Resources and Options to Further Explore Social Enterprise Development

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31 July, 2013

The Counselling Foundation of Canada and Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) are pleased to host a FREE  webinar series for organizations interested in learning more about social enterprises that promote employment skills. This three-part series will run on three Wednesdays in July. It will provide an introduction to social enterprise with a focus on those that promote employment training and employment opportunities, an exploration of three case studies of successful employment training social enterprises from across Canada, and the support that exists for organizations seeking to explore how they could potentially launch a social enterprise, including Innoweave and enp services.Thank You for Registering

Additionally, Innoweave will host a standalone introduction to social enterprise webinar on September 12.

Session #3: Wednesday, July 31 from 12PM to 1PM ET

Resources and options to further explore social enterprise development.

Developing a social enterprise includes engaging your organization in a process of building organizational readiness, enterprise selection, business planning, launch and operations. Accessing the right tools and resources along the development path is essential. David will review the enp and other related resources you can access along your journey. Aaron will describe how Innoweave helps community organizations develop and launch their social enterprise ideas through workshops and coaching grants.

This webinar will provide:

  • Key components of the social enterprise development path and what you need to know to proceed
  • Review the Canadian Social Enterprise Guide
  • Updates on Social Enterprise Canada / enp-Canada web based tools and resources
  • Information on Innoweave workshops and coaching grants
  • The network of resources across Canada

Presented by: David Lepage (Team Manager, Enterprising Non-Profits) and Aaron Good (Managing Director, SiG@McConnell)

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) provides resources, technical assistance, workshops, and grants and is collaborating on creating an enabling environment for social enterprise across Canada. Enp began in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1997 with a pilot project led by Vancity Community Foundation in collaboration with the Vancouver Foundation and the United Way of the Lower Mainland. Over the past few years, additional enp programs have launched or are piloting in Alberta, Toronto, Ottawa and Nova Scotia.

David is the Team Manager of Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) supporting the development and growth of social enterprises.  Enp provides resources, technical assistance, workshops, grants and is collaborating on creating an enabling environment for social enterprise across Canada. He has worked in the non-profit arena for over 35 years, in inner cities, and remote communities, diverse cultural communities, in multiple roles, from board, manager, staff, and funder.

Innoweave is an initiative of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, in collaboration with Social Innovation Generation (SiG), thought leaders, academics, and partners from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Innoweave’s objective is to help community sector leaders learn about, assess, and implement with new tools and processes to effect large-scale change. Innoweave currently has seven modules including social enterprise, social finance, cloud computing, developmental evaluation, collective impact and others. During the webinar, we will describe how an Innoweave Social Enterprise workshops can help your team explore and develop its social enterprise idea and how Innoweave can help you connect with a social enterprise coach and access grants for coaching,

Aaron is the Managing Director responsible for Social Innovation at The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and a Senior Associate of Canada’s Public Policy Forum. His responsibilities at the Foundation include the development and implementation of Innoweave, a platform to help nonprofts implement new approaches including social enterprise, social finance, strategic clarity, cloud computing, collective impact, developmental evaluation.

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If you have questions regarding this webinar series, please contact Mario R. Gravelle at

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