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Thursday, October 3 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Rural Realities: Designing a Social Enterprise Policy Framework for the Rural Context

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This session will look at social enterprise policy development with a rural lens. Policy leaders and practitioners in rural social enterprise from across Canada and internationally will share their experience. An international panel of intermediaries and practitioners will present and discuss the features of a social enterprise policy framework to meet the needs of rural communities.

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Catherine Lang

Principal, C. Lang Consulting
Catherine has worked in management and consulting with social economy organizations for over 25 years. Through her consulting practice, C. Lang Consulting, Catherine partners with national, provincial, and community based groups with a key focus on innovation in community and economic development. | Catherine’s work engages funders, nonprofits, academics, networks, local governments and emerging community groups in partnership development... Read More →

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Paul Cabaj

Director of Co-op Development, Alberta Community and Co-operative Association
A well-traveled , father of three, Paul holds a Bachelor of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta Business and is working on a Masters in Leadership focusing on cooperative decision making. He has worked and lived in Asia and South America (including a stint as an owner of a pan-Asian restaurant). Paul has assisted dozens of startup cooperatives and community owned businesses get off the ground, and is currently working on developing... Read More →
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Mary Ferguson

Principal, Eko Nomos
BES (University of Waterloo) and MES (York University) | PhD program at the University of Guelph in Rural Studies focusing on rural social enterprise | | Mary has worked directly with hundreds of organizations developing and operating social enterprises on all aspects of training and consultations including organizational readiness assessment, idea generation, feasibility studies, marketing and business plan development. In addition to... Read More →
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Kevin Fong

Managing Director, Goolarri Media Enterprises
Kevin Fong born and bred in the Western Australian town of Broome has utilised his strong community ties and unique mixed heritage to be the voice of the Indigenous community. | | He is currently the Managing Director of Goolarri Media Enterprises; a 100% Indigenous owned communication and arts organisation that educates both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people across the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Through the... 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 assistance to non-profit organizations to support the development and growth of their social enterprises.

Thursday October 3, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Glen 203-204 TELUS Convention Centre

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