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November Coop Lunch and Learn Series

November Lunch and Learn SeriesIf your organization wants to make a bigger impact in their local economy, then this free webinar series is not to be missed.

Training, education, and information is not only a co-operative principle, it’s an important part of growing any organization. Every Thursday during the month of November we are offering free noon-hour webinars that will expand your organization’s knowledge about strategic opportunities around economic development. All you need is to RSVP in advance.

Register for the November Coop Lunch and Learn Series

To best enjoy these webinars, we highly recommend watching this webinar with a colleague; invite them for lunch! All webinars run from noon-1PM (MST)

November 2nd: Co-operative Strategies that can grow your business save you money,

If your enterprise is looking to reduce costs, increase productivity, and build a strong work culture, then this 45-minute lunch hour webinar is not to be missed. Learn how co-operative strategies can be applied in your business, not for profit, or community.

Hosted by Seth Leon, Manager of Co-operative Services; Alberta Community and Co-operative Association

November 9th: Member Loyalty Programs: Enhance member value while supporting local business

North Parkland Power REA (NPP) has increased value to their members offering loyalty discounts to a range of local businesses. This strategy also connects their co-op to the local business community in a meaningful way. Learn how NPP devised and executed on this strategy, and the key actions needed to get started in your community.

Hosted by Andrea LaBrie, Member-Owner Representative; North Parkland Power REA ltd.

November 16th: As Local As Possible: Craft Brewing in Alberta

Alberta’s craft beer industry is exploding, having tripled in size over the past few years. Growth continues, all over Alberta, in an industry that has deep roots in the history of the province. Where has the industry come from and where will it go? How can your community play its part in making brewing a signature industry for Alberta?

Hosted by Terry Rock, Executive Director; Alberta Small Brewers Association

November 23rd:  Local Investing & Community Economic DevelopmentLearn about how to invest locally, raise capital for your local business, and how to grow your local economy. Recent changes to investment rules in Alberta will soon make things easier to invest locally and raise money locally. Learn how community economic development can help your business do well, and do good. This webinar will help frame local opportunities with long-term economic growth, opportunities to maximize your impact, access tax benefits, and mobilize growing networks.

Hosted by Courtney Hare, Public Policy Manager; Momentum

November 30th: How inclusive spaces increase market share and build stronger businesses

Creating welcoming spaces strengthen brand identity and improve customer experience. This webinar explains how to develop accessible and inclusive spaces that will help your business grow. Learn how to maximize your marketing and strengthen your brand. This webinar will also touch on project management for creating accessible spaces, and how to access grants.

Hosted by Sean Crump CEO and Head Chair; Universal Access

Social Economy Through Social Inclusion Summit

2019 SETSI SummitA Day of Diversity, Solidarity and Intergenerational Collaboration

8:00am to 4:00pm
The Learning Enrichment Foundation 
116 Industry Street

This September we unite old allies and connect with new ones. We convene to connect, share, learn, collaborate and co-create a movement for sustainable social impact!

The 2019 SETSI Summit will bring together unlikely allies and the broader equity-seeking communities across the social economy landscape to build and unpack the intersectionality of our collective works and impact. Through dialogue and deliberation, we will strategize around the inclusion of the SPO’s (Social Purpose Organizations) and constituents who have traditionally been excluded from the sector. It will be a day of capacity building in which thought leaders will discuss; Self-Determination, Social Innovation, Social Finance, Social Economy, Cooperatives, RSCA’s (Rotating Savings and Credit Associations), Mutual Aid Societies, SJE’s (Social Justice Enterprises), B Corps, Community Owned Assets, Community Bonds, Social Impact Bonds, The Solidarity Economy and Collective Organizing.

The day will be full of networking and dynamic speakers.

Register for the Social Economy Through Social Inclusion Summit

Who can participate

The summit will benefit social purpose org leaders, community organizers, community economic development leaders, policy analysts, executive directors, board members, civic leaders and staff of non-profit organizations. The summit will also build the capacity of students, government staffers, consultants, trainers, philanthropists, and funders.

Nonprofit Driven 2019

Nonprofit Driven 2019It’s time for deeper sector collaboration.

Ontario’s nonprofit sector is a positive force on the frontlines of community challenges and opportunities, providing on-the-ground solutions to improve the lives of Ontarians.

In a time of political and economic change, communities and the people we serve need us now, more than ever.

Register for Nonprofit Driven 2019

We can’t be modest about the profound impact nonprofits and charities have on communities, nor the roles we play in tackling important issues across Ontario.

ONN has worked with the sector to create more retirement security for the province’s nonprofit labour force. We have seen inspiring sector advocacy to protect Ontario’s greenbelt and the environment, to create a national housing strategy, and to protect Canadians’ free speech and remove limits on political activities by charities.    

We are seeing grassroots organizing and activism on climate change, anti-racism, health, education, labour reforms, and more. How can we connect to these movements and strengthen the collective public policy work we do?

Let’s take this momentum to the next level.

Join us November 27- 28 for Nonprofit Driven 2019.

Advancing skills for stronger organizations – Enhance skills and knowledge to improve organizational effectiveness and impact for both emerging and established leaders.

Influencing public policy for stronger communities – Learn about, discuss, rethink, and reimagine the big issues in the sector today to arrive at strategies for how to shape public policy, set the agenda for change, and work together for our sector and our communities.

Who should attend?

  • Established and emerging nonprofit leaders, policymakers and activists
  • Staff teams, board members and other key volunteers

Social Finance Forum

Social Finance ForumWhy seek only financial gain, when smart investments can do so much more? Smart investments can tackle social problems, unlock new clean technologies and open the door to an economy with impact.

The Social Finance Forum is Canada’s leading event for those who believe profits can be paired with purpose.

Register for the Social Finance Forum

Now in its 12th year, the Forum attracts more than 500 investors, entrepreneurs, finance professionals, charity leaders and public service visionaries who are reshaping markets and ensuring that every dollar makes a difference.

What’s happening

Four streams, each featuring high-profile thought leaders, disruptive entrepreneurs and groundbreaking ideas.


Explore how social finance connects to people and empowers communities through bottom-up and place-based models.


Impact investing is a rapidly growing market – opportunities are plentiful, but the rules are complex. Join us to learn how you can get involved. Investors will be empowered with knowledge and insights to navigate this expanding field.


Learn about the latest innovations in measurement and valuation for risk-return-impact. You’ll come away with tools, case studies and lessons for quantifying the good being created.


Discover the entrepreneurs and technologies that are accelerating our progress toward the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Canada and abroad.


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