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Register for Baking Food Security into Your Social Enterprise Business Model: A Solution for Northern, Indigenous Communities

Baking food security into your social enterprise business modelJoin Futurpreneur and The Growcer for a National Zoom Gathering: Baking food security into your social enterprise business model, a solution for northern, Indigenous communities.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Meet inspiring social entrepreneurs who are leading the way
  • Learn how social purpose business models can effectively address food insecurity and empower Indigenous communities at the same time
  • Connect with inspiring social entrepreneurs who are integrating food security into their business models
  • Find out how The Growcer recognizes the needs of diverse communities and integrates this understanding with equity as a key pillar of their business model
  • Learn about the life cycle of a Growcer project and get key insights on what it is like to own/operate this novel food security solution in Northern communities and the community impacts.

Register for Baking Food Security into Your Social Enterprise Business Model

Meet our Panelists:

  • Alida Burke: Co-founder and COO, The Growcer Meet Alida and learn why she and Corey Ellis developed The Growcer business concept in 2015 and what they have achieved and learned so far.
  • Merlyn Recinos: Mayor of ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒃ (Igloolik), Nunavut, Co-Founder of Arctic Fresh. Learn about his entrepreneurial vision for Igloolik and how he startedhis first business at only age 8!
  • April Folz: Economic Development Director, Sheshegwaning First Nation. Learn about the growing importance of developing innovative solutions to bring fresh food to her community located on Manitoulin Island, approximately 112km west of Little Current, especially in light of COVID-19.
  • Joanne Norris (moderator): Director, Indigenous & Northern Communities at Futurpreneur Canada.

Towards a More Co-operative Economy - Spring Forum 2021

Spring ForumCo-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) is hosting a national online forum on how co-operatives can grow Canada’s co-op economy. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 2:00-3:30pm (EDT) via Zoom. There is no charge to participate.

Participants will have the opportunity to share challenges and opportunities while learning from the experience of others. The forum is moderated by John Kay and Sylvie Naud and features simultaneous interpretation to English and French.

Register for the Spring National Forum 2021

Global Innovation Coop Summit

Global Innovation Coop SummitThe aim of the Global Innovation Coop Summit is to create a space for cooperative leaders from all sectors around the world to share, discuss, learn, and together build a more inclusive plural economy in the innovation trend.

Through these periodic events, we will explore new trends in technological and social innovation (management, leadership, governance, etc.), to prepare the cooperative business model for the challenges it faces and those to come.

Through its basic governance principles practiced for over 150 years, today, the cooperative market can offer a path to the traditional market based on respect for sustainable development, equality, inclusive values, and people-centered principles.

However, in order to assume this role of a leader in directing the “new normal”, the cooperative market must remain agile, innovative, updated and inclined towards digital adaptation, something that has been talked about vastly and is at the core of any market today.

Register for the Global Innovation Coop Summit

2021 Power Shift Convergence

Power Shift ConvergenceWe’re bringing together thousands of young people (virtually) to build critical skills to halt climate catastrophe.

Power Shift connects individual activists to form a network of trained organizers. Since 2007, national and regional Power Shift convergences have motivated and inspired young climate leaders to dedicate themselves to fighting for justice for the long haul. Together, we can shape an equitable and just future, along with the paths we take to get there.

Register Power Shift Convergence

Post-budget Briefing with Minister Hussen for SI/SF Stakeholders

Tuesday, April 20

9:30-10:00 Pacific
10:30-11:00 Mountain
11:30-12:00 Central
12:30-1:00 Eastern
1:30-2:00 Atlantic
2:00-2:30 Newfoundland  

The Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will be providing a post-budget briefing for Social Innovation and Social Finance stakeholders.

Please RSVP here.  

A Zoom link will be provided to registered participants on Tuesday morning.

If you have any questions, please contact Raissa Marks, CCEDNet’s Director of Government Relations, at


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