Social Enterprise World Forum Rural Forum

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8 June, 2021 to 9 June, 2021

SEWF 2021 logoSEWF 2021: Co-hosted with Common Good Solutions (Nova Scotia, Canada)

In 2021, the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is partnering with Common Good Solutions in Nova Scotia as event co-host to shine a spotlight on Canada, while addressing priorities and issues for social enterprises around the world. Key themes will include climate change, young people, social procurement, economic recovery and indigenous social enterprises. 

SEWF will be kicking off their new annual event programme with a Policy Forum in April. This will be followed by the a Rural Forum in June and SEWF 2021 in late September/early October. They will close the year with the SEWF Academic Forum in November. All events will be in English and French and will have digital participation with their flagship forum – depending on travel restrictions – blending online and in-person sessions (to be confirmed 1st March).

The new event strategy recognises the ongoing and lasting impacts of COVID-19 on the SEWF community, as well as the opportunity digital presents and builds on the success and lessons learned from last year’s event and also the Community Consultation SEWF recently undertook. 

Rural Forum (8 & 9 June)
Social enterprises are often the glue that keep rural communities together. And yet they face a range of challenges that their urban counterparts do not. That’s why SEWF has created a dedicated event to support, connect and build the rural social enterprise community.

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Other SEWF 2021 events

  • Policy Forum (27 & 28 April)
    • Join the launch of the new Social Procurement Community of Practice! Effective policy is essential to facilitate the development of social enterprise. Whether you’re a policymaker, agency or intermediary involved in policies, you will be able to connect and learn at this event. 
  • SEWF 2021 (September/October)
    • SEWF's flagship forum is one of the world’s leading events for social enterprise. It provides a space for connection and community, conversations and collaborations. It’s also an opportunity to be informed and inspired by masterclasses, presentations and panel discussions.
  • Academic Forum (November)

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The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF)
By virtual forum  --
Community Capacity Building
Community ownership
Conceptual Frameworks & Approaches
International CED
Rural CED
Sector-Based Strategies
Social Economy & Social Enterprise
Social Innovation
Social Justice
Stories and Experiences