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February 2016

Succession Planning – Are you ready for change at the top? :: Jane Garthson & Jack Shand

February 19, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor(s): Jane Garthson & Jack Shand Garthson Leadership Centre & The Portage Group Date: Friday, February 19, 2016 :: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Description: If the $50 million lotto jackpot falls into the lap of your board chair or executive director tonight, what would happen? Do you have a succession plan that would kick in to ensure the organization’s governance, programs and revenue generation carried on effectively? At this participatory session, you will learn how to successfully plan, prepare…

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March 2016

Social Enterprise Toronto Conference 2016

March 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Learning Enrichment Foundation,
116
Industy Street, Ontario M6M 4L8 Canada
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Social Enterprise Toronto is proud to host its second Social Enterprise Toronto Conference 2016 on March 10, 2016 at the Learning Enrichment Foundation. The conference will bring together the social enterprise community and stakeholders for a vibrant dialogue and interactive workshops. We’re also bringing back the ever-popular bus tour (on March 9; tour stops and more details below) and social enterprise marketplace. The theme of this year’s conference is Communities driving social enterprise – exploring how best to support the growth of social enterprises through…

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Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations :: Ricardo Ramirez & Dal Brodhead

March 11, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor(s): Ricardo Ramirez & Dal Brodhead Date: Friday, March 11, 2016 :: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Description: In this workshop participants will be introduced to evaluation principles and practices that help non-profits make the best use of evaluation for learning and accountability. Participants will become familiar with foundational principles and terminology; they will experience the main planning steps in evaluation design; and they will be exposed to guiding criteria to make choices on evaluation methods. About the instructors: Ricardo…

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Make Your Pitch Application

March 23, 2016

Application Deadline: March 23rd, 2016 Presented by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, the Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition invites high school students in Ontario to pitch their business ideas in a two-minute video. Videos are judged through online public voting (40%) and expert judges’ scores (60%). Twenty finalists are chosen who are awarded a trip to Toronto to pitch their ideas live at OCE’s Discovery conference and showcase, May 9-10,…

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April 2016

Social Return on Investment :: Eric Plato

April 8, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Eric Plato Plato Training and Consulting Date: Friday, April 8, 2016 :: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Description: Traditional financial accounting does not reflect how well you are meeting your mission or the impact your work has on the people and community you serve. It becoming increasing more important to be able to express the impact of your work to all stakeholders. Join us in this workshop to learn: Different Approaches to Impact Measurement What is Social Return on…

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May 2016

Marketing in Nonprofit and Other Social Purpose Organizations :: Trish Krause & Samantha Jones

May 6, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor(s): Trish Krause & Samantha Jones Oxygen Consulting Date: Friday, May 6, 2016 :: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Description: This session will cover basic marketing and brand building principles to help you be a more effective and focused marketer, no matter what size your budget or marketing team may be. You’ll explore concepts such as the how to better understand audience perceptions that influence your communications, the elements that are critical in shaping a powerful brand story and marketing…

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Discovery: Ontario Centres of Excellence

May 9, 2016 @ 7:30 am - May 10, 2016 @ 5:15 pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre,
222 Bremner Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9 Canada
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Discovery is Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities. Garnering over 3,000 attendees and more than 500 exhibitors in 2015, Discovery is a showcase of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research from sectors such as health, manufacturing, digital media and cleantech, including energy, environment and water. Renowned keynote speakers and panels ignite discussion,…

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ECONOUS2016 – The National CED Conference

May 18, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Hotel Bonaventure,
900 Rue de la Gauchetiere
Montreal , Quebec H5A 1E4 Canada
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Co-hosts the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet), and the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC), invite you to attend Canada’s leading national community economic development conference. ECONOUS2016 will bring together a diverse range of representatives from the community, business, education, charitable, and government sectors to discuss new ideas, resources and strategies to strengthen community economic development (CED) and small business growth across Canada. The National Conference will be hosted in Montréal at Hotel Bonaventure, May 18 to May…

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October 2016

communityBUILD Blueprint: Affordable Housing

October 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Seneca College,
Markham 8, The Seneca Way
Markham, Ontario Canada
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Blueprint: Affordable Housing October 15 & 22, 2016 @ Seneca College, Markham 8, The Seneca Way, Markham, ON What is Blueprint? Blueprint, an element of the communityBUILD program, is an annual two-day ‘design lab’ workshop utilizing human-centred design processes to address a social issue affecting York Region. In its first year, participants will be presented with affordable housing challenges and asked to design sustainable solutions to address one of the challenges. Each year, a new local priority, such as youth…

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$10

DOCS FOR CHANGE- ONE DAY CONFERENCE 2015

October 16, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Triovest Conference Centre,
789 Don Mills Road
North York, Ontario M3C 1T5 Canada
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  DOCS FOR CHANGE- ONE DAY CONFERENCE A day of panels and workshops exploring critical connections between language, community engagement, social justice and documentary media. When?  Friday, Oct. 16, 8:30 AM – 4 PM Where? 789 Don Mills Road North York, ON, M3C 1T5   (Triovest Conference Centre) Over the last two years, MCIS Language Services and the DOC Institute have joined and collaborated with a number of organizations on a unique initiative, Docs for Change, aimed at harnessing the power of documentary film to encourage community dialogue,…

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November 2016

Could Shared Ownership Be the Right Fit for You?

