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Ask Me Anything with Shaun Loney

The Beautiful Bailout12pm Eastern Time

You're invited to an online Q&A session with Shaun Loney, author of The Beautiful Bailout: How A Social Innovation Scale-up Will Solve Government's Priciest Problems (2018)

Shaun Loney is an Ashoka Fellow and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He has co-founded and mentored twelve successful social enterprises, including BUILD Inc. (2011 Scotia Bank EcoLiving Green Business of the Year) and Aki Energy (2016 National Canada Startup Canada award winner). Prior to his work with social enterprises, Shaun spent over a decade in senior levels of government. Shaun is a widely sought-after speaker and is the team-lead at Encompass Co-op, which works with First Nations, non-profits and governments to promote social innovation.

Register now for the Ask Me Anything with Shaun Loney

ABOUT THE BOOK

Business-savvy non-profits and socially savvy investors have Canada on the cusp of a social innovation breakthrough. Our plan is to leave the child welfare crisis, ballooning health care costs and epidemic levels of incarceration behind for good. To make it over the tipping point, all that is required is for governments to say “yes” to a shockingly simple question.

“. . . powerful alternatives to the status quo.”
Ry Moran, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

“Provocative, practical and promising.”
Barb Steele, Executive Director of Ashoka Canada

“. . . a new narrative, a refreshing approach . . .”
Loren Remillard, President and CEO, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

“Ground-breaking Canadian social entrepreneur Shaun Loney shows how it’s done. Innovation that leaves you asking, ‘Why isn’t everyone doing this already?”
Michael Toye, Executive Director of the Canadian CED Network

A Community Engagement Thought-Leader Series (NS)

Tamarack is excited to present a special one-day workshop with Max Hardy, a leading Australian Community Engagement consultant, along with Liz Weaver and Sylvia Cheuy of the Tamarack Institute to learn core principles and innovative practices to better engage your community.

If you are seeking new, high-impact ways for organizations and communities to work together to create social change, this is a learning opportunity you won’t want to miss.  Drawing on case studies from Australia and Canada, as well as techniques and activities that demonstrate alternative ways to meaningfully engage communities/citizens throughout the lifespan of your project, workshop participants will leave with the confidence to design and lead efforts to generate effective solutions to address our most challenging community issues.

Register for A Community Engagement Thought-Leader Series

What Will I Learn?

Through a mix of engaging presentations, peer learning opportunities, and interactive exercises, you will learn to:

  • Establish a Common Agenda Differently – Utilizing diverse participation in the process of framing what needs to shift
  • Apply the Lens of Appreciative Inquiry – Using paired interviews, identifying the positive core of community, and framing provocative propositions about ‘desired futures’
  • Design and Facilitate Citizens Juries – Deliberative engagement can change the game. You will learn the principles and design elements of successful citizen jury processes and have an opportunity to experience the power of deliberative democracy during a compelling role play
  • Cultivate Citizen Leadership – Learn tools and approaches that create opportunities for citizens to undertake research, make sense of what emerges from that research, and offer their leadership to solutions that their research has generated

This Workshop is for:

  • Municipal Leaders – Municipal staff and elected officials who are seeking more meaningful engagement of residents and those most impacted by issues in the generation of new solutions
  • Citizen Leaders – Leaders of neighbourhood associations and those championing neighbourhood strategies
  • Social Innovators & Community Changemakers – Practitioners who want to more fully embed authentic engagement practices into their approach to addressing tough and/or emerging issues.
  • Leaders of NGOs & Community Organizations – Staff who are involved in cross-sector collaborations focused on innovation & systems change
  • Collective Impact Backbone Leaders – Anyone in a leadership role in the design and implementation of a Collective Impact initiative
  • Policy-makers, Researchers & Funders – Those who want to strengthen citizen engagement in their own work and are wanting to invest in efforts to strengthen the civic capacity of individuals and communities.

30 Years in 60 Minutes: The Story of Quebec’s Social Economy

Over the past 30 years, the social economy movement has emerged to become a major force in the socio-economic development of Quebec, at a local, regional and national level...

Nancy Neamtan newspaper articles

Over these decades, the Chantier de l’économie sociale and its partners have built strong alliances with social movements and governments and have created an ecosystem of support that has attracted interest at a pan-Canadian and international level.

What were the key steps in this process and what are the lessons learned that are still pertinent today? Nancy Neamtan, ex-CEO of the Chantier de l’économie sociale, has completed a synthesis of the history of the Quebec social economy movement, based on her personal experience that began in the mid-80’s in the Southwest of Montreal and continues today through her on-going involvement in the social economy movement in Quebec and internationally. 

