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Monday, September 16
 

8:00am

Local Food Culture – Sustainability
Taste and experience, the flavours of Oxford as you day-cruise through the county in comfort with Ride the Bine.

Oxford County, known for its rich agricultural history, was proud to adopt the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan in 2014, which highlighted ways to foster sustainability through local food culture.

Passionate and knowledgeable guides will share stories of the region along with local food producers as they outline the implementation of the plan in their businesses.

Upon arrival, locally roasted small batch coffee awaits you at the Fusion Centre, as you learn about their youth initiative – which focuses on empowering Oxford youth to make positive changes within the community.

Following, you will have the chance to savour artisan delicacies at Chocolatea; taste some local brews at the Brickhouse along with a decadent lunch inspired by Oxford Fresh; and tour an artisan cheese facility, that has a unique partnership with Greener Pastures Eco Farm.

Lunch will be accompanied by a guest speaker from Future Oxford, set to enlighten us on how the distinct actions set out by the Sustainability Plan have fostered the county’s shared vision to live off Oxford’s environmental and economic resources, while creating growth and communal well-being.

Price of the tour: $125 pp (35pp max)
Location: Oxford County
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Goûtez et goûtez aux saveurs d’Oxford tout en naviguant dans le comté confortablement avec Ride the Bine.

Le comté d’Oxford, connu pour sa riche histoire agricole, était fier d’adopter le futur plan de développement durable de la communauté d’Oxford en 2014, qui mettait en évidence les moyens de favoriser la durabilité grâce à la culture alimentaire locale.
Des guides passionnés et compétents partageront les récits de la région avec les producteurs de produits alimentaires locaux au cours de la mise en œuvre du plan dans leurs entreprises.

À votre arrivée, un café de petite taille torréfié localement vous attend au Fusion Center, où vous en apprendrez plus sur leur initiative pour les jeunes – qui vise à donner aux jeunes d’Oxford les moyens d’apporter des changements positifs au sein de la communauté.

Ensuite, vous aurez la chance de savourer des spécialités artisanales chez Chocolatea; Goûtez des brasseries locales au Brickhouse avec un déjeuner décadent inspiré par Oxford Fresh; et visiter une usine de fabrication de fromages artisanaux, qui entretient un partenariat unique avec Greener Pastures Eco Farm.

Le déjeuner sera accompagné d’un conférencier de Future Oxford, qui nous expliquera comment les différentes actions définies dans le Plan de développement durable ont favorisé la vision commune du pays de vivre des ressources environnementales et économiques d’Oxford, tout en créant de la croissance et du bien-être collectif.

Prix de la visite: 125 $ pp (maximum 35pp)
Lieu: comté d’Oxford


Monday September 16, 2019 8:00am - 3:45pm
Multiple locations | Emplacements multiples

8:30am

Elgin County’s Vintage Treasure – Quai du Vin Estate
EconoUS2019 is now adding Quai Du Vin Estate Winery to its tour lineup.

Elgin Business Resource Centre is proud to sponsor a tour to this local winery that has seen generations of the hardworking Quai family since the vineyards were planted in 1970.

Jamie Quai, current owner of the family’s vineyard, is delighted at the prospect of hosting us for a morning of tastings while taking you through the history of their vineyard and fermentation process. Quai du Vin uses both Old World and New World techniques (sometimes unconventional ones) while Jamie aims to create wines that pair well with all of life’s experiences.

Join us in learning not only about wine but about a family dedicated to its craft and how, as a past King of the Grape, Jamie is innovating new blends to compete with other competitive producers.
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EcoNous2019 ajoute maintenant le vignoble Quai Du Vin Estate à son programme de visite.

Elgin Business Resource Centre est fier de commanditer une visite de ce vignoble local qui a été témoin de générations de la travaillante famille Quai depuis que les vignes ont été plantées en 1970.

Jamie Quai, le propriétaire actuel du vignoble familial est ravi à l’idée de nous accueillir pour une matinée de dégustations tout en vous faisant parcourir l’histoire de leur vignoble et du processus de fermentation. Quai du Vin utilise des techniques de l’Ancien Monde et du Nouveau Monde (quelques fois non conventionnelles) alors que Jamie souhaite créer des vins qui se jumellent bien avec toutes les expériences de la vie.

Joignez-vous à nous pour apprendre sur le vin et sur la famille dédiée à son élaboration et comment, à titre d’ancien King of the Grape, Jamie innove avec de nouveaux mélanges pour concurrencer avec d’autres producteurs compétitifs.

Monday September 16, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Multiple locations | Emplacements multiples

1:00pm

Growing London’s Youth
Greenhouse Academy was conceived from the need for practical learning opportunities, environmental stewardship and community building.

Their mission focuses on harnessing passion and merging the functions of social enterprise, education and business basics. They believe when combined, these opportunities will build skills that give students the chance to be empowered and work ready.

They believe student success stems from these experiences that empower, inspire and nurture financial literacy and seek to foster this through their program.

A visit here will include a tour of the nurseries and will focus on how bridging the generation gap through involving the youth, emphasizing collaboration and bettering the environment can be merged to better the community as a whole.

Price.  $10 pp (40 people max)
Location: Thorndale
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Greenhouse Academy a été conçu pour répondre aux besoins en matière d’apprentissage pratique, de gérance de l’environnement et de renforcement des communautés.

Leur mission est de mobiliser la passion et de fusionner les fonctions d’entreprise sociale, d’éducation et de base des affaires. Ils croient que, une fois combinées, ces opportunités développeront des compétences qui donneront aux étudiants la possibilité d’être autonomisés et prêts à travailler.

Ils croient que la réussite des élèves découle de ces expériences qui responsabilisent, inspirent et développent la littératie financière et cherchent à la favoriser par le biais de leur programme.

Une visite ici inclura une visite des pépinières et portera sur la manière de réduire l’écart entre les générations en impliquant les jeunes, en insistant sur la collaboration et en améliorant l’environnement pour mieux fusionner la communauté dans son ensemble.

Prix: 10 $ pp (maximum 40 personnes)
Lieu: Thorndale


Monday September 16, 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm
RBC Place London 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

1:00pm

Tour Alternative: Community Futures Leadership Institute Board Training
If you prefer to opt out of going on one of the tours, this is for you!

Consider taking a Community Futures Leadership Institute course in the comfort of Innovation Works (10-minute walk from the Convention Centre)

Module 1 – Community Economic Development and the Role of Planning
This module encompasses the objectives and obstacles of Community Economic Development (CED) with the goal of gaining an in depth understanding of the following:
  • the key differences between CED and other approaches to economic and community development
  • the role of strategic planning as part of a strategic management cycle
  • the role of the Board in planning process for Community Futures and the community itself
There is a limit of 25 people for this session so register early if this interests you!

Price: $100 pp (25 people max)
Location: Collaboration Station room in the Innovation Works London (201 King St., London)
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Si vous préférez ne pas participer à l’une des visites, c’est pour vous!

Envisagez de suivre un cours du Community Futures Leadership Institute dans le confort d’Innovation Works (10 minutes à pied du Centre des congrès).

Module 1 – Développement économique communautaire et rôle de la planification
Ce module englobe les objectifs et les obstacles du développement économique communautaire (DEC) dans le but d’acquérir une compréhension approfondie des éléments suivants:
  • les principales différences entre DEC et d’autres approches du développement économique et communautaire
  • le rôle de la planification stratégique dans le cadre d’un cycle de gestion stratégique
  • le rôle du conseil dans le processus de planification de Community Futures et de la communauté elle-même.
Il y a une limite de 25 personnes pour cette session, alors inscrivez-vous tôt si cela vous intéresse!

Prix: 100 $ pp (maximum 25 personnes)
Lieu: Salle Collaboration Station dans l’Innovation Works London (201, rue King, Londres)


Monday September 16, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Innovation Works London 201 King Street London, ON N6A 1C9

5:00pm

Community Futures Ontario AGM | L'A.G.A. de Développement des collectivités Ontario
Monday September 16, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Salon D1 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

5:30pm

The Neuroscience of Leadership
Neuroscience has revealed many new insights into human nature and behaviour over the past decade. Surprisingly, the implications of this new research are particularly relevant for organizational leaders. It is now clear that human behaviour doesn’t always work the way many leaders think it does; neuroscience helps explain why many leadership efforts and organizational change initiatives are unsuccessful. In this illuminating session, participants will learn about the conditions which support and derail leadership intentions, along with strategies to support effective leadership and sustainable change.

Facilitators | Animatrices et...
avatar for Sandra McDowell

Sandra McDowell

Executive, Speaker & Author
Sandra is a sought-after thought leader on the topic of leadership. With over 15 years of executive experience, a Masters in Leadership, a Certified Executive Coach (PCC) designation, a Certificate in Neuroleadership, and her CPHR and SHRM-SCP human resource designations, she has... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2019 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Salon D1 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

6:30pm

Awards Banquet | Banquet de remise des prix
Join us in celebrating the 26th Annual Community Futures Ontario Awards and the 20th Anniversary of CCEDNet!

We welcome you to celebrate our successes together as we recognize our accomplishments and get a chance to meet each other and our guest speakers.

This gala event will feature a live performance and a divinely prepared gourmet dinner.

We can’t wait to see you there!
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Veuillez-vous joindre à nous pour célébrer le 26e conférence annuel du développement des collectivités Ontario et le 20e anniversaire du RCDÉC (Réseau canadien de développement économique communautaire)!

Nous vous invitons à célébrer nos réussites ensembles et pour reconnaître nos réalisations et avoir l’occasion de se rencontrer et rencontrer les conférenciers.

L’événement présentera une performance en direct et un souper gastronomique divine.

Nous avons hâte de vous voir!

Monday September 16, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Ballroom 3456 | Salle de bal 3456 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada
 
Tuesday, September 17
 

6:30am

Sunrise Ceremony | Cérémonie du lever du soleil
Start the day with intention, gratitude, and hope. The sunrise ceremony will consist of a smudging ceremony, honouring the water, and a tobacco offering for self, loved ones and community. Join Ann Marie Proulx and Stanford White of Niimi Manidoo Consulting to start the day off together in a good way through song and the giving of thanks for all creation.

Photos and filming are not appropriate during a sunrise ceremony. In particular, we avoid capturing images of the sacred medicines or fire or people while in ceremony.
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Commencez votre journée avec motivation, gratitude et espoir. La cérémonie du lever du soleil consistera en une cérémonie de purification par la fumée (« smudging »), en l'honneur de l'eau, et en une offrande de tabac pour vous-même, vos proches et la communauté. Joignez-vous à Ann Marie Proulx et Stanford White de Niimi Manidoo Consulting pour bien commencer la journée ensemble en chanson et avec gratitude envers la vie.

Il ne sont pas appropriés à prendre les photos et les vidéos lors d'une cérémonie du lever du soleil. En particulier, nous évitons de capturer des images des médicaments sacrés ou du feu ou des gens pendant la cérémonie.

