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Wednesday, October 2
 

9:00am

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 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 — Calgary, Savannah and Phoenix — these factories diminish the carbon footprint of raw and finished goods transportation while contributing to local... Read More →
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 charitable donations, and 1,800 tonnes of CO2 reductions through green power purchasing. Together we are building the new economy.
avatar for Studio C

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 breaks barriers and employs change to build an inclusive, diverse, and productive Alberta workforce.
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 formal education and are unemployed or underemployed. EthniCity sells ethnic food to the public through food orders and at community events.
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 guitars, and a mosaic and tin ceiling that brings back memories of Old Inglewood. Our Fireside Room offers a vintage look with antique fireplace, fine... 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 outcomes. Offering barrier-free services, the Centre is a recognized leader in the treatment of family violence, depression, eating disorders and separation/divorce... 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 space), we believe that when diverse, multi-sector groups co-exist in the same location, the result is more than the sum of its parts.  The... 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 the energy, healthcare, transportation and finance sectors.
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 and services we provide to Albertans affected by cerebral palsy and other disabilities. We have strong partnerships with Value Village, Inc, and Alberta Beverage... 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 businesses with a social purpose – creating employment and demonstrating inclusiveness as part of successful business practices. | | So come to Vecova and... 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. | | Our valued employees work as a team to learn many transferable job skills such as food safety, customer service, packaging, labeling, money handling... Read More →
avatar for cSPACE Projects

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 and inspire change. | | cSPACE’s flagship project is cSPACE King Edward, located in the inner city neighbourhood of South Calgary. The shared vision for... 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 more homes for families in need of safe and decent homes. Low-income families entering into homeownership assists them in breaking the cycle of poverty.
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 professionals | • Business Development programs and microloans for entrepreneurs | • Financial literacy training and matched savings programs... 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 a social enterprise, WINS Thrift Stores serve another important function; supporting our programs. They operate 5 Family Resource Centers and provide entry... Read More →


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

4:00pm

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

6:00pm

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 chaired the Supreme Court Selection Panel. This panel reviewed and assessed a list of qualified candidates to fill openings in the Supreme Court... 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 their passion for... 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 his years at Sunlight Peter became one of the country’s most well-respected social entrepreneurs, responsible for the regeneration, through social... 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 Services and Minister of Service Alberta.  A graduate of the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts (special) in political science, Mrs. Klimchuk has... Read More →


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

6:10pm

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 to support policy and practice. His current work includes developing public sector markets for social enterprise and building the capacity of social enterprises... 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://sigeneration.ca) SiG is dedicated to scaling up innovative solutions to deeply rooted social problems and exploring new methods of financing the social sector. Al is an Ashoka... 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, while the nonprofit brings in business income that makes the enterprise sustainable. The social enterprises supported by REDF have generated more than $100... 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 comprehensive service-learning programs, including its We Day celebrations attended annually by more than 100,000 students from 3,000 participating schools... Read More →


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

7:30pm

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 grow through all stages—from early planning, to start-up and launch, right through to sustainability and expansion.   Visit our website at... Read More →


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

8:00pm

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
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre
 
Thursday, October 3
 

7:15am

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 conduct planning activities to develop or grow a social business venture.
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, in 156 countries.  The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally... Read More →


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

8:00am

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 www.tricofoundation.ca.
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 financing and mentoring to help them launch and sustain successful businesses. National Office: 133 Richmond Street West, Toronto ON M5H 2L3 Toll-free... Read More →

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

8:30am

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
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

8:30am

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 Chief Superintendent for the Calgary Catholic School District. She is very active in the broader community serving on the Boards of the Calgary Homeless Foundation... 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 of the same name, offers programs in every province of Canada, New Zealand, the USA, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, Germany... 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 as President & CEO of Primaxis Technology Ventures, a startup-stage venture capital fund focused on the advanced technologies sector. Prior to Primaxis... 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 School of Business where she has played a critical role in attracting and engaging Aboriginal youth. As Director she has increased access to the Bachelor of Commerce... 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 across Canada and internationally. The SEF is a private, charitable foundation established to receive... Read More →


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

10:00am

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

10:00am

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

10:00am

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

10:00am

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

10:00am

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

10:00am

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

10:00am

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 conduct planning activities to develop or grow a social business venture.
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, in 156 countries.  The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally... Read More →


