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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.

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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 →
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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 →
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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... Read More →
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Andreas Souvaliotis

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

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

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Peter Elson

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:00am MDT

Mobilizing Efforts in Indigenous Social Finance and Enterprise

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

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

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Dominique Collin

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

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Brian Calliou

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

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

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

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

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.

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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 →

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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 →
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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 →
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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
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