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Third Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise: "Living Our Values: Social Enterprise in Action"


Join hundreds of existing and prospective social enterprise operators from every region in Canada at the Third Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise taking place in Toronto, November 18-20, 2009.

The conference will consist of three days of training and work sessions toward a national policy agenda and action plan.

DAY 1:

Intensive training sessions geared to your stage of planning, development or growth.


Working sessions with fellow practitioners, funders, government officials, network organizations, and supporters designed to create a national policy agenda and action plan for social enterprise in Canada.

Social enterprise is a proven model for creating employment, bringing needed goods and services to communities, promoting innovation in the marketplace, enhancing the delivery of social, environment, arts and cultural services, and strengthening the sustainability of non-profits - all of which can promote economic growth and revitalize local economies. Social enterprise is a real solution in the current economic climate, where communities across the country have been decimated by the collapse of the manufacturing sector, the financial crisis and rising rates of unemployment.

The Third Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise is an initiative of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada


Registration will open June 22, 2009.

A Gathering: Peel’s Aboriginal Celebration

A Gathering: Peel's Aboriginal Celebration will feature First Nations drummers and dancers; Métis fiddlers and jiggers; Inuit throat singers; Aboriginal storytelling; traditional teachings by Elders; cultural displays; and information on services/programs in Peel for families with children from birth to six. This year's theme is ‘The Three Nations'.  This is a free, family-oriented event, hosted by Region of Peel, Children's Services.

Our Sector, Our Vision - ONN Provincial Conference

Join ONN and your sector colleagues for what will be an action-oriented conference to build a common agenda to address the issues that confront us. This conference will give you an opportunity to network with new and old friends from across the province and participate in building a stronger, more resilient nonprofit sector.

Over the 2 days of the conference you will:

* Get updates on important sector issues
* Give your own update on your sector's challenges
* Work with colleagues to identify common issues
* Work together to shape a provincial strategy
* Visit Toronto's hub for social innovation and community change - The Centre for Social Innovation - for a reception with conference colleagues

Bonus: You can attend a free session to learn about the HR Council's work on our sector's human resource issues.

About the HR Council
The HR Council for the Voluntary & Non-profit Sector (HR Council) works with organizations, educators, labour and government to identify and address issues related to paid employment in the voluntary and non-profit sector. For more information about the HR Council please visit www.hrcouncil.ca.

Regular fee: $125 (includes breakfast and lunch on May 28th)
Early Bird Rate: $109 (available until May 13th)

Limited travel subsidies available


The Learning Enrichment Foundation is seeking an individual to work within our Community Development sphere of work as a researcher. Building on our recent Neighbourhood Survey the incumbent will be working closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Neighbourhood Services and all department managers to support LEF in broadening our impacts and developing strategies and funding that directly combat the Poverty of Money, The Poverty of Time and The Poverty of Relationships that are so prevalent in our community.


28 Apr 2009

The Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research's (ANSER) 2nd Annual Conference

The ANSER 2009 Conference brings together leading academic researchers, practitioners, consultants, policymakers and community organizations from Canada and internationally to discuss current and emergent issues, debates and challenges in the fields of civil society, social economy and nonprofit research and practice.

Delegates should register through the website of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Congress website also includes information on accommodation, discounts for travel, and local information.

National Community Futures Event

Community Futures/Community Business Development Corporations across Canada will be holding their first national event at Blue Mountain Resorts near Collingwood, Ontario from May 28th-30th. More than 800 community board members and professional staff from the 269 (CFDC/CBDC) across Canada will gather to explore ideas and share insights on community economic development.


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