November 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Catharines Club,
77 Ontario Street
St. Catharines, Ontario Canada
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Co-operatives are a distinctive and highly successful form of social enterprise. One or more stakeholder groups (consumers, employees, entrepreneurs, and/or other organizations) jointly own and democratically direct the enterprise to meet their objectives. In Ontario alone, we have more than 1,200 co-operative enterprises and organizations in 400 communities with 15,000 employees. Register for Could Shared Ownership Be the Right Fit for You? In this series of three workshops, participants will learn about the distinctive features and values of co-operative enterprises; how…

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Baristas, Clerks & Geeks: Own Your Own Job

November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Catharines Club,
77 Ontario Street
St. Catharines, Ontario Canada
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Co-operatives are a distinctive and highly successful form of social enterprise. One or more stakeholder groups (consumers, employees, entrepreneurs, and/or other organizations) jointly own and democratically direct the enterprise to meet their objectives. In Ontario alone, we have more than 1,200 co-operative enterprises and organizations in 400 communities with 15,000 employees. Register for Baristas, Clerks & Geeks: Own Your Own Job In this series of three workshops, participants will learn about the distinctive features and values of co-operative enterprises; how these…

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Leverage Grants to Build Your Non-Profit Social Enterprise!

November 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Ontario Canada
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The Mixed Capital Opportunities Fund (Mixed Cap) will support the expansion of early stage, high growth non-profit social enterprises by providing a hybrid form of capital, comprised of a combined loan (50%) and grant (50%). This innovative collaboration between the Toronto Enterprise Fund (TEF) and Alterna Savings will make debt financing more accessible to social enterprises. Mixed Cap is funded by the Province of Ontario and United Way Toronto (through a gift from the Polar Foundation), with all loan financing coming from Alterna Savings. Are…

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Buy Out the Boss

November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Catharines Club,
77 Ontario Street
St. Catharines, Ontario Canada
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Co-operatives are a distinctive and highly successful form of social enterprise. One or more stakeholder groups (consumers, employees, entrepreneurs, and/or other organizations) jointly own and democratically direct the enterprise to meet their objectives. In Ontario alone, we have more than 1,200 co-operative enterprises and organizations in 400 communities with 15,000 employees. Register for Buy Out the Boss In this series of three workshops, participants will learn about the distinctive features and values of co-operative enterprises; how these enterprises are structured and…

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Free

Social Venture Idea Consultation – Two-day workshop

November 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Scadding Court Community Centre,
707 Dundas St. West
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2W6 Canada
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Do you have an idea for a business that will address a social problem? Do you need help to create a plan to see it thrive? If so, please join us at Scadding Court Community Centre on Nov. 24 and at Ryerson University on Dec. 8 for a Social Venture Idea Consultation. At this two-day workshop facilitated by the Ryerson Social Ventures Zone, participants will work through the Social Business Canvas Methodology, develop an initial canvas and gain feedback from experienced coaches in…

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December 2016
Free

Social Venture Idea Consultation – Two-day workshop

December 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ryerson University,
350 Victoria St
Toronto, Ontario Select a Country:
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Do you have an idea for a business that will address a social problem? Do you need help to create a plan to see it thrive? If so, please join us at Scadding Court Community Centre on Nov. 24 and at Ryerson University on Dec. 8 for a Social Venture Idea Consultation. At this two-day workshop facilitated by the Ryerson Social Ventures Zone, participants will work through the Social Business Canvas Methodology, develop an initial canvas and gain feedback from experienced coaches in…

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January 2017

Leverage Grants to Build Your Non-Profit Social Enterprise!

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Ontario Canada
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The Mixed Capital Opportunities Fund (Mixed Cap) will support the expansion of early stage, high growth non-profit social enterprises by providing a hybrid form of capital, comprised of a combined loan (50%) and grant (50%). This innovative collaboration between the Toronto Enterprise Fund (TEF) and Alterna Savings will make debt financing more accessible to social enterprises. Mixed Cap is funded by the Province of Ontario and United Way Toronto (through a gift from the Polar Foundation), with all loan financing coming from Alterna Savings. Are…

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March 2017
$20

Power of Women Symposium

March 9 - March 10
Studio.89,
104 - 1065 Canadian Place
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 0B8 Canada
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The Second Annual Power of Women Symposium, in partnership with Raine Network The Power of Women, POW, symposium is a two-day celebration of achievement, community and collaboration, providing students, entrepreneurs, young and senior professionals, and newcomers the tools and resources available to grow, inspire, network, and learn. Day one of the symposium will focus on professional development and mentorship. Workshops include goal setting, time management, as well as wellness activities, and one-on-one mentorship opportunities with a collective of 5 successful…

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April 2017
$20

Social Enterprises Across the Atlantic: Lessons from Germany & Scotland Webinar

April 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Imagine a supermarket run by people with disabilities. Or a go-karting arena run by at-risk youth. These are just two examples of the kinds of social enterprises you’ll find across the Atlantic. Europe has shown itself to be a leader in the growth of social enterprises. Governments across the continent have innovated rapidly to support business for good: introducing various legal forms, building social investment markets, and incentivizing social procurement. This workshop consists of two brief presentations and an interactive…

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May 2017
$10

The Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo 2017

May 13 @ 10:00 am - May 14 @ 6:00 pm
Heritage Court, Exhibition Place,
100 Princes' Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3 Canada
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The Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo is Canada’s largest consumer show dedicated to bringing together a community of social entrepreneurs, consumers and retailers who believe that business is about more than just maximizing profit. Our goal is to promote such businesses and make ethical consumption the norm. At the Expo you can find businesses that are committed to social justice, the environment and poverty reduction through fair trade practices and innovative business solutions. The products and services at the show…

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