The Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise
Every two years, the Social Enterprise Council of Canada (SECC), in partnership with local hosts, presents the Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise (CCSE). The CCSE brings together our most innovative social entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers, and supporters in a spirit of collaboration and learning, to celebrate and advance the country’s growing social enterprise sector. Previous conferences have been held in Toronto, Vancouver, London, and Halifax — showcasing the best and brightest of the sector throughout the country.
CCSE 2017: “Peering into the Future”
From May 10-12, 2017, over 250 delegates and speakers attended the Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The SECC thanks local partner CCEDNet Manitoba, our many sponsorts, and all of the local agencies that hosted vibrant and interesting discussions on social enterprise challenges, opportunities and plans. Attendees had multiple opportunities to learn from each other, through facilitated learning exchanges hosted by Winnipeg’s leading social enterprises, “Big Idea” workshops, and informal networking events.
This conference was much more inspiring than I had expected. I have been working for over four years now with a new start-up: head down, working out the business plan as we had laid it out and overcoming obstacles as we worked at and began to understand them. I believe every new start-up should attend this conference. It opened me up to a large, dynamic and creative network of supports. I will benefit long term from participating.I plan on working with SEI to get as much training as I can afford. Maybe long-term becoming a coach for younger and new start ups.
We renewed our collective focus on bringing our country’s social enterprise leaders together to share their insights and experiences, and explore their future challenges and opportunities.
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Find out more about our local partner at www.ccednet-rcdec.ca