PRESENTER

Nancy NeamtanNancy Neamtan, strategic advisor for the Chantier and for TIESS

Former CEO of the Chantier de l’économie sociale (1996-2015), Nancy Neamtan is presently a strategic advisor for the Chantier and for TIESS (Territoires innovantes en économie sociale et solidaire), a Quebec-wide centre for liaison and knowledge transfer in social innovation and the social and solidarity economy. Mme Neamtan is active in the field of social finance in collaboration with the Chantier de l’économie Trust, a social finance institution whose mission is to make capital accessible to social economy enterprises’. Before her involvement in the founding and direction of the Chantier, Ms Neamtan worked in the field of community economic development in the southwest of Montreal.

Ms Neamtan has over thirty years experience in the field of the social economy, social finance and community economic development. She is recognised nationally and internationally for her experience in the field and is the recipient of two honorary doctorates as well as the Order of Canada and the Order of Quebec.

RESOURCES

Service Provision and Rural Sustainability: Infrastructure and Innovation

rural ced webinar3:00pm to 4:00pm Central Time

Access to quality services and community infrastructure are vital parts of supporting sustainable and resilient rural and small town places. A recent edited book has examined the challenges associated with renewing outdated infrastructure and supporting the delivery of services in small communities. By drawing upon contributors from Canada and New Zealand, the webinar explores innovative service and infrastructure delivery models for contemporary rural and small town places. 

Register for Service Provision and Rural Sustainability: Infrastructure and Innovation

After a brief introduction by Sean Markey, Sean Connelly will discuss how rural health trusts in New Zealand have been formed in more resilient communities to provide the capacity for communities to take over the operations of health care facilities. However, this is not the case in communities where social capital and resourcing levels are weaker, leaving them at a structural disadvantage. Neil Hanlon will then explore upstream partnerships for primary health care reform in northern British Columbia. These partnerships with community leaders have been developed to achieve support for wellness promotion campaigns and community-based primary health care reform. Laura Ryser will then explore co-location projects to address aging infrastructure for non-profits, local government, schools, and other services in rural BC. Without well developed structures to provide support, advice, resources, and guidance, the development and operations of shared facilities encounter many challenges. Lastly, Greg Halseth will provide some reflections on the strategic policies, planning, and investments needed to support alternative service and infrastructure models.

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Climate Change and Canadians: New Public Opinion Research by EcoAnalytics

EcoAnalytics’ 2017 Climate of Change Survey1:00pm to 2:00pm Eastern Time

Cost: $35

*An audio recording of the webinar will be made available to all those who register. The audio recording will only be available for listening within (60) days after the webinar.

Register for Climate Change and Canadians: New Public Opinion Research by EcoAnalytics

Murderous wildfires, a 10-alarm UN IPCC report and the advent of an election year, when the result could hinge on perceptions of a newly introduced federal carbon tax, have put climate change high in the minds of Canadians, again. Yet, how can environmental organizations, governments and others keep the issue front and centre? What are the most powerful frames for talking about the transition to renewable energy, region by region? And despite polarizing debate, how can skeptical, yet receptive, Canadians be persuaded to support carbon pricing? Hear answers to these questions, and others, in this 60-minute webinar on the results of EcoAnalytics Climate of Change Survey (Oct.2018), presented by Dr. Erick Lachapelle, Université de Montréal.

Community Innovation and Social Enterprise 2019

Cape Breton University, Shannon School of BusinessCape Breton University, Student and Heritage Centre 
1250 Grand Lake Rd

Community-based ventures are a strong part of the Canadian economy for more than a century and recent innovative practices have made the social enterprise sector a hot topic in national and international vistas.  The conference brings together practitioners, researchers, and community organizations, from home and afar, to discuss current practices, challenges, and innovations in advancing social entrepreneurship, economic development and community livelihoods.  

Register for Community Innovation and Social Enterprise 2019

Directors of community organizations, social entrepreneurs, researchers, public policy makers,and people interested in community-based development, innovation, and entrepreneurship attend this popular biennial conference. As a conference attendee, you will hear from and interact with practitioners and researchers on community innovation, social enterprise, place-based development, and their effect on community health and economic development.

We have had excellent feedback on our previous four biennial conferences, with more than 200 people attending every time: people commented on the high impact speakers, informative sessions, great food, and live music. The 2019 conference will be another memorable event, with insightful keynote speakers, and  sessions and presentations by more than 30 thought leaders. 

The conference includes the following themes:

  • Community-based development
  • Social Enterprises and Innovation
  • Co-operatives and sustainable business models
  • Place-based business
  • Indigenous Enterprise
  • Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

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