Thursday: Learning Exchange Sessions

Start at the University of Winnipeg and then travel to a site of social enterprise strength in Winnipeg for these themed, facilitated Learning Exchanges.

We know that social enterprise isn’t as cut-and-dried as these themes, but we are excited by the conversations we’ll have by breaking into similar groups. Maybe your social enterprise could easily fit into two exchanges – choose the one you feel you could learn the most from. Maybe you’re a developer or intermediary – choose the Policy session if that makes sense, or a theme that fits the kinds of enterprises you’re most interested in supporting.

[subject to change]

Aboriginal Enterprise
*** This session is FULL ***
Hosted by: Aki Energy
At: Thunderbird House715 Main Street
About Aki Energy and Presenter Bio 

Construction and Trades
*** This session is FULL ***
Hosted by: BUILD Inc. 
At: Social Enterprise Centre765 Main Street
About BUILD Inc. and Presenter Bio

Employment for People with Disabilities
*** This session is FULL ***
Hosted by: Imagineability
At: Imagineability, 500 Madison Street
About Imagineability and Presenter Bio

Energy and Environment
*** This session is FULL ***
Hosted by:Compost Winnipeg
At: Green Action Centre
About Compost Winnipeg and Presenter Bio 

Food – Growing and Distributing
Hosted by: FortWhyte Alive 
At: FortWhyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Road
About FortWhyte Alive and Presenter Bios

Food – Serving and Restaurants
Hosted by: Diversity Foods
At: Richardson College for the Environment & Science Complex, University of Winnipeg
About Diversity Food Service and Presenter Bio


Public Policy Exchange
*** This session is FULL ***
Hosted by: Social Enterprise Council of Canada
At: Riddell Hall, University of Winnipeg
About this session

Hosted by: Up Shoppe
At:North End Women’s Centre, 394 Selkirk Avenue 
About Up Shoppe and Presenter Bio

Shared Spaces
Hosted by: The WestEnd Commons
At: The WestEnd Commons, 641 St. Matthews Avenue
About The WestEnd Commons and Presenter Bio 




SECC Social Enterprise Definition
Social enterprises are community-based businesses that sell goods or services in the market place to achieve a social, cultural and/or environmental purpose; they reinvest their profits to maximize their social mission.
SECC Vision, Mission, and Goal
We envision vibrant community-based social enterprises successfully contributing to creating healthy communities. Our Mission is to convene, inform and influence community-based social enterprises and their key stakeholders. Our strategic goal is to insure social enterprises have a supportive ecosystem that: · Enhances Their Business Skills · Assures Access To Capital · Creates Market Opportunities · Recognizes Their Impact · Provides Supportive Legislation And Regulations