Facilitators | Animatrices et...
avatar for Ann Marie Proulx

Ann Marie Proulx

Niimi Manidoo Consulting
Ann Marie Proulx is Anishinabe – Ojibwe & Potawatomi from Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and Oneida Nation of the Thames and Green bay- Oneida Wisconsin. She belongs to The Thunderbird Clan on her Ojibwe side and The Turtle Clan people of Oneida also known as People of... Read More →
avatar for Stanford White

Stanford White

Niimi Manidoo Consulting
Stanford White is Anishinabe – Ojibwe & Potawatomi descendant from Walpole Island First Nation and Wikwemikong Unceded First Nation. Stanford belongs to the black bear clan. He was raised by his traditional teachings, ceremony and pow wow way of life. His mother is late Lena Odjig... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 6:30am - 7:30am
King Street Patio | Terrasse de King Street RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

7:30am

Breakfast | Petit-déjeuner
Tuesday September 17, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
Ballroom 3456 | Salle de bal 3456 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

8:30am

Social Innovation and Social Finance: Are We Asking the Right Questions? | L’innovation sociale et la finance sociale : posons-nous les bonnes questions?
Social Innovation and Social Finance:  Are We Asking the Right Questions? 
Last fall, the Government of Canada created an $800M Social Finance Fund to support innovative solutions to persistent and complex social issues. But what does do social innovation and social finance really mean, and how can they help your community? This session will highlight the opportunities available for social purpose organizations and communities and discuss what it will take for social innovation and social finance to work for everyone.
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L’innovation sociale et la finance sociale : posons-nous les bonnes questions?
L’automne dernier, le gouvernement du Canada a créé un Fonds de finance sociale de 800 M$ afin de soutenir des solutions innovantes à des enjeux sociaux complexes. Mais que signifient réellement l’innovation sociale et la finance sociale et comment peuvent-ils aider votre communauté? Cette séance présentera les opportunités disponibles pour les organisations à vocation sociale et les communautés et discutera de ce qui sera nécessaire pour que l’innovation sociale et la finance sociale fonctionnent pour tous.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Leeson-Klym

Sarah Leeson-Klym

Manitoba Regional Director, CCEDNet
Sarah believes that communities are the experts of their lived experience and that CED provides great approaches for them to develop creative and grounded solutions to the biggest challenges we collectively face. She first obtained an Arts and Cultural Management certificate from... Read More →

Facilitators | Animatrices et...
avatar for Jocelyn Formsma

Jocelyn Formsma

Executive Director, National Association of Friendship Centres
Jocelyn Formsma is the Executive Director of the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC). Jocelyn is a member of the Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Ottawa. As Executive... Read More →
avatar for Béatrice Alain

Béatrice Alain

Directrice générale, Le Chantier de l'économie sociale
Béatrice Alain is Executive Director of the Chantier de l’économie sociale. The Chantier is an autonomous organization whose mandate is to work with social economy stakeholders to promote and develop collective entrepreneurship in order to contribute to the emergence of a more... Read More →
avatar for Victor Beausoleil

Victor Beausoleil

SETSI (Social Economy through Social Inclusion)
Victor Beausoleil is a husband, father, author and social entrepreneur. At the age of 25 Victor Beausoleil Co-Founded Redemption Reintegration Services one of the largest youth-led, youth justice agencies in Canada. As the founding Executive Director, Victor managed a $3.5 Million... Read More →
avatar for Sara Lyons

Sara Lyons

Vice President, Community Foundations of Canada
Sara Lyons is Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for Community Foundations of Canada (CFC). In her role, Sara’s focus is on driving CFC’s strategy, partnerships and leading key areas of focus for the organization, such as settlement, youth, reconciliation, and social finance... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 8:30am - 9:55am
Ballroom 3456 | Salle de bal 3456 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

9:55am

Stretch Break | Pause d'étirement
Tuesday September 17, 2019 9:55am - 10:10am
Ballroom 3456 | Salle de bal 3456 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

10:10am

Leading in Community
You have a tough job as a community sector leader. You are asked to face growing, increasingly complex challenges, in a shifting political and economic context, with ever-dwindling resources. It can be overwhelming at the best of times. Yet you press on and do the critical work of leading yourself, your team, and organization, to help make your community a more compassionate, thriving place. This session is for you. It will help you gain fresh insight into your personal leadership strengths, style, and impact, enabling you to head back into your organization and community with renewed focus and intention. Come out for a fun and engaging sample of CCEDNet's new Community Leadership Program.

Facilitators | Animatrices et...
avatar for Adeline Cohen

Adeline Cohen

Consultant, Eco-Ethonomics
Adeline is a consultant at Eco-Ethonomics, where she specializes in designing and implementing research projects that uncover community opinions and market insights to guide the decision of social enterprise and social innovation projects. Her interest for exploring the intersections... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Gibson

Suzanne Gibson

Principal, Suzanne Gibson & Associates
Suzanne Gibson has been “awakening the potential” of Canadian non-profit organizations for over 25 years. As a gifted consultant with a deep personal commitment to social innovation, integrity-based and impactful leadership, and the creation of a better world, she inspires people... Read More →
avatar for Andy Horsnell

Andy Horsnell

Community Leadership Program Director, Canadian CED Network | Réseau canadien de DÉC
Andy Horsnell has worked for three decades to create thriving local economies as a volunteer, manager, and consultant with 100s of community organisations — rural and urban, big and small — throughout North America. He sits on the Sustainable Economy Commission of Nova Scotia... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Salon E RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

10:10am

Food, Farm and Fish Co-ops: How to Start and Maintain Co-operative Solutions
Have you always wanted to start a co-op but not sure where to begin? Do you want to know more about a democratic business model that is stronger than conventional businesses and gives benefits to community, workers, environment and economy? Join us for this participatory workshop on starting a co-op; you will get the an overview of how co-ops work and their important impact on social economies around the world, develop some basic tools and get a chance to think through how they can apply in your own work. The session focuses on co-ops in the local food and farm sector but provides tools applicable to any co-op.

Facilitators | Animatrices et...
avatar for Sally Miller

Sally Miller

Project Manager, Local Food and Farm Co-ops
Sally Miller (MA/ PhD; MES) has worked in sustainable food and agriculture and co-ops for over 25 years, including the Local Food and Farm Co-ops (LFFC), ONFC, Organic Meadow, Fourth Pig, West End Food Co-op, Finger Lakes Organic Growers’ Co-op in the U.S. She is currently the Project... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Salon J RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

10:10am

Going Beyond Measurement: The Fundamentals of Good Impact Practice, Part 1
Going beyond measurement, the Social Enterprise Institute's approach to Impact Practice gives you the tools to plan, measure, communicate, and grow your organization's impact. Join us to learn how to build your team's capacity by exploring the elements of strong impact practice. We'll also work with a unique tool called the Social Impact Canvas that will help you connect your desired social impact with measurable results.

Facilitators | Animatrices et...
avatar for Kyler Crawford

Kyler Crawford

Director of Development, Common Good Solutions
Kyler helps connect social purpose organizations with resources, tools and services to help them become more sustainable while scaling their social impact He works closely with the Social Enterprise Institute across Canada to create partnerships with local leaders and build capacity... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Lowthers

Lisa Lowthers

Learning Manager, Common Good Solutions
Live and online training - social impact measurement - personality @ work


Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Salon C1 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

10:10am

How to Develop a Social Enterprise Ecosystem
Ontario's Social Enterprise Strategy created a lot of momentum for a shift to the middle in our economic landscape.

That shift includes businesses going beyond traditional CSR towards intentional social and environmentally driven strategies, products and services + nonprofits adopting business principles to develop more market resilient operations to drive their community impact strategies.

Since 2012, Pillar Nonprofit Network's has led and developed social enterprise networks in urban and rural settings with 5 hubs across southwestern Ontario, while developing a national leading training program for business coaches to support social enterprises.

Come learn how to develop an ecosystem of individuals and organizations to encourage a business community that prioritizes social and environmental values.

What you will learn: A) strategies to build networks b) programs to deliver in diverse local contexts C) practices to build organizational buy in from business support organizations D) trainings to provide individuals to ensure the right skills and supports. More at www.sesw.ca


Facilitators | Animatrices et...
avatar for Julie Forrester

Julie Forrester

Manager, Social Enterprise, Pillar Nonprofit Network
Julie manages Pillar Nonprofit Network's Social Enterprise programs, including Libro Incubator, Impact Consulting clients and trains business coaches. Julie works with community organizations, businesses, and individuals to develop sustainable, innovative solutions to social and economic... Read More →
avatar for André Vashist

André Vashist

Director, Social Innovation, Pillar Nonprofit Network
I am a facilitator of multi-stakeholder and complex collaborations that support an inclusive, sustainable and resilient community through work with Pillar Nonprofit Network as the Director of Social Innovation.We are learning how to support initiatives that facilitate adaptive and... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Salon B RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

10:10am

Increasing Youth Led Social Innovation
This session is focused on youth-led social innovation. We will be telling stories about young people who have started non-profits, grassroots organizations, social enterprises, community projects and school clubs. Current best practices recognize the importance of youth voice, choice, and structured opportunities for youth to lead and be mentors. Many people agree programs should be designed the “Nothing for Us Without Us”. Yet a lot of youth programming is designed without youth. We will discuss with the audience what steps can be taken to move the sector forward.

Facilitators | Animatrices et...
avatar for Janelle Hinds

Janelle Hinds

Founder, Helping Hands
Janelle Hinds is the founder of Helping Hands, a platform to help youth volunteer and get civically engaged while building skills for their future careers. She is an advocate for social innovation and encouraging others to pursue entrepreneurial endeavours. Janelle is now a leading... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Salon C2 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

10:10am

Innovation and Leadership for the New Economy: A Call to Action | L’innovation et le leadership au service de la nouvelle économie : un appel à l’action
Innovation and Leadership for the New Economy: A Call to Action
Do you worry about the future of your organization and remaining relevant and innovative? When you picture your community and your customers five years from now, is your current workforce prepared to meet its needs?

This discussion will focus on the evolving nature of leadership and will guide people through change by employing the following strategies: (1) Engaging with an entrepreneurial mindset; (2) Maintaining your Say:Do Ratio; (3) Failing forward; (4) Leveraging orthogonal thinking; and (5) Building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion.
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L’innovation et le leadership au service de la nouvelle économie : un appel à l’action
Vous vous demandez quel avenir a votre organisme, si vous allez garder votre pertinence et votre esprit d’innovation. Lorsque vous imaginez votre communauté et votre clientèle dans cinq ans, vous demandez vous si votre effectif actuel est prêt à répondre à leur besoin.

Cette discussion mettra l’accent sur le caractère évolutif du leadership et aidera les gens à changer en utilisant les stratégies suivantes : (1) Collaborer avec un esprit d’entreprise; (2) Maintenir l’équilibre entre ce qui est dit et ce qui est fait; (3) Échouer en progressant; (4) Mettre à profit la pensée orthogonale; (5) Intégrer la diversité au sein des équipes et une culture d’inclusion.

Facilitators | Animatrices et...
avatar for Amanda Fernandez

Amanda Fernandez

Founder, Inclusifyy
Amanda Fernandez, MI, MBA, is a social entrepreneur and the founder of Inclusifyy. Amanda is dedicated to supporting libraries and municipalities in building a diverse workforce and a culture of equity and inclusion.--Amanda Fernandez, MI, MBA, est une entrepreneure sociale et la... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Salon H RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

10:10am

Local Organizing for Fair Economies
Explore how local organizing principles and approaches can contribute to the creation of more sustainable, fair and inclusive economies. Led by co-facilitators Alejandra Bravo, Mercedes Sharpe Zayas and Kumsa Baker, this interactive session shares the Power Lab's experience of connecting people and ideas for action to build local economies that strengthen communities and benefit everyone. Delve into how community economic development strategies are contributing to changing social conditions for local residents and how the people you serve can become a base for action. Understand how to centre equity-seeking groups as primary actors in decision-making and beneficiaries of material gains in their communities.

