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 session.
First, we’ll describe the German and Scottish social enterprise ecosystems through case studies. Then you’ll break out into groups for an interactive session to imagine a new future for social enterprises in Ontario. Social entrepreneurs will be invited to share their challenges and brainstorm supportive policies.
Breakfast will be provided. If you’re a social enterprise, contact us for a discount! (CCEDNet Member’s get in for free)
09:30-10:00am – Registration and breakfast
10:00-11:00am – Presentations
11:00-11:45am – Breakout session
11:45-12:00pm – Report back
Bronwyn Oatley is an independent social enterprise consultant, providing social enterprise business model development, program design, grant writing, and research. She formerly served as a Policy Advisor in the Social Enterprise Branch of the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth for the Province of Ontario.
Nabeel Ahmed is the Network Coordinator for Social Enterprise Toronto and was part of a tour of the social enterprise landscape in Scotland in September 2016.