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

10:15am

“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 his years at Sunlight Peter became one of the country’s most well-respected social entrepreneurs, responsible for the regeneration, through social... 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, while the nonprofit brings in business income that makes the enterprise sustainable. The social enterprises supported by REDF have generated more than $100... Read More →
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Derek Gent

Executive Director, Vancity Community Foundation
Derek is the Executive Director of Vancity Community Foundation. He leads Vancity Community Foundation as an arms-length public foundation with 150+ donor advised funds and a core endowment associated with the membership of Vancity Credit Union. He has worked in various aspects of impact investment for more than 20 years, previously with the venture capital arm of Vancity, as well as roles with Coast Capital and starting his career in microcredit... Read More →
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Molly Harrington

Senior ADM, Social Innovation, Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (BC)
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 policy and government’s Disability Strategy and Social Innovation agenda.  She holds a B.A. in economics and history from the University of... Read More →
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Katherine Hewson

Assistant Deputy Minister for Open for Business, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development Trade and Employment and the Ministry of Research and Innovation
Katherine Hewson is the Assistant Deputy Minister for Open for Business at the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development Trade and Employment and the Ministry of Research and Innovation.  The Open for Business initiative aims to reduce regulatory and administrative burdens for business, promote efficient targeted regulations that protect the public interest, and build a strong relationship with business.  Through the government’s... 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... Read More →
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Mairi MacKay

Director of Society, British Council in East Asia
Dr Mairi Mackay is Director of Society for the British Council in East Asia and currently leads a nine-country social enterprise programme that has provided training, access to funding and UK expertise to over 2500 social entrepreneurs in the region. Delivered with the support of 95 corporate, government and third sector partners, the programme also convenes policy dialogues between the UK and East Asia and promotes social innovation through... Read More →
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Neil McLean

Chief Executive, Social Enterprise Academy
Neil has been the CEO of the Social Enterprise Academy for 6 years.  During this time the Academy has become the largest Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Centre in Scotland, annually supporting around 1,000 people from across Scotland to develop their leadership and entrepreneurship skills.   The Academy, which works with people to develop their leadership with a social purpose, is now expanding internationally and... 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; to support the third sector to play a full role in public service design and delivery; to work with the sector in supporting and empowering... 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 in such areas as Social Policy, Grants and Contributions, and the Voluntary Sector. John was previously the Executive Director, Centre of Expertise on Grants and... 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 assistance to non-profit organizations to support the development and growth of their social enterprises.


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

10:15am

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, 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 Banks (OAFB) and he led a number of higher education and training organizations. Adam has spoken to audiences across the country on issues related to education... Read More →

Speakers
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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. | | A journalist by trade, with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Carleton University, she has experience in the Canadian book and magazine publishing industries, newspaper and radio reporting and documentary film. She spent many... Read More →
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Al Etmanski

Co-founder, Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network
Al is an curator, author, blogger (www.aletmanski.com), advocate and social entrepreneur specializing in innovative, multi-sector solutions to complex societal challenges. He is currently a partner in the national collaboration, Social Innovation Generation (SIG). (http://sigeneration.ca) SiG is dedicated to scaling up innovative solutions to deeply rooted social problems and exploring new methods of financing the social sector. Al is an Ashoka... Read More →
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Elizabeth Lougheed Green

Cofounder, CEO and Editor-in-chief, Chalkbeat
Liz has many years of experience as a community developer, social policy advocate and social enterprise practitioner. She now Manages Vancity’s Impact Business Development program, working directly with groups across the impact business spectrum to develop their businesses by delivering financial, resource and human supports, in order to help them reach their full potential.  Prior to coming to the Credit Union, Liz was the Manager of... Read More →
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Cindy James

Manager, Marketing & Business Development, CEED, Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development
There is no doubt I am an entrepreneur. In my thinking, my personal pursuits, my relationships and my thirst for change. I thrive in chaos and I have a passion for making things happen. My interactions involve a lot of listening to better understand how can I make a difference.
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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 and philanthropic funding alone.  In his role as Vice President of Social Enterprise, Gerrad is focused on creating new tools and new ways to fund... Read More →
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Scott Rehmus

Founder and President, One Pull Solutions
Scott is a strategic philanthropist who has made a career in developing practical solutions to complex problems. A passion for the oceans led him in to international conservation and then to dedicate himself to supporting coastal communities working to develop economies that maintain the health of the natural environment. He has deep, hands-on experience in making lasting change. Most notably, he spent 13 years building a sustainable future... Read More →
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Liz Weaver

