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Wednesday, October 2
 

9:00am MDT

Local Social Enterprise Tours

A chance to see first-hand some of Calgary’s local social enterprises, two social purposes businesses and a first-of-its kind North American innovation centre. Click here to see the formal tour sessions and schedule.      

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.

Social Enterprise Tours
avatar for REAP Business Association

REAP Business Association

REAP stands for Respect for the Earth and All People. We're a non-profit, social enterprise network, for locally owned and sustainably operated businesses. Collectively our 100 members represent more than $4 billion in annual revenue, 7,500 Calgary area jobs, $8.5 million in annual... Read More →
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Studio C

Studio C is an award-winning Community Arts Centre in downtown Calgary – a studio and gallery open to the public. The Centre opened in 2005 and continues to innovate by connecting diverse communities through art.Studio C is a project of Prospect – a non-profit organization that... Read More →
avatar for EthniCity Catering

EthniCity Catering

EthniCity Catering, a social enterprise of the Centre for Newcomers, provides 10 weeks of paid work experience and training for barriered newcomers who: have limited English communication skills (Canadian Language Benchmark 3-5), are at a lower household income level, have limited... Read More →
avatar for Fireworks Cooperative (Venu 1008 & Desktop Catering)

Fireworks Cooperative (Venu 1008 & Desktop Catering)

VENU1008 is a social enterprise that funds a local Calgary non-profit, Servants Anonymous Society of Calgary. 100% of proceeds are used to help women and children.Steps away from trendy Inglewood, our venue offers an eclectic art gallery feel with fine art, contemporary statues, vintage... Read More →
avatar for Calgary Counselling Centre

Calgary Counselling Centre

Calgary Counselling Centre is the leading research, training and knowledge-based counselling organization in Canada. Since 1962, the Centre has been committed to providing best practices in counselling, training and research to improve the well-being of Calgarians through positive... Read More →
avatar for Community Wise Resource Centre

Community Wise Resource Centre

Located in the heart of Calgary’s Beltline, COMMUNITYWISE maintains a beautiful venue that provides offices, meeting rooms, activity spaces, and both indoor and outdoor common spaces for over 60 member organizations. United by the concept of “co-location” (together in the same... Read More →
avatar for GE Innovation Centre

GE Innovation Centre

The GE Innovation Centre in the heart of downtown Calgary is focused on commercial discovery and collaboration. The first of its kind for GE in North America, the GE Innovation Centre leverages GE’s global expertise, industrial breadth and technology to address challenges across... Read More →
avatar for Cerebral Palsy Collection Crew

Cerebral Palsy Collection Crew

The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (CPAA) makes a difference by enriching and supporting the lives of children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. CPAA turns donation of used clothing and small household items into revenues that support the many programs... Read More →
avatar for DIRTT

DIRTT

DIRTT constructs tailored prefab spaces as an alternative to conventional stud and drywall construction. The customization of dimensions, functionality and aesthetics makes for productive spaces that are long-term assets. DIRTT has three manufacturing plants. Located in key markets... Read More →
avatar for Vecova Social Enterprise

Vecova Social Enterprise

Vecova is a disability services and research organization with a long history of providing employment opportunities and community connection for persons with disabilities. With origins in the sheltered workshops of the 1970’s and 80’s, Vecova has evolved to operating distinct... Read More →
avatar for Cookies on the Go

Cookies on the Go

Cookies on the Go is a non-profit bakery and cafe supporting employment opportunities for citizens with disabilities. As a social enterprise of Calgary Progressive Lifestyles Foundation, we are proud to promote self-sufficiency and personal growth within adults with disabilities... Read More →
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cSPACE Projects

cSPACE Projects is a nonprofit real estate enterprise that is developing a network of affordable, sustainable and collaborative workspaces across Calgary. cSPACE’s mission is to connect people and ideas through places that fuel creativity, foster community, ignite collaboration... Read More →
avatar for Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta ReStore

Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta ReStore

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells quality, new and gently used furniture, appliances, home décor items and building materials to the public at greatly reduced prices. All funds raised from the ReStore are donated back to Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta so they may build... Read More →
avatar for Momentum Community Economic Development Society

Momentum Community Economic Development Society

Momentum partners with people living on low incomes to increase prosperity, and inspires the development of local economies with opportunities for all. Our programs include:• Trades training for Aboriginal peoples and immigrants• Immigrant Access Fund microloans for foreign-trained... Read More →
avatar for Women In Need Society

Women In Need Society

WINS's operates four Thrift Stores, which are in many ways, communities unto themselves.Staff, volunteers and customers come together, nurture friendships, and shop for items from amongst racks and shelves laden with quality, affordable clothing, small housewares, and furniture.As... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2013 9:00am - 3:45pm MDT
Offsite - Various Calgary

4:00pm MDT

Networking / Pre-Reception
Wednesday October 2, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Hall CDE Pre-Function TELUS Convention Centre

6:00pm MDT

Opening Greetings
A welcome to SEWF 2013 by Wayne Chiu, Chairman, The Trico Foundation (host of SEWF 2013), Peter Holbrook, Chair, Social Enterprise World Forum and Candice Bergen, Canada’s Minister of State (Social Development).      

Speakers
avatar for The Honourable Candice Bergen

The Honourable Candice Bergen

Minister of State (Social Development), Government of Canada
Candice Bergen was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008 and re-elected in 2011. In July 2013, Ms. Bergen was appointed Minister of State (Social Development). Previously, she was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety in May 2011.In 2011, Ms. Bergen... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Chiu

Wayne Chiu

Executive Chairman, Trico Foundation
Wayne Chiu is the Founder and CEO of the Trico Group of Companies and Executive Chairman of the Trico Charitable Foundation, established in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Wayne’s corporate and entrepreneurial acumen reinforced his desire to support the communities contributing to his success. In 2008, Wayne and his wife and business partner, Eleanor, founded the Trico Charitable Foundation as a way to combine t... Read More →
avatar for Peter Holbrook

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 →
avatar for The Honourable Heather Klimchuk

The Honourable Heather Klimchuk

Minister of Culture, Government of Alberta
Mrs. Klimchuk was returned to the Alberta Legislature for her second term as MLA for Edmonton-Glenora on April 23, 2012 and was appointed Minister of Culture with responsibility for the Francophone Secretariat on May 8, 2012. She previously served as Minister of Culture and Community... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2013 6:00pm - 6:10pm MDT
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre

6:10pm MDT

A Matter of Impact: Key Skillsets (Main Stage Opening Plenary)

It is hoped ‘impact’ will be a crucial component of the conversations throughout all of SEWF 2013, but we wanted to put that primacy of purpose front and centre. So we are taking a page out of Stephen Covey’s iconic book and beginning SEWF 2013 with a deliberate focus on the end point of everything we do, ‘impact’. The opening plenary will look at impact from three angles – creating it, measuring it, and collaborating to take it to the next level.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Gerry Higgins

Gerry Higgins

CEO, Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEiS)
Gerry is Chief Executive Officer at CEiS (Community Enterprise in Scotland) and a Director at the Social Value Lab. He brings over 30 years’ experience in developing and running social enterprises and works with government agencies and third sector partners in the UK and internationally... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Al Etmanski

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 →
avatar for Mariana Farias

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 →
avatar for Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger

Co-Founder, Free The Children and Me to We
Craig Kielburger is a social entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and syndicated columnist. He co-founded Free The Children in 1995 when he was 12-years-old. Today, more than 1.7 million young people are involved in its programs. In North America, the organization provides... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2013 6:10pm - 7:40pm MDT
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre

7:30pm MDT

Opening Reception
The "Eat, Think and Be Visionary" Hall is the site for an evening of noshing and networking with delegates and maybe a few surprise attendees.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.

Sponsors
avatar for Vancity (SEWF Lead Partner)

Vancity (SEWF Lead Partner)

Vancity, a values-based financial co-operative in British Columbia, Canada, invests in social enterprises and social ventures through high impact lending and investment programs. By supporting social enterprises with financial products, programs and services, Vancity helps enterprises... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2013 7:30pm - 10:00pm MDT
Hall CDE Pre-Function TELUS Convention Centre

8:00pm MDT

Canadian Premiere: WHO Cares?

SEWF 2013 Presents the Canadian Premiere of WHO CARES?

Screening: October 2, 20:00.
Hall CD

WHO CARES? answers that question by traveling the globe in search of the most innovative social entrepreneurs currently imagining a better planet. This eye-opening documentary introduces us to people with simple solutions to the hard questions that affect us all — Bill Drayton (founder of Ashoka), Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize), Mary Gordon and Rodrigo Baggio, among others – brilliant oddballs who are making changes, bringing solutions to the problems we face, generating huge social impact and — most of all — inspiring people to do the same.

The screening will be followed by a question and answer session featuring:

· Mary Gordon, Roots of Empathy (and SEWF 2013 keynote)

· Al Etmanski, Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network

Learn more (including a chance to see the trailer) here.


Wednesday October 2, 2013 8:00pm - 10:30pm MDT
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre
 
Thursday, October 3
 

7:15am MDT

Breakfast
Sponsors
avatar for Capital One (SEWF Supporting Partner)

Capital One (SEWF Supporting Partner)

The Capital One Youth Entrepreneurship Fund provides grants to support the development of revenue-generating enterprises across Canada to enhance their programs and diversify a charity’s funding base. Our program is focused on enabling youth and organizations servicing youth to... Read More →
avatar for KPMG (SEWF Supporting Partner)

KPMG (SEWF Supporting Partner)

KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (kpmg.ca) and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG member firms around the world have 152,000 professionals... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 7:15am - 8:15am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

8:00am MDT

Mapping Your Impact: the Social Entrepreneurship Journey
re:Learn is a joint project between Trico Charitable Foundation, Social Asset Measurement (SAM) with the assistance of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF).  The goal is to create a legacy of information about the social entrepreneurship journey that will drive the future success of the social economy, grounded in knowledge.

For Phase One, SAM worked with Trico Foundation to assess the areas of impact of their work, and CYBF undertook a literature review to understand current measurement and data management projects.  What will be displayed at this interactive booth are the indicators leading to those areas of impact.

For future phases to be successful, we are asking you, the social entrepreneur, do these indicators resonate with you?  Do you find them valuable?  Are there other indicators we should be considering?

Map your impact and help create the future for understanding the social entrepreneurship journey!