Facilitators | Animatrices et...
avatar for Alejandra Bravo

Alejandra Bravo

Director, Power Lab
Alejandra Bravo is the Director of the Power Lab, a new leadership learning initiative focused on local organizing for a fair economy. She is also the Director of Leadership and Training at the Broadbent Institute, where she builds backbone for progressive organizing in Canada. Active... Read More →
avatar for Mercedes Sharpe Zayas

Mercedes Sharpe Zayas

Co-Facilitator, Power Lab
Mercedes Sharpe Zayas is a community planner committed to movement building and economic justice in the urban form.Mercedes has been cultivating her participatory planning practice as the Workforce Planning Coordinator for the Parkdale People’s Economy, a network of over 30 community-based... Read More →
avatar for Kumsa Baker

Kumsa Baker

Campaigns Manager, Toronto Community Benefits Network
Since joining the organizing effort in his workplace, Kumsa Baker has been an advocate for decent work and equitable employment opportunities for all in Toronto. In 2015, Kumsa joined the Research Department at his union, UNITE HERE, supporting key campaigns across North America... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Salon D1 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

10:10am

Social Enterprise and Its Role in Developing Our Communities
Many Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) have essentially become primarily commercial lenders. This session will illustrate the CDC of Sault Ste. Marie's new community economic development lending strategy that resulted from their recent organizational review. This process is a return to the true Community Futures Mandate. As part of this process social enterprise was identified as a priority in the community. Learn about the CDC's approach to social enterprise lending and a couple of case studies of actual businesses that have been supported since the plan was adopted.

Facilitators | Animatrices et...
avatar for Dan Friyia

Dan Friyia

Executive Director, CDC of Sault Ste. Maire and Area
Dan Friyia has been the Executive Director at the CDC of Sault and area for the past 4 years. Prior to that he was the Executive Director at the CDC for the Superior East Region. He has taught in the EDAC program for the past 17 years, Financial Analysis for Small Business and for... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Salon B1 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

10:10am

Stronger Together: Building Better Relationships with First Nation Neighbours
The Cross Border Partnership Program (CBPP) is dedicated to building stronger relationships between the Mohawks of Akwesasne and the municipalities that surround it. This session will explain how the CBPP program is effective, highlight some achievements and lessons learned and provide insights into working better with First Nation communities. It will explain the methodology used by the Cross Border Partnership Program and offer extended support after the session closes.

Facilitators | Animatrices et...
avatar for Simon McLinden

Simon McLinden

Project Manager, Cross Border Partnership Program, Cornwall & The Counties CFDC
Simon is a world traveler with a passion for experiencing and learning new cultures. He holds a degree in Media studies and Marketing from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. His experience working with people from many different cultures in Advertising, Business Development... Read More →
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Lesley Thompson

Executive Director, Cornwall & The Counties CFDC
Lesley Thompson has served Cornwall & The Counties CFDC since 2014; first as a Director and then in 2015, as the Executive Director. Prior to her involvement with the CCCFDC, Lesley followed her passion for entrepreneurship by running a small business while perusing her degree in... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Salon F RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

10:10am

Co-construction d'un guide en développement d'entreprises d'économie sociale et solidaire avec perspective de genre | Développement des Îles-de-la-Madeleine, communauté isolée | Genèse d’un village de l’innovation sociale
Co-construction d'un guide en développement d'entreprises d'économie sociale et solidaire avec perspective de genre  | Ethel Côté:
L’Économie sociale et solidaire s’appuie sur des valeurs d’équité, de justice, de transparence et de solidarité tout en contribuant à l’émergence d’un modèle de développement basé sur la primauté de l’humain, sur le capital et sur l’utilité sociale des initiatives. Toutefois, même si les femmes occupent plus de 70 % des emplois au sein de cette économie, comme fondatrices d’entreprises, administratrices, bénévoles et employées, l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes n’y est pas acquise. Afin d’améliorer la qualité de vie des femmes et de viser l’égalité réelle entre les femmes et les hommes, le réseau international des entrepreneures solidaires Femmes du monde a entrepris un processus d’empowerment socio-économique d’envergure sur 60 mois, mobilisant 9 associations de femmes, 2 référentes, dont Ethel Côté, et 10 facilitatrices présentes dans des quartiers populaires de villes d’Amérique latine, d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Nord et de France. En travaillant avec divers outils et en intégrant la perspective de genre à l’entrepreneuriat social et solidaire, ce guide a été co-créé. Venez découvrir l’histoire de ce processus participatif de réflexion, d’apprentissage et de production de cette nouvelle ressource présentant l’intégration de la perspective de genre dans l’accompagnement à l’entrepreneuriat social et solidaire et cela à toutes les étapes de développement de l’entreprise.

Développement des Îles-de-la-Madeleine, communauté isolée | Line Bouffard:
Présentation du développement des Iles-de-la-Madeleine, communauté isolée du Golfe St-Laurent. Communauté rurale dont les principales industries sont saisonnières (tourisme et pêche) confrontée à plusieurs problématiques dont la rareté de la main d'oeuvre, le vieillissement de la population, accès au continent (transport, Internet). Comment assurer l'innovation et le partenariat entre les francophones et les anglophones des Îles ? Comment engager les secteurs publics, privés et communautaires afin d'assurer un développement harmonieux? Comment faire face aux changements climatique en préservant l'environnement et en maintenant les acquis ? Autant de sujets rejoignant d'autres communautés isolées.

Genèse d’un village de l’innovation sociale | Jonathan Durand Folco:
En 2016, quatre jeunes professeur.e.s récemment engagés à l’Université Saint-Paul sont invités à créer de toute pièces la première École d'innovation sociale au Canada. La tâche est colossale: création de cinq programmes, élaboration d’un site web, d’une identité visuelle et d'une stratégie de recrutement, collaborations complexes avec l’administration de l’Université, démarrage d’un espace de coworking consacré aux projets d’innovation sociale, lancement d’un centre de recherche, multiplications des partenariats avec la communauté, etc. L’équipe des profs se retrouve ainsi à créer un véritable « village » de l'innovation sociale. Quel est le récit de cette aventure, les obstacles et péripéties qu’ils ont dû surmonter pour parvenir à mettre en place cet écosystème inédit?
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Co-construction of a Social and Solidarity Enterprise Development Guide through a Gender Lens | Ethel Côté: 
The Social Solidarity Economy is based on values of equity, justice, transparency and solidarity while contributing to the emergence of a development model based on the primacy of the human over assets and on the social use of the initiatives. However, even if more than 70% of the jobs in this economy are held by women, as founders of enterprises, directors, volunteers and employees, the equality between women and men has not been achieved. In order to improve the quality of life of women and to aim for real equality between women and men, the international network of women solidarity entrepreneurs, Femmes du monde has undertaken a wide-ranging, 60-month socio-economic empowerment process that rallies 9 women’s organizations, 2 advisors including Ethel Côté and 10 facilitators present in poor neighbourhoods in cities in Latin America, West Africa and northern France. By working with various tools and by integrating the gender perspective to social solidarity entrepreneurship, this guide was co-created. Come discover the history of this participatory process of reflection, learning and of the production of this new resource that presents the integration of the gender perspective in the accompaniment for social solidarity economy entrepreneurship and this, at all stages of enterprise development.

Magdalen Island Development, Remote Community | Line Bouffard:
Presentation of the development of the Magdalen Islands, a remote community in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. A rural community whose main industries are seasonal (tourism and fishing) facing several problems including labour shortage, population ageing, access to the continent (transport, Internet). How can innovation and partnership between Francophones and Anglophones be ensured on the Islands? How can the public, private and community sectors be engaged to ensure harmonious development? How to face with climate change and preserve the environment and maintain achievements? These are all topics that join other isolated communities.

Origins of a Social Innovation Village | Jonathan Durand Folco: 
In 2016, four young professors recently hired by Saint Paul University are invited to create from scratch the very first School of Social Innovation in Canada. The task is gigantic: creation of five programs, development of a web site, of a visual identity and of a recruitment strategy, complicated collaborations with the University’s management, set-up of a coworking space dedicated to social innovation projects, launch of a research centre, multiplication of community partnerships, etc. The team of professors therefore finds itself in fact creating a real “village” of social innovation. What is the story of this adventure, the obstacles and twists that they needed to overcome to achieve the implementation of this unprecedented ecosystem?



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Ethel Coté

Founder/Fondatrice, mécènESS
Ethel Côté has been involved in social solidarity economy for 30 years. Founder of mécènESS, Ethel is interested in various fundraising strategies for the common good. She was selected as the 2015 Champion of Women’s Economic Empowerment by UN Women and is a social economy referent... Read More →
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Line Bouffard

Volunteer, CEDEC
Line Bouffard is a historian and archivist with many years of experience working and volunteering with not-for-profit organizations.As Director of the Centre d’archives regional des Iles for 15 years, Line led a number of important initiatives to ensure its sustainability. A volunteer... Read More →
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Jonathan Durand Folco

Directeur de l’école, École d’innovation sociale Elizabeth-Bruyère de l’Université Saint-Paul
Jonathan Durand Folco est professeur à l’Université Saint-Paul et directeur de l’Ecole d’innovation sociale Elisabeth-Bruyère. Auteur du livre À nous la ville! Traité de municipalisme (Écosociété, 2017), ses intérêts de recherche portent sur la démocratie participative... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Salon G RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada
  • Host Organization CEDEC

10:10am

Graphic Design Won’t Save the World – But it Can Help | Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Lighting up the North | Public Spaces (Literally) Built by the Community
Graphic Design Won’t Save the World – But it Can Help | Jay Wall:
As we face urgent societal challenges, we need to engage others in our work and inspire them to take action. In this era of fake news and information overload, good visual communication cuts through the noise and makes complex topics understandable so that people can rally around solutions. Jay will share how experiencing a wrongful arrest inspired him to become a social entrepreneur, and what he has learned from a decade of storytelling in the social sector – examples of how graphic design can help make community development more inclusive, promote climate action, and even save lives in humanitarian crises.


Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Lighting up the North | Lana Selbee:
In September 2018, NorthLight Innovation opened its doors in Whitehorse, Yukon. This 24,0000 sq. ft. hub combines an incredibly unique blend of tenants, public and private partners and members of the creative and startup communities. The hub was launched and is managed by Yukonstruct Society, a local nonprofit organization that began as a small, community-driven makerspace five years prior. The mission of the hub is to increase innovation through collaboration, grow successful local startups, and help Yukoners bring their ideas to life, by providing community members with a makerspace, a coworking space, business support services and a thriving community that connects and inspires.


Public Spaces (Literally) Built by the Community | Luis Patricio:
In many urban centres we see abandoned public spaces in the downtown core. Curitiba, a city in Brazil with a population of two million people, is no exception to that rule. The usual question to local authorities: "Can you do something about it?" got the usual response: "We have other priorities". A different question: "Can WE do something about it?" got a different reply: "I don't know, no one ever asked that question before?" One year later, a new space was born. Entirely designed and built by the local community.

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Jay Wall

Principal & Creative Director, RallyRally
Jay Wall is the founder of RallyRally, a design studio dedicated to social change. As a Registered Graphic Designer and three-time Social Good Design Award winner, Jay has led the creation of brand identities, publications, websites and campaigns with organizations such as UNICEF... Read More →
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Lana Selbee

Executive Director, Yukonstruct
Lana Selbee launched her first business in 2009 and has been in love with entrepreneurship ever since. In 2016, her pursuit of an MBA in Community Economic Development led her to Whitehorse, Yukon, where she began working with local nonprofit Yukonstruct as they prepared to launch... Read More →
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Luis Patricio

Research Assistant, London Poverty Research Centre
Luis Patricio is a research assistant at the London Poverty Research Centre working on two main projects. (1)Facilitating the Inclusive Economy Working Group to explore community wealth building opportunities and (2) Localizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.Luis also seats... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
Salon D RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

11:00am

Refreshment Break | Pause rafraîchissements
Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am
Ballroom Foyer | Foyer de la salle de bal RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

11:15am

Charting the New Economy: An Introduction to Systems Mapping
In order for new, more socially just economic activities to thrive, we must look at the broader contexts - political, economic, social, cultural, behavioural - that either impede or facilitate these new models. Systems thinking is not only vital to understanding how change happens, it is increasingly identified as an important 21st century skill for all citizens. But what does this actually mean? And how do you take an abstract concept and apply it to a real world challenge?