Vice President, Tamarack Institute
Liz is the Vice-President of Tamarack and leads the Tamarack Learning Centre. Previously, she led the Vibrant Communities Canada team where she provided coaching, leadership and support to a network of community partners across Canada. Liz is one of Tamarack’s most in-demand trainers. She has developed and delivered curricula on a variety of workshop topics including: collaborative governance, leadership, collective impact, community... Read More →


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

11:00am

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
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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, and had a 22 year career with the YWCA spanning three cities: Winnipeg, Yellowknife, where she was CEO for 5 years, and then Calgary where she was the CEO for 12... Read More →

Speakers
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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 Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and the award winning blogger behind philanthropy2173.com. Bernholz is the author of numerous articles and... Read More →
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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 grant-making by foundations, corporations and governments. Their award-winning non-profit initiative, PoweredByData (www.poweredbydata.org) leverages their... 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 is to figure out how to generate social impact by leveraging all available resources of the financial firm Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network... Read More →


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

11:00am

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, institutional change, social entrepreneurship, and strategic collaboration.  Her work has been published in leading management journals and she has served... 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 to the scientific community: Chair of the Canada social economy research Scientific leader of the Cape Habitat of the Cura social economy... Read More →
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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 Enterprise Centre at 765 Main Street, Brendan is a teacher and an organizer, and works hard to change policy in support of building fairer and stronger local... Read More →
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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. Prior to this he was Research Fellow at the Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham. He is Associate Editor of Social Enterprise Journal and serves... 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 assistance to non-profit organizations to support the development and growth of their social enterprises.


Thursday October 3, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Glen 201-202 TELUS Convention Centre

11:00am

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 development. | Catherine’s work engages funders, nonprofits, academics, networks, local governments and emerging community groups in partnership development... Read More →

Speakers
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Paul Cabaj

Director of Co-op Development, Alberta Community and Co-operative Association
A well-traveled , father of three, Paul holds a Bachelor of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta Business and is working on a Masters in Leadership focusing on cooperative decision making. He has worked and lived in Asia and South America (including a stint as an owner of a pan-Asian restaurant). Paul has assisted dozens of startup cooperatives and community owned businesses get off the ground, and is currently working on developing... Read More →
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 including organizational readiness assessment, idea generation, feasibility studies, marketing and business plan development. In addition to... 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 and arts organisation that educates both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people across the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Through the... 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 assistance to non-profit organizations to support the development and growth of their social enterprises.


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

11:00am

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 given her the opportunity to work with many communities in rural and urban areas in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Nunavut, British Columbia, Quebec, Mali, Niger... Read More →


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

11:00am

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
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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 spaces, by working primarily with youth across some of Toronto’s most underserved communities. | | In 2011, Alexis was awarded a DiverseCity Fellowship by... 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, human rights, crisis intervention, and poverty alleviation. Before joining CISED, he was a social marketing and social finance consultant in his own firm... Read More →


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

11:00am

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 Ontario, an MBA from the University of Toronto, and completed the Harvard Business School Corporate Social Responsibility Executive Education Program.Tania... 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 various financial institutions, strategic partners, advisors and investors.  David holds a bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and... 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 government agencies on social value creation strategies. Most recently, as Managing Director in the Washington D.C. office of consulting firm Mission Measurement... Read More →
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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 to corporate sustainability issues.  In 2012, Sandra was also appointed to head RBC’s new social finance initiative, a $20 million program to foster... Read More →


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

11:00am

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 Paraguay for five years. Before Ashoka, Célia worked with the Institute for Development of Social Investment, where she was a Program Coordinator for two... 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 individuals and organizations to re-evaluate their definition of success.He toured the college speaking circuit, published a bestselling book, and taught... Read More →
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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 Future Quotient, launched in October 2011 in partnership with JWT, which focuses on the need for future-focused leadership and intergenerational... 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 leaders, including The Prince of Wales. | | As a leading social entrepreneur in Canada, Andreas writes and speaks across the country about social change and... Read More →


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

11:00am

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 Canada and of the international social innovation advisory council to Mayor Park Won-soon of Seoul, South Korea.

