Build & Grow Your Social Enterprise

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1 June, 2016

9:00am to 12:00pm
United Way of Winnipeg Learning Centre
1st floor, 580 Main St.

CCEDNet Mbrs: $25 | Non-Members: $75

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Non-profits and social entrepreneurs are increasingly considering social enterprise – a blended value model where business methods are put to work achieving social impacts. This workshop will explain what social enterprise is and what it’s not, then lead participants through an overview of the typical steps in an enterprise’s early development. The facilitators will introduce participants to tools for deciding if you’re ready to take on an enterprise, how to clarify your idea, test it’s feasibility, plan the business model including legal and financial considerations, start-up and then evaluate and strengthen.

Anyone curious about social enterprise will benefit from this half-day session. Non-profit organizations considering the model and economic or business developers wanting to expand their knowledge are particularly welcome. All participants will receive a copy of the Canadian Guide on Social Enterprise, developed by Enterprising Non-Profits.

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Hosted by Social Enterprise Manitoba (a new CCEDNet – Manitoba initiative)

Learning Objectives:

  • What social enterprise is, and what it isn’t.
  • The steps in a typical social enterprise development path, including some important legal and financial pieces.
  • Resources & tools that exist to support enterprise development.
  • If you’re eligible and how to apply for the Social Enterprise Manitoba Development Grant.

Organizations must attend this workshop to be eligible for a Social Enterprise Manitoba Development Grant.


Carinna RosalesCarinna Rosales (SEED WInnipeg - Director, Business Development Services)
With over 10 years of experience in the non-profit and CED sector. The foundation of her experience stems from family businesses, primarily in the hospitality industry. She also has international business experience, particularly in communications, market research and the development of export-market feasibility studies. Carinna holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Manitoba, an Advanced Diploma in International Business from Red River College and is working toward a Certificate in Mediation Services specializing in Organizational Leadership. Carinna’s expertise includes small business development, program planning and implementation, program administration, facilitation of training and workshops, and assistance to individuals and groups toward achieving their business goals.

frankFrank Atnikov (CCEDNet - Social Enterprise Program Manager)
With support and coaching on everything from social enterprise and strategic planning, to marketing, finance and operations, Frank helps expand ability to do good in the community without sacrificing the value-based essence that makes an organization who they are. He provides insight from the best of both worlds, helping take social missions further. An ever-increasing resource squeeze and demand that outpaces capacity is leading many organizations to acknowledge the divide between big dreams and practical reality. Frank helps clients bridge the gap between business best practice and the greater good.

sarahSarah Leeson-Klym (CCEDNet - Manitoba Regional Director)
Starting in 2011, her previous position as Learning and Engagement Coordinator focused on engaging CCEDNet’s Manitoba members, creating learning programs, coordinating The Manitoba Gathering, and the Enterprising Non-Profits program for social enterprise development. Sarah is active in her neighbourhood as a board member of the Daniel McIntyre St. Matthews Community Association. She is also a dedicated board member of the growing Rainbow Trout Music Festival and a regular volunteer for the LITE Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast.

The Canadian CED Network
Winnipeg  Manitoba
Entrepreneurship & Business Development
Organizational Development
Social Economy & Social Enterprise