Board Of Directors

The founding and current board of the SECC is as follows:

David LePage (British Columbia)

David is a Principal with Accelerating Social Impact CCC, Ltd. (ASI), one of Canada’s first incorporated social purpose hybrid corporations. ASI is a partner in launching and building the Buy Social Canada campaign. David is the former Team Manager of Enterprising Non-Profits, enp-BC.  He is a Member, Social Enterprise World Forum Steering Group; Canadian CED Network Policy Council; Imagine Canada’s Advisory Committee; British Columbia Partners for Social Impact; and the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Farmers Market. He is the current Chair of the SECC.

Anne Jamieson (Ontario, Toronto)

Anne is the Senior Manager, Toronto Enterprise Fund, based out of United Way Toronto. She launched the Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise series in 2004, is a founding member of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada, chairs the Ontario Social Economy Roundtable, and is involved with the Toronto Community Benefits Network. She presents regularly on social enterprise development and impact investing at conferences, seminars and webinars.  Anne’s background is in small business development and, for contrast, international commercial finance.  Anne holds an MBA from Ivey, and an Honours BA from U of T.

Andy Horsnell (Nova Scotia)

Andy is one of the two Principals at Common Good Solutions, a Nova Scotia firm offering consulting and training in the areas of strategic planning, business planning, feasibility analysis for nonprofits and social enterprise. He has more than 20 years of experience in strategic and business planning projects with a range of private and nonprofit organizations throughout Canada and the USA. He is a highly skilled facilitator and management consultant, with an excellent knowledge of adult learning and group process skills. He can marry high-level strategic plans into business and work plans that translate vision, mission and strategic goals into concrete, accountable action steps. Andy is the vice chair of the board at SECC.

Jonathan Wade (Ontario)

Jonathan is the Principal at Social Delta, providing consulting in social entrepreneurship, organizational structures, social marketing, and social finance. He has more than 25 years experience in the not-for-profit sector working for agencies providing community supports in health care, newcomer settlement and integration, human rights, crisis services, international development and poverty alleviation. Jonathan is a co-founder of the Ottawa-based Centre for Innovative Social Enterprise Development (CISED), a board member of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada, a member of the Ontario Social Economy Roundtable and an Innoweave Social Enterprise Coach.  He is an active presenter on non profit social enterprises (including at the 2013 Social Enterprise World Forum), a co-founder of the Impact Academy with HUB Ottawa, the Eastern Ontario BUY SOCIAL certification partner, and a frequently contacted on social enterprise practice and policy matters. Jonathan is the secretary of the SECC board.

Marty Donkervoort (Manitoba)

Marty is a social enterprise practitioner, teacher and writer. He has started, managed and supported numerous social enterprises over the past 30 years. His book “Inner City Renovation: How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities”, was published in 2013. He currently teaches courses on social enterprise at the Faculty of Business, University of Winnipeg and provides management consulting services to existing and proposed social enterprises.

Dr. Norman Greenberg (Nova Scotia)

Norman trained as a Psychologist and learned to use Social Enterprise to support inclusion by people with Mental Illness. This community based work has resulted in hundreds of people with disabilities living and working in their communities. Norman has recently worked with a committed Board of Directors to create a fresh food co-op store in Halifax. He is also developing a non profit organization in rural Nova Scotia which supports aging people to stay healthy and at home.

Penelope Rowe (Newfoundland)

Penelope is the CEO of the Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador. She is an entrepreneur, researcher, planner and promoter of the voluntary, non profit sector. She is a tenacious advocate for the integration of social and economic development.  She is also  “a renowned bridge builder” committed to citizen engagement in the co-construction of public policy creating vital connections between policy shapers and community-based experience. She provides leadership in forging new directions and building innovative programs to provide infrastructure support to the voluntary sector.

Caroline Arcand (Ontario)

Caroline is the Executive Director of Groupe Convex, an organization located in francophone Eastern Ontario operating several social enterprises hiring individuals with developmental delays. She has more than 20 years of experience in community development and project management. She is active in many community development activities, including sitting on advisory committees on special education, environment, and training. A winner of the 2008 Business Woman of the Year in Prescott-Russell, Caroline brings knowledge, enthusiasm and tremendous commitment to community economic development to the SECC board.

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