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 van den Steenhoven was co-founder and CEO of Knowledgeland, one of the leading change labs in the Netherlands and Europe. He has also worked as a director at the... 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 perspective. MindLab use this approach as a platform for co-creating better ideas. | | Runa Sabroe holds an MA in Media Studies and is an expert in... 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 in, with, and for The Australian Centre for Social Innovation building their Radical Redesign Team, developing the Working Backwards methodology, and... Read More →


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

12:30pm

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 Alberta schools, serving urban, rural, and First Nations, Metis and Inuit students.  In 2012 Allan committed to enhancing the APPLE Schools... 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, prior to his election to the House of Commons in 1997 as Member of Parliament for Calgary Southeast.  He has been re-elected five times, most recently with... Read More →


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

1:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

1:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

1:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

1:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

1:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

2:00pm

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 changed her life and set her on a committed path to explore the world and challenge injustices. Towards the end of the Cold War, Kristin studied abroad again, this... 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 (3 years), Philippines (2 years), Cambodia (3 years) and Sudan (3 years), working both with international organizations (UNDP, Asian Development Bank ) and... 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 in Cambodia, India, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. | | Blossom seeks to empower artisans through innovative new business models and celebrate their spirit... 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 her with a practical outlook and skills that have helped guide the financial and advocacy development of Riders. ‘Introducing innovations for vehicle... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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 to strengthening knowledge and professionalism in these growing fields. Her work uses the principles outlined in her books Cause Marketing: Partner for Purpose... 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, as Director of Business Development, Batool leads fundraising strategy globally. Batool has keynoted at TiE Karachi on the role of social... 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 for the Social Learning for Social Impact MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). She is also an advisor to the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation on RECODE, an... 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 director and CEO of Jita Bangladesh; a unique joint venture social enterprise of CARE International and Danone.communitie’ and first ever massive scale... 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 initiatives in more than 30 countries worldwide.  He took the helm of the organization in February 2012 and has since grown it into a large, global social... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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 fifteen years as a nonprofit executive director. He completed his PhD in Adult Education and Community Development at the University of Toronto in September... 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... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Neamtan

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 sociale is the promotion and development of collective entrepreneurship. | | Ms Neamtan was the founder (1997) and President of RISQ... 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 assistance to non-profit organizations to support the development and growth of their social enterprises.


Thursday October 3, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Glen 205 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm

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 given her the opportunity to work with many communities in rural and urban areas in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Nunavut, British Columbia, Quebec, Mali, Niger... 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  Elena has been CEO at  ACRA-CCS, one of the largest Italian NGOs, active in several countries in Africa and Latin America. She is director at... 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; | - developing and implementing a SMS (text message) based field reporting system; and | - managing the re-organisation of the company... 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 a range of services including; furniture recycling, a retail chain, bikes, removals, horticulture, landscaping and decorating in the rural Scottish Highlands. James... 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 assistance to non-profit organizations to support the development and growth of their social enterprises.


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

2:00pm

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 local, urban and regional scales: Port Cities, Seaports and Logistics Local Labour Markets and Employment Community and Local Economic Development... 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 contribution programs, including partnership development, that aim to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of the not-for-profit sector and communities to... 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. www.enterprisingnonprofits.ca | | He has worked in the non-profit arena for over 35 years, in inner cities, and remote communities, diverse cultural communities... 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 rented homes across Scotland.  It’s vision is Making Homes and Lives Better ; using social enterprise approaches to reinvest surpluses... 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 assistance to non-profit organizations to support the development and growth of their social enterprises.


Thursday October 3, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Glen 206 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm

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.  He has worked with Aboriginal groups in Canada's North, youth and business development organizations, and all levels of government to develop sustainable... 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 enterprise in the construction sector in Winnipeg’s North End. He currently teaches several courses on social enterprise at the University of... 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 online newspaper and learning platform connecting social innovators across the globe. | | With Royal Bank of Scotland he created the RBS SE100 Index of... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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: Achievements, Challenges and What's Next in Building the Impact Investing Industry, commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation. Karim is a Senior Research... 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. Between 1996 and 2009, Mr. Broderick worked first as Head of Development then as President (and CEO) of Housing Vermont, a company that develops and finances... 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 of unique social enterprise programs and services.  David has led social enterprise sector development initiatives, including the launch of the Australian... 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 banks.  Repayment rates are over 97% and FINCA operate in 23 countries serving over 1 million people a year.  Previously Richard was  Interim... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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, The J.W. McConnell Family 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 spans several fields and includes leadership positions in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He has led two successful social enterprises, and been... 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), UCA (El Salvador) and URL (Guatemala). In her teaching, she strives to make leaders more responsible, more conscious, and joyfully connected to their deepest... 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 Tyze, Vickie focuses her attention and expertise on how best to deliver online, personal support networks to people facing life challenges. She... Read More →
avatar for Hamoon Ekhtiari