Moderators
avatar for Trico Charitable Foundation (SEWF Host)

Trico Charitable Foundation (SEWF Host)

Trico Charitable Foundation, established in 2008, seeks to provoke innovation and build capacity in social entrepreneurship. Its programs, initiatives and partnerships are dedicated to growing a community of sustainable, entrepreneurial organizations. For more information please visit... Read More →
avatar for Canadian Youth Business Foundation (SEWF Lead Partner)

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... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 8:00am - 4:00am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

8:30am MDT

Screening: Shift Change
SHIFT CHANGE is a documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.

Screenings of Shift Change:

  • Date: October 3, 8:30 - 9:39 and 15:30 - 16:39.
  • Date: October 4, 8:30 - 9:39 and 15:30 - 16:39.

Location: all showings in the main stage of the “Eat, Think, Be Visionary” Hall

Learn more (including a chance to see the trailer) here.


Thursday October 3, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

8:30am MDT

A Matter of Learning, Leading, Serving: Key Mindsets (Main Stage Plenary)
This session targets three key mindests that cut across so many opportunities and challenges facing social enterprises and everyone else dedicated to social impact. Themes that will enable our attendees to not only make the most of their daily efforts, but make the most of their interactions at SEWF 2013. The three themes are: Rejecting/Respecting Trade-Offs, The Surprising Power of Empathy, and Living Rhythms: What Social Enterprise Can Learn From Aboriginal Culture.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Lucy Miller

Lucy Miller

President and CEO, United Way of Calgary and Area
Dr. Lucy Miller has been President and CEO of United Way of Calgary and Area since March 2012. She is known for her relational style and her commitment to shared responsibility for the success of the city of Calgary. Lucy’s background is in education serving most recently as the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mary Gordon

Mary Gordon

President, Roots of Empathy
Mary Gordon is recognized internationally as an award-winning social entrepreneur, educator, author, child advocate and parenting expert who has created programs informed by the power of empathy. In 1996 she created the Roots of Empathy program in Ontario. Her not for profit organization... Read More →
avatar for Ilse Treurnicht

Ilse Treurnicht

CEO, MaRS Discovery District
Ilse Treurnicht is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a leading innovation centre located in Toronto. She oversees both the development and operations of the MaRS Centre and its broad suite of entrepreneurship and innovation programs. Ilse joined MaRS in early 2005 from her role... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Wanda Wuttunee

Dr. Wanda Wuttunee

Professor, director of the Aboriginal Business Education Partners, Asper School of Business
Dr. Wanda Wuttunee is an internationally known professor and researcher in the field of Aboriginal Economic Development. Dr. Wuttunee is Professor in the Department of Native Studies and serves as the Director of the Aboriginal Business Education Program (ABEP) in the I. H. Asper... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Suncor Energy (SEWF Lead Partner)

Suncor Energy (SEWF Lead Partner)

Suncor Energy and the Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF) have a proud history helping build sustainable communities through collaborative partnerships that enhance the quality of life in key operating areas. Over the past 10 years, Suncor and the SEF have invested more than $110 million in charitable and non profit organizations a... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am MDT
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre

10:00am MDT

Open Topic 1: Ask a Lawyer - "What's your issue?"

Hosted by: Martha Rans

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

10:00am MDT

Open Topic 2:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

10:00am MDT

Open Topic 3: Discussing Missing Middle Social Finance - Opportunities & Challenges

Hosted by: Mina Shahid

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

10:00am MDT

Open Topic 4: Cuba - How can we cooperate in building the new social enterprises/cooperatives emerging there?

Hosted by: Eric Leenson

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

10:00am MDT

Open Topic 5: Increasing Prosperity in Africa and Earning a Return at the Same Time

Hosted by: Mark Brown, Kulemela Investments

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

10:00am MDT

Open Topic 6: The Future of Credit

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

10:00am MDT

Networking & Refreshment Break
Sponsors
avatar for Capital One (SEWF Supporting Partner)

Capital One (SEWF Supporting Partner)

The Capital One Youth Entrepreneurship Fund provides grants to support the development of revenue-generating enterprises across Canada to enhance their programs and diversify a charity’s funding base. Our program is focused on enabling youth and organizations servicing youth to... Read More →
avatar for KPMG (SEWF Supporting Partner)

KPMG (SEWF Supporting Partner)

KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (kpmg.ca) and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG member firms around the world have 152,000 professionals... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

10:15am MDT

“3 for 2023”, a Discussion: Three Things Public Policy Needs to do for Social Enterprise to Thrive in 2023

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.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Peter Holbrook

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Mariana Farias

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 →
avatar for Derek Gent

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 →
avatar for MOLLY HARRINGTON

MOLLY HARRINGTON

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 →
avatar for Katherine Hewson

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 →
avatar for Johanne Lavoie

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 →
avatar for Mairi MacKay

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 →
avatar for Neil McLean

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 →
avatar for Yvonne Strachan

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 →
avatar for John Walker

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 →

Sponsors
avatar for Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

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

10:15am MDT

Finance Solutions Lab A) Poverty Reduction: Multi-sector Approaches to Complex System Change

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 Solutions Lab focuses on poverty alleviation. Feature Organizations:  

  • Bridges Social Development, Alberta - represented by Lindsay Mitchell

Bridges Social Development is aiming to impact the complex system affecting the problem of underutilized potential of youth in First Nation communities in Canada through targeting many interconnected issues. Bridges is hoping to establish a community fund that can support efforts to build the capacity for youth entrepreneurship and youth leadership in Aboriginal communities.

  • Saint John Community Loan Fund, New Brunswick - represented by Seth Asimakos

The Saint John Community Loan Fund is developing the concept of a Learning and Enterprise Exchange which will be enterprise and innovation hub, where enterprising non-profits co-locate to develop social enterprise solutions that change the face of poverty.

  • Vecova Centre for Disability Services, Alberta – represented by Curtis Slater

By creating a Knowledge Mobilization Hub, Vecova aims to build the capacity of persons with disabilities and enriching communities through leadership, innovation and collaboration. Vecova aims to disrupt the system of traditional research and data collection and shift the dialogue for better policy outcomes and practical resources in order to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities.

Note: While this session runs from 10:15am - 3:00pm it breaks for lunch (12:30pm - 2:00pm).    

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Adam Spence

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Jane Bisbee

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 Since ists launch in 2008, SEF has placed $30M in more than fifty projects in... Read More →
avatar for Al Etmanski

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 →
avatar for Elizabeth Lougheed Green

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 →
avatar for Cindy James

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.
avatar for Gerrad Oishi

Gerrad Oishi

Vice President Social Enterprise, Calgary Homeless Foundation
Alberta was the first province in Canada to create a 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.  This Plan recognizes both the social and financial benefits of tackling a key community issue.  The Calgary Homeless Foundation recognizes that achieving this goal cannot be done by government... Read More →
avatar for Scott Rehmus

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 →
avatar for Liz Weaver

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 →


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

11:00am MDT

Open Data: Driving Scale & Impact

Opening data and sharing knowledge is the way forward for creating social impact at scale.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Eva Friesen

Eva Friesen

President and CEO, The Calgary Foundation
Widely respected in the Calgary community, Ms. Friesen has an extensive background in providing effective leadership. She has been the President and CEO of The Calgary Foundation since 2005. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Friesen was CEO of the Calgary Health Trust for 4 years... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lucy Bernholz

Lucy Bernholz

Visiting Scholar, Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Lucy Bernholz is a Managing Director at Arabella Advisors, a strategic advisory firm for philanthropists and impact investors. She joined Arabella in 2011 after selling them her 14-year old consulting firm, Blueprint Research & Design, Inc. She also is a Visiting Scholar at Stanford’s... Read More →
avatar for Michael Lenczner

Michael Lenczner

CEO, Ajah
Michael Lenczner is the CEO and founder of Ajah (www.ajah.ca), a Canadian-based company which offers an online funder research to the non-profit sector. Its service, Fundtracker, merges dozens of government and public data sets with its own proprietary research so that users can track... Read More →
avatar for Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh

Executive Director, Liquidnet For Good
I'm passionate about activating the full spectrum of enterprises and capital to generate social impact, from philanthropy to impact investing.I believe that social impact has the potential to come from any type of enterprise. Currently I oversee Liquidnet For Good, where my job i... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Telus 108-109 TELUS Convention Centre

11:00am MDT

Making Time for Research: Why Research Helps and How You Can Help Research

Too often practitioners and researchers find themselves on either side of a linguistic, technical, and cultural divide. Building on a pre-SEWF 2013 research day at Mount Royal University, this session looks at how then can this relationship be explored in a way that honours the contribution of both researchers and practitioners.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Tina Dacin

Tina Dacin

Director, Centre for Social Impact, Queen\'s School of Business
Tina is the E. Marie Shantz Chaired Professor of Strategy and Organizational Behaviour in the Queen's School of Business at Queen's University.  She is the Director of the Queen's School of Business Centre for Social Impact. Her research interests include cultural heritage and traditions... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marie J. Bouchard

Marie J. Bouchard

Professor, Chair of the Canada social economy research, L'Université du Québec à Montréal
Areas of teaching: Governance of social economy enterprises Management of social and collective enterprises Business and society Areas of research: Social economy (cooperatives, non-for-profit organizations) Social innovation Community housing Evaluation Service... Read More →
avatar for Brendan Reimer

Brendan Reimer

Regional Coordinator, Canadian CED Network
Brendan Reimer is the Regional Coordinator for the Prairies and Northern Territories at the Canadian Community Economic Development Network, a Board Member at the Assiniboine Credit Union, as well as a member of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada. Working out of the new Social... Read More →
avatar for Simon Teasdale

Simon Teasdale

Senior Lecturer, Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University
Simon Teasdale has been involved in social enterprise for 20 years, first as a practitioner at The Big Issue in Manchester, and more recently as a researcher and academic. He has just taken a position at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

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 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Glen 201-202 TELUS Convention Centre

11:00am MDT

Rural Realities: Designing a Social Enterprise Policy Framework for the Rural Context

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.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Catherine Lang

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Cabaj

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... Read More →
avatar for Mary Ferguson

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... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Fong

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... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

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 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Glen 203-204 TELUS Convention Centre

11:00am MDT

Introduction à l’entreprise sociale (français)

Si vous désirez démarrer une enterprise sociale, cette animation vous permettra d’explorer votre niveau de preparation afin d’entreprendre le “chemin du développement” des entreprises sociales. Vous allez apprendre les raisons pourquoi une organisme sans but lucrative choisirait l’avenue de l’entreprise sociale. Des exemples des parcours d’entreprises sociales seront presenté.


