Investors, social entrepreneurs and policy makers along with advocates of the social enterprise movement are busy moving Canada towards a new marketplace for blended value enterprises (BVE). Such enterprises have a social and/or environmental objective in combination with a financial return as an integral part of their business mission.
For a Canadian landscape to grow, we need three essential pillars to support the success of social enterprise. One of them — policy — is a hot topic being discussed at the upcoming Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise.
To support Canada’s BVEs:
Last November, SiG@MaRS celebrated Entrepreneurship Week Canada with the Social Entrepreneurship Summit and Social Finance Forum. This year, we are looking forward to the Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise, an initiative of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada and its partners.
Join hundreds of existing and prospective social enterprise operators from every region in Canada at the Third Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise taking place in Toronto,November 18th-20th.
The conference will consist of three days of training and work sessions toward a national policy agenda and action plan.
Day 1: Intensive training sessions geared to the planning, development and growth of your social enterprise
Day2 and 3: Working sessions with fellow practitioners, funders, government officials, network organizers and supporters designed to create a national policy agenda and action plan for social enterprise. You may be eligible for a conference subsidy when you register.
Hosting the Third Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise is the Social Enterprise Council of Canada.
SiG@MaRS is partnering with the conference to bring policy leaders from across the country to MaRS on November 19th and 20th. The primary objective for the day is the development of a national policy agenda for the advancement of social enterprise.
Help grow this pillar of support for the Canadian social enterprise. Be part of the emerging landscape. Register now.