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, a social enterprise that has raised over $900,000 to date, and a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs-Ontario. Hamoon joined MaRS from Deloitte, where he... Read More →


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

3:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

3:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

3:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

3:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

3:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

3:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

3:30pm

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 conduct planning activities to develop or grow a social business venture.
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, in 156 countries.  The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally... Read More →


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

3:30pm

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
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

4:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

4:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

4:00pm

"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 and the founder and President Emeritus of UK-based Charity NACUE, Victoria is recognized by the UNDP and EU as one of the foremost experts in entrepreneurship... Read More →

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 centres for social innovation, where he invested in and supported various education social enterprises and co-authored Growing Social Ventures, a report on the growing... Read More →
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 Calgary. Abdullah spent time in Ecuador working in hospitals, investigating human and sex trafficking in South America. | | He also co-founded the Kenya Ceramic... Read More →
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 of the Harvard community interested in pursuing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Bari served as Chair of SIC’s 2012 Igniting... Read More →
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 Global Youth Fund, a charity based in Vancouver. He has educated and mentored hundreds of young changemakers through Global Youth Fund and Ashoka's Youth Venture... Read More →

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 financing and mentoring to help them launch and sustain successful businesses. National Office: 133 Richmond Street West, Toronto ON M5H 2L3 Toll-free... Read More →


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

6:00pm

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
BMO Center Calgary Stampede
 
Friday, October 4
 

7:15am

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 conduct planning activities to develop or grow a social business venture.
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, in 156 countries.  The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally... Read More →


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

8:00am

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 www.tricofoundation.ca.
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 financing and mentoring to help them launch and sustain successful businesses. National Office: 133 Richmond Street West, Toronto ON M5H 2L3 Toll-free... Read More →

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

8:30am

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 their passion for... 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 to strengthening knowledge and professionalism in these growing fields. Her work uses the principles outlined in her books Cause Marketing: Partner for Purpose... 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 www.tricofoundation.ca.


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

8:30am

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
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

9:00am

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

9:10am

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 Way Campaign which raised over $51 million. Dr. Delorme is also a member of the Premier’s Council on Alberta’s Promise. Her awards include: Alberta... 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 foreign debt the highest of the G7 at that time. He then recorded five consecutive budget surpluses and restored the financial integrity of the Canadian... Read More →


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

10:00am

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

10:00am

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

10:00am

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

10:00am

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

10:00am

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

10:00am

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

10:00am

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

10:15am

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 and the founder and President Emeritus of UK-based Charity NACUE, Victoria is recognized by the UNDP and EU as one of the foremost experts in entrepreneurship... Read More →

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 centres for social innovation, where he invested in and supported various education social enterprises and co-authored Growing Social Ventures, a report on the growing... Read More →
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 Calgary. Abdullah spent time in Ecuador working in hospitals, investigating human and sex trafficking in South America. | | He also co-founded the Kenya Ceramic... Read More →
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 of the Harvard community interested in pursuing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Bari served as Chair of SIC’s 2012 Igniting... Read More →
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 Global Youth Fund, a charity based in Vancouver. He has educated and mentored hundreds of young changemakers through Global Youth Fund and Ashoka's Youth Venture... Read More →


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

10:15am

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, 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 Banks (OAFB) and he led a number of higher education and training organizations. Adam has spoken to audiences across the country on issues related to education... 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. | | A journalist by trade, with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Carleton University, she has experience in the Canadian book and magazine publishing industries, newspaper and radio reporting and documentary film. She spent many... 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://sigeneration.ca) SiG is dedicated to scaling up innovative solutions to deeply rooted social problems and exploring new methods of financing the social sector. Al is an Ashoka... 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 financial, resource and human supports, in order to help them reach their full potential.  Prior to coming to the Credit Union, Liz was the Manager of... 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 contaminants, addressing global warming pollution and marine conservation. Her degree is in environmental sciences from U of T. Julia is an avid gardener and... 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 the health of the natural environment. He has deep, hands-on experience in making lasting change. Most notably, he spent 13 years building a sustainable future... Read More →
avatar for Liz Weaver

Liz Weaver

Vice President, Tamarack Institute
Liz is the Vice-President of Tamarack and leads the Tamarack Learning Centre. Previously, she led the Vibrant Communities Canada team where she provided coaching, leadership and support to a network of community partners across Canada. Liz is one of Tamarack’s most in-demand trainers. She has developed and delivered curricula on a variety of workshop topics including: collaborative governance, leadership, collective impact, community... Read More →