Speakers
avatar for Ethel Côté

Ethel Côté

Social Enterprise Practitioner and Developer, Canadian Centre for Community Renewal
Detaining a Canadian Agricultural Leadership University Certificate and a Master Diploma in Community Economic Development, Ethel Côté has worked in the economic, social, cultural and environmental sectors for thirty years. Her commitment to sustainable community development has... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Telus 103 TELUS Convention Centre

11:00am MDT

Introduction to Social Enterprise: the Development Path (English)

The session is designed for participants wanting to take an initial exploration into social enterprise or those thinking about starting a social enterprise. The facilitators will lead participants in a discussion about what social enterprise is, why start a social enterprise, the potential community impacts, explore organizational readiness, and review the development path of social enterprise planning.  Explore the perspectives of business models including retail, wholesale, services and goods; non-profits, co-ops, hybrids and for-profits options; and the perspectives of outcomes from employment  to arts, revenue generation, food security, social capital and more.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.


Speakers
avatar for Alexis Kane Speer

Alexis Kane Speer

Associate Manager, Toronto Enterprise Fund
Alexis Kane Speer joined the Toronto Enterprise Fund team in June 2012, where she is an Associate Manager. Outside of her work at TEF, she directs the Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space (STEPS) Initiative, a social enterprise that uses art to connect people to public... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Wade

Jonathan Wade

Social Enterprise Sector Developer, The Centre for Innovative Social Enterprise Development
Jonathan Wade is a consultant in social finance, small business development and social entrepreneurship. Jonathan has worked for more than 20 years in the not-for-profit sector as a staff member, board member and volunteer in the fields of immigrant integration, international development... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Telus 101-102 TELUS Convention Centre

11:00am MDT

Scaling Social Impact: Reducing the Friction between Financial and Social Impact Goals

How social entrepreneurs approach the dual goals of social impact and financial return is critical to how a business’ achieves scale.  Endevour’s CEO, Linda Rottenberg recent research in the Harvard Business Review showed that, “those who prioritize financial goals over social ones were more likely to grow their social enterprises and achieve greater impact.” In this session, panelists will discuss ways to build business models that reduce friction between commercial and social goals thereby smoothing the path to growth.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Tania Carnegie

Tania Carnegie

Leader, KPMG Impact Ventures and National Executive Director, Community Leadership, KPMG
Tania established and leads KPMG’s Community Leader strategy. One of the four pillars of KPMG’s business strategy, it focuses the firm’s resources and knowledge to drive social change and sustainability. A Chartered Accountant, she holds a BSc from the University of Western... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dave Beaton

Dave Beaton

President & CEO, Formulating Change Inc.
David is the President and CEO of Formulating Change Inc. and Co-Founder of the ChangeIt® program. David's passion and vision is contagious and is often referred to as Formulating Change Inc's Chief Evangelist. David’s focus is on building and establishing key relationships with... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Nitze

Lisa Nitze

Principal, Lisa Nitze Consulting
A Professor in the Social Enterprise Program of the School for International Studies at American University, Lisa is Principal at the impact strategy consulting firm Lisa Nitze Consulting.  She has spent the past 25 years advising leading nonprofits, corporations, foundations and... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Odendahl

Sandra Odendahl

Director, Corporate Sustainability & Head, Social Finance Initiative, RBC
As the Director of Corporate Sustainability at RBC, Sandra leads a team responsible for global strategy and leadership in the areas of environmental and social credit risk management, environmental products and services, bank-wide environmental programs, and external relations related... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Telus 104-106 TELUS Convention Centre

11:00am MDT

Corporate Social Innovation

Corporations are moving from writing cheques to supporting social purpose work to doing it themselves. We will hear from a panel of experts working in this area, identify trends, and discuss the implications for the social enterprise and not-for-profit sectors.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Speakers
avatar for Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz

Executive Director, Instituto de Cidadania Empresarial (ICE)
Since April 2012 Celia has served as Executive Director of the Instituto de Cidadania Empresarial (ICE). Before joining ICE, Celia served as Director of Ashoka Canada from 2009 to 2011, Managing Director of Ashoka Global Fellowship for 1 ½ years and Director of Ashoka in Brazil and... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Hewitt

Andrew Hewitt

Founder, The GameChangers
Andrew's journey started at age 21 when he witnessed hoards of his talented university friends reach for success in careers of high status and salary, only to find themselves numbed by the profit-at-all-cost corporate mentality. Since then, Andrew has spent nearly a decade challenging... Read More →
avatar for Charmian Love

Charmian Love

Chief Executive, Volans
Charmian Love is Chief Executive of Volans. She works with leadership teams in corporations and country-based stakeholder groups to design and implement innovation strategies. In addition to her client work, Charmian also works on Volans’ research projects. Her recent report is The... Read More →
avatar for Andreas Souvaliotis

Andreas Souvaliotis

Co-founder, Social Change Rewards
Founder of Green Rewards and later AIR MILES for Social Change, the world’s first national environmental and healthy lifestyle incentive programs. His achievements in influencing and rewarding behaviour change on a mass scale have been recognized by global social responsibility... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Glen 205 TELUS Convention Centre

11:00am MDT

Social Innovation Labs

Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.Labs are an emerging way tackling complex challenges. This panel will address how they are using this approach in their country and how social enterprises can emerge from this work to enable sustainability.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Tim Draimin

Tim Draimin

Executive Director, Social Innovation Generation
Tim Draimin is the Executive Director of Social Innovation and advises The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. He is a board member of Social Innovation Exchange (SIX), Trico Charitable Foundation and Sustainability Colab. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Grand Challenges... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joeri Van den steen Hoven

Joeri Van den steen Hoven

Mars Discovery District Director, MaRS Solutions, Mars Discovery District
Joeri van den Steenhoven is Director of MaRS Solutions Lab. This Toronto-based social innovation lab aims to improve the lives of citizens and communities in Canada. The lab works on tackling complex, systems-level challenges together with stakeholders and innovators. Before Joeri... Read More →
avatar for Runa Sabroe

Runa Sabroe

Chief Consultant, MindLab
MindLab is a cross-ministerial innovation unit which involves citizens and businesses in creating new solutions for society. MindLab is instrumental in helping the ministry’s key decision-makers and employees view their efforts from the outside-in, to see them from a citizen’s... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Schulman

Sarah Schulman

Visiting Scholar, Kennisland, Founder, InWithFor
Sarah is a social problem-solver. She works with young people, older people, families, designers, social scientists, and policymakers to co-design, prototype, and spread solutions. That improve social outcomes, and reduce inequalities.  In 2009, Sarah co-founded InWithFor and worked... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Glen 206 TELUS Convention Centre

12:30pm MDT

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Canada's Minister of Employment and Social Development (Luncheon Keynote)
Moderators
avatar for Allan P. Markin

Allan P. Markin

Founder & Chief Accountability Officer, Pure North S’Energy Foundation
Allan P. Markin is a native Calgarian, and longtime philanthropist.  Presently Mr. Markin is a major supporter of the Alberta Project Promoting active Living & healthy Eating in Schools (APPLE Schools) program. The program has expanded since inception, and is now running in 57 Northern... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for The Honourable Jason Kenney

The Honourable Jason Kenney

Minister of Employment and Social Development, Government of Canada
Jason Kenney was born in Ontario and raised in Saskatchewan, where he graduated from Notre Dame College. He did undergraduate studies in philosophy at the University of San Francisco.  Mr Kenney served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm MDT
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre

1:00pm MDT

Open Topic 1: Talking with Diverse Communities - How do we learn about existing assets, barriers, and opportunities

Hosted By: Brian Hoessler

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

1:00pm MDT

Open Topic 3: Start-up Communities

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

1:00pm MDT

Open Topic 4:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

1:00pm MDT

Open Topic 5:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

1:00pm MDT

Open Topic 6:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Cross Cultural Collaboration: Managing Beyond Borders

A great idea takes great implementation and working across borders (any border) is not always easy.  Theory only gets you so far when managing beyond borders, learn from practioners who do it everyday.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Kristin Hayden

Kristin Hayden

Founder/Executive Director, OneWorldNow!
Kristin is an Ashoka Fellow, "a leading social entrepreneur who we recognize to have innovative solutions and the potential to change patterns across society." Her passion for cross-cultural understanding began with a study abroad experience in Apartheid South Africa. That experience... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Francesca Agnello

Francesca Agnello

Coordinator, ACRACCS
Coordinator at ACRACCS unit dedicated to Microfinance and Social Business, specializing in technical support and incubation of social enterprises within international cooperation projects. Francesca has a long experience in the field of microfinance and economic development in Kenya... Read More →
avatar for Eve Blossom

Eve Blossom

Founder, Lulan Artisans
Eve Blossom is the Founder of Lulan™ Artisans, designers and producers of sustainable textiles that elegantly merge original contemporary designs with centuries-old weaving techniques. She works in partnership with more than 650 weavers, spinners, dyers and finishers in small workshops... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Coleman

Andrea Coleman

Co-founder and CEO, Riders for Health
Andrea and husband Barry, are life-long motorcyclists. They saw that well-maintained motorcycles in Africa meant health care delivered, money saved and people trained in appropriate skills. Andrea’s motorcycle racing life and her work in promotion and sports management provided... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Telus 108-109 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Unlikely Alliances

Borders are not just geographic.  Learn from unlikely partners who have joined together to create social change and innovation.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Jocelyne Daw

Jocelyne Daw

Board Member, Trico Charitable Foundation
Jocelyne is a pioneer and leading expert in creating powerful community-business partnerships and the integration of branding, corporate citizenship and social purpose into organization strategy and culture. As an internationally published author, speaker and consultant she is committed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Batool Hassan

Batool Hassan

Director of Business Development, Acumen
Batool has been with Acumen since 2008, starting with Acumen Pakistan where she led business development, strengthened Acumen’s local presence and built a community of supporters.  Globally, we have our strongest circle of advisors and seasoned, senior mentors in Pakistan.  Now... Read More →
avatar for Anita Nowak

Anita Nowak

Director of Operations, McGill's Social Learning for Social Impact MOOC, The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation & McGill University
Anita is passionnate about inspiring widespread empathic action and is committed to scaling social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Canada. She is currently a Senior Fellow at Sauve Foundation and serves McGill’s Teaching & Learning Services team as Director of Operations... Read More →
avatar for Shaikh Saif Al Rashid

Shaikh Saif Al Rashid

Founder Director and CEO, Jita Bangladesh
An inclusive business development and management expert with more than 10 years of experience in enterprise and business development, bottom of Pyramid (BoP) marketing and activation, public private partnership and CSR with specific focus on social returns and women empowerment etc. Founder... Read More →
avatar for Sam Stephens

Sam Stephens

Executive Director/CEO, Global Soap Project
Sam Stephens is the Executive Director/CEO of the Global Soap Project, an organization that recycles partially-used hotel soap into millions of new bars that are distributed to people in need through programs that focus on humanitarian relief, hygiene education, and microenterprise... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Telus 103 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Lessons from Quebec: Issues, Policy, and Politics

In many ways Quebec is a leader in developing social enterprises and its social impact sector. Lessons learned from a jurisdictional leader in the field. 

