Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

How can the Centre for Innovative Social Enterprise Development help you?

This Meetup is hosted and presented by CISED (Centre for Innovative Social Enterprise Development). CISED provides a continuum of supports to aspiring and established social enterprises in the city of Ottawa and connects them to a broad array of services, resources, information and financial assistance.

At this Meetup, Kathleen Kemp and Brenda Richardson will highlight CISED's role in innovative areas of social enterprise support such as social procurement, business conversion, cluster development, and financing.  

Kathleen and Brenda will also share some of the findings from CISED's recent survey of the social enterprise sector to get a better snapshot of the diversity of products and services offered, areas that social enterprises find challenging, and opportunities for growth.  Responses from 69 social enterprises have revealed some interesting findings that are informing how CISED develops and rolls out new supports for the sector. 

This Meetup promises to be of great value to those planning to establish or grow an existing social enterprise as well as to those providing support to social enterprises. 

Link to Web Page: http://www.meetup.com/Ottawa-Social-Entrepreneurs/events/228898608/

Nov
19
12:00 pm12:00

Innoweave Social Enterprise Feasibility Planning Workshop

The workshop is designed to help leadership teams of 3-4 (including board members) start to explore a concrete opportunity or idea for creating a social enterprise.

The first part of the workshop is being held on Tuesday, November 17!

More info here: http://www.innoweave.ca/en/workshops/social-enterprise/557f3346-5064-40a0-8f2a-21a945af278a

Nov
18
6:00 pm18:00

Ottawa Social Entrepreneurs Meet Up

Measuring and Communicating Mission Impact

Social Enterprises need to measure, track and communicate their impact and performance in order to demonstrate their value to stakeholders, guide their day-to-day activities, uncover valuable insights into what drives their effectiveness and support sustainability decision-making and planning. To do these, they must design and build a clear, evidence-based and up-to-date picture of their impact and performance.

At this Meetup, we shall discuss how to proactively pinpoint, collect and present data, indicators and other information that are most valuable and directly useful for decision making and story telling using appropriate and no/low cost tools.

The presenters will share interesting examples of social enterprise profile and facilitate a short group activity in order to outline the important initial steps in building a meaningful and powerful performance snapshot for your social enterprise.

Location TBD

Nov
17
12:00 pm12:00

Innoweave Social Enterprise Feasibility Planning Workshop

The workshop is designed to help leadership teams of 3-4 (including board members) start to explore a concrete opportunity or idea for creating a social enterprise.

The second part of the workshop is held on Thursday, November 19!

More info here: http://www.innoweave.ca/en/workshops/social-enterprise/557f3346-5064-40a0-8f2a-21a945af278a

Oct
30
6:30 pm18:30

Schmoozefest

Schmoozefest 2015 will support EcoEquitable, a social enterprise that offers sewing training and employment support for immigrant women. GenNext is excited to partner with EcoEquitable on an interactive fundraiser at Schmoozefest that you don’t want to miss−help us reach our goal of raising $20,000 in one night!

Celebrating 10 years of Schmoozefest! Join us on Friday, October 30 to network, enjoy local fare and raise funds for a great cause.

Schmoozefest is Ottawa’s exclusive networking event for the city’s next generation of philanthropists, passionate networkers and everyday heroes hosted by United Way Ottawa’s GenNEXT Cabinet.

  • When: Friday, October 30th, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park

Oct
29
6:00 pm18:00

Business for Good: Best for Ottawa

There is a growing movement of people using business as a force for good. Join us at HUB Ottawa and meet some of the city's leading social enterprises, triple bottom line businesses, and certified B Corps! Learn more about the B Corp landscape in Canada, hear from a panel of local pioneers in the social enterprise space, and network with other businesses who are among the best for Ottawa.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-for-good-best-for-ottawa-tickets-19063595728

Oct
20
Oct 21

Ontario Non-Profit Network - Annual Conference "Seizing Opportunity"

The only province-wide event for all nonprofits and charities, Nonprofit Driven will bring together over 450 community leaders from across subsectors and Ontario communities. At last year’s sold-out event, we were thrilled to welcome over 40% of attendees from outside the Greater Toronto Area, and from a wide range of organizations including arts, sports, environment, social services and other sectors.

More Information Here: http://theonn.ca/events/onn-conference-2015-october-20-21/

Oct
19
7:00 pm19:00

Co-Op Enterprises: The Model That Works For Everything

A five-year-old company raises millions of dollars to bring solar energy to Ottawa. A firm based in Centretown gets organic cocoa and sugar from small scale family farmers in South America and Southeast Asia and produces chocolate for sale around the world. A handful of young engineers come together to build apps for mobile phones.

The connection? All of these enterprises, and many more like them, are co-operatives.

This Learning Event at Ottawa City Hall October 15 is free and open to the general public. It is being held in memory of Ottawa co-operator Mark Goldblatt, a nationally recognized co-op leader, visionary, and innovator who left his stamp on almost every co-op sector. Goldblatt died in February 2015. His last project was as volunteer president of the not-for-profit Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa, which opened in 2013.

Register Here: facebook.com/events/1640925456183902

Oct
7
10:00 am10:00

Exploring Social Enterprise

Join our Executive Director, Douglas Pawson, as he hosts a workshop on social enterprise at Invest Ottawa. 

The Exploring Social Enterprise presentation will introduce the concept of social enterprise, and will provide examples of how non-profit organizations can use social enterprise to diversify their revenues, increase the effectiveness of their community work, and creatively engage the public.

The workshop will engage participants by looking at the opportunities and risks of operating a social business. This presentation is ideally suited for those in the not-for-profit and charitable sectors, including; senior staff, executive directors and board members interested in starting or scaling a social enterprise.

Register Here: http://investottawa.ca/event/exploring-social-enterprise-5/