This workshop will introduce you to systems mapping as a set of tools to illuminate structural barriers & opportunities to change and to better understand the context within which shifts to new economic paradigms are embedded. You will be introduced to a variety of tools that can help you to better understand key relationships, citizen/customer experiences, power dynamics and mental models underlying the status quo.

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James Stauch

Director, Institute for Community Prosperity
James is the Director of the Institute for Community Prosperity at Mount Royal University. The Institute has developed learning programs in social innovation, the economics of social change and systems thinking. James co-authored a Student's Guide to Mapping a System, produced in... Read More →
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Anna Johnson

Community Engagement Strategist, Institute for Community Prosperity
Anna Johnson is a Calgary based social entrepreneur with a background in social innovation, nonprofit management, and systems thinking. Anna wears many hats, including co-founder of Fresh Routes, Board Chair of Calgary Can, and Director of Strategy and Fund Development at the Leftovers... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm
Salon D RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

11:15am

Community Co-ops: Democracy in Action!
Democracy is revolutionary! Co-operative corporations provide a proven democratic business model to harness the power of community to solve their own problems in an inclusive and sustainable way. In this workshop, you will learn how you can utilize co-ops to provide everything from affordable housing, childcare, renewable energy, food, cultural assets all the while providing good jobs and services that build strong resilient communities. The workshop topics will include: Profiles of successful co-op developments featuring the Aron Theatre Co-op, the Moonbeam Grocery Co-op and the London Brewing Co-op. Raising capital, incorporation, business conversions, sector opportunities and much more.

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Peter Cameron

Acting Executive Director/Co-op Development Manage, Ontario Co-operative Association
Peter is responsible for supporting existing co-operatives and starting new co-operatives by responding to inquiries, providing technical assistance and identifying funding opportunities to expand co-operative development activities across the province. Peter joined OCA in April of... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm
Salon J RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

11:15am

Critical Urban Renewal and Economic Development
Neighbourhood renewal is becoming increasingly important as a site for organizing community power to control economic development and advocate to build inclusive economies and communities. Inner city post-industrial neighbourhoods are being targeted for economic development as pressures to increase density, engage in brownfield redevelopment, and address issues of climate change associated with urban sprawl are upon us. This session will propose a toolkit of neighbourhood economic development practices aimed at achieving equitable outcomes and identify ways that such practices are resisted, repressed, and mobilized in communities.

Community benefit agreements, cooperative business development, land trusts, and local democracy all become possible in the context of neighbourhood renewal. The challenge is how to spot those opportunities and how to organize to achieve them. Learn about a model for how such activities can be organized and engage in a co-learning process to explore ways that such opportunities exist across communities, how other's have organized and where barriers exist to move forward.

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Michael Courey

Centre Coordinator, London Poverty Research Centre @ King's
As an inter-disciplinary sociologist with a strong commitment to praxis, Michael has been working in the space between research, community organizing, and knowledge mobilization since 2011. Michael's research background is in urban sociology, social movements, community organizing... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm
Salon C2 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

11:15am

Going Beyond Measurement: The Fundamentals of Good Impact Practice, Part 2
Going beyond measurement, the Social Enterprise Institute's approach to Impact Practice gives you the tools to plan, measure, communicate, and grow your organization's impact. Join us to learn how to build your team's capacity by exploring the elements of strong impact practice. We'll also work with a unique tool called the Social Impact Canvas that will help you connect your desired social impact with measurable results.

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Kyler Crawford

Director of Development, Common Good Solutions
Kyler helps connect social purpose organizations with resources, tools and services to help them become more sustainable while scaling their social impact He works closely with the Social Enterprise Institute across Canada to create partnerships with local leaders and build capacity... Read More →
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Lisa Lowthers

Learning Manager, Common Good Solutions
Live and online training - social impact measurement - personality @ work


Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm
Salon C1 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

11:15am

Impact Evaluation: Defining What’s Important to Us | Évaluation de l’impact : définir ce qui est important pour nous
Impact Evaluation: Defining What’s Important to Us
What and how we evaluate shapes our goals, our work, and how we tell our story. How do we ensure our evaluation is aligned with our mission and vision? How do we ensure we have the evidence to make a case for supporting the work that we know is important? During this session, participants will have an opportunity to hear different perspectives on “what matters” when measuring impact. They will also have an opportunity to engage in small group discussions about the joys and challenges of going beyond outputs to describing the fuller scope of personal and social outcomes that increase the value of work in the community economic development sector

Évaluation de l’impact : définir ce qui est important pour nous
Ce que nous évaluons et comment nous le faisons façonne nos objectifs, notre travail et comment nous racontons notre histoire. Comment nous assurer que notre évaluation est alignée avec notre mission et notre vision? Comment nous assurer que nous avons les données pour argumenter en faveur du travail que nous savons être important? Pendant cette séance, les participants auront l’occasion d’entendre différentes perspectives sur « ce qui importe » lorsque nous mesurons l’impact. Ils auront aussi une occasion de participer à des discussions en petits groupes sur les joies et les défis d’aller au-delà des résultats pour décrire la gamme plus large de résultats personnels et sociaux qui accroissent la valeur du travail dans le secteur du développement économique communautaire.

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Lucy Wang

Research and Evaluation Coordinator, Momentum
Lucy is the Research and Evaluation Coordinator at Momentum, a change-making organization in Calgary that takes an economic and social approach to poverty reduction. In Lucy’s role, she works with all levels of stakeholders to develop and demonstrate the impact of programs and community... Read More →
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Jess Popp

Coordinator of Stakeholder Engagement, Nova Scotia Centre for Employment Innovation
Jess’s work has spanned multiple continents and sectors, as she learns how folks from across the world—from various cultures and backgrounds—come together to share, approach challenges and opportunities, and enact positive change in their communities. Jess currently works with... Read More →
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Elizabeth McBain

Manager of Research and Innovation, The Learning Enrichment Foundation
Elizabeth is the Manager of Research and Innovation at LEF and has over 10 years of experience working to advance community goals through community engagement, social enterprise, and the development, coordination and evaluation of programs. She has completed research, coordinated... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm
Salon E RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

11:15am

La gestion des matières résiduelles, une opportunité de développement économique communautaire! | Waste Management, an Opportunity for Community Economic Development!
La gestion des matières résiduelles, une opportunité de développement économique communautaire!
La gestion des matières résiduelles peut devenir un casse-tête pour les petites municipalités canadiennes. Mais elle peut aussi être synonyme de développement économique. En effet, il existe de nombreuses possibilités de créer de nouvelles entreprises ayant comme source de matière première, des résidus municipaux. Cette session vous permettra de découvrir des opportunités de développement économique communautaire en valorisant ces résidus.
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Waste Management, an Opportunity for Community Economic Development!
Waste management can become a headache for small Canadian municipalities. But it can also be synonymous with economic development. Indeed, there are many opportunities to create new businesses with municipal waste as a source of raw material. This session will allow you to discover opportunities for community economic development by developing these residues.

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Pascal Billard

Cofondateur de l’entreprise, SOL-AIR Consultants
Pascal Billard a obtenu son baccalauréat en sciences agronomiques, avec une spécialisation en gestion d'entreprise. Ayant œuvré dans trois continents, il a participé à la conception et à la gestion de nombreux projets visant le développement durable dans les secteurs de l’agroalimentaire... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm
Salon G RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

11:15am

Social Finance in Rural Economic Development
Entrepreneurship is a mindset, an attitude and a life adopted by people not satisfied with the status quo. Based in Prince Edward County, Upper Canada Equity Fund is an early stage equity investment fund that co-invests in innovative enterprises. Unlike traditional venture capital firms that work towards an exit or the sale of a company to gain a return, Upper Canada Equity Fund deploys patient capital through a unique private-public investment model with the goal of building enterprises that boost rural economic diversification and contribute to sustainable development.
Join us to explore ways in which impact investing is being used to create jobs and drive economic diversification in rural communities.

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Bryon Friesen

Portfolio Manager, Upper Canada Social Impact Fund
Bryon is a former institutional equity sales trader with CIBC World Markets, and was a proprietary trader and market maker with W.D. Latimer, before becoming head trader at J.C. Clark, the hedge fund. Bryon holds the designation of Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) and is the Portfolio... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm
Salon B1 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

11:15am

Using “Clusters” to Fast Track Social Enterprise Community Success
With clusters, more social enterprises can benefit from the power of collaboration, networking, and shared learning. The cluster approach also helps to minimize the sense of isolation that some social enterprise leaders experience, particularly in rural and remote communities. Clusters can also be a key tool in the toolkit for social enterprise intermediaries by complementing other services and supports that are offered.

In this session, attendees will learn how Ottawa’s Centre for Social Enterprise Development (CSED) and the Toronto Enterprise Fund (TEF) are building capacity and connectedness of the social enterprise through the use of ‘clusters’. Success factors and critical lessons learned will be shared with attendees who will then have the opportunity to model and discuss the development of social enterprise clusters in their own communities.

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Courtney Ayukawa

Associate Manager, Toronto Enterprise Fund
Courtney Ayukawa is an Associate Manager with TEF, a leading Canadian supporter and funder of employment social enterprises -- businesses that create training and employment opportunities for people who face barriers to the labour market. Prior to working at TEF, she was the Operations... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm
Salon D1 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

11:15am

Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs
Three talented women will come together to tell the stories of their journeys in starting and running enterprises that benefit their communities. Shyra Barberstock, of Okwaho Equal Source in Tyendinaga, Amanda Kennedy, of Yotuni in Oneida, and Stephanie Riley, of Rebel Strength and Fitness in Warren, Michigan, will come together to talk about the joys and challenges of running businesses from their unique perspectives.

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Shyra Barberstock

Lead Facilitator/Workshop Designer, Okwaho Equal Source
Shyra Barberstock's academic career and entrepreneurship expertise in Indigenous social innovation and social impact is highly sought-after by public and private institutions. Shyra brings over a decade of experience as a workshop facilitator and trainer and more than six years... Read More →
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Amanda L. Kennedy

Indigenous Social Innovator, Kuwahs^nahawi Social Enterprise
Amanda L. Kennedy is a Haudenosaunee Woman Leader and Indigenous Social Innovator from the Oneida Nation of the Thames.  She is Iroquois, bear clan and her Spirit name is Kuwahs^naha:wi that means “in her name they carry” in the On^yota’a:ka (Oneida) language.   Amanda is... Read More →
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Stephanie Riley

Owner, Rebel Strength and Fitness
Owner, Stephanie Riley, came up with the name, “Rebel Strength and Fitness” because for her, stepping outside her comfort zone with her rebellious acts has been the story of her life with her health, faith, and her career. She believes that her own experiences inform her approach... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm
Salon F RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

11:15am

Innovation for Economic Renewal on Quebec's Lower North Shore | Innovating Under the Midnight Sun: Lessons in Innovation from Northern Finland | Empowering Communities to Take Control of Their Food System
Innovation for Economic Renewal on Quebec's Lower North Shore | John Buck: 
From the cod moratorium in 2003 to the emergence of new opportunities for economic activity and renewal today, this is an inspirational story of hope and community initiative. For two decades, CEDEC has worked with Coasters Association to stimulate enhanced economic activity and renewal Quebec's Lower North Shore region. This partnership has led to the development of innovative, community-based and sustainable solutions to the economic growth for this remote region.

Learn about the collaboration between CEDEC and Coasters Association in the areas of tourism, agriculture, and marine and land based development, and how these projects are encouraging a sustainable economy and future growth.