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

11:00am

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, business financing, community banking, risk capital, housing and infrastructure financing, and First Nation government finance. His focus has been on... 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, Brian has served on a number of Boards. For example, he served as the Chair of the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Board and Vice-President of the Board... 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 Director of Finance and was appointed President/CEO in June 2012. Prior to coming to the FNFA, Ernie was President/COO of the Aboriginal Financial Officers... 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 Forest Resources for its 5 First Nation owners; coordinating the structure and financing for a member-owned seafood processing facility; and building a licence and... Read More →


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

11:00am

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

National Chair, Charities and Not-for-Profit 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 concerns. She is knowledgeable in the law relating to charitable expenditures, social enterprise and social finance and day-to-day questions of charities, and is... 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 clients are a wide range of charitable organizations, foundations, non-profit organizations, philanthropists and co-ops across Canada and... 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 has been running an independent carbon ratings and consulting business, annually rating over 100 multinationals for the organization Climate Counts. He has a MSc... 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 registering the 1000th CIC, a health care social enterprise. She edited the 2006 edition of Keeping It Legal, wrote the ACEVO Guide to the Legal Status of Charity... Read More →


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

11:00am

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. | | I have trained more than 3,000 key individuals in partnering and partnership brokering skills in 50+ countries and a wide range of contexts. My... 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 more than 500 staff. In 2002, Janice conceived of and launched Atira Property Management Inc., a wholly-owned for-profit subsidiary of Atira Women's Resource Society... 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 builds and stewards strategic partnerships among businesses, foundations and individuals. These relationships advance conservation through improved business... Read More →
avatar for Sheetal Walsh

Sheetal Walsh

Founder, 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 of entrepreneurs around the world. In 2009, she decided to apply her skills to help entrepreneurs in Indian slums and villages to build sustainable businesses by... Read More →


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

11:00am

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 that exclusively employs recovering ex-offenders.  After starting and selling a direct mail business in college, Lynch worked from 1980 to 2001... 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, government relations, academia and public policy-shaping (with Canadian Councils – on learning, unity, international cooperation  – as a... 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 Organizational Learning Team and annual Failure Report. Ashley has spent the past three years working with a range of organizations from donors and foundations... 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 that create value in Taiwan and beyond. Melinda has lived and worked in Denmark and Bangladesh – two global hot spots for social innovation – and has worked... Read More →


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

11:00am

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 development of Aboriginal leaders and managers across Canada. | | In December 2002, he was hired as the Tribal Manager for the 6,000 member Siksika Nation... 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 and arts organisation that educates both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people across the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Through the... 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 the economic net benefits of the First Nation’s whitefish and chub fishery along Lake Huron.  He later took a post with Indian & Northern... 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 and marketing. Brenda was employed with a publicly traded, multi-billion dollar organization for more than 10 years and led a nationally specialized team that... Read More →


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

11:00am

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 through to later stage buyout and expansion financings and IPO’s at both national and regional levels in Canada. In 2008 Peter assumed his role as Managing... 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 Favel established the first community-based justice program for First Nations with the introduction of sentencing circles on reserves. A former Grand Chief of the... 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 of Teaching. Adrian then moved into labour market recruitment positions with the Federal Government and private employment agencies. He continued in his community... 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 Métis rights and recognition, Audrey remains a key figure among Canada's political leaders. Under her leadership... Read More →


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

11:00am

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. www.enterprisingnonprofits.ca | | He has worked in the non-profit arena for over 35 years, in inner cities, and remote communities, diverse cultural communities... 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 of social enterprise, including the role of the sector in public service reform, cross-sector collaboration, and new models of impact measurement and reporting... Read More →
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 to support policy and practice. His current work includes developing public sector markets for social enterprise and building the capacity of social enterprises... Read More →
avatar for Anne  Jamieson

Anne Jamieson

Sr. Manager, Toronto Enterprise Fund
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 to building a strong social enterprise sector: she launched the Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise series in 2004, is a founding member of the Social... 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 assistance to non-profit organizations to support the development and growth of their social enterprises.