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Speakers
avatar for Peter Elson

Peter Elson

Senior Research Associate, Institute for Nonprofit Studies, Mount Royal University
Peter R. Elson, PhD has been Senior Research Associate in the Institute for Nonprofit Studies at Mount Royal University since the fall of 2008. Peter completed his MSc in Voluntary Sector Organization at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2002 and previously spent... 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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Nancy Neamtan

Présidente directrice-générale, Chantier de l'économie sociale
Mrs. Neamtan is President/Executive Director of the Chantier de l’économie sociale, a non-profit organisation representing networks of social enterprises (cooperatives and non-profits), local development organisations and social movements. The mission of the Chantier de l’économie... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

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 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Glen 205 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Rural Revitalization: How Social Enterprise Keeps Rural Communities Viable

Rural communities have unique ways of addressing key challenges such as distance, size of market, lack of infrastructure and services, out-migration of youth, and the devastation brought about by branch closings, whether it be a grocery store or a manufacturing plant. Learn how various intermediaries and rural social enterprises from around the world have risen to these challenges, and helped preserve the viability of their communities.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Ethel Côté

Ethel Côté

Social Enterprise Practitioner and Developer, Canadian Centre for Community Renewal
Detaining a Canadian Agricultural Leadership University Certificate and a Master Diploma in Community Economic Development, Ethel Côté has worked in the economic, social, cultural and environmental sectors for thirty years. Her commitment to sustainable community development has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Elena Casolari

Elena Casolari

CEO, ACRA-CCS
Since its establishment (late 2012) Elena has been Executive president of Opes Impact fund, an investment vehicle targeting early stage social enterprises in East Africa and India in key development sectors with the aim at contributing in covering the “pioneer gap”. Since 2005... Read More →
avatar for Michael Craig

Michael Craig

Global Fellow; Strategic Advisor, Acumen and BASIX Social Enterprise Group
Michael is working in India with BASIX Krishi, which delivers affordable extension services to smallholder farmers in India.  At BASIX Krishi he a strategic advisor to the Company and Chairman taking operations and management roles while: - revising management reporting systems... Read More →
avatar for James Dunbar

James Dunbar

Founding Chief Executive, New Start Highland
James Dunbar is the founding Chief Executive of New Start Highland. He Developed it from an organisation with a single employee in 2000 to one with 70 employees and a multi-million $ turnover. New Start provides training and support to over 3000 people. Additionally James has created... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

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 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Glen 203-204 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Using Cases and Data to Build a Policy Agenda: The Story of EnP (Enterprising Non-Profits)

Building healthier communities and a stronger non-profit sector through social enterprise using research to show non-profit social enterprise success.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Speakers
avatar for Peter Hall

Peter Hall

Associate Professor, Urban Studies Program, Simon Fraser University
I grew up in and around another west coast port city, Cape Town, South Africa. My research program bridges the disciplines of geography, planning and economics, often combining qualitative and quantitative social research methods, to address three areas related to development at the... Read More →
avatar for Ellen Healey

Ellen Healey

Director, Programs Division, Community Development and Partnerships Directorate, Employment and Social Development Canada
Ellen Healey joined the Government of Canada in 1983 and is currently the Director of the Programs Division in the Community Development and Partnerships Directorate at the Department of Employment and Social Development.  She is responsible for the management of several grant and... Read More →
avatar for David LePage

David LePage

Manager, Enterprising Non-Profits, enp
David LePage is the Team Manager of Enterprising Non-Profits, enp, supporting the development and growth of social enterprises. Enp provides resources, technical assistance, workshops, grants and is collaborating on creating an enabling environment for social enterprise across Canada... Read More →
avatar for Lynn McCulloch

Lynn McCulloch

Director of Partnership Growth, The Wheatley Housing Group
Lynn is a Director in the Wheatley Housing Group and until recently was CEO of Cube Housing Association.  Last year Cube, and Glasgow Housing Association, formed the Wheatley Housing Group.  Wheatley is the UK’s new force in housing, regeneration and care, with over 45,000 affordable... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

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 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Glen 206 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Marketing Your Social Enterprise - the Fundamentals and the New Essentials

Product, price, place and promotion, marketing's 'Four Ps,' along with the concept of a unique selling proposition and positioning ('the fifth P') are as fundamental to a social enterprise as to any small business. For social enterprises, though, the new essential is 'the sixth P'—purpose. How and when should your social mission be used in your marketing? Will it increase your customers' perception of value? Or do your services or products, or your customer demographics make it less relevant? This workshop will consider the fundamentals and explore the new essentials of marketing in social enterprise, drawing on the many case examples from the presenters' work around the world. 

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.


Moderators
avatar for David Upton

David Upton

Co-founder, Common Good Solutions
David has been using entrepreneurship as a tool for change for over 30 years.  He blends his experience in community development and his professional interest in social enterprise and the social economy to develop a socially responsible and entrepreneurially engaged workforce... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marty Donkervoort

Marty Donkervoort

Founder, Inner City Renovation
Marty is a social entrepreneur. In the 80’s he founded A-way Express, a social enterprise courier service and subsequently mentored The Big Carrot, a worker co-op in the retail health food sector, both in Toronto. Then in 2002, he founded and managed Inner City Renovation, a social... Read More →
avatar for Tim West

Tim West

Co-founder and principal, Matter&Co
Tim West has been working in the space where business and social mission meet for well over a decade. He leads mission-focused PR and marketing agency Matter&Co, is founder of Good Deals, the UK’s foremost social investment conference, and is founding editor of Pioneers Post, an... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Telus 101-102 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Linking Demand and Supply: The Role of Intermediaries in Impact Investing

Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.The tipping point toward a mature impact investing industry requires sophisticated intermediary services allowing this growing space to perform and reach its potential.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Karim Harji

Karim Harji

Co-Founder & Partner, Purpose Capital
Karim Harji is a co-founder and partner at Purpose Capital, an impact investment and advisory firm that works with investors who wish to integrate social and environmental impact considerations into their strategies and investments. He is the co-author of Accelerating Impact: ... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andy Broderick

Andy Broderick

VP, Community Investment, Vancity
  Andrew Broderick joined Vancity as Vice President, Community Investment in 2010. Prior to that, he served as Executive Managing Director of GreenSpace Developments, a New York based investment fund created to finance nonprofit-owned and LEED-certified office and program facilities... Read More →
avatar for David Brookes

David Brookes

Managing Director, Social Traders
David Brookes was appointed as Managing Director of Social Traders Ltd in January 2009. He is the Executive Director on the Board and has responsibility for organisational management and strategy, corporate governance and stakeholder engagement.  Social Traders has developed a number... Read More →
avatar for Richard Kennedy

Richard Kennedy

Managing Director, FINCA UK
Richard is the Managing Director at FINCA UK.  FINCA provides financial services to the world's lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living.  FINCA offers small loans and other products to those turned down by traditional... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Telus 104-106 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

From the Top: Leadership Skills to Promote Social Innovation

Do you have what it takes to lead a socially innovative organization?  Hear from a panel of leaders of social innovators on what they’ve learned about themselves.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Stephen Huddart

Stephen Huddart

President and CEO, McConnell Foundation
Stephen Huddart is President and CEO of The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation, which has played a leading role in developing and supporting social innovation and impact investing in Canada as a founding partner and funder of Social Innovation Generation (SiG).  Stephen’s career... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sira Abenoza

Sira Abenoza

Professor of CSR, ESADE
Sira Abenoza teaches ethics and CSR at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, ranked by the Financial Times as one of the world´s top 20 graduate business schools. She also lectures on business ethics and corporate responsibility at three universities in Central America: UCA (Nicaragua... Read More →
avatar for Vickie Cammack

Vickie Cammack

Founder & CEO, Tyze Personal Networks
Vickie is someone who finds and implements innovative solutions in the social sector. As the Founder and CEO of Tyze Personal Networks Vickie is a recognized Canadian source of inspiration and demonstrable solutions related to social networks, social innovation, citizenship and disability.At... Read More →
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Hamoon Ekhtiari

Director, Studio Y, MaRS Discovery District
A lover of all things blueberry and/or avocado, Hamoon Ekhtiari is the director of Studio Y at MaRS, a program that supports exceptional young people in driving positive change in their own lives, in our communities and in the systems we live in. He is also the co-founder of CatalystsX... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Glen 201-202 TELUS Convention Centre

3:00pm MDT

Open Topic 1:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

3:00pm MDT

Open Topic 2:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

3:00pm MDT

Open Topic 3:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

3:00pm MDT

Open Topic 4:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

3:00pm MDT

Open Topic 5:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

3:00pm MDT

Open Topic 6:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

3:30pm MDT

Networking & Refreshment Break
Sponsors
avatar for Capital One (SEWF Supporting Partner)

Capital One (SEWF Supporting Partner)

The Capital One Youth Entrepreneurship Fund provides grants to support the development of revenue-generating enterprises across Canada to enhance their programs and diversify a charity’s funding base. Our program is focused on enabling youth and organizations servicing youth to... Read More →
avatar for KPMG (SEWF Supporting Partner)

KPMG (SEWF Supporting Partner)

KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (kpmg.ca) and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG member firms around the world have 152,000 professionals... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 3:30pm - 4:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

3:30pm MDT

Screening: Shift Change
SHIFT CHANGE is a documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.

Screenings of Shift Change:

  • Date: October 3, 8:30 - 9:39 and 15:30 - 16:39.
  • Date: October 4, 8:30 - 9:39 and 15:30 - 16:39.

Location: all showings in the main stage of the “Eat, Think, Be Visionary” Hall

Learn more (including a chance to see the trailer) here.