Innovating Under the Midnight Sun: Lessons in Innovation from Northern Finland | Ashleigh Weeden:
This 15-minute, Pecha Kucha style presentation will share insights from summer field research in northern Finland - an area recognized as one of the most innovative regions in the world by the OECD. Using photos, humour and story-telling (... and adventures in reindeer herding!), this session will explore opportunities for applying rural community economic development strategies from Rovaniemi at home in Canada, and encourage participants to take their thoughts of moving to the North Pole when times get tough and turn them into real opportunities for applying lessons from the heart of the culture of Scandinavian innovation to their own organizations and communities.

Empowering Communities to Take Control of Their Food System | Branavan Tharmarajah:
We have worked with numerous communities and organizations, to help them take over their food system; promoting food sovereignty. With our technology, food can be grown all year-round commercially regardless of location, temperature, and expertise in agriculture. Hence, allowing communities and organizations to take advantage of an agriculture industry, which would be non-existent without the technology. We work with our partners to build a business model, which will best suit their objectives and goals. Some communities want to offer nutritious produce that is affordable and some organizations want to create more youth employment. We will start a conversation with the participants and share our cases.
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L'innovation au service du renouveau économique de la Basse-Côte-Nord du Québec | John Buck: 
Passer du moratoire sur la pêche de la morue en 2003 à l’émergence de nouvelles opportunités pour l’activité économique et le renouveau économique aujourd’hui, une histoire d’espoir et d’initiative communautaire des plus inspirantes. Depuis 20 ans, la CEDEC travaille avec l’Association des côtiers pour stimuler l’activité et le renouveau économiques dans la région de la Basse-Côte-Nord du Québec. Ce partenariat a mené au développement de solutions innovantes, communautaires et durables pour la croissance économique de cette région éloignée.

Découvrez cette collaboration entre la CEDEC et l’Association des côtiers dans les domaines du tourisme, de l’agriculture, du développement du milieu marin et terrestre. Découvrez comment ces projets encouragent une économie durable et une croissance future.

Innover sous le soleil de minuit : Leçons tirées de l'innovation dans le nord de la Finlande | Ashleigh Weeden :
Cette présentation de 15 minutes style Pecha Kucha partagera des informations provenant de la recherche sur le terrain dans le nord de la Finlande, une région reconnue comme étant l’une des plus innovantes du monde par l’OCDE. Photos, humour et histoires (et les aventures de l’élevage des rennes!) accompagneront cette séance qui permettra de découvrir comment on peut amener les stratégies de développement économique communautaire rurales de Rovaniemi au Canada. Lorsque les temps sont durs, au lieu d’avoir envie d’aller habiter au Pôle Nord, profitez de cette occasion pour transférer ce que vous allez apprendre du cœur même de la culture d’innovation scandinave dans vos organismes et vos communautés.

Autonomiser les communautés à prendre le contrôle de leur système alimentaire | Branavan Tharmarajah :
Nous avons travaillé avec de nombreuses communautés et organisations, pour les aider à prendre en main leur système alimentaire, en encourageant leur souveraineté alimentaire. Avec notre technologie, on peut cultiver des aliments commercialement toute l’année, peu importe l’endroit, la température et l’expertise en agriculture. Ce qui permet aux collectivités et aux organismes de tirer profit d’une industrie agricole, qui n’existerait pas sans technologie. Nous travaillons avec nos partenaires pour créer un modèle entrepreneurial qui répond mieux à leurs objectifs et leur mission. Certaines communautés veulent offrir des produits frais nutritifs et abordables et certains organismes veulent créer plus d’emplois pour les jeunes. Nous entamerons une discussion avec les participantEs et nous partagerons des études de cas.

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John Buck

President and Chief Executive Officer, CEDEC
John Buck is President and Chief Executive Officer of CEDEC, the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation.As a global thinker and local actor, CEDEC helps English-speaking communities across Quebec unleash and leverage their creative potential by pioneering government... Read More →
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Ashleigh Weeden

PhD student & researcher, University of Guelph
Ashleigh Weeden is an award-winning rural futurist whose work leading future-oriented community economic development initiatives directly contributed to Grey County being named one of the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2017 by the ICF and to the development of the largest publicly... Read More →
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Branavan Tharmarajah

The Growcer
Branavan Tharmarajah is an alumnus of McGill and Acadia University, with a background in business and nutrition and he is presently finishing his MBA inCommunity Economic Development at CBU. He has worked in both private and nonprofit sectors and brings a unique perspective on using... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm
Salon H RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

11:15am

Introducing the Fair Finance Fund | The Big Local Programme in England: Trusting Communities to Make Spending Decisions
Introducing the Fair Finance Fund | Chelsie Hunt:
The Fair Finance Fund is a non-profit social finance fund dedicated to providing loans and mentorship services to local food and farm enterprises across Ontario. The fund lends to regionally owned food and farm enterprises including: co-ops, non-profits, for profits, and charities whose mission is focused on the social purpose of local production and local markets. The fund is building on seed capital and has an ongoing investment opportunity for community-minded investors. Individuals and institutions who want to invest their capital to strengthen local food systems in Ontario and support food that is grown, raised and processed in their own backyards can purchase a bond!



The Big Local Programme in England: Trusting Communities to Make Spending Decisions | Margret Bolton:
In the UK there's a lot of rhetoric about devolving power to communities but very few examples and even fewer where the shift in power is to the most deprived communities. The Big Local Programme is a striking example of what can be achieved through shifting decision making power to communities. Through the Big Local programme 150 deprived neighbourhoods in England were each awarded £1m. These neighbourhoods were then tasked with establishing a partnership made up predominantly of local residents. The partnerships consulted, agreed on spending plans and are now leading implementation. Half way through this 15 year programme the results are very promising. Some areas have developed impressive local economic development projects including community housing, renewable energy, cultural and heritage based regeneration and tourism development.

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Margaret Bolton

Director of Policy, Local Trust
Margaret Bolton leads Local Trust's policy programme. This is currently focused on influencing the government's proposals for replacing EU Structural and Investment Funds and the newly announced Stronger Towns Funds (£1.6b for 'left behind' towns and coastal areas). The Local Trust... Read More →
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Chelsie Hunt

Social Finance Specialist, Fair Finance Fund
Chelsie Hunt is the social finance specialist for the Fair Finance Fund. Her background is within the financial sector, working first as a quant then transitioning into environmental finance. She has worked with experts researching the financialization of the agricultural sector... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm
Salon B RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

12:05pm

Lunch | Dîner
Tuesday September 17, 2019 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Ballroom 3456 | Salle de bal 3456 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

1:05pm

Strategies for Resourcing Innovation | Stratégies pour doter l’innovation de ressources
Strategies for Resourcing Innovation  
In an era of constrained economic growth, new strategies for jobs, investment and business development are taking centre stage. Using community-rooted business models, entrepreneurs are drawing on new forms of financial capital, community assets, and neighbourly skills to truly grow community wealth.
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Stratégies pour doter l’innovation de ressources
Dans une ère de grandes iniquités et de croissance économique restreinte, de nouvelles stratégies pour les emplois, les investissements et le développement d’entreprises sont au-devant de la scène. En utilisant des modèles d’affaires communautaires, les entrepreneurs s’appuient sur de nouvelles formes de capital financier, d’actifs communautaires et de compétences du voisinage afin de vraiment faire croître la richesse communautaire.

Moderators
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Michael Toye

Executive Director, Canadian CED Network

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Ted Howard

Co-founder and President, The Democracy Collaborative
Ted Howard is the Co-founder and President of The Democracy Collaborative, an action-oriented progressive think tank established 20 years ago in the United States. He has been named one of “25 visionaries who are changing your world” by the Utne Reader and identified by the... Read More →
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Wendy Curtis

Executive Director, Northumberland CFDC
At the forefront of Northumberland CFDC is Wendy Curtis, Executive Director. Wendy is responsible for delivering the organization’s mandate of assisting small and medium sized enterprises, as well as enhancing the communities’ economic and employment growth through community-based... Read More →
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Mickel Robertson

Director General, First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Economic Development Commission
Mr. Mickel Robertson is a member of the Innu community of Uashat mak Mani-Utenam and an economist by training. Based on several years of experience as a commercial banker, he, over the past few years, held various functions within the Royal Bank of Canada, including the post of Commercial... Read More →
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PK Mutch

Eve-Volution Inc, LiisBeth Media
PK Mutch is a serial social purpose entrepreneur deeply committed to creating a more inclusive, just, human-centered and generative economy through the power of feminist business practice. Mutch is a certified Feminist Business Model Canvas Master Coach, holds an EMBA from the University... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 1:05pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom 3456 | Salle de bal 3456 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

2:15pm

Stretch Break | Pause d'étirement
Tuesday September 17, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom 3456 | Salle de bal 3456 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

2:30pm

Co-creating a Flexible Impact Standard | Cocréer une norme flexible d’impact
The lack of a standard measure impedes social enterprises from effectively telling its story, communicating with a wide variety of stakeholders and operating in a high impact manner. And yet, forcing all social enterprises into the same way of measuring their impact will also impede this ability. Between too little uniformity and too much uniformity is the sweet spot that the common approach will satisfy.

Co-creation needs you!

Learn what the Common Approach to Impact Measurement is and participate in some co-creation. You'll get the chance to reflect on how well the Common Foundations reflects your own organization's processes. You'll also get to roll up your selves to map indicators (either ones you use in your organization or ones that will be provided to you) to shared outcomes.

Cocréer une norme flexible d’impact
Apprendre ce qu’est la Common Approach to Impact Measurement et participer à une cocréation. Venez à cette séance! La co-création a besoin de vous. Les participants réfléchiront à la façon dont Common Foundations reflète les processus de leurs propres organisations. Les participants travailleront à la cartographie d’indicateurs (ils pourront choisir soit ceux qu’ils utilisent dans leurs organisations ou ceux que nous leur donnons) pour des résultats partagés.


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Kate Ruff

Assistant Professor of Accounting at Carleton University, Common Approach to Impact Measurement
Kate is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Carleton University. She thinks that accounting is one of humanity's coolest inventions, and that accounting know-how can be a force for good. Putting that belief to the test, Kate is currently spearheading the Common Approach to Impact... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon E RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

2:30pm

Inside Feminist Business Practice
Gender equality is one of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. But how are we doing so far? Social and political activism are well known parts of the solution, but can entrepreneurs and innovators who care deeply about equality, plus economic and social justice also play a role?

Welcome to the world of entrepreneurial feminism. Entrepreneurial feminism, developed from social feminism, is a theory that explains how feminist values are enacted through the venture creation process. In this session, you will learn about the growing entrepreneurial feminist community, what feminist business practice looks like, and have the opportunity to work on the feminist business model canvas.

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Tracey Robertson

Lead for Innovation and Impact, Ontario Trillium Foundation
Over the last 10 years, Tracey has focussed her work on investing and fueling social innovation at the grassroots, community and systemic levels. She has a Master of Social Work in Community development and Social policy a Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation from the University... Read More →
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PK Mutch

Eve-Volution Inc, LiisBeth Media
PK Mutch is a serial social purpose entrepreneur deeply committed to creating a more inclusive, just, human-centered and generative economy through the power of feminist business practice. Mutch is a certified Feminist Business Model Canvas Master Coach, holds an EMBA from the University... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon J RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

2:30pm

Intentional Economy Mini-Lab
Now is the time for local economies to draw on social innovation approaches as a way to address the complex challenges that face our communities. New approaches such as the Circular and Sharing Economies draw on our past and unlock our future towards a re-engagement in local economic development.

