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Thursday, October 3

11:00am MDT

Introduction à l’entreprise sociale (français)

Si vous désirez démarrer une enterprise sociale, cette animation vous permettra d’explorer votre niveau de preparation afin d’entreprendre le “chemin du développement” des entreprises sociales. Vous allez apprendre les raisons pourquoi une organisme sans but lucrative choisirait l’avenue de l’entreprise sociale. Des exemples des parcours d’entreprises sociales seront presenté.

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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 →

Thursday October 3, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Telus 103 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Unlikely Alliances

Borders are not just geographic.  Learn from unlikely partners who have joined together to create social change and innovation.

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

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Jocelyne Daw

Board Member, Trico Charitable Foundation
Jocelyne is a pioneer and leading expert in creating powerful community-business partnerships and the integration of branding, corporate citizenship and social purpose into organization strategy and culture. As an internationally published author, speaker and consultant she is committed... Read More →

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Batool Hassan

Director of Business Development, Acumen
Batool has been with Acumen since 2008, starting with Acumen Pakistan where she led business development, strengthened Acumen’s local presence and built a community of supporters.  Globally, we have our strongest circle of advisors and seasoned, senior mentors in Pakistan.  Now... Read More →
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Anita Nowak

Director of Operations, McGill's Social Learning for Social Impact MOOC, The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation & McGill University
Anita is passionnate about inspiring widespread empathic action and is committed to scaling social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Canada. She is currently a Senior Fellow at Sauve Foundation and serves McGill’s Teaching & Learning Services team as Director of Operations... Read More →
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Shaikh Saif Al Rashid

Founder Director and CEO, Jita Bangladesh
An inclusive business development and management expert with more than 10 years of experience in enterprise and business development, bottom of Pyramid (BoP) marketing and activation, public private partnership and CSR with specific focus on social returns and women empowerment etc. Founder... Read More →
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Sam Stephens

Executive Director/CEO, Global Soap Project
Sam Stephens is the Executive Director/CEO of the Global Soap Project, an organization that recycles partially-used hotel soap into millions of new bars that are distributed to people in need through programs that focus on humanitarian relief, hygiene education, and microenterprise... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Telus 103 TELUS Convention Centre
Friday, October 4

11:00am MDT

Sharing Failure: Winning Strategies For Sharing Failure

We only succeed if we learn from our errors. What are the best ways to share these stories?

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

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Kevin Lynch

President and CEO, Social Enterprise Alliance
Kevin Lynch is the President and CEO of Social Enterprise Alliance.  Lynch is, first and foremost, a social enterprise practitioner. From 2003 until mid-2011, he served as President of Rebuild Resources, Inc., a nationally recognized non-profit social enterprise in St. Paul, Minnesota... Read More →

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Lauren Dobell

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Vancity
A long-time fan of its practices of values-based banking, community impact investment and ground-breaking social finance, Lauren was delighted to join Vancity in 2011 as Director of Partnerships.  An eclectic background, encompassing episodes of international development, journalism... Read More →
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Ashley Good

Founder and CEO, Fail Forward
Ashley started the website, AdmittingFailure.com, and the consulting firm, Fail Forward, to spark a shift in how civil society perceives and talks about failure and to help organizations learn, innovate and build resilience. She also built and continues to lead Engineers Without Borders... Read More →
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Melinda Jacobs

Co-Founder, Social Innovation Research Group
Melinda Jacobs is a co-founder of the Social Innovation Research Group. The SIRG is a research driven, practice oriented platform for knowledge exchange in social innovation and social enterprise. SIRG acts as a consensus broker for building policy agendas and entrepreneurial ecosystems... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Telus 103 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Be Inspired: Social Enterprise Practitioner Panel (English & French)

This session is designed for early stage participants who want to learn more about social enterprise from those who've been there.  A panel of experience practitioners will share stories -- their motivations to start, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them (or didn't!), their mistakes and successes, and the impact that their enterprises have achieved.  Benefit from the speakers' first-hand experience -- how to avoid common mistakes, access useful resources, build a successful team, and develop practical strategies to start and grow your enterprise.  And build your network by making professional connections with the panel members (and the other participants). 

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 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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Janice Abbott

CEO, Atira Women's Resource Society
Janice Abbott has been the CEO of Atira Women's Resource Society since 1992. She lead the Society through its growth from a single transition house located in South Surrey with a staff of seven, to a large multi-service agency with two, for-profit subsidiaries, a development arm and... Read More →
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Caroline Arcand

Co-founder and Executive Director, Groupe Convex
Caroline Arcand possesses a Bachelor of Arts from Universite du Quebec in Montreal, a Certificate in Communications from the Ottawa and St-Paul University, a Certificate in Human Resources Management and one in Business Administration from Universite du Quebec, Québec. She is currently... Read More →
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Pedro Corrêa

Founding Partner, MateriaBrasil
Designer graduado em 2007 pela ESDI/UERJ (Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial / Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro), atualmente mestrando do programa de pós graduação da mesma faculdade e sócio da MateriaBrasil, um estúdio de inovação que enxerga o design como uma ferramenta... Read More →
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Marie Marin

Founding CEO, Employers For Childcare Charitable Group
As Founding CEO Marie led the organization from being grant dependent to being entirely self financing within 4 years.  The Group comprises a charity and two Social Enterprises, all sharing the ethos of addressing childcare as an economic and labour market issue.  The first Social... Read More →
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Derek Marshall

CEO, Factory Skatepark
Derek worked as a firefighter for 17 years followed by 6 years as financial administrator for a charity in Dundee. Currently CEO of the Factory Skatepark group which was recently awarded Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year. Over the last 10 years as a Social Entrepreneur he has... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Telus 103 TELUS Convention Centre
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