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Thursday, October 3

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.

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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 →

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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 →
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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 →
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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

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.

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →

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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 206 TELUS Convention Centre
Friday, October 4

11:00am MDT

Investing in Indigenous Social Enterprise

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

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

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Peter Forton

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

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Blaine Favel

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

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

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

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

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.         

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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 →

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Vickie Cammack

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