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

11:00am

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
avatar for Ted Anderson

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 capital fund management company, Ted has been an investor in many of Canada’s most interesting technology companies. Ted is also a past President and a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Leonardo Letelier

Leonardo Letelier

Founder and CEO, SITAWI
Leonardo Letelier founded SITAWI - Finance for Good with the goal to reduce economic inequities in Brazil by developing financial solutions for the social sector, increasing volume of capital, types of capital and efficiency in the use of capital for social impact and transforming more lives. SITAWI currently provides two products: social enterprise loans at below-market rates packaged with strategic advice, and social funds management, a... Read More →
avatar for Lillian Patricia Masebenza

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 from various Financial and Educational Institutions, including an Advanced Certificate in Leadership from UCT Graduate School of Business in... Read More →
avatar for Marguerite Mendell

Marguerite Mendell

Economist and Professor, School of Community and Public Affairs, 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 finance, economic democracy and on the work of Karl Polanyi, especially as it relates to contemporary democratic economic development strategies.  She has... Read More →


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

12:30pm

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
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 online newspaper and learning platform connecting social innovators across the globe. | | With Royal Bank of Scotland he created the RBS SE100 Index of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steven Persson

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 as housing, employment, personal care and case management across a wide range of social needs. Steven also has vast experience in the profit sector, running his own... 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 leaders, including The Prince of Wales. | | As a leading social entrepreneur in Canada, Andreas writes and speaks across the country about social change and... Read More →
avatar for Sheetal Walsh

Sheetal Walsh

Founder, 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 of entrepreneurs around the world. In 2009, she decided to apply her skills to help entrepreneurs in Indian slums and villages to build sustainable businesses by... Read More →


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

1:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

1:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

1:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

1:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

1:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Judith Marcuse

Judith Marcuse

Judith Marcuse’s career spans over 40 years of professional work as a dancer, choreographer, director, producer, teacher, writer, consultant and lecturer in Canada and abroad. She has created over 100 original works for dance, theatre and opera companies as well as for film and television and has produced seven large-scale, international arts festivals. Her repertory contemporary dance company toured extensively in Canada and abroad for... Read More →


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

1:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

1:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

1:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

2:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

2:00pm

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. www.enterprisingnonprofits.ca | | He has worked in the non-profit arena for over 35 years, in inner cities, and remote communities, diverse cultural communities... 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 (2000), a tool that has been adapted for use around the world, and is now co-ordinating a revised edition that will make the process relevant to communities... Read More →
avatar for Izabela Przybysz

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 numerous social and public policy projects as a researcher, analyst and manager. These projects were related to social inclusion,  building an NGO-friendly environment... Read More →
avatar for Kelly  Ramirez

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 William Davidson Institute (WDI) and was an adjunct lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Smith

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 as a frequent guest lecturer at campuses across the country and as Adjunct Professor at the University of North Texas and Research Fellow at the Center for... 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 in such areas as Social Policy, Grants and Contributions, and the Voluntary Sector. John was previously the Executive Director, Centre of Expertise on Grants and... 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 assistance to non-profit organizations to support the development and growth of their social enterprises.


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

2:00pm

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. Prior to joining SVA in 2008, Claire worked at Quiller Consultants, a strategic communications consultancy in London, where she worked for a variety of different... 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 a social entrepreneur and change-maker she has been awarded an ASHOKA fellowship for her local and international work in workplace violence and she was also awarded... 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; to support the third sector to play a full role in public service design and delivery; to work with the sector in supporting and empowering... 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 assistance to non-profit organizations to support the development and growth of their social enterprises.


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

2:00pm

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.  He has worked with Aboriginal groups in Canada's North, youth and business development organizations, and all levels of government to develop sustainable... 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 more than 500 staff. In 2002, Janice conceived of and launched Atira Property Management Inc., a wholly-owned for-profit subsidiary of Atira Women's Resource Society... 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 enrolled in the Master in Community Development program, at University of Victoria, in BC.  She is one of the founders and the Executive... Read More →
avatar for Pedro Corrêa

Pedro Corrêa

Founding Partner, MateriaBrasil
Pedro Themoteo is one of the founding partners at MateriaBrasil, a design and consultancy office that aims to change the way of society thought social and sustainable experiences. To walk towards this new life style, we believe we have to redesign products and services in a more balanced way.The company have HQs in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, and work in initiatives all over Brazil. Our platform was recently crowd funded to become the... 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 Enterprise, set up in 2004, is a financial administration company transacting circa £25 million pa, supporting over 10,000 working parents throughout the UK.  The... 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 been involved in establishing a number of charities and companies, raising over £3.5m. | | While working in UK and Uganda he is constantly looking for... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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 training for Social enterprise organisations across Scotland, having delivered training costing and pricing, cost recovery and finance for non... Read More →
avatar for Anne  Jamieson

