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June 2015

The Local Economy Solution

June 10, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The economy wants to change. The Local Economy Solution is an entrepreneurial approach to economic development that focuses on local business, creates an ecosystem that supports them, and invites grassroots participation. The goal of this approach is to ensure that economic power resides locally to the greatest extent possible, sustaining vibrant, livable communities and healthy ecosystems in the process. Do you want to learn how to accelerate the transition to local living economies? If you are considering enrolling in the…

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The Art of Storytelling – MaRS Best Practices

June 11, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
MaRS Centre (CR3),
101 College St.
Toronto,OntarioCanada
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The art of storytelling is receiving increased attention as small and large brands look for new and unique ways to connect with time-strapped, multi-tasking consumers. In his presentation, Mark Evans, Principal, ME Consulting, will talk about why storytelling matters, why it works and how startups can tactically embrace it to drive their marketing and sales activities. He will shine the spotlight on how to approach storytelling and share strategic and tactical best practices. Mark will also provide examples of startups…

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Social Innovation Exchange

June 17, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Town Hall,
Town Hall Rm, 3rd Floor - Goodwill Industries
London,OntarioCanada
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Speaker: Dr Jethro O. Edubagwa, Project Manager, Labour Market Partnership Project, African Canadian Federation of London & Area (ACFOLA) Topic: “Getting Started” Born of Pillar’s initiative to create a London social innovation shared space, the Social Innovation Exchange is a monthly gathering for cross-sector innovators, entrepreneurs and collaborators to come together for vital conversations. Using the recent London Community Foundation Vital Signs community report (www.londonvitalsigns.ca) as its launch pad, the 2015 Exchange will focus on key issues impacting our city. Each month…

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Common Ground Research Forum: Connecting Peoples and Lands

June 23, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Welcome! Boozhoo! to the Connecting Peoples and Lands Conference The Common Ground Research Forum is a Community-University Research Alliance project funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada that has been running in the Kenora, Ontario area since 2009. The project has brought together citizens, community groups, and university researchers to engage in action research projects around the themes of cross-cultural collaboration, social learning, and regional sustainably. Connecting Peoples and Lands will be the final conference for the…

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Top Ten Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charities -Webinar with Mark Blumberg

June 23, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sustainability Network presents a one hour webinar with Mark Blumberg on The Top Ten Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charities. The free webinar takes place Tuesday June 23rd from 1 – 2PM. A great deal has been written about legal compliance surrounding charities in Canada. Much of that material, however, is highly specialized, hard to understand and sometimes esoteric. As a result, it can be extremely difficult for charities, employees and volunteers to focus in on the issues that are…

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On Co-op Spring 2015 AGM

June 24, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Springfield Golf & Country Club,
2054 Gordon Street
Guelph,OntarioN1L 1G6Canada
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The On Co-op Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at theSpringfield Golf & Country Club in Guelph, ON. To view the draft agenda, please visit the Downloads section on the right-hand toolbar. REGISTRATION Online registration is now open! Click HERE to register and reserve your spot today! Registration closes on June 18th at midnight. All attendees MUST pre-register for the AGM. Registration will open on April 1st, 2015. There is NO cost for On Co-op Members, Members of Member Organizations (MOMOs)…

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Building a Diverse Volunteer Program

June 25, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and abilities working together is a key principle to creating a more resilient nonprofit organization and sector. Diversity enables nonprofit organizations to tap into a wider pool of potential volunteers, with varying skill sets and professional qualities. Recruitment of diverse volunteers increases the organization’s capacity to engage with the entire community and promotes mutual understanding, dispelling misconceptions in the community. In this session, participants who work with volunteers are invited to learn more about…

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Rural Collaborative Summit

June 26, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

NEW DATE: June 26 2015 The social enterprise field is gaining momentum and recognition from private and public sectors all across the world as a way of addressing important social and environmental issues.  However, as these issues that have traditionally been funded through government ministries and social services organizations, move towards a market-driven economic model, a number of topics need to be addressed.  We have posed 3 questions to people working directly in the social enterprise field to get their thoughts: What…

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Financial Planning for Social Enterprise

June 29, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
United Way Toronto Offices,
26 Wellington East, 12th Floor Boardroom A
Toronto,OntarioCanada
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9:30am to 12:30pm + afternoon clinic United Way offices 26 Wellington East, 12th Floor Boardroom A This workshop will be facilitated by Anne Jamieson of the Toronto Enterprise Fund.This workshop will help you determine how to: price your product; forecast your sales and cash flow; calculate your start-up costs; and separate your business costs from your social costs. This interactive workshop will help you understand the alignment between your sales and cash flow forecast and your business plan. This workshop…

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Existing Not-For Profit Spring Venture Fair

June 29, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Vaughan City Hall, Multi Purpose Room,
2141 Major Mackenzie Drive West
Vaughan,OntarioCanada
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This expo-style event will showcase York Region not-for-profit organizations emerging from the Spring 2015 YEDI program session, give participants the opportunity to pitch their projects and allow attending funders and guests to network with innovative ventures! RSVP via this link by June 20 

