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Telus 101-102 [clear filter]
Thursday, October 3

11:00am MDT

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.

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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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

2:00pm MDT

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.

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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... Read More →

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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Telus 101-102 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.           

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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 →

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Richard Bridge

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 →
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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 →
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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

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.

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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... Read More →

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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Adam Spence

Director & UDP, Social Venture Connexion (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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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