Social Impact Models Breaking Down Barriers for Homeless Populations

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8 December, 2015

This webinar will feature the work of CleanStart, a non-profit social enterprise providing eco-friendly junk removal and job programs for residents with barriers to employment in the Downtown East Side of Vancouver. We will also hear from Exeko, a progressive Montréal based social innovation agency using creativity, art and philosophy to promote social inclusion through cultural and intellectual mediations addressing homelessness and Aboriginal youth among others. 

Discover how CleanStart, once small start-up, is moving to the next phase of expansion through the creation of comprehensive job training programs, social media outreach and flexible employee supports to marginalized individuals facing barriers to employment. Hearabout the significant impacts they have made working with affordable housing and homelessness communities across Vancouver through their social return on investment model.

Learn about Exeko’s idAction Mobile program, a philosophical and cultural caravan that tours the streets of Montréal to engage citizens, in particular those experiencing homelessness. On board are books, newspapers, eyeglasses, art supplies, documentary films and writing kits, all offering the means of civic participation through access to information on current events, while providing a safe space for knowledge exchange, discussion, artistic play and self-discovery.  

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Laura Barreca: Operations Manager, CleanStart, Vancouver (BC)

Nadia Duguay: Co-Founder & Executive Director, Exeko, Montréal (QC)

* This webinar will be delivered in English only.

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