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Making Positive Impact Through Business

Tuesday December 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am


SOCIAL ENTERPRISE | What is it? How is it defined? How does my company get involved?  For those looking to address social needs within the community from a personal desire to improve society and/or increase sustainability; these are often the first questions that need answers.


Social Enterprise will often overlap with SOCIAL INNOVATION. The importance of Measuring Impact and the subsequent Social Shift is perhaps THEE hot button issue in the sector.

Sandbox Centre will have a particular focus on Social Enterprise as part of our regular programming.  Alongside Platinum Sponsor Grant Thornton on Tuesday December 11, 2018 we invite you to Join the Conversation with a panel discussion on Impact in Action at the Five Points Theatre.

 How Social Enterprise, Charities and NFPs worldwide can measure impact to drive their mission.

Our moderator:

Deryck Williams – Grant Thornton – We are dedicated to helping our clients, colleagues, and communities thrive. Our advisors work to obtain a deep understanding of what is important to you, your business, and your industry.

Our Panelists:
Mayor Jeff Lehman – City of Barrie – As the leader of a rapidly growing city, an acclaimed economist, and a founding director of Alectra Utilities, Mayor Jeff Lehman is a passionate proponent of municipal social innovation through digital technology and data analytics.

Alexandra Djukic – Buy Social Canada-  Brings socially driven purchasers and social enterprise suppliers together, building business relationships that generate social benefits to communities across the country.

Jaclyn Hicklin – ME to WE – is an innovative social enterprise that provides products that make an impact, empowering people to change the world with their everyday consumer choices.

Stephanie Pinnington – Tapestry Capital – We’re here to help you create your unique tapestry of community support every step of the way. We bring our financial expertise and experience in raising community investment, and weave into your team’s fabric to bring iconic project to life.

Dan Kershaw – Furniture Bank – is a charity & social enterprise that collects gently used furniture from the community and transfers them to families transitioning out of homelessness or displacement.

***Stay tuned for more exciting panelist updates***

Join us: The morning of Tuesday December 11, 2018 – 8:00a.m.-11:00a.m.

  • 8am – 8:30am – Registration + Light Snacks and Refreshments
  • 8:30am – 9:45am – Panel discussion + Q&A
  • 9:45am – 10:15am – Networking
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Tuesday December 11, 2018
8:00 am - 11:00 am




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