In this workshop, we will explore how to use social innovation techniques such as Design Thinking to bring the power of entrepreneurship and social innovation to make a real dent in our social and economic problems. We will consider how to address issues of scale and policy barriers that often put at risk how solutions are received by our current systems. Drawing on work that Social Innovation Canada is doing to advance innovation thinking to our social problems as people advance what is important in their own communities. We will identify social innovation strategies to understand how local initiatives connect to larger change efforts for long-term sustainable change.

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Joanna Reynolds

Social Innovation Specialist, Centre for Social Innovation
Since 2007, I have worked alongside incredible talent and visionaries with Social Innovation Generation, the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and now with the Centre for Social Innovation.In my current role with CSI, I am working with Social Innovation Canada to connect people who... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon B RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

2:30pm

Mobilizing Narratives for Policy and Social Change
Over the past two decades, a growing number of researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds as well as non-profit organizations have embraced various narrative methodologies, such as storytelling and photovoice, to investigate and illuminate social inequities. With greater receptivity on the part of funders, and granting agencies, these approaches have proven effective in fostering insight and self-awareness of the individual at the center of the narrative and in collectivizing the experiences of individuals in similar circumstances.

Learn about a community collaborative project that is currently underway in the city of London, between Western University, The Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion. The aim of this project is to systematically investigate how narrative forms of knowledge co-creation can inform and lead to such policy and social change. Finally, engage in a mind mapping exercise looking at the role of narratives in the work you do and the organization you work with.

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Marlene Janzen Le Ber

Chair of the School of Leadership and Social Change, Brescia University College
Dr. Janzen Le Ber is the Chair of the School of Leadership and Social Change at Brescia University College. Dr. Janzen Le Ber is also the principal investigator or a SSHRC partnership development grant for a project that is currently being done in collaboration between academics and... Read More →
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Shamiram Zendo

Doctoral student & project coordinator for the Mobilizing Narratives for Policy and Social Change project, Western University
Shamiram Zendo is a doctoral student in the Health Information Science program and is also the project coordinator for the Mobilizing Narratives for Policy and Social Change project.--Shamiram Zendo est étudiante au doctorat dans le programme de science d’information en sant... Read More →
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Amy Lewis

Masters of Nursing student, Western University
Amy Lewis is a Masters of Nursing student at Western University.--Amy Lewis est une étudiante à la maîtrise en soins infirmiers à l’Université Western.


Tuesday September 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon B1 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

2:30pm

Motivational Interviewing Informed Sustainable Livelihoods Practice
Organizations engaged in poverty reduction operate in a funding climate that make it very difficult to work with vulnerable people in a holistic way. The Sustainable Livelihoods participant engagement model using a Motivational Interviewing approach is a proven, high impact method for working with economically vulnerable adults.

Previous piloting of Sustainable Livelihoods practice has demonstrated that for vulnerable populations, employability is built by first focusing on the conditions, and then on the capacity for participation. Sustainable Livelihoods offers a model for one-to-one coaching that enables front-line staff to engage in powerful conversations using easy to use tools with vulnerable people. This coaching results in greater resilience, self-directed action and progress towards sustainable employment.

Learn about the Sustainable Livelihoods framework by engaging in a process of co-discovery and asset-mapping. Using an exercise that facilitates organizational understanding of the stages of livelihood development and asset building strategies, you will leave with a new way of evaluating and communicating internally and externally about the important work that you do.


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Mary Ferguson

Principal, Eko Nomos
Over 25 years, Mary PhD has been involved with hundreds of projects focused on social, environmental and economic development, working as a principal of Eko Nomos since 1995. Throughout Canada, in northern, remote, rural, and urban communities Mary has brought her skills to bear on... Read More →
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Emmett Ferguson

Partner, Eko Nomos
Emmett has significant experience as a facilitator and researcher in Ontario’s Third Sector. His practice is informed by a commitment to social justice through participatory action and research to create democratic governance and economies. Now in his fifth year working with Eko... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon D1 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

2:30pm

Transforming Power in Communities Using Theatre for Social Change
How many of you have frank conversations about power in your teams, organizations or communities?  For many of us, power is a taboo subject. And yet, in an era of #MeToo, Truth and Reconciliation and Black Lives Matter, we are all being called to do power differently. This is no different for the social innovation ecosystem. As social innovation, seen as a vehicle for creating new solutions to complex social and economic challenges, gains more and more attention, time and access to resources from business, government, foundations and communities, how do we ensure a conscious use of power centred in those whose lives we purport to serve?

This experiential workshop offers the EconoUs2019 community an opportunity to explore, through Social Presencing Theatre, how we transform power in ourselves and the social innovation ecosystem to ensure a society and an economy where no one gets left behind. Theatre, an emotional language, enables communities to access a deeper body wisdom that in traditional problem-solving approaches remains hidden. Theatre creates a brave and equitable space for the diversity of all voices and experiences to be heard and witnessed. Through embodied leadership, more creative and sustainable solutions are possible.

JUDGEMENT FREE ZONE. NO ACTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. CURIOSITY, PLAYFULNESS AND PRESENCE REQUIRED.

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Louise Pitre

Principal, Louise Pitre Coaching & Consulting
Through systems coaching and embodied practices, Louise creates unique, impactful and playful experiences to awaken group consciousness and elicit transformational change. She specializes in helping leaders and teams expand their understanding of power, privilege, equity and oppression... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon C2 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

2:30pm

La succession d’entreprise en Ontario par les modèles social et coopératif | Social and Cooperative Models for Business Succession in Ontario
La succession d’entreprise en Ontario par les modèles social et coopératif 
Il existe à l’heure actuelle un grand intérêt pour des formes alternatives d'entrepreneuriat d’entreprises au Canada, et ce particulièrement en Ontario. L’une des contraintes du modèle de l’entreprise privée classique est sa courte durée de vie par rapport aux autres formes possibles, notamment les coopératives, qui ont une durée de vie moyenne de plus de 10 ans. De plus, que faire lorsqu’un entrepreneur unique prend sa retraite?

Cet atelier de formation portera sur les méthodes testées au sein du Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario (CCO) dans les dernières années en matière de succession d’entreprise en Ontario. Depuis la création des guides Trajectoires jusqu’aux récents travaux de reprises d’entreprises par les modèles de l’entrepreneuriat social et coopératif dans les quatre coins de la province, bien du chemin a été parcouru. L’atelier visera donc à présenter de façon globale les modèles, et à en démonter sa durabilité. Trois exemples vécus seront présentées, démontrant l’intérêt et les particularités de ces formes de entrepreneuriat.
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Social and Cooperative Models for Business Succession in Ontario
There is currently a great deal of interest in alternative forms of business entrepreneurship in Canada, particularly in Ontario. One of the constraints of the traditional private enterprise model is its short lifespan compared to other possible forms, such as cooperatives, which have an average lifespan of more than 10 years. In addition, what should be done when a single entrepreneur retires?

This training workshop will touch upon the methods tested at the Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario (CCO) in recent years for business successions in Ontario. From the development of the Trajectoires guide to the recent work of business takeovers with the social and cooperative business models across the province, a long road has been travelled. The workshop will give an overview of the models and demonstrate their sustainability. Three true-life examples will be presented, demonstrating the characteristics of these forms of entrepreneurship.



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Jean-François Parent

Agent principal - Responsable des opérations, Conseil de la Coopération de l'Ontario
Jean-François Parent est originaire de L’Orignal dans l’Est ontarien. Ayant fait ses études à l’Université d’Ottawa, il a obtenu en 2014 une maîtrise en géographie. Se spécialisant dans l’étude des communautés francophones en situation minoritaire et en économie... Read More →
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Dènik Dorval

Agent principal, Conseil de la Coopération de l'Ontario
Dènik complète présentement sa maîtrise en Innovation sociale à l’Université St-Paul suite à l’obtention de son BA interdisciplinaire en Enjeux humains et sociaux à l’Université de Hearst. Dènik découvra le pouvoir des entreprises collectives dans ses études et ses... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon G RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

2:30pm

Turning Food Waste into Abundance | Transformer le gaspillage alimentaire en abondance
Turning Food Waste into Abundance
58% of all food Canada produces is lost or wasted; 32% of it (11.2 MM Tonnes) is potentially edible; and still one in 8 Canadians don’t have the food they need. Food waste is a social issue that also has environmental impact. Food waste in landfill produces methane, trapping more heat than CO2. The electricity, gasoline, animal feed, water, soil and labour used to produce it are also lost and wasted. But this waste can be transformed into abundance. Using the example of FoodRescue.ca participants will learn how to build resilient communities while addressing a profound environmental crisis.
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Transformer le gaspillage alimentaire en abondance
58 % de la production alimentaire du Canada est perdue ou gaspillée dont 32 % (soit 11,2 millions de tonnes) est potentiellement comestible. Et pourtant au Canada une personne sur huit ne mange pas à sa faim. Le gaspillage alimentaire est un problème social qui a des impacts environnementaux. Les déchets alimentaires dans les sites d’enfouissement produisent du méthane et retiennent plus de chaleur que le CO2. L’électricité, l’essence, les aliments pour animaux, l’eau, la terre et le travail utilisés pour produire ces aliments sont également perdus et gaspillés. Mais ce gaspillage peut être transformé en abondance. Grâce à l’exemple de FoodRescue.ca les personnes participant à cet atelier apprendront comment bâtir des communautés résilientes tout en s’attaquant à une grave crise environnementale.

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Kiera Toffelmire

Interim Director of Programs & Partnerships, Second Harvest
Kiera Toffelmire is the Interim Director of Programs & Partnerships at Second Harvest, the largest food rescue organization in Canada. Kiera joined the Second Harvest team in 2014 where she has worked to build partnerships with over 300 agencies across Ontario and grow core programs... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon H RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

3:30pm

Refreshment Break | Pause rafraîchissements
Tuesday September 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom Foyer | Foyer de la salle de bal RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

4:00pm

Community Economic Resilience: Applying CED to Disaster Recovery
With the growing challenges of floods, fires, oil spills, factory closures, climate change, and neoliberal capitalism, economic disruption is a threat to many communities. However, the capacity for managing disruption is far less developed than general emergency management. Moreover, few communities have systematically thought through what economic resilience requires. This session focuses on several core questions: 1) What is economic resilience and why is it necessary? 2) How does a "Community Economic Resilience" approach depend on and extend our work in Community Economic Development? and 3) What are planning tools and cases that can inform our work as CED practitioners building resilient communities?

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Jeremy Stone

Director of the Community Economic Development Program, SFU - Faculty of Environment
Jeremy Stone is Director of the Community Economic Development program at Simon Fraser University. He has 18 years of experience in CED, and over a decade of experience in economic recoveries after disasters. Jeremy holds an MPA in international development from New York University... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon D1 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

4:00pm

Facing Budget Cuts – Strategies for the Social Economy
Budget cuts are always difficult, but all non-profit organizations face them at some point or another. When cuts happen how do we respond most effectively. In light of the recent provincial budget cuts in Ontario, Eco-Ethonomics has engaged in conversation with leaders who weathered the notorious “Harris Years” about the strategies that they used to continue to support their organizations in the face of significant cuts. This session will present an overview of those findings and engage participants in a dialogue about how we can come together to continue to move the social economy forward.

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Heather Simpson

Consultant, S4G
Heather has close to 20 years of experience supporting the growth of socially focused organizations. In her current role as Social Innovation Leader with Eco-Ethonomics she is responsible for leading consulting teams on a variety of different social impact projects. She has worked... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon C1 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

4:00pm

Future-Proofing Local Economies
Local labour markets across the OECD are undergoing a fundamental shift as the skills required to succeed in work are significantly changing. Automation and digitalisation will lead to creative destruction with jobs being lost and others being created in Canada. Estimates of possible automation of tasks across the OECD suggest that 14% of jobs face a high likelihood of automation and another 32% are likely to face significant changes in the next 10-20 years.