Thursday October 3, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

4:00pm MDT

Open Topic 1: Women & Social Enterprise
Hosted by: Ethel Cote

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the "Collaboratorium", an "unconference" style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

4:00pm MDT

Open Topic 2: Faith Rooted - Social Enterprise
Hosted by: Annie

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

4:00pm MDT

"From Serving to Service: Developing Social Impact Career Opportunities for Youth" (Main Stage Plenary)

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’.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Victoria Lennox

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jack Graham

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 c... Read More →
avatar for Abdullah Saleh

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... Read More →
avatar for Bari Saltman

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... Read More →
avatar for Charles Tsai

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... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Canadian Youth Business Foundation (SEWF Lead Partner)

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... Read More →


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

6:00pm MDT

Rodeo & Reception
People have asked, Is it a real rodeo?!  Indeed, it is.

Feel free to wear your business casual or come in your blue jeans & boots!

Please also note that dinner will be served around 8:10pm. 
If you are hungry type, you may want to eat well at the 3pm Break or grab a snack before getting on the bus. :)

Thursday October 3, 2013 6:00pm - 10:00pm MDT
BMO Center Calgary Stampede
 
Friday, October 4
 

7:15am MDT

Breakfast
Sponsors
avatar for Capital One (SEWF Supporting Partner)

Capital One (SEWF Supporting Partner)

The Capital One Youth Entrepreneurship Fund provides grants to support the development of revenue-generating enterprises across Canada to enhance their programs and diversify a charity’s funding base. Our program is focused on enabling youth and organizations servicing youth to... Read More →
avatar for KPMG (SEWF Supporting Partner)

KPMG (SEWF Supporting Partner)

KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (kpmg.ca) and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG member firms around the world have 152,000 professionals... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 7:15am - 8:30am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

8:00am MDT

Mapping Your Impact: the Social Entrepreneurship Journey
re:Learn is a joint project between Trico Charitable Foundation, Social Asset Measurement (SAM) with the assistance of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF).  The goal is to create a legacy of information about the social entrepreneurship journey that will drive the future success of the social economy, grounded in knowledge.

For Phase One, SAM worked with Trico Foundation to assess the areas of impact of their work, and CYBF undertook a literature review to understand current measurement and data management projects.  What will be displayed at this interactive booth are the indicators leading to those areas of impact.

For future phases to be successful, we are asking you, the social entrepreneur, do these indicators resonate with you?  Do you find them valuable?  Are there other indicators we should be considering?

Map your impact and help create the future for understanding the social entrepreneurship journey!

Moderators
avatar for Trico Charitable Foundation (SEWF Host)

Trico Charitable Foundation (SEWF Host)

Trico Charitable Foundation, established in 2008, seeks to provoke innovation and build capacity in social entrepreneurship. Its programs, initiatives and partnerships are dedicated to growing a community of sustainable, entrepreneurial organizations. For more information please visit... Read More →
avatar for Canadian Youth Business Foundation (SEWF Lead Partner)

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... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 8:00am - 4:00am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

8:30am MDT

Presentation of Canadian Social EnterPrize Awards

Join us as Trico Charitable Foundation recognizes and celebrates leadership and excellence in social entrepreneurship across Canada.

The 2013 Social EnterPrize awards will be presented to Canadian organizations that demonstrate best practices, impact, and innovation through their activities and programs.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Wayne Chiu

Wayne Chiu

Executive Chairman, Trico Foundation
Wayne Chiu is the Founder and CEO of the Trico Group of Companies and Executive Chairman of the Trico Charitable Foundation, established in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Wayne’s corporate and entrepreneurial acumen reinforced his desire to support the communities contributing to his success. In 2008, Wayne and his wife and business partner, Eleanor, founded the Trico Charitable Foundation as a way to combine t... Read More →
avatar for Jocelyne Daw

Jocelyne Daw

Board Member, Trico Charitable Foundation
Jocelyne is a pioneer and leading expert in creating powerful community-business partnerships and the integration of branding, corporate citizenship and social purpose into organization strategy and culture. As an internationally published author, speaker and consultant she is committed... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Trico Charitable Foundation (SEWF Host)

Trico Charitable Foundation (SEWF Host)

Trico Charitable Foundation, established in 2008, seeks to provoke innovation and build capacity in social entrepreneurship. Its programs, initiatives and partnerships are dedicated to growing a community of sustainable, entrepreneurial organizations. For more information please visit... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 8:30am - 9:10am MDT
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre

8:30am MDT

Screening: Shift Change
SHIFT CHANGE is a documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.

Screenings of Shift Change:

  • Date: October 3, 8:30 - 9:39 and 15:30 - 16:39.
  • Date: October 4, 8:30 - 9:39 and 15:30 - 16:39.

Location: all showings in the main stage of the “Eat, Think, Be Visionary” Hall

Learn more (including a chance to see the trailer) here.


Friday October 4, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

9:00am MDT

Open Topic 1: Wonder how to measure impact? Let's talk.

Hosted By: Loreen Sherman

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here

 


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

9:10am MDT

Indigenous Social Enterprise – A Canadian Experience (Main Stage Keynote)
An informative and inspiring review of Canadian Indigenous social enterprise and a look ahead, from a world-renowned Canadian leader and the founder of the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative and the Capital for Aboriginal Prosperity and Entrepreneurship Fund.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.

Moderators
avatar for Marie Delorme

Marie Delorme

CEO, The Imagination Group
Dr. Marie Delorme is CEO of The Imagination Group of Companies. She is Vice-Chair of the Mount Royal University Board of Governors, serves on the RCMP Foundation Board, and is an advisor to two Universities. She has served on numerous boards and co-chaired the 2010 Calgary United... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for The Right Honourable Paul Martin

The Right Honourable Paul Martin

Founder, Martin Aboriginal Initiative
The Right Honourable Paul Martin was the twenty-first Prime Minister of Canada from 2003 to 2006. He was the Minister of Finance during the period 1993 to 2002, during which time he erased Canada’s record deficit which had been built up over 25 years and virtually paid off Canada’s... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 9:10am - 10:00am MDT
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre

10:00am MDT

Open Topic 1: Co-ops as Social Enterprise

Hosted by: Hazel Corcoran

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

10:00am MDT

Open Topic 2: Agriculture - Escape from Social Dependency/Wealth Production Out of Poverty

Hosted By: Cal Bombay

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

10:00am MDT

Open Topic 3: Women & Social Enterprise

Hosted By: Ethel Cote

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

10:00am MDT

Open Topic 4: What would you do with 12,000 sq.ft. of new building space to generate social impact & break even financially?

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

10:00am MDT

Open Topic 5: Environmental SE's

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

10:00am MDT

Open Topic 6:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

10:00am MDT

Networking & Refreshment Break
Friday October 4, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

10:15am MDT

From Serving to Service: Developing Social Impact Career Opportunities for Youth

Building on a main stage discussion from the previous day, this session will focus on developing specific strategies to both expand and maximize youth engagement in social impact careers. Targeted barriers to entry may include: social enterprise careers can’t offer competitive pay, students don’t know how to access opportunities at for-profit or nonprofit social enterprises, and students aren’t prepared for jobs in this sector.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Victoria Lennox

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jack Graham

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 c... Read More →
avatar for Abdullah Saleh

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... Read More →
avatar for Bari Saltman

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... Read More →
avatar for Charles Tsai

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... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:45am MDT
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre

10:15am MDT

Finance Solutions Lab B) Environmental, Sustainable Food, Youth Education: Multi-sector Approaches to Complex System Change

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.


Moderators
avatar for Adam Spence

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Jane Bisbee

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 Since ists launch in 2008, SEF has placed $30M in more than fifty projects in... Read More →
avatar for Al Etmanski

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 →
avatar for Elizabeth Lougheed Green

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 →
avatar for Cindy James

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.
avatar for Julia Langer

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 →
avatar for Scott Rehmus

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 →
avatar for Liz Weaver

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

11:00am MDT

Mobilizing Efforts in Indigenous Social Finance and Enterprise

A look ahead into the future of Social Finance and Enterprise within Indigenous Communities.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Dominique Collin

Dominique Collin

Principal, Waterstone Strategies
Dominique Collin is a principal with Waterstone Strategies and a national expert in access to capital & community economic development policy and program administration. Dominique has more than 25 years of experience in First Nation access to capital issues including micro--‐credit... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brian Calliou

Brian Calliou

Director, Indigenous Leadership and Management, Banff Centre
Brian Calliou became the Program Director for The Banff Centre’s Indigenous Leadership and Management in August 2003. He brings a wealth of experience to this role. Aside from being the former Associate Director of the Indigenous Leadership and Management programs from 2000 to 2002... Read More →
avatar for Ernie Daniels

Ernie Daniels

President & CEO, First Nations Finance Authority
As President CEO Ernie has been delegated authority by the Board of Directors to manage the business affairs of the FNFA. Ernie is a Certified General Accountant and a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager. Ernie moved from Ottawa to Kelowna in fall 2011 to work with the FNFA as... Read More →
avatar for Brenda Reid-Kuecks

Brenda Reid-Kuecks

President, Ecotrust Canada
Brenda has been a member of the Ecotrust Canada team for ten years, serving as the organization's President since 2010. She began her work at Ecotrust Canada in the Clayoquot Sound region where her portfolio included alternative energy planning with Hesquiaht Nation; managing Iisaak... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:30am MDT
Glen 205 TELUS Convention Centre

11:00am MDT

New Corporate Structures for Achieving Social Impact

Historically one had to choose a charitable structure or a corporate one.  Today there are many more corporate vehicles to allow you to achieve social impact.  Find out what some of these vehicles are.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.           


Moderators
avatar for Susan Manwaring

Susan Manwaring

Partner and National Leader, Social Impact Group, Miller Thomson LLP
Susan Manwaring provides both specialized tax and general counsel advice to charities and not-for-profit organizations across Canada and internationally. She advises on establishing charities and non-profit organizations and works with them to address their operational and governance... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Bridge

Richard Bridge

Lawyer
I was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1991 and the Nova Scotia Bar in 2006, after my family and I relocated from Vancouver Island. I am a sole practitioner focusing on four fields: Charity and Non-profit Law Co-operatives Public sector organizations and issues Teaching My... Read More →
avatar for Dermot Hikisch

Dermot Hikisch

Director of Business Development, B Lab
Dermot oversees B Lab's community development of Certified B Corporations, focusing primarily on North America with new inroads now beginning globally. He is the former Head of Research for ENDS Carbon and Wind Power Intelligence, based out of Edinburgh, Scotland. Since 2007, Dermot... Read More →
avatar for Abbie Rumbold

Abbie Rumbold

Partner, Bates Wells Braithwaite
Abbie is a highly regarded charity lawyer with a particular expertise in social enterprise. Having been seconded to the DTI to work on the Community Interest Company legislation and having drafted the model constitutions, she continues to have an active role in its development, recently... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:30am MDT
Telus 101-102 TELUS Convention Centre

11:00am MDT

Culture Shock: Engaging Others in Your Success

You are pushing the advancement of society on key issues such as empowering the disenfranchised; helping not-for-profits make money; and/or bringing together diverse - and at times at odds - groups such as for-profits and environmental groups.  For some, these trends have paradigm-shifting implications. How do you make sure they are ready for and willing to engage in your success?

