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Fall for Social Acquisitions: Designing an Inclusive Recovery

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A growing network of Canadian organizations and professionals are exploring Social Acquisitions for Business Recovery (SABR), a strategy that sees conventional enterprises transition into social purpose enterprising forms (like a co-op, a social enterprise, a charity, a non-profit, or any combination of the same).

Every month, we convene the network to do four things: connect, inform, collaborate, and learn. This month's theme will be: Designing an Inclusive Recovery. We will be exploring ways that social acquisitions can be leveraged to build back better, more resilient, and more inclusive.

Join at 11am EDT on October 22 2020 to hear about hard work being done and opportunities being created to Activate and Design SABR solutions, participate in some engaging social innovation activities that will spark your creativity, and as always, forge powerful new connections with Canadian professionals who are leading the charge in Social Acquisitions for Business Recovery. All are welcome!

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What If the Tools and Templates Were Available to Speed Our Progress?

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10:00am to 11:30am Pacific Time
1:00pm to 2:30pm Eastern Time

The good news is that they are! Buy Social Canada and others who are active in the Social Value Marketplace have already done great work to create tools and templates to address legal concerns, shape deals between social purchasers and suppliers, and structure financing that suits the aims of social value creation.

We know that in the first two workshops, the sparks of new relationships will fly. As collaboration moves from connection to contracting, we will all need templates and tools we can use as a starting point for thriving relationships moving forward.

As a result, this third workshop will offer a marketplace of tools and templates for you to explore. We will create space for people to access the support they need and try out hands-on approaches to build the social value marketplace.

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What If We Could Build Relationships and Bridge Gaps Between Ecosystem Players?

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10:00am to 11:30am Pacific Time
1:00pm to 2:30pm Eastern Time

There are many, many, moving parts in the Social Value Marketplace economy. No two communities or situations are the same. Depending on where you stand in the ecosystem your experience, frustrations, hurdles, and possibilities will look different from others.

Each of us has many things to consider in our own ‘silos’. Maybe some of the answers reside in other parts of the ecosystem. Understanding what purchasers, enterprisers, and financiers are grappling with … together … we can come to grips with things better by crossing those boundaries. The more diversity we can invite into this workshop the better.

What if we cleared the air on what is frustrating you, what your concerns are, and the hurdles you face? What if you were in contact with people who shared those experiences and are also moving through them? What if you could better understand what your partners really have to offer and need?

How can we find, amongst us, what we most need to be freed to play our own part more effectively? What if we found ways to collaborate to advance our mutual goals?

In this workshop you will have an opportunity to air your frustrations, name your hurdles, ask for what you need, and offer what you have to bring to the table … in order to grow your place in the Marketplace Revolution.

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What If The Stories of The Social Value Marketplace Were Told Better and More Broadly?

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10:00am to 11:30am Pacific Time
1:00pm to 2:30pm Eastern Time

If all of us who are advancing the Social Value Marketplace worked collectively to share our stories, we could shift the narrative. Every story is important. Our stories convey the diversity of motivations and perspectives that bring us together and why the Social Value Marketplace is so important. Our stories can expand understanding and our sphere of influence. They can bring new players to the table and spark collaboration.

What if we explored all the ways we are and could share our individual stories AND the story of the movement in general? What if we leveraged all of our mutual story channels, websites, social media platforms, and email lists in collaborative ways to support one another and our cause? What would success look like?

How can we use stories to expand the circle, influence public policy, market our enterprises, find customers, find suppliers, close deals, and get things done?

In this workshop we will discover the expertise and assets in the room, dream up possibilities, design collaborations, and move towards delivering on our shared potential.

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What if We Spark a Marketplace Revolution? (3-Part Series)

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1:00pm to 2:30pm Eastern Time

We know there are problems. Let’s work on solutions.

We have an unprecedented moment to do things differently. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought our systems and economy to a near standstill. People around the world are asking: How we can Build Back Better?

The old ways, the old models, won’t work. We have to get beyond business as usual.

These workshops will be pragmatic. We will learn AND create together. Our aim is to connect social enterprises, social purchasers, and social financiers and to DO things together to advance our mutual interests and cause. Our intention is to invite new people in, cross-siloes, and begin new collaborations.

  • Social Value Marketplace Workshop 1: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. PST / 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST
    • What If The Stories of The Social Value Marketplace Were Told Better and More Broadly?
  • Social Value Marketplace Workshop 2: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. PST / 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST
    • What If We Could Build Relationships and Bridge Gaps Between Ecosystem Players?
  • Social Value Marketplace Workshop 3: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. PST / 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST
    • What If the Tools and Templates Were Available to Speed Our Progress?

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Note: you can also register for individual workshops. See events pages for Workshop 1, Workshop 2, and Workshop 3

The Social Economy: Breakthroughs from the Local to the Global

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The economy is not a single thing - it is plural, and integrates the private economy, the public economy, and the social economy. The social economy refers to the economy on a human scale, which aims to be inclusive, putting people at the heart of development.

Present around the world, its multiple practices, focused on economic, social, environmental, political, community, and holistic dimensions, offer concrete responses to today's societal challenges.

Join us to discover the advancements of this economy from the local to the international!

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Speakers :

Yvon Poirier | RIPESS, Intercontinental network for the promotion of social solidarity economy

Ethel Coté | équipe genre, RIPESS/MécènESS

Michael Toye | The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNET)

Julien Geremie | Conseil de la coopération de l'Ontario (CCO)

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