Using a world café format, this session aims to generate practical advice on how local workforce strategies can be redesigned for the future of work by discussing the key issues and identifying solutions.

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Anil Verma

Director, Centre of Industrial Relations & HR Professor of Industrial Relations and HR Management, University of Toronto
Anil Verma is a Professor of Human Resource Management at Rotman School of Management and Director of the Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources. His primary research interests are in the area of management responses to unionization, participative forms of work organization... Read More →
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Jonathan Barr

Head of Unit at OECD, OECD
Jonathan Barr is a the Head of the Employment and Skills Unit within the Local Employment, Skills, and Social Innovation Division of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions, and Cities (CFE) of the OECD.--Jonathan Barr est le Directeur de l’unité Emplois et Compétences... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon B1 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

4:00pm

Kema Experiences: A Good Place
Land based innovation, Kema Experiences: A Good Place is a multi-sensory, interactive, digitally-enhanced mobile art exhibit featuring contemporary artistic expressions of hunter’s wisdom and shelters such as a tipi, lodgepole tipi, lean-to's, and a trapper's tent. The exhibits are designed to reflect a hunter’s stories and are accompanied by soundscapes, a virtual reality experience and traditional Dane-zaa drum to empower people to feel rooted, connected, transformed and energized. Kema is designed to foster greater personal resilience of indigenous people to create transformative connection with nature and apply Dreamers' traditions into imaginative experiences.

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Patrice Villeneuve

Owner, Creative Integrity
Dedicated to the Doig River First Nation and Kema Experiences in a multitude of functions. Owner of Creative Integrity, Patrice Villeneuve is a prepress and print specialist, graphic designer, entrepreneur and photographer. Mostly self-educated, with over 30 years in the printing... Read More →
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Garry Oker

Designer, Artist, and Elected Councilor, Doig River First Nation
Garry Oker MA is an Designer, artist, and elected councilor at Doig River First Nation with the portfolio of culture and technology. He incorporates Dane-zaa hunter’s philosophy in all his projects, from ceremonial performances to safety training for industry. Mr Oker has worked... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon F RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

4:00pm

Social Enterprise Pitch Competition
Social Innovation Challenges are events where EDGE and a non-profit partner invite local aspiring social entrepreneurs to workshop their ideas with mentors. After a day of creating a simple business plan, they pitch the Social Enterprise to a panel of judges.

For EconoUs2019, we will replace the judges with a 'jury' of participants from the conference. You will be instructed on how to judge each 2 minute pitch and record you score on a ballot card that you receive in advance. After each pitch you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Finally, the voting will be tallied and the top pitches awarded start up money.

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Carla Leon

Innovation & Special Projects, The United Church of Canada
Carla is the lead for Innovation & Special Projects at the United Church of Canada where she has launched a central procurement platform, an innovation fund, the Social Innovation Challenge and most recently a coaching program to help communities of faith re-imagine who they are in... Read More →
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Joshua Fernandes

EDGE Event and Community Manager, United Church of Canada
Joshua jokes that he is a burnt out activist, recovering from a young male ego. He hopes to approach outer social change through the frame of inner spiritual transformation. He loves cycling, cooking, civic engagement and building and being in community. Professionally, he works with... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon H RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

4:00pm

Social Procurement: Building a Social Value Marketplace | L’approvisionnement social : bâtir une valeur sociale de marché
Social Procurement: Building a Social Value Marketplace
In every community, regardless of size and location, there is a market place for the sale of goods and services. Every transaction has an economic, environmental and social impact. Integrating Social Procurement policy into the existing buying of goods and services and infrastructure developments creates community capital, not merely economic transactions.

Social procurement is a valuable tool for local CED activities by engaging multiple stakeholders and leveraging existing purchasing to create greater local community value. Buy Social Canada will share case studies, tools and resources to provide you the capacity to adopt or enhance a social procurement in your community.
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L’approvisionnement social : bâtir une valeur sociale de marché
Dans chaque communauté, peu importe où elle se trouve et sa taille, il y a un marché pour la vente de biens et de services. Chaque transaction a un impact économique, environnemental et social. Intégrer une politique d’approvisionnement social dans l’achat de biens et de services existants et dans le développement des infrastructures crée un capital communautaire, et pas seulement des transactions économiques.

L’approvisionnement social est un outil indispensable aux activités locales de DEC, car il mobilise de multiples acteurs et mise sur l’approvisionnement déjà existant afin de créer une plus grande valeur communautaire locale. Buy Social Canada partagera des études de cas, des outils et des ressources pour vous aider à adopter ou à améliorer l’approvisionnement social dans votre communauté.

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David LePage

Managing Partner, Buy Social Canada
David LePage is the Managing Partner of Buy Social Canada. Buy Social Canada, a network of partners across Canada which advocates for and promotes a supportive public policy environment and the practice of leveraging community value from existing procurement. Buy Social Canada offers... Read More →
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Elizabeth Chick

Executive Director, Buy Social Canada
Elizabeth Chick is the Executive Director of Buy Social Canada, an initiative that promotes social purchasing – helping organizations across Canada to “purchase with a purpose” – and social enterprise certification. Elizabeth studied Law at the University of Cambridge and... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon C1 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

4:00pm

Worker Co-operative Platforms vs Gig Economy: How to get the rightful share in digital economy
WMRCC is running a two-year-project of developing worker cooperatives, funded by OTF.
The panel will be 6-women workers from childminding, personal support, interpretation, cleaning, art, & sewing. Each woman is heading a cooperative-group of 20-25 women trained in 7-principles, and 10-steps of developing a co-operative.
A slide of pictures will be shown on projector about the project.
The coordinator will introduce topics in three rounds; need of making a worker cooperative, challenges of developing a worker cooperative, the help available in start-up, & growing by coop stakeholders. 
Then the floor will be open for discussions and networking opportunities.

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Janet Bennett Cox

Leader, Cleaner’s Cooperative
Janet Bennett Cox is a committed leader with great passion, dedication and energy. She is currently advising the Cooperative Comfort Care Senior’s group, who is working towards the formation of a coop that will provide Afrocentric experience in senior care that is very lacking in... Read More →
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Sandra Davis

Director, Sewing Cooperative Group
Sandra is running a Sewing Cooperative Group. She is extremely passionate about community development, with the ability to identify, motivate individuals. Her passion is to always help the disenfranchised and empower those needing direction. She is leading a group of 20 seamstress... Read More →
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Usha Letchumanan

Leader, Interpreter and Translators Platform Co-operative
Usha Letchumanan is the leader of Interpreter and Translators Platform Co-operative. She has been serving clients as a Tamil interpreter for the past ten years. Recently she has started “Interpreter and Translator Platform Co-operative” with 25 members where she can get the orders... Read More →
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Jennifer Miller

Manager for Ontario Housing, Cooperative Cleaners of Ontario
Jennifer Miller is an efficient, hardworking, and organized member of the Cooperative Cleaners of Ontario. She is experienced as a property manager for Ontario Housing. Her enthusiasm and mindfulness are excellent resource to inspire confidence in the group as they strive to reach... Read More →
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Iffat Zehra

Project Coordinator, WMRCC
Iffat Zehra is the Project Coordinator of Worker Cooperative Development Project of Women Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre of Durham (WMRCC). She is a certified cooperative developer, who has a lot of experience in developing cooperatives in Canada, and Cambodia.
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Esther Enyolu

Executive Director, WMRCC
Esther Enyolu is the Executive Director of Women Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre of Durham (WMRCC). She is a dynamic leader on the issues of gender based violence, human rights and inclusive. She has diligently served the community and is instrumental to developing some... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon J RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

4:00pm

Guide opérationnel d'achat auprès des entreprises d'économie sociale | Operational Guide for Purchasing from Social Economy Enterprises
Guide opérationnel d'achat auprès des entreprises d'économie sociale
Les acheteurs institutionnels sont à la recherche d'outils opérationnels pour mettre en place l'achat social. Depuis 10 ans l’ECPAR a outillé plus de 50 organisations et 200 professionnels des acquisitions et du développement durable, animé des communautés de pratiques qui ont produit plus de trente outils opérationnels, favorisé le transfert et le partage d’expertise et accompagné l’implantation de pratiques en approvisionnement responsable.

L'atelier a pour objectif de renforcer les capacités des équipes acquisitions des institutions publiques et privé à utiliser un guide opérationnel d’implantation de l'achat social. L'atelier comportera deux parties:

1. Le contenu du guide sera présenté : le guide présente les actions clés à réaliser aux étapes clés du processus d’acquisition.
2. les responsables acquisition de deux organisations (ville de Montréal et Hydro-Québec) qui ont testé le guide expliqueront comment en assurer l’implantation.
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Operational Guide for Purchasing from Social Economy Enterprises
Institutional buyers are looking for operational tools to implement social purchasing. Over the past 10 years, ECPAR has equipped more than 50 organizations and 200 procurement and sustainable development professionals, led communities of practice that have produced more than 30 operational tools, promoted the transfer and sharing of expertise and supported the implementation of responsible purchasing practices.

The objective of the workshop is to strengthen the capacity of procurement teams in public and private institutions to use an operational guide for implementing social procurement. The workshop will be divided into two parts:

1. The content of the guide will be presented: the guide presents the key actions to be carried out at key stages of the acquisition process.
2. The procurement managers of two organizations (City of Montréal and Hydro-Québec) who tested the guide will explain how to implement it.

Facilitators | Animatrices et...
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Marie-Josée Laforge

Chargée de recherche, ECPAR
Marie-Josée has a bachelor degree in environment and a master degree in cooperative management from Sherbrooke University (Québec). She co-created a bike workshop cooperative and accompanied several youth groups in the development of cooperative projects. She recently joined ECPAR’s... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon G RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada
  • Host Organization ECPAR

5:00pm

Dinner Out on the Town | Souper au restaurant de la ville
Participants are welcome to find their own dinner amongst the many fine dining establishments in London! London Tourism and the conference planning team have provided a few restaurant suggestions for your consideration.

**** Please call ahead to make reservations. ****


Co-ops, Social Enterprises, Local Specialties

Downtown Restaurants

This is not a full list of downtown restaurants but should help get you started on exploring options. For more options or to see the London Visitors Guide please visit: https://www.londontourism.ca/Food-and-Drink.

Tuesday September 17, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Multiple locations | Emplacements multiples

7:00pm

The Making of a Democratic Economy: How to build prosperity for the many
Join Ted Howard and Michelle Baldwin to learn about inclusive economic development and explore ways that local policy and funding strategies can support such projects.

Ted will share his successful experience with the "Cleveland Model" which is a model of large-scale worker- and community-benefiting enterprises where low-income neighbourhoods, anchor institutions, community foundations and local governments can work together to build an inclusive economy.

Michelle will moderate the discussion to help us better understand the model and start envisioning real opportunities.

This event will also be an opportunity to learn more about Ted's new book called
The Making of a Democratic Economy- Building Prosperity for the Many, Not Just the Few
"A clarion call for a movement ready to get serious about transforming our economic system. Illuminating the principles of a democratic economy through the stories of on-the-ground community wealth builders and their unlikely accomplices in the halls of institutional power, this book is a must-read for everyone concerned with how we win the fight for an economy that’s equitable, not extractive."

Register Here

Ted Howard is the Co-founder and President of The Democracy Collaborative. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of the National Center for Economic Alternatives. He is the architect of the green jobs and wealth-building program in Cleveland, Ohio, known as the Evergreen Cooperatives, based in part on the Mondragon Cooperatives in the Basque Region of Spain. Characterized in press accounts as "The Cleveland Model," Evergreen is an effort to create green jobs in low-income neighbourhoods using the purchasing power of the City's anchor institutions (hospitals, universities, etc.) to create local worker cooperative businesses.