Anne Jamieson

Sr. Manager, Toronto Enterprise Fund
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 to building a strong social enterprise sector: she launched the Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise series in 2004, is a founding member of the Social... 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 of Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science degree with a Specialization in Mental Retardation, as the program was called then. He has worked in the field... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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 more than $300 million. After a brief stint designing resource industry training programs, Martin has spent most of his career leading non-profit organizations.  His accomplishments include several social housing projects, restoring/repurposing historic buildings and starting a 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 of social enterprise, including the role of the sector in public service reform, cross-sector collaboration, and new models of impact measurement and reporting... 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 of Generation 2000, the development of the SROI Primer educational tool and the upcoming national launch of the SROI Canada Network. | | As the first accredited... 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... 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 as a consultant and researcher at Simon Fraser University, leading numerous projects for government, private sector and non-profit organizations in impact... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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, which grew from $15 million in revenue to $250 million under his leadership and was sold to GE Capital. Bill was also the CEO and subsequently the Chairman of... 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 and serves on the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South. Prior to her current position, Bonny was a Managing Director at SJF Ventures, a leading impact... 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 Executive Vice-President, Vice-President, a senior management trainee gaining experience in all operational areas, and 3 years as a Wasaya Airways and... Read More →
avatar for Adam Spence

Adam Spence

Director, 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 Banks (OAFB) and he led a number of higher education and training organizations. Adam has spoken to audiences across the country on issues related to education... 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 of Business (Simon Fraser University), funded by Vancity Credit Union.  In this role, Donovan is responsible for getting a range of impact... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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 of advisory services; the social finance programs and services of the Centre for Impact Investing; ecosystem development; education; and public policy.  She... 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 and reinforcing the company’s role as an organization committed to social advancement across governments, non-governmental organizations, and communities of all... 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 40% in the past two years alone. Previously, she was the Associate Dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management, Canada’s largest business school. She has... 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 the world. As one of Canada's largest coworking spaces driving social innovation, HUB Ottawa includes 250+ members working in 30+ disciplines including: arts... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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 organization is now on its next frontier as a social enterprise. Our 10-year-plus work with Canada’s First Nations and with family caregivers is helping us get... 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 Tyze, Vickie focuses her attention and expertise on how best to deliver online, personal support networks to people facing life challenges. She... 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 her with a practical outlook and skills that have helped guide the financial and advocacy development of Riders. ‘Introducing innovations for vehicle... Read More →
avatar for David Phipps

David Phipps

Leader of Knowledge Mobilization Unit, York University
David Phipps leads York’s award winning Knowledge Mobilization Unit that provides services to researchers, community organizations and government agencies who wish to use maximize the economic, social and environmental impacts of university research. In 2011 and 2012 Dr. Phipps was named the most influential knowledge mobilizer in Canada and in 2012 York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit was awarded a best practice award from the... Read More →


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

3:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

3:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

3:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

3:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

3:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

3:00pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

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

3:30pm

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 conduct planning activities to develop or grow a social business venture.
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, in 156 countries.  The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally... Read More →


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

3:30pm

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, Sustainability Action Planning, BCorp certification support and Spiral Table (an Executive Leadership co-Development program).  For more information on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Judith Marcuse

Judith Marcuse

Judith Marcuse’s career spans over 40 years of professional work as a dancer, choreographer, director, producer, teacher, writer, consultant and lecturer in Canada and abroad. She has created over 100 original works for dance, theatre and opera companies as well as for film and television and has produced seven large-scale, international arts festivals. Her repertory contemporary dance company toured extensively in Canada and abroad for... Read More →


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

3:30pm

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
Eat, Think and Be Visionary Hall TELUS Convention Centre

3:45pm

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 became interested in politics at a young age and served as President of the PC Youth Association while still in high school. She graduated from the University... Read More →


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

4:00pm

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. www.enterprisingnonprofits.ca | | He has worked in the non-profit arena for over 35 years, in inner cities, and remote communities, diverse cultural communities... 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. A former McKinsey consultant and foundation executive, she advises a number of organizations including philanthropies... 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 businesses once they are operating. His new book – Creating Good Work – The World’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build a Healthy Economy was... Read More →


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

5:00pm

“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 Director of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. She has held leadership positions in multilateral organizations, educational institutions and... Read More →


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

5:30pm

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

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

5:40pm

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 their passion for... 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 the Work Together Foundation. The WT Foundation’s mission is to create jobs through its support of social enterprises and social entrepreneurs.  He... Read More →


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