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.

        


Moderators
avatar for Ros Tennyson

Ros Tennyson

Co-Founder and Development Director, The Partnership Brokers Association
The Partnership Brokers Association, of which I am co-founder and currently act as Development Director, is designed to build ‘learning, training & transforming’ of the collaboration landscape by promoting and supporting those acting as partnership facilitators / intermediaries... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Janice Abbott

Janice Abbott

CEO, Atira Women's Resource Society
Janice Abbott has been the CEO of Atira Women's Resource Society since 1992. She lead the Society through its growth from a single transition house located in South Surrey with a staff of seven, to a large multi-service agency with two, for-profit subsidiaries, a development arm and... Read More →
avatar for Hadley Archer

Hadley Archer

VP Strategic Partnerships and Development, WWF-Canada
Hadley got his start with WWF in Switzerland, where he led a global campaign to transform the tissue sector through responsible paper procurement. Now working with WWF-Canada as the VP of Strategic Partnerships and Development, Hadley leads a highly motivated and dedicated team that... Read More →
avatar for Sheetal Walsh

Sheetal Walsh

Investor, Shanti Life
Sheetal is founder of Shanti Life, a social enterprise that helps the poor to access resources for sustainable living and poverty alleviation. With over 15 years experience working in technology, venture capital, social entrepreneurship and philanthropy she has worked with thousands... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Glen 203-204 TELUS Convention Centre

11:00am MDT

Sharing Failure: Winning Strategies For Sharing Failure

We only succeed if we learn from our errors. What are the best ways to share these stories?

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch

President and CEO, Social Enterprise Alliance
Kevin Lynch is the President and CEO of Social Enterprise Alliance.  Lynch is, first and foremost, a social enterprise practitioner. From 2003 until mid-2011, he served as President of Rebuild Resources, Inc., a nationally recognized non-profit social enterprise in St. Paul, Minnesota... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Dobell

Lauren Dobell

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Vancity
A long-time fan of its practices of values-based banking, community impact investment and ground-breaking social finance, Lauren was delighted to join Vancity in 2011 as Director of Partnerships.  An eclectic background, encompassing episodes of international development, journalism... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Good

Ashley Good

Founder and CEO, Fail Forward
Ashley started the website, AdmittingFailure.com, and the consulting firm, Fail Forward, to spark a shift in how civil society perceives and talks about failure and to help organizations learn, innovate and build resilience. She also built and continues to lead Engineers Without Borders... Read More →
avatar for Melinda Jacobs

Melinda Jacobs

Co-Founder, Social Innovation Research Group
Melinda Jacobs is a co-founder of the Social Innovation Research Group. The SIRG is a research driven, practice oriented platform for knowledge exchange in social innovation and social enterprise. SIRG acts as a consensus broker for building policy agendas and entrepreneurial ecosystems... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Telus 103 TELUS Convention Centre

11:00am MDT

Building Indigenous Social Enterprise

Capacity building approaches/models within Indigenous Communities focused on Economic Development and Social Finance.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Robert (Bob) Breaker

Robert (Bob) Breaker

Chief Executive Officer, Breaker Consulting
Robert Breaker was born and raised on the Siksika Nation in traditional Blackfoot Territory within southern Alberta. In 1998, Robert became the Aboriginal Leadership & Management Program Director at The Banff Centre and developed/delivered programs he designed for the professional... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Fong

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... Read More →
avatar for Michael Ivy

Michael Ivy

General Manager, Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc.
Since 1996, Michael Ivy has been involved with Aboriginal business development in Alberta as well as at a National level.  Upon completing his Masters of Science Degree at the University of Guelph, Michael worked for the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation in Cape Croker, Ontario, evaluating... Read More →
avatar for Brenda  Zurba

Brenda Zurba

Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Development, Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation
Brenda Zurba is the Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Development for Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation.(TWCC) She brings 17 years of experience in marketing, sales, sales management and executive leadership as well as a post secondary education in psychology, commerce... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Telus 108-109 TELUS Convention Centre

11:00am MDT

Investing in Indigenous Social Enterprise

The experience of Indigenous Community leaders who have taken a strategic approach to investing in Social Enterprise.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Peter Forton

Peter Forton

Managing Director, CAPE Fund
After graduating from McGill University in Montreal in1976, Peter began his 35 year career in the financial services industry in the commercial banking sector, transitioning into venture capital and private equity in 1986. He has a broad spectrum of experience from seed stage ventures... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Blaine Favel

Blaine Favel

CEO, One Earth Oil and Gas
Mr. Favel, currently the CEO of One Earth Oil and Gas, is an influential Plains Cree leader who has made significant contributions to scholarship, education, public service and the Canadian public good. During his tenure as Chief of the Poundmaker Cree Nation in Cutknife, SK, Chief... Read More →
avatar for Adrian Appo OAM

Adrian Appo OAM

CEO, Ganbina
Adrian is a Gureng Gureng man from southeast Queensland.  After qualifying as an electrician, he served with distinction in the Royal Australian Air Force qualifying as a Telecommunication Technician. He instructed in the electrical trades after studying and receiving a Bachelor... Read More →
avatar for Audrey Poitras

Audrey Poitras

President, Métis Nation of Alberta
Métis Nation of Alberta President, Audrey Poitras is one of the highest profile Métis women in Canada. Audrey's career in provincial Métis politics began in 1996 when she was elected to lead the Métis Nation of Alberta, as its first female President. From Métis identity to... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Glen 206 TELUS Convention Centre

11:00am MDT

Procurement Partnerships: Building Market Opportunities Through Purchasing Policy and Practice

A look at the many ways purchasing policies can influence social enterprise including Community Benefit Agreements, purchasing policy, impact of trade agreements and more. The session will include an overview of Scotland (commonwealth games), Pan Am Games and the Olympic games.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for David LePage

David LePage

Manager, Enterprising Non-Profits, enp
David LePage is the Team Manager of Enterprising Non-Profits, enp, supporting the development and growth of social enterprises. Enp provides resources, technical assistance, workshops, grants and is collaborating on creating an enabling environment for social enterprise across Canada... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Coburn

Jonathan Coburn

Founding Director and Principal Consultant, Social Value Lab
Jonathan is Director at Social Value Lab; a UK centre for social enterprise research, strategy, and impact reporting. His career spans almost 20 years working in the social enterprise sector and social research field. He writes and speaks regularly on issues relating to the development... Read More →
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Gerry Higgins

CEO, Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEiS)
Gerry is Chief Executive Officer at CEiS (Community Enterprise in Scotland) and a Director at the Social Value Lab. He brings over 30 years’ experience in developing and running social enterprises and works with government agencies and third sector partners in the UK and internationally... Read More →
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Anne Jamieson

Senior Manager, United Way Greater Toronto
Anne Jamieson manages the Toronto Enterprise Fund at United Way Toronto. She oversees three grant streams: seed funding to new social enterprises, operating grants to existing social enterprises, and Enterprising Non-Profits Toronto, a technical assistance grant program. Anne is committed... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

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 →


Friday October 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Glen 201-202 TELUS Convention Centre

11:00am MDT

Inclusive Economies are Ending the Poverty Cycle

How creating local wealth effects system change.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
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Ted Anderson

Ted Anderson, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
Ted has an extensive background in venture capital investing in both Canada as well as in emerging markets. With thirty years of experience in venture investing, most recently as the Managing General Partner of Ventures West Capital, Canada’s largest institutionally backed venture... Read More →

Speakers
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Leonardo Letelier

CEO e fundador, SITAWI Finanças do Bem
Leonardo é fundador e CEO da SITAWI Finanças do Bem e tem mais de 20 anos de experiência em negócios, finanças e setor social. Foi diretor da iniciativa Cidadania Econômica para Todos na Ashoka e trabalhou na McKinsey por 8 anos. Foi eleito Senior Fellow Synergos, Responsible... Read More →
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Lillian Patricia Masebenza

Founding Director, Mhani Gingi Social Entrepreneurial Networks
Lillian was born in Mpumalanga, Bushbuckridge, 63 years ago. She is married with three children and adorable three grandchildren.  Qualifications: Lillian holds a UNISA B.A. Honours Degree, 1981 in Communications and Marketing.  She also obtained a number of Diplomas and Certificates... Read More →
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Marguerite Mendell

Economist and Professor, Concordia University
Marguerite Mendell is an economist and Professor, School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University. She is also Director, Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy, Concordia University. She has published widely on the social economy in Quebec, local development, social... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Telus 104-106 TELUS Convention Centre

12:30pm MDT

Learn & Lead Luncheon ($20,000 Social Pitch Contest)
Four SEWF attendees pitch for $20,000 CDN and more.  All SEWF attendees get to ask questions on vote to help determine the winning pitch.

If you haven't already done so, register for SEWF 2013 here

Moderators
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Tim West

Co-founder and principal, Matter&Co
Tim West has been working in the space where business and social mission meet for well over a decade. He leads mission-focused PR and marketing agency Matter&Co, is founder of Good Deals, the UK’s foremost social investment conference, and is founding editor of Pioneers Post, an... Read More →

Speakers
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Steven Persson

CEO, The Big Issue Australia
Steven, a social entrepreneur, has worked in the non-government organisation sector for more than 30 years and holds a qualification in education for the disabled. He has held the position of CEO for a number of medium to large not-for-profit organisations providing services such... Read More →
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Andreas Souvaliotis

Co-founder, Social Change Rewards
Founder of Green Rewards and later AIR MILES for Social Change, the world’s first national environmental and healthy lifestyle incentive programs. His achievements in influencing and rewarding behaviour change on a mass scale have been recognized by global social responsibility... Read More →
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Sheetal Walsh

Investor, Shanti Life
Sheetal is founder of Shanti Life, a social enterprise that helps the poor to access resources for sustainable living and poverty alleviation. With over 15 years experience working in technology, venture capital, social entrepreneurship and philanthropy she has worked with thousands... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm MDT
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre

1:00pm MDT

Open Topic 1:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

1:00pm MDT

Open Topic 2:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

1:00pm MDT

Open Topic 2:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

1:00pm MDT

Open Topic 3:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

1:00pm MDT

Open Topic 3: Arts, Culture & Social Enterprise on the Radar!
The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Judith Marcuse

Judith Marcuse

Founder/Co-Director, ICASC; Founder/Artistic Producer, Judith Marcuse Projects; Project Director (PI) ASC! Project; Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University; Senior Fellow, Ashoka International, ICASC, ASC! Project
Judith Marcuse’s career spans over 50 years of professional work as a dancer, choreographer, producer, teacher, writer, consultant and lecturer in Canada and abroad. She has created over 100 original works for dance, theatre, opera, film and television and has produced seven large-scale... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

1:00pm MDT

Open Topic 4:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

1:00pm MDT

Open Topic 5:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

1:00pm MDT

Open Topic 6:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Open Topic 2: Legal Structures for S.E.'s in Alberta - Do we need reform?
Hosted By: Yvonne Chenier 

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here


 

Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

International Dialogue on Ecosystem Approaches to Supporting Social Enterprises

The capacity for social enterprise must be understood in the context of local ecosystems – an area’s particular concentration of interconnected organizations, institutions and capacities. This session looks at the latest insights that will help you understand your ecosystem and maximize your impact. 

