March 5, 2024

“Open Book”

CCEDNet Manitoba

Event Type:
In-person, Panels, Workshop

Social Enterprise panel and workshop

March 5 2024 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm Central Time

Join CCEDNet Manitoba and Strategy Made Simple for an inside view to how things are done in other social enterprises at the “Open Book” panel discussion and workshop on March 5!

Learn from other practitioners, gain a better understanding of how others approach problem solving, and apply new techniques and ideas to your social enterprise.

The panel includes Kendall Giilck, manager of the Building Futures social enterprise employment program at Siloam Mission, who will describe situations and issues that occur during operations. A team of social enterprise advisors, Lisa Forbes, Manager of Business and Social Enterprise Development at SEED WinnipegIan Rountree, Marketing Communications manager for LITE Winnipeg, and Lauren Lee, former Social Enterprise Manager (now Operations Manager) at Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY), will speak into those situations.

Open Book panel/workshop description and photos of 3 panel presenters

Following the panel learning experience, apply the lessons discussed to your social enterprise through activities led by Matthew Rempel of Strategy Made Simple. Share your experiences, work through some exercises, and share ideas with the other participants.

Topics we expect to cover include: 

  • How to manage supported employment
  • How to sell new services
  • Balancing impact with revenue generation

Accessibility: Accessibility accommodations are available by advanced request by contacting Marlis Funk at [m.funk at] by February 27, 2024.


  • CCEDNet members –  $25
  • Non-member organization or individual – $75 (Not a member? Join CCEDNet)
  • *Barrier-free option available – This option might be community members who are Indigenous, Black, or People of Colour, people with disabilities, students, people with lived experience of poverty, or low-income earners.

Online registration is open until March 5 2024 at 9:00 am CT.

About the Facilitator:

Matthew Rempel

Matthew Rempel is a social enterprise development coach with a marketing lens. Matthew can provide resources, workshops, as well as one on one and small group coaching.

Matthew’s skills are particularly suited to interviewing and coaching social entrepreneurs to help them clarify the core values of their operation, and to see the value that they can provide for their clients/customers and towards their social goal. He also has experience in brand development, online business startup, business planning, communications planning, product and service development, re-branding, content creation, and workshop facilitation.




Local Economy, Regional CED, Social Economy, Social Enterprise