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Thursday, October 3
 

10:15am MDT

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

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

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


Moderators
avatar for Peter Holbrook

Peter Holbrook

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

Speakers
avatar for Mariana Farias

Mariana Farias

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

Derek Gent

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

MOLLY HARRINGTON

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

Katherine Hewson

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

Johanne Lavoie

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

Mairi MacKay

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

Neil McLean

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

Yvonne Strachan

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

John Walker

Director General, Community Development and Partnerships Directorate, Employment and Social Development Canada
John Walker is Director General, Community Development and Partnerships at HRSDC. In this role he is responsible for community based Grant and Contribution programs, as well as work in the area of social finance, social enterprise and the voluntary sector. John has a wealth of experience... Read More →

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

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada is a unique collaborative program that promotes and supports social enterprise development and growth as a means to build strong non-profit organizations and healthier communities. Enp-Canada provides resources, matching grants and technical... Read More →


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

11:00am MDT

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

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

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


Moderators
avatar for Tina Dacin

Tina Dacin

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

Speakers
avatar for Marie J. Bouchard

Marie J. Bouchard

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

Brendan Reimer

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

Simon Teasdale

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

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

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada is a unique collaborative program that promotes and supports social enterprise development and growth as a means to build strong non-profit organizations and healthier communities. Enp-Canada provides resources, matching grants and technical... Read More →


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

11:00am MDT

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

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

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


Moderators
avatar for Catherine Lang

Catherine Lang

Principal, C. Lang Consulting
Catherine has worked in management and consulting with social economy organizations for over 25 years. Through her consulting practice, C. Lang Consulting, Catherine partners with national, provincial, and community based groups with a key focus on innovation in community and economic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Cabaj

Paul Cabaj

Director of Co-op Development, Alberta Community and Co-operative Association
A well-traveled , father of three, Paul holds a Bachelor of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta Business and is working on a Masters in Leadership focusing on cooperative decision making. He has worked and lived in Asia and South America (including a stint as an owner... Read More →
avatar for Mary Ferguson

Mary Ferguson

Principal, Eko Nomos
BES (University of Waterloo) and MES (York University)PhD program at the University of Guelph in Rural Studies focusing on rural social enterprise Mary has worked directly with hundreds of organizations developing and operating social enterprises on all aspects of training and consultations... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Fong

Kevin Fong

Managing Director, Goolarri Media Enterprises
Kevin Fong born and bred in the Western Australian town of Broome has utilised his strong community ties and unique mixed heritage to be the voice of the Indigenous community. He is currently the Managing Director of Goolarri Media Enterprises; a 100% Indigenous owned communication... Read More →

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

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada is a unique collaborative program that promotes and supports social enterprise development and growth as a means to build strong non-profit organizations and healthier communities. Enp-Canada provides resources, matching grants and technical... Read More →


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

2:00pm MDT

Lessons from Quebec: Issues, Policy, and Politics

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Peter Elson

Peter Elson

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

Johanne Lavoie

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

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

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada is a unique collaborative program that promotes and supports social enterprise development and growth as a means to build strong non-profit organizations and healthier communities. Enp-Canada provides resources, matching grants and technical... Read More →


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

2:00pm MDT

Rural Revitalization: How Social Enterprise Keeps Rural Communities Viable

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

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


Moderators
avatar for Ethel Côté

Ethel Côté

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

Speakers
avatar for Elena Casolari

Elena Casolari

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

Michael Craig

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

James Dunbar

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

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

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada is a unique collaborative program that promotes and supports social enterprise development and growth as a means to build strong non-profit organizations and healthier communities. Enp-Canada provides resources, matching grants and technical... Read More →


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

2:00pm MDT

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

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Peter Hall

Peter Hall

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

Ellen Healey

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

David LePage

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

Lynn McCulloch

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

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

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada is a unique collaborative program that promotes and supports social enterprise development and growth as a means to build strong non-profit organizations and healthier communities. Enp-Canada provides resources, matching grants and technical... Read More →


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

11:00am MDT

Procurement Partnerships: Building Market Opportunities Through Purchasing Policy and Practice

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

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


Moderators
avatar for David LePage

David LePage

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

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Coburn

Jonathan Coburn

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

Gerry Higgins

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

Anne Jamieson

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

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

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada is a unique collaborative program that promotes and supports social enterprise development and growth as a means to build strong non-profit organizations and healthier communities. Enp-Canada provides resources, matching grants and technical... Read More →


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

2:00pm MDT

International Dialogue on Ecosystem Approaches to Supporting Social Enterprises

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

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


Moderators
avatar for David LePage

David LePage

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

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Colussi

Michelle Colussi

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

John Walker

Director General, Community Development and Partnerships Directorate, Employment and Social Development Canada
John Walker is Director General, Community Development and Partnerships at HRSDC. In this role he is responsible for community based Grant and Contribution programs, as well as work in the area of social finance, social enterprise and the voluntary sector. John has a wealth of experience... Read More →

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

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada is a unique collaborative program that promotes and supports social enterprise development and growth as a means to build strong non-profit organizations and healthier communities. Enp-Canada provides resources, matching grants and technical... Read More →


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

2:00pm MDT

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

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

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


Moderators
avatar for Claire Kearney

Claire Kearney

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

Speakers
avatar for Susan Steinman

Susan Steinman

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

Yvonne Strachan

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

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

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada (SEWF Presenting Partner)

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) Canada is a unique collaborative program that promotes and supports social enterprise development and growth as a means to build strong non-profit organizations and healthier communities. Enp-Canada provides resources, matching grants and technical... Read More →


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