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.  


Moderators
avatar for David LePage

David LePage

Manager, Enterprising Non-Profits, enp
David LePage is the Team Manager of Enterprising Non-Profits, enp, supporting the development and growth of social enterprises. Enp provides resources, technical assistance, workshops, grants and is collaborating on creating an enabling environment for social enterprise across Canada... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Colussi

Michelle Colussi

Manager, Technical Assistance Division, Canadian Centre for Community Renewal
A teacher by training and in spirit, Michelle Colussi has an extensive background in rural and small town revitalization and multi-stakeholder facilitation and leadership development in the nonprofit sector. She was team leader in the development of the Community Resilience Manual... Read More →
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Izabela Przybysz

Head of the Social Policy Programme, Institute of Public Affairs
Izabela Przybysz is a senior analyst and Head of  the Social Policy Programme at the Institute of Public Affairs – a leading think tank in Poland. Her experience covers the field of social business and social policy in Poland and at the European level. She has participated  in... Read More →
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Kelly Ramirez

CEO, Social Enterprise Greenhouse
Kelly Ramirez is the CEO of Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG), a national leader in social enterprise incubation.   She also teaches courses on Social Enterprise at Providence College and Salve Regina University.  Previously, she directed the Social Enterprise Initiative at the... Read More →
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Suzanne Smith

Founder, Social Impact Architects/Flywheel: Social Enterprise Hub
Suzanne Smith is a serial social entrepreneur and bridges many disciplines as a coach and consultant to social sector organizations as Founder and Managing Director of Social Impact Architects and Co-Founder of Flywheel: Social Enterprise Hub. She also educates future social entrepreneurs... 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 →

Sponsors
avatar for Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

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 →


Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Telus 104-106 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Think Global, Act Local: An International Comparison of the Emergence of Social Enterprise Public Policy and Practice

There are significant differences in public policy and practice as different jurisdictions around the world seek to support the development of social enterprise. Yet there are also common patterns that practitioners and policy makers can learn and benefit from.  This session captures the key common insights from these international experiences while reflecting on how these common insights can, and should, be modified to take particular local dynamics into account.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Claire Kearney

Claire Kearney

Director, Employment, Social Ventures Australia
Claire Kearney is a Director of Social Ventures Australia’s employment team. Claire is responsible for SVA’s venture portfolio as well as a number of Employment projects including the $1m Indigenous Social Enterprise Fund and the $10m Western Australia Social Enterprise Fund... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Susan Steinman

Susan Steinman

Director, Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Social Economy, Faculty of Management, University of Johannesburg
Dr Steinman is the director of the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Social Economy (CSESE) within the Faculty of Management of the University of Johannesburg. Dr Steinman is well-known as an academic and practitioner social entrepreneur and expert in the social economy. As... 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 →

Sponsors
avatar for Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

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 →


Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Glen 201-202 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Be Inspired: Social Enterprise Practitioner Panel (English & French)

This session is designed for early stage participants who want to learn more about social enterprise from those who've been there.  A panel of experience practitioners will share stories -- their motivations to start, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them (or didn't!), their mistakes and successes, and the impact that their enterprises have achieved.  Benefit from the speakers' first-hand experience -- how to avoid common mistakes, access useful resources, build a successful team, and develop practical strategies to start and grow your enterprise.  And build your network by making professional connections with the panel members (and the other participants). 

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.

Moderators
avatar for David Upton

David Upton

Co-founder, Common Good Solutions
David has been using entrepreneurship as a tool for change for over 30 years.  He blends his experience in community development and his professional interest in social enterprise and the social economy to develop a socially responsible and entrepreneurially engaged workforce... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Janice Abbott

Janice Abbott

CEO, Atira Women's Resource Society
Janice Abbott has been the CEO of Atira Women's Resource Society since 1992. She lead the Society through its growth from a single transition house located in South Surrey with a staff of seven, to a large multi-service agency with two, for-profit subsidiaries, a development arm and... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Arcand

Caroline Arcand

Co-founder and Executive Director, Groupe Convex
Caroline Arcand possesses a Bachelor of Arts from Universite du Quebec in Montreal, a Certificate in Communications from the Ottawa and St-Paul University, a Certificate in Human Resources Management and one in Business Administration from Universite du Quebec, Québec. She is currently... Read More →
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Pedro Corrêa

Founding Partner, MateriaBrasil
Designer graduado em 2007 pela ESDI/UERJ (Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial / Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro), atualmente mestrando do programa de pós graduação da mesma faculdade e sócio da MateriaBrasil, um estúdio de inovação que enxerga o design como uma ferramenta... Read More →
avatar for Marie Marin

Marie Marin

Founding CEO, Employers For Childcare Charitable Group
As Founding CEO Marie led the organization from being grant dependent to being entirely self financing within 4 years.  The Group comprises a charity and two Social Enterprises, all sharing the ethos of addressing childcare as an economic and labour market issue.  The first Social... Read More →
avatar for Derek Marshall

Derek Marshall

CEO, Factory Skatepark
Derek worked as a firefighter for 17 years followed by 6 years as financial administrator for a charity in Dundee. Currently CEO of the Factory Skatepark group which was recently awarded Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year. Over the last 10 years as a Social Entrepreneur he has... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Telus 103 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Managing Finances: True Cost Accounting & Business Cost Recovery

If you are managing a social enterprise, understanding the true cost of your operations, and calculating your business cost recovery are critical to your long-term success and sustainability. Join us for a introduction to these concepts and some useful online tools.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.


Speakers
avatar for Roy Crosby

Roy Crosby

business Advisor, CEiS (Community Enterprise in Scotland)
Roy joined CEiS in 2009 and works with a diverse range of social enterprises in Scotland to deliver assignments principally to achieve growth, sustainability, on strategic/business plans and accounting/financial planning. Roy takes a leading role in the design and delivery of financial... Read More →
avatar for Anne Jamieson

Anne Jamieson

Senior Manager, United Way Greater Toronto
Anne Jamieson manages the Toronto Enterprise Fund at United Way Toronto. She oversees three grant streams: seed funding to new social enterprises, operating grants to existing social enterprises, and Enterprising Non-Profits Toronto, a technical assistance grant program. Anne is committed... Read More →
avatar for Roger Tatlock

Roger Tatlock

Executive Director, The Flower Cart
Currently: Since 1992 Roger has been the Executive Director of The Flower Cart. The Flower Cart is a vocational service provider for adults considered intellectually disabled. The Flower Cart, located in New Minas, is in its 41st year of operation.  Background: Roger is a graduate... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Telus 108-109 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Measuring & Demonstrating Impact

Social Enterprise requires having the methods and tools for measuring blended value business return on investment. This session reviews the models and assesses a spectrum of systems for social return on investment and demonstrating values. Explore why use any evaluation system? What can be measured and how?  Learn how to select and implement an option that is best for your social enterprise.  Representatives from three major methods will compare and contrast their systems, their tools and the thinking behind their models.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.

Moderators
avatar for Martin Garber-Conrad

Martin Garber-Conrad

Chief Executive Officer, Edmonton Community Foundation
Martin Garber-Conrad is the Chief Executive Officer of Edmonton Community Foundation, the fourth largest community foundation in Canada, with assets of $500 million.Martin has spent most of his career leading non-profit organizations where his accomplishments include several social... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Coburn

Jonathan Coburn

Founding Director and Principal Consultant, Social Value Lab
Jonathan is Director at Social Value Lab; a UK centre for social enterprise research, strategy, and impact reporting. His career spans almost 20 years working in the social enterprise sector and social research field. He writes and speaks regularly on issues relating to the development... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Robertson

Stephanie Robertson

President, SiMPACT Strategy Group
Stephanie Robertson founded SiMPACT Strategy Group in 2004 and launched LBG Canada in 2005. Her management and project experience is intertwined across the for-profit, non-profit and public sectors. Through her career, Stephanie has led many diverse initiatives, including the creation... Read More →
avatar for Penelope Rowe

Penelope Rowe

Chief Executive Officer, Community Sector Council NL
Described as a risk taker with a passion for public policy, Penelope Rowe is driven by conceptualizing new approaches to thorny issues. Working with a Board of Directors and dedicated staff colleagues, she leads the Community Sector Council of Newfoundland and Labrador (CSC). She provides leadership in forging new directions and building innovative programs to provide infrastructure support to the community sector. She is entrepreneur, researcher, planner and promoter of the community sector and a tenacious advocate for the role of the community sector... Read More →
avatar for Bryn Sadownik

Bryn Sadownik

Program Manager, Evaluation & Community Impact, Vancity Community Foundation
Bryn leads the Demonstrating Value Initiative (www.demonstratingvalue.org) , which supports community-based organizations to plan, manage and communicate the value of their work, and in particular the measurement of social and environmental impact. Prior to joining Vancity, Bryn worked... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Glen 203-204 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Thinking Big: Making More than Change for Early Stage Social Ventures

Learn about out of the box ways people are accessing the capital they need to grow their social ventures.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Bill Young

Bill Young

Founder and President, Social Capital Partners
Bill is the founder of Social Capital Partners, a non-profit organization he started in 2001. Prior to founding SCP, Bill spent twenty years in the private sector leading high growth, entrepreneurial organizations. He was CEO of Hamilton Computers, a publicly traded computer company... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bonny Moellenbrock

Bonny Moellenbrock

Executive Director, Investors' Circle & SJF Institute
Bonny is the Executive Director of both Investors’ Circle and SJF Institute and brings extensive entrepreneurial, venture capital, sustainable business, and nonprofit management experience to her role. She is also a member of the GIIRS Developed Markets Standards Advisory Council... Read More →
avatar for Tom Morris

Tom Morris

President & CEO, Wasaya Airways LP
Tom Morris has been with Wasaya Airways for over 10 years. He has held his current position of President & CEO for the last 3 years, including the recent restructuring of Wasaya Corporation (parent company) into Wasaya Group Inc. Tom’s other positions with Wasaya Airways include... Read More →
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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 →
avatar for Donovan Woollard

Donovan Woollard

Director, RADIUS Ventures
Donovan Woollard, Director, RADIUS Ventures Donovan’s work focuses on translating great sustainable business ideas into great sustainable businesses.    In June of 2013, Donovan became the managing director of RADIUS Ventures, an impact business accelerator at the Beedie School... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Telus 101-102 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Global Trends and Their Impact on Social Enterprises

What are some of the trends you need to be aware of? Hear from a panel of thought leaders on where they see the social innovation sector moving and what it means for social enterprises.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.