Michelle Baldwin is the Executive Director of Pillar Nonprofit Network and helped to co-create Innovation Works and VERGE Capital in London, Ontario. She is a firm believer that nonprofits are integral to our community and that business, government and nonprofit sectors must work collaboratively to strengthen it. In the development of Innovation Works a 32,000 sq ft co-working space for social innovators, Michelle was involved in bringing innovative social finance tools including a 1 million dollar community bond and 1.2 million in social finance loans to make the project possible.


Facilitators | Animatrices et...
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Ted Howard

Co-founder and President, The Democracy Collaborative
Ted Howard is the Co-founder and President of The Democracy Collaborative, an action-oriented progressive think tank established 20 years ago in the United States. He has been named one of “25 visionaries who are changing your world” by the Utne Reader and identified by the... Read More →
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Michelle Baldwin

Executive Director, Pillar Nonprofit Network
Michelle Baldwin is Executive Director of Pillar Nonprofit Network and is currently participating in a Reflective Practice & Research Fellowship focused on reflection and strategic projects for the organization. As a social innovator whose personal mission is to be a community connector... Read More →



Tuesday September 17, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Innovation Works London 201 King Street London, ON N6A 1C9
 
Wednesday, September 18
 

6:30am

Sunrise Ceremony | Cérémonie du lever du soleil
Start the day with intention, gratitude, and hope. The sunrise ceremony will consist of a smudging ceremony, honouring the water, and a tobacco offering for self, loved ones and community. Join Ann Marie Proulx and Stanford White of Niimi Manidoo Consulting to start the day off together in a good way through song and the giving of thanks for all creation.

Photos and filming are not appropriate during a sunrise ceremony. In particular, we avoid capturing images of the sacred medicines or fire or people while in ceremony.
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Commencez votre journée avec motivation, gratitude et espoir. La cérémonie du lever du soleil consistera en une cérémonie de purification par la fumée (« smudging »), en l'honneur de l'eau, et en une offrande de tabac pour vous-même, vos proches et la communauté. Joignez-vous à Ann Marie Proulx et Stanford White de Niimi Manidoo Consulting pour bien commencer la journée ensemble en chanson et avec gratitude envers la vie.

Il ne sont pas appropriés à prendre les photos et les vidéos lors d'une cérémonie du lever du soleil. En particulier, nous évitons de capturer des images des médicaments sacrés ou du feu ou des gens pendant la cérémonie.


Wednesday September 18, 2019 6:30am - 7:30am
King Street Patio | Terrasse de King Street RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

7:30am

Breakfast | Petit-déjeuner
Wednesday September 18, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
Ballroom 3456 | Salle de bal 3456 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

8:30am

21st Century Leadership | Leadership du 21e siècle
21st Century Leadership
It’s frequently said that ‘people are our greatest asset.’ But too often, a wealth of experience and talents in our own communities and organizations remains hidden when we don’t create an environment that fosters participation. As EconoUs shifts to an action-oriented, peer-learning format for the final morning, this session will look at how to open the door to conversations that can catalyze innovation in our communities and organizations in amazing -- and sometimes unexpected -- ways.
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Leadership du 21e siècle
Il est fréquemment dit que les « personnes sont notre plus grand atout ». Mais trop souvent, une vaste expérience et des talents dans nos communautés et organisations demeurent cachés et nous ne créons pas un environnement qui favorise la participation. Alors qu’EcoNous revêt un format d’apprentissage entre pairs orienté vers l’action pour la dernière matinée, cette session examinera comment ouvrir la porte à des conversations qui peuvent catalyser l’innovation dans nos communautés et organisations de façons étonnantes et quelques fois inattendues.

Moderators
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Alejandra Bravo

Director, Power Lab
Alejandra Bravo is the Director of the Power Lab, a new leadership learning initiative focused on local organizing for a fair economy. She is also the Director of Leadership and Training at the Broadbent Institute, where she builds backbone for progressive organizing in Canada. Active... Read More →

Facilitators | Animatrices et...
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Priyanka Lloyd

Executive Director, Green Economy Canada
Priyanka is the Executive Director of Green Economy Canada, a non-profit organization that is changing business-as-usual by launching and growing Green Economy Hubs across Canada. Previously, she was the founding Managing Director at Green Economy Canada and has held marketing and... Read More →
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Julien Geremie

Directeur général, Conseil de la Coopérarion de l'Ontario
Julien Geremie is Executive Director of the Ontario Cooperation Council. He has been responsible over the years for the support of dozens of cooperatives and social enterprises across Ontario including in the areas of agriculture, rural development, health, business succession And... Read More →
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Alia Abaya

Director, Community Impact, Alterna Savings
Alia Abaya’s passion is finding unique ways to bring people together, especially groups which seem like uncommon allies. Her past projects range from creating opportunities for incarcerated indigenous youth to exercise their voice, to negotiating with Middle Eastern countries in... Read More →
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Patti Tallman

Executive Director, Haliburton County Development Corporation
The Executive Director for the Haliburton County Development Corporation (HCDC) a Community Futures Development Corporation. She has been working with the HCDC for 22 years, and in early 2018 she became the Executive Director.She successfully administered the Eastern Ontario Development... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2019 8:30am - 9:35am
Ballroom 3456 | Salle de bal 3456 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

9:35am

Refreshment Break | Pause rafraîchissements
Wednesday September 18, 2019 9:35am - 10:00am
Ballroom 3456 | Salle de bal 3456 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

10:00am

Design Thinking for Communities Leading Innovation | Le design thinking pour les communautés porteuses d’innovation
Using design thinking and asset-based community development methodology, this plenary workshop will have you flexing your knowledge and skills, connecting and building relations, and together, navigating the possibilities of communities leading innovation. Open innovation methods will encourage active participation by all, generating the themes that will guide the workshop and new insights into current realities.

Design thinking is a cultural-based, creative approach to problem solving and innovation. It is considered a creative-outlet, human-centered, participatory, exploratory, problem-solving process that values diverse perspectives of any given problem. Design thinking has its roots in architecture and engineering and has evolved from these disciplines into an interdisciplinary ‘way of thinking’ and a methodology for creative problem solving.
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À l’aide du design thinking et de la méthodologie de développement communautaire fondé sur les acquis, cet atelier plénier vous fera utiliser vos connaissances et vos habiletés, faire des liens et créer des relations, et ensemble, naviguer les possibilités des communautés porteuses d’innovation. Des méthodes d’innovation ouverte encourageront la participation active de tous et de toutes, produisant les thèmes qui mèneront l’atelier et de nouvelles perspectives des réalités actuelles.

Le design thinking est une approche culturelle et créative de résolution de problèmes et d’innovation. Il est considéré comme un processus de résolution de problèmes centré sur l’humain, participatif et exploratoire qui valorise diverses perspectives de tout problème et qui sert d’exutoire créatif. Le design thinking tire ses origines de l’architecture et de l’ingénierie et a évolué à partir de ces disciplines en une « façon de penser » et une méthodologie interdisciplinaire pour la résolution créative de problèmes.

Facilitators | Animatrices et...
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Shyra Barberstock

Lead Facilitator/Workshop Designer, Okwaho Equal Source
Shyra Barberstock's academic career and entrepreneurship expertise in Indigenous social innovation and social impact is highly sought-after by public and private institutions. Shyra brings over a decade of experience as a workshop facilitator and trainer and more than six years... Read More →
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Ryan ‘Rye’ Barberstock

Co-Facilitator, Project Administration/Coordinator, Okwaho Equal Source
Ryan ‘Rye’ Barberstock has an extensive background in Indigenous relations and community building. Rye has held senior communications and leadership positions at National Indigenous Organizations and leadership roles in First Nations communities in southwestern Ontario. Rye... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
Ballroom 3456 | Salle de bal 3456 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada

12:30pm

Lunch and Collective Closing by Witnesses | Clôture collective par les témoins
A small group of individuals have been invited to take on the role of witnesses for EconoUs2019. They will be sharing back what they have heard at a special collective closing plenary on Wednesday Sept. 18.

Witnessing is a very old and respected tradition. The stories of events are told to others to inspire change, to encourage working together, and to keep history alive.

In traditional West Coast ceremonies, witnesses are intended to ensure the community members and guests witness certain events and that ceremony is held to the highest standard and done with great respect. This is similar to the Big House traditions of the Haudenosaunee.

Specific individuals are called to witness the event, who take on the responsibility to remember and to take the story forward and share further what they heard or witnessed.

Those who accept the role are responsible for ensuring the community knows of the event and to vouch for the integrity of the ceremony for future reference. This is not an easy task or to be taken lightly. It means opening yourself to the truth of others, allowing yourself and others to be changed by it. In essence, relating what was said or done, not what you think was said or done.

Everyone who attends community events is a witness. We share a collective responsibility to make things better and to act upon our learning while listening to others, because if we do nothing, nothing will change.

* with gratitude to Michael Lickers' guidance and words shared on "The Role of Witness," adapted to provide the above description of witnessing.
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Un petit groupe de personnes a été invité à prendre le rôle des témoins pour EcoNous2019. Ils repartageront ce qu’ils auront entendu lors d’une plénière collective spéciale de fermeture le mercredi 18 septembre.

Être témoin est une très vieille tradition respectée. Les récits d’événements sont racontés à d’autres afin d'inspirer le changement, d'encourager le travail en commun et de garder l'histoire en vie. 

Dans les cérémonies traditionnelles de la côte Ouest, les témoins ont pour but de s’assurer la participation des membres de la communauté ainsi que les invités témoignent de certains événements, mais également que la cérémonie respecte les normes les plus élevées de probité et qu’elle soient faite avec un grand respect. Ceci ressemble aux traditions Big House des Haudenosaunee.

Il est demandé à des personnes précises de témoigner de l’événement. Celles-ci ont la responsabilité de se rappeler des évènements et de faire perdurer le récit en partageant ce qu’ils ont vu ou témoigné.

Les personnes qui acceptent le rôle sont responsables de s’assurer que la communauté connaisse l’événement et se portent garantes de l’intégrité de la cérémonie pour toute consultation ultérieure. Ce n’est pas une tâche facile ou à prendre à la légère. Cela signifie qu’il faut s’ouvrir à la réalité des autres, vous permettant mais permettant aussi aux autres d’être change par celle ci. En substance, relater ce qui a été dit ou fait et non ce que vous croyez qui a été dit ou fait.

Toute personne qui participe à des événements communautaires ou des cérémonies est un témoin. Nous partageons une responsabilité collective d’améliorer les choses et d’agir sur notre apprentissage tout en écoutant les autres, car si nous ne faisons rien, rien ne changera.

* Remerciant Michael Licker pour ses conseils et ses mots partagés sur « The Role of Witness » adaptés pour fournir la description ci-dessus du témoignage.


Facilitators | Animatrices et...
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André Vashist

Director, Social Innovation, Pillar Nonprofit Network
I am a facilitator of multi-stakeholder and complex collaborations that support an inclusive, sustainable and resilient community through work with Pillar Nonprofit Network as the Director of Social Innovation.We are learning how to support initiatives that facilitate adaptive and... Read More →
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Amanda L. Kennedy

Indigenous Social Innovator, Kuwahs^nahawi Social Enterprise
Amanda L. Kennedy is a Haudenosaunee Woman Leader and Indigenous Social Innovator from the Oneida Nation of the Thames.  She is Iroquois, bear clan and her Spirit name is Kuwahs^naha:wi that means “in her name they carry” in the On^yota’a:ka (Oneida) language.   Amanda is... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom 3456 | Salle de bal 3456 RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada