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November 2016

Buy Out the Boss

November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Catharines Club,
77 Ontario Street
St. Catharines,OntarioCanada
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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,OntarioM5T 2W6Canada
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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,OntarioSelect 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, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
OntarioCanada
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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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February 2017
$75.00

The LOFT Kitchen Fundraiser Dinner

February 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The LOFT Kitchen,
854 Bloor Street West
Toronto ,OntarioM6G 1M2Canada
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An night of delicious food and fine company! Please come out to support our LOFT kitchen program by spending the evening dinning at our 854 Bloor Street West location. LOFT Kitchen is a youth-centered social enterprise providing café and catering services to local clientele while developing the employability of local youth facing barriers. LOFT Kitchen provides hands-on training in the food and hospitality industries, coupled with leadership, mentorship and networking opportunities, social supports, and work-readiness programming.

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March 2017
$20

Power of Women Symposium

March 9, 2017 - March 10, 2017
Studio.89,
104 - 1065 Canadian Place
Mississauga,OntarioL4W 0B8Canada
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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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 10:00 am - May 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Heritage Court, Exhibition Place,
100 Princes' Boulevard
Toronto,OntarioM6K 3C3Canada
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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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June 2017
$9

A New Economy: Documentary Screening & Discussion

June 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre,
250 St. Paul Street
St. Catharines,OntarioCanada
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7:00pm to 10:00pm FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines Thanks to the ongoing support of FirstOntario Credit Union and FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, the Niagara Co-op Network, in conjunction with Social Enterprise Niagara, are thrilled to co-present Niagara’s first screening of A New Economy. Following the movie, participants are encouraged to join an open forum discussion led by Laurie Ryan-Hill, Niagara Regional Manager (On Co-op) and Tom Jakop, Committee Organizer (Social Enterprise Niagara). If you desire…

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October 2017
$45.00

Rural Collaborative Forum

October 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre,
4252 County Rd. #21
Haliburton,OntarioK0M 1S0 Canada
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Presented as a Knowledge Exchange, the Forum is focused on providing an opportunity for information sharing, practical support and peer connections. The 2017 Forum will highlight recent changes and new advancements in Ontario’s growing social economy, showcase the social enterprise activities of rural organizations, and explore how a rural network approach can further support place-based development and help address the challenges faced by rural enterprises and innovators.   The theme of this year’s Rural Forum is Connecting Communities – exploring how to…

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November 2017

Unleashed: The Social Enterprise Event

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Canadian Museum of Nature,
240 McLeod Street
Ottawa,ONCanada
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Unleashed, powered by the Centre for Social Enterprise Development (CSED), is a one-day conference designed to bring thinkers, disrupters, and doers together to learn and to share their knowledge and insights around the growing social enterprise landscape. On November 16th, 2017, we are excited to bring the event back, and showcase the incredible work of the sector while helping to define the different roles that can be played in growing social enterprise in Ottawa. The event will feature keynote speakers,…

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January 2018
$5

Maker Day at the Ottawa Tool Library!

January 14 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Makerspace North,
250 City Centre Avenue, #216
Ottawa,ONK1R 6K7Canada
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Connect . Create . Make Do you need work space to get your DIY projects done? Maybe you don’t want to schlepp that big planer home or you just need to make a few cuts on a table saw. You can now do that every 2nd Sunday of every second month at our tool library. Borrow the tools you need on site, without even having to drag them home! And best of all, benefit from the expertise and tips of…

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Free

Learn To Mend

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Makerspace North,
250 City Centre Avenue, #216
Ottawa,ONK1R 6K7Canada
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Repair don’t toss! Swap, don’t shop! Evening of January 29, 2018, at Makerspace North at 250 City Centre Ave, Bay 216. Bring clothing or textiles in need of repair, and learn how to sew, darn, felt, and patch your way back to useable clothing through one on one and hands-on demonstrations. Browse used clothing and yarn/knitting supplies while you wait at the concurrent swap event, and bring your own unwanted items to contribute. Hot drinks and snacks provided. First come,…

