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North America’s First Social Venture Connexion Fills a Gap

SVX opened in Toronto Sept. 19

The new Social Venture Connexion (SVX) which opened in Toronto Sept. 19 fills a significant gap in the impact investing marketplace, proponents say.

B.C. Social Enterpriser Anticipates SEWF

Heather O’Hara of B.C.’s Potluck Café and Catering keen to discuss social enterprise growth and scale

Heather O’Hara is looking forward to digging deep with fellow delegates into some of her most burning social enterprise questions at the Oct. 2-4 Social Enterprise World Forum.

Young Alberta Social Enterprise Brings Story, Questions to SEWF

Local-food identification service founder hopes to dig deep on modelling social mission

As the founder of a two-year old Edmonton, Alberta social enterprise, Meghan Dear is eager to join the Social Enterprise World Forum and participate in some rich conversations and learning she can’t find anywhere else.

SEWF Flips Conference Model

Planners celebrate audience voices ahead of conference

Do public events really live up to their potential by focusing on speakers, when the majority of participants are attendees? What are we squandering through this approach?

New Site a ‘Virtual Water Cooler’ can build greater sense of solidarity, connection around social enterprise: Vancity's Derek Gent

Trico Charitable Foundation director Michele Fugiel Gartner envisions the recently launched site as a virtual water cooler for the Canadian social enterprise sector.

Will New Utah HUB Accelerate Social Innovation?

Collaborative workspace intended to provide much more than space

MBA Alumnus Dustin Haggett witnessed the abundance that collaborative workspaces can generate for social entrepreneurs at HUB Bay Area during his time at Presidio Graduate School. The spring 2012 graduate is now dedicated to bringing this successful global model to his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, where over 90 members have already signed up to join the new HUB location he co-founded with Søren Simonsen set to launch this November.

Remodelling Elder Care the Co-operative Way

BCCA accepting applications for elder care co-operative projects across Canada

Kevin Harding was devastated when he read about a 70-year married couple that was separated during their final days in 2006, against their own and their families’ wishes because of the “first available bed” policy.

Ontario Reforestation Enterprise Celebrates 30 Years of Economic Resiliency

La Maison Verte booms into a new decade of reforestation

On its 30th anniversary, social enterprise La Maison Verte (LMV) highlights the diversification strategies it has utilized to remain sustainable and robust through challenging economic periods. LMV grows nine million tree seedlings for reforestation each year in Hearst, Ont., a town whose economic driving force is the forestry industry.

Youth Impact Careers Get Noticed at SEWF

New plenary marks fourth most popular session leading up to Social Enterprise World Forum

Dan Overall set the bar high with his 14-person chair committee in planning the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) to be held in Calgary this October.

Canada's Social Finance Ecology Gets Welcome Boost

Vancity Community Foundation executive director reflects on where to go from here

RBC’s Aug. 21 announcement identifying who gets the first slice of its new $10 million social finance is “tremendous” news for the impact investing space, says Vancity Community Foundation executive director Derek Gent.


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