Webinar: A Virtual Tour of Innovative Social Enterprises in Rural Manitoba

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26 April, 2014

During this online webinar, we will explore some of the creative ways people in rural areas have breathed new life into their communities while filling gaps in services and developing new employment opportunities. 

Saturday, April 26th, 2014
11:30am Central Time 

Dr. Megan McKenzie
Dr. Megan McKenzie is currently the President of Rural Roots Food Cooperative in Boissevain, MB. She was involved in conflict resolution and democracy work in Colombia, the Middle East, Ireland, DR Congo and the inner-city of Winnipeg before returning to rural Manitoba to raise her young family and work as a conflict specialist. She holds a PhD from Trinity College, Dublin. 
Co-Facilitator: Robert Guilford
Robert Guilford was instrumental in founding the Harvest Moon Society and the Harvest Moon Learning Centre in Clearwater. He has been involved in mentoring new chicken farmers in Northern Manitoba. Music lovers know him as one of the emcees at the Harvest Moon Festival, held every fall in Clearwater.

For more information or to register contact:
Melissa Allen, bdc@cfwestman.ca
Tel: 204 726 1513 or 1 888 303 2232
Please RSVP by March 31, 2014

This event is being hosted as part of an educational series:

Using Cooperatives and Social Enterprises to Create Resilient Rural Communities

Cooperative and social enterprises are responding to issues rural Canadian communities face, such as declining populations and the loss of services associated with it. Three events examine how cooperatives and other social enterprises are being used to help create resilient small towns and rural communities. 
Case studies and examples will be explored; participants will have the opportunity to share experiences and concerns from their own rural community. Discussions will include how they assess cooperatives and social enterprises, and will address related concerns and resources needed to start up and sustain co-operatives. 
Other Events:
  • Community Economic Development Practitioners
  • Local and Regional Leaders
  • NGOs
  • Business and Community Development Agencies
  • Community Organizations
  • Business Owners and Employees
  • Financial Advisors
  • All interested residents!


Brandon University | Canadian CED Network | Community Futures | Rural Development Institute
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