social enterprises and co-authored Growing Social Ventures, a report on the growing... Read More →
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Abdullah Saleh

Co-founder and Chief Executive Director, ICChange
Abdullah Saleh is a General Surgery resident at the University of Alberta. He is the co-founder and Chief Executive Director of ICChange. Born in Iraq, he lived in France and Malaysia before moving to Canada in 2000. He obtained a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from the University of Calgary. Abdullah spent time in Ecuador working in hospitals, investigating human and sex trafficking in South America. | | He also co-founded the Kenya Ceramic... Read More →
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Bari Saltman

President, Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative
Bari Saltman is a senior at Harvard College studying Sociology and Psychology. Committed to empowering undergraduates to become agents of change, Bari is the President of the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC), a student organization that brings together members of the Harvard community interested in pursuing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Bari served as Chair of SIC’s 2012 Igniting... Read More →
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Charles Tsai

Director of Learning Networks, Ashoka Canada
Charles Tsai leads Ashoka's university strategy in Canada and is based in Vancouver. He joined Ashoka in 2008 to oversee global campaigns supporting young social entrepreneurs. A former reporter and producer for CNN, Charles ventured into the social sector in 2005 when he started Global Youth Fund, a charity based in Vancouver. He has educated and mentored hundreds of young changemakers through Global Youth Fund and Ashoka's Youth Venture... Read More →

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Canadian Youth Business Foundation (SEWF Lead Partner)

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to growing our nation's economy one young entrepreneur at a time. We look at character, not collateral, when providing youth aged 18-39 with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to help them launch and sustain successful businesses. National Office: 133 Richmond Street West, Toronto ON M5H 2L3 Toll-free... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre

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