Moderators
avatar for Allyson Hewitt

Allyson Hewitt

Senior Fellow, Social Innovation, MaRS Discovery District
Allyson leads the social innovation programs at MaRS including the Ontario node of the national initiative, Social Innovation Generation (SiG).  With funding from the Province of Ontario, this program supports social entrepreneurs and promotes social innovation through the provision... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Willa Black

Willa Black

Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and CSR, Cisco Canada
As Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and CSR for Cisco Canada, Willa Black is responsible for strategies designed to drive Cisco's external brand relevance and transformational impact across key constituencies. She leads initiatives in support of CSR, building strategic partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Cukier

Wendy Cukier

Vice-President Research and Innovation, Ryerson University
Wendy Cukier, as Vice-President of Research and Innovation at Ryerson University, leads the strategy to grow research and to promote innovation and commercialization.  Under her leadership, Ryerson has expanded its multi stakeholder collaborations and research funding has grown by... Read More →
avatar for Vinod Rajasekaran

Vinod Rajasekaran

Executive Director and Co-Founder, HUB Ottawa
A Global Shaper selected by the World Economic Forum, Vinod is Executive Director and Co-Founder of HUB Ottawa. Part of the global HUB network spanning 40 cities, HUB Ottawa is a coworking community, learning academy and incubator optimized for people, projects and organizations bettering... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Glen 205 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Social Innovations in Health Care

Many health care providers are moving from operating social enterprises to understanding how their work impacts change at the systems level. We will hear from a panel on how they are effecting change. 

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.         


Moderators
avatar for Shirlee Sharkey

Shirlee Sharkey

President & CEO, Saint Elizabeth
I've worked within the Canadian health care system for over 25 years, engaging with it from different angles. As President and CEO of Saint Elizabeth Health Care, I have helped the organization pioneer health system breakthroughs and implement unconventional social innovations. The... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vickie Cammack

Vickie Cammack

Founder & CEO, Tyze Personal Networks
Vickie is someone who finds and implements innovative solutions in the social sector. As the Founder and CEO of Tyze Personal Networks Vickie is a recognized Canadian source of inspiration and demonstrable solutions related to social networks, social innovation, citizenship and disability.At... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Coleman

Andrea Coleman

Co-founder and CEO, Riders for Health
Andrea and husband Barry, are life-long motorcyclists. They saw that well-maintained motorcycles in Africa meant health care delivered, money saved and people trained in appropriate skills. Andrea’s motorcycle racing life and her work in promotion and sports management provided... Read More →
avatar for David Phipps

David Phipps

Leader of Knowledge Mobilization Unit, Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services, York University
Dr. Phipps manages all research grants and agreements including knowledge and technology transfer for York University. He has received honours and awards from the Canadian Association of Research Administrators, Institute for Knowledge Mobilization, International Network of Research... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Glen 206 TELUS Convention Centre

3:00pm MDT

Open Topic 1:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

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

3:00pm MDT

Open Topic 3:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

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

3:00pm MDT

Open Topic 4:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

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

3:00pm MDT

Open Topic 5:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

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

3:00pm MDT

Open Topic 5:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

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

3:00pm MDT

Open Topic 6:

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

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

3:30pm MDT

Networking & Refreshment Break
Sponsors
avatar for Capital One (SEWF Supporting Partner)

Capital One (SEWF Supporting Partner)

The Capital One Youth Entrepreneurship Fund provides grants to support the development of revenue-generating enterprises across Canada to enhance their programs and diversify a charity’s funding base. Our program is focused on enabling youth and organizations servicing youth to... Read More →
avatar for KPMG (SEWF Supporting Partner)

KPMG (SEWF Supporting Partner)

KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (kpmg.ca) and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG member firms around the world have 152,000 professionals... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 3:30pm - 3:45pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

3:30pm MDT

Open Topic 2: Arts, Culture, Social Enterprise on the Radar!

The "Collaboratorium"

SEWF 2013 is partnering with Conscious Brands, a Calgary social enterprise, to host the “Collaboratorium”, an “unconference” style dedicated place for SEWF speakers and participants alike to further create CONNECTION of people, ideas and learning.

The Collaboratorium will be filled with tables and chairs, flip chart paper, a meeting matrix, a storyboard, a message board and more creative possibilities.

There are many ways you can use the Collaboratorium, some more formal and public than others.

This Sched system will allow us to keep track of and notify fellow attendees of your desire to convene a meeting at a certain table in the Collboratorium, at a certain time, covering a certain topic.       

If you wish to book a table simply post it on the meeting matrix in the hall or notify a Conscious Brands rep in the Collboratorium. We will then post it on Sched and tweet about it.          

To learn about other times and uses for the Collaboratorium, click here.  


Moderators
avatar for Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands (SEWF Friend)

Conscious Brands has been enacting their core purpose of Activating Sustainability since 2006. As a boutique sustainability firm they engage in projects that foster strategic action and collaborative learning towards sustainability. Key service offerings include: Strategic-planning... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Judith Marcuse

Judith Marcuse

Founder/Co-Director, ICASC; Founder/Artistic Producer, Judith Marcuse Projects; Project Director (PI) ASC! Project; Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University; Senior Fellow, Ashoka International, ICASC, ASC! Project
Judith Marcuse’s career spans over 50 years of professional work as a dancer, choreographer, producer, teacher, writer, consultant and lecturer in Canada and abroad. She has created over 100 original works for dance, theatre, opera, film and television and has produced seven large-scale... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

3:30pm MDT

Screening: Shift Change
SHIFT CHANGE is a documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.

Screenings of Shift Change:

  • Date: October 3, 8:30 - 9:39 and 15:30 - 16:39.
  • Date: October 4, 8:30 - 9:39 and 15:30 - 16:39.

Location: all showings in the main stage of the “Eat, Think, Be Visionary” Hall

Learn more (including a chance to see the trailer) here.


Friday October 4, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm MDT
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

3:45pm MDT

Alison Redford, Premier of Alberta (Main Stage Address)
Speakers
avatar for Alison Redford

Alison Redford

Premier, Government of Alberta
Alison Redford is the PC MLA for Calgary-Elbow and was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2008. Having served as Justice Minister for three years, Alison became the leader of Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Party and Premier of Alberta in October 2011. Premier Redford... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 3:45pm - 4:00pm MDT
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre

4:00pm MDT

The Future of Social Enterprise: Authors Panel (Main Stage)
The second-last main stage session of SEWF 2013 will ask two recent authors to discuss what lies in store for social enterprises and the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the movement as it tries to live up to its ultimate potential.

There will be an opportunity to buy the authors books through local bookseller, Pages on Kensington.  Pages will be at the conference from 3:30pm on Friday.  Author signings will be possible from 6pm.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.

Moderators
avatar for David LePage

David LePage

Manager, Enterprising Non-Profits, enp
David LePage is the Team Manager of Enterprising Non-Profits, enp, supporting the development and growth of social enterprises. Enp provides resources, technical assistance, workshops, grants and is collaborating on creating an enabling environment for social enterprise across Canada... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Georgia Levenson Keohane

Georgia Levenson Keohane

Author, Fellow, Roosevelt Institute
Georgia Levenson Keohane is a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, where she works on a range of issues in economic policy, including poverty and inequality, employment and job growth, and social entrepreneurship and the role of firms in society.  Keohane’s career has bridged the private and nonprofit sectors... Read More →
avatar for Ron Schultz

Ron Schultz

Author, President, Entrepreneurs4Change
Ron Schultz is the founder and President of Entrepreneurs4Change. The enterprise works with green and social businesses, veterans,  and marginalized communities providing entrepreneurial education, access to funding and capital, and ongoing nurturing and support for the business... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre

5:00pm MDT

“Will You Greet or Great the Future: The Power of Unreasonable People” (Closing Keynote)
As attendees prepare to go home to encounter the twists, turns and bumps in the road that are the daily grind of making the world a better place, this session will serve as a poignant and instructive reminder that they should never underestimate – never give up on – their power to influence how the future ultimately unfolds.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Hartigan

Pamela Hartigan

Executive Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University’s Said Business School
Pamela Hartigan is Executive Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University’s Said Business School and Founding Partner of Volans launched in 2008 to support innovative scalable solutions to global challenges. From 2000-2008, she was the first Managing... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 5:00pm - 5:30pm MDT
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre

5:30pm MDT

SEWF 2013 Recap (Main Stage)
A quick recap of key insights from SEWF 2013.

Friday October 4, 2013 5:30pm - 5:40pm MDT
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre

5:40pm MDT

Closing Ceremony and Passing of the baton from SEWF 2013 Canada to SEWF 2014 South Korea
If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Chiu

Wayne Chiu

Executive Chairman, Trico Foundation
Wayne Chiu is the Founder and CEO of the Trico Group of Companies and Executive Chairman of the Trico Charitable Foundation, established in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Wayne’s corporate and entrepreneurial acumen reinforced his desire to support the communities contributing to his success. In 2008, Wayne and his wife and business partner, Eleanor, founded the Trico Charitable Foundation as a way to combine t... Read More →
avatar for Jongtae Choi

Jongtae Choi

Chairman, SEWF 2014 Seoul Korea Preparatory Committee
He has been working in government and academic circles on economy and employment issues for the Republic of Korea for 35 years. Since 2005, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors and one year later appointed to the chairman, Institute of Policy and Strategy Research in... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 5:40pm - 6:00pm MDT
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre