Imagineability

ImagineAbiliity Inc (formerly Versatech Industries Ltd) is a non-profit day service organization that provides a work environment as well as job and recreational activities for people living with an intellectual disability.  The vision of our organization is that all individuals are valued, accepted and can realize their potential.  We also supply the business community with our packaging and assembly services and support individuals with paid employment through our social enterprises.

Presenter:

Audra Penner is President and CEO of ImagineAbility Inc.  a non profit day service organization that provides employment and recreational activities for persons labelled with an intellectual disability.  Prior to joining ImagineAbility in May 2012 Audra worked for 16 years as a senior executive in the manufacturing sector helping to refocus and rebuild companies through clear and strategic thinking and a consensus building management style.  Her background also includes teaching university, fundraising for the Dalai Lama and environmental policy analysis.

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