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February 2018
Free

Repair Café at Foster Farm Community Centre

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Foster Farm Community Centre,
1065 Ramsey Crescent
Ottawa,ONK2B 8A1Canada
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Throw it Away? No Way! Fix it at the Repair Café! The original Repair Café was launched in Amsterdam in 2009 by the niece of one of our Ottawa Tool Library supporters! Now a global movement, the Repair Café Foundation helps organizations like the Ottawa Tool Library host cafés in their own cities around the world. Repair Cafés are an international concept that has come to Ottawa with the goal of reducing landfill waste, teaching new skills, and building community! Our last Repair…

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March 2018
Free

State of the Toolbox

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Beyond the Pale Brewing Company,
250 City Centre Ave, #106
Ottawa,OntarioK1R 6K7Canada
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Join Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) members, volunteers, fans and supporters for a night of visiting and updates. Learn about OTL operations, upcoming plans and participate in our Volunteer Expo. Enjoy free snacks and refreshments (beer available to purchase), celebrate the wins, consider the challenges and help us to build the tool library that Ottawa wants and deserves! Monday, March 12, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Beyond the Pale Brewery, 250 City Centre Ave, Bay 106 Accessibility Information – Beyond the Pale has…

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Free

Information sessions about Canada’s first MBA in social enterprise and entrepreneurship

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Centre for Social Innovation Annex,
720 Bathurst StOntarioCanada

Memorial University invites you to join us for an information session in Toronto about Canada’s first MBA in social enterprise and entrepreneurship! The first MBA of its kind in Canada, our new program is purposefully designed to prepare students to become a new kind of leader for a new way of doing business – one that’s based on the three pillars of sustainability: people, planet and profits.   Date: Wednesday, March 14 Time: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Location: The Garage, Centre…

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The Foundations of Social Enterprise Workshop # 1

March 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Rose City Kids New Youth Centre,
116 Division Street
Welland,OntarioCanada
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Are you a long-time resident in Niagara? Are you new to the area? Studying in Niagara? Planning to relocate to Niagara? Exploring new ways of doing business? Would you like to grow with us? Join us, we want you here! This is the first of a series of workshops that will run across Niagara starting March 2018 to create social and economic value by embracing, preserving, promoting, and expanding the cultural heritages that make Niagara a home for all. Register for The…

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April 2018
Free

Repair Café at Just Food Farm!

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Just Food Farm,
2389 Pépin Court
Ottawa,ONK1B 4C4Canada
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Our last Repair Café in Ottawa was a huge success with volunteers fixing over seventy items and sharing their knowledge around everything from darning a sock to re-wiring a kettle. Join us on April 29th at the Just Food Farm from 11am until 4pm. There, as well as learning to fix your broken and torn items, you’ll find activities, treats, coffee, and a chance to connect with your greater community. Some things to know about Repair Café: Please bring only one item…

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May 2018

Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo

May 12 @ 10:00 am - May 13 @ 6:00 pm
Hall C – Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place,
100 Princes' Blvd.
Toronto,OntarioM6K 3C3Canada
Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo. Toronto, May 2018, 5th Edition. Connecting you to brands that change the world

Connecting you to brands that make the world a better place! “Buy Good. Feel Good.” Expo is coming back to Toronto for its fifth edition. Shop Canada’s largest selection of life-changing products and experiences, from fair trade apparel and accessories to organic foods and artisanal home decor! Every purchase we make has an impact! Help us support businesses that promote a fair, ethical and healthy economy! Buy your tickets today! Expo Schedule: Opening Party: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Trade Only:…

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December 2018
$45.00

Unleashed 2018: The Social Enterprise Event

December 5 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bayview Yards,
7, Bayview
Ottawa,ONK1Y 2C5Canada

Unleashed 2018, powered by the Centre for Social Enterprise Development, is a half-day conference designed to bring innovators, motivators, thinkers, disruptors and doers together to learn and share their insights, nurture ideas and help formulate strategies around the growing social enterprise landscape. This year we are excited to bring social purchasing to the forefront showcasing the incredible work of the sector while defining the different roles that are involved in the social procurement process. You’ll hear from representatives from both…

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