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July 2015

2015 Social Enterprise World Forum

July 1, 2015 @ 8:00 am - July 3, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

The 2015 SEWF in Italy is the 8th edition of the Forum and its first time back to Europe after the launch in Edinburgh in 2008. The Forum will be held from the 1st to the 3rd of July, with the opening at the Auditorium of Milan Expo 2015 (to be confirmed), and the following days at the IULM University which will also host a market place for social enterprises, a social enterprise speakers corner, and plenty of networking space.…

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Engaging Youth: The New Barn-Raising Webinar

July 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

YOLLOCALLI YOUTH COUNCIL, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MEXICAN ART, CHICAGO, USA Yollocalli Arts Reach is a youth initiative of the National Museum of Mexican Art, in Chicago’s majority-Latino Pilsen neighborhood. In 2012, it established a Youth Council to help with student-centered programming. Whitney Ross, Youth Development Advisor, will introduce the guidebook they produced for developing a youth council. She will also, along with Youth Council members, outline Council progress – in particular building youth interest in the museum and fundraising. VOLUNTEER…

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August 2015

Earning Capacity Webinar

August 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Are you interested in earning discretionary income? Application Deadline Extended – September 11th Find out more through these Introductory Webinars (Click to register) August 11: 10 – 11am  •  August 18: 10 – 11am The Earning Capacity Project will engage up to 30 community service organizations across Ontario to develop their social enterprise capacity. Successful applicants will have a committed team, marketable administrative capacity in areas including IT, HR, marketing, space, and finance, and will be ready for (or already…

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Earning Capacity Webinar

August 18, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Are you interested in earning discretionary income? Application Deadline Extended – September 11th Find out more through these Introductory Webinars (Click to register) August 11: 10 – 11am  •  August 18: 10 – 11am The Earning Capacity Project will engage up to 30 community service organizations across Ontario to develop their social enterprise capacity. Successful applicants will have a committed team, marketable administrative capacity in areas including IT, HR, marketing, space, and finance, and will be ready for (or already…

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October 2015

Social Capital Markets

October 6, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - October 9, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Fort Mason Center,
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco,CA94123United States

SOCAP15 is the world’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise.  Held in San Francisco, October 6-9, SOCAP15 will unite innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes. Please note that the exact start and end times have not been determined yet. FAQs Cancellation and Refund Policy: SOCAP incurs significant expenses prior to the event.  It is therefore necessary that we maintain the following refund and cancellation policy: All cancellations…

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Pillar Nonprofit Network: Social Five

October 14, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Goodwill Industries – Conference Centre,
255 Horton Street
London,OntarioN6B 1L1Canada
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Experience the shock of the possible in uncertain times. In November 2014, Stephen Huddart, CEO of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation presented at MaRS on something he called “the social 5 – social innovation, entrepreneurship, labs, finance and technology”. He invited us to experience the shock of the possible(a term coined by Eric Young). He referred to these as a new series of mindsets and tools that are reframing how the nonprofit sector approaches their cycle of work, from funding…

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DOCS FOR CHANGE- ONE DAY CONFERENCE 2015

October 16, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Triovest Conference Centre,
789 Don Mills Road
North York,OntarioM3C 1T5Canada
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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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Nonprofit Driven: Building Foundations, ONN Pre-Conference 2015

October 20, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Allstream Centre,
105 Princes' Blv
Toronto,
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Back by popular demand, Building Foundations will provide a big picture overview of ONN’s current policy and advocacy work and give you a chance to actively engage in the fundamental skills and conceptson which ONN is built: policy, leadership, and action. This is a chance for newcomers to learn more about ONN’s work, and for leaders already working with ONN to get updates on what’s happening across the network, beyond their area of focus. A perfect entry point if you’re…

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Nonprofit Driven: Seizing Opportunities, ONN Conference 2015

October 21, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Allstream Centre,
105 Princes' Blv
Toronto,
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9am- 6pm (Registration opens at 8am; Reception at 5pm) Seizing Opportunities will focus our collective energy on the province-wide topics that are affecting nonprofit work right now – and we’ll look at what’s coming on the horizon. What’s happening in communities, in government and in the labour market that’s affecting Ontario nonprofits and charities? We’ll open up conversations on current tactics and strategies to strengthen the sector and advance policy efforts to help nonprofits get their work done. Four themes…

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November 2015
$55 - $70

The Anatomy of Social Enterprise: Forms and Functions of Business with a Social Purpose

November 4, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

A social enterprise is a business with a social, cultural, recreational or environmental mission “baked right into its DNA.”  It could be associated with a nonprofit or a for-profit.  Join us in this session to understand the definitions, lingo, trends, opportunities and challenges of social enterprise.  We will be drawing on concrete examples of existing social enterprises and create conversations around their “Only Factor”. Key Learning Objectives: Understanding the social enterprise spectrum Legal forms Balancing social missions vs. profit Growing…

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