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Thursday, October 3
 

11:00am MDT

Corporate Social Innovation

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz

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

Andrew Hewitt

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

Charmian Love

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

Andreas Souvaliotis

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


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

11:00am MDT

Social Innovation Labs

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

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


Moderators
avatar for Tim Draimin

Tim Draimin

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

Speakers
avatar for Joeri Van den steen Hoven

Joeri Van den steen Hoven

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

Runa Sabroe

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

Sarah Schulman

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


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

2:00pm MDT

From the Top: Leadership Skills to Promote Social Innovation

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

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


Moderators
avatar for Stephen Huddart

Stephen Huddart

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

Speakers
avatar for Sira Abenoza

Sira Abenoza

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

Vickie Cammack

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


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

11:00am MDT

New Corporate Structures for Achieving Social Impact

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

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


Moderators
avatar for Susan Manwaring

Susan Manwaring

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

Speakers
avatar for Richard Bridge

Richard Bridge

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

Dermot Hikisch

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

Abbie Rumbold

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


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

2:00pm MDT

Global Trends and Their Impact on Social Enterprises

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

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


Moderators
avatar for Allyson Hewitt

Allyson Hewitt

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

Speakers
avatar for Willa Black

Willa Black

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

Wendy Cukier

Professor, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Ted Rogers School of Management Director, Diversity Institute
Dr. Wendy Cukier is one of Canada's leading experts in disruptive technologies, innovation processes and diversity, with more than 200 published papers on technology, innovation, and management. Dr. Cukier is Academic Director of the $8.6m Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub, Research... Read More →
avatar for Vinod Rajasekaran

Vinod Rajasekaran

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


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

2:00pm MDT

Social Innovations in Health Care

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

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


Moderators
avatar for Shirlee Sharkey

Shirlee Sharkey

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

Speakers
avatar for Vickie Cammack

Vickie Cammack

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

Andrea Coleman

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

David Phipps

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


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