November 20-22, 2011
Fourth Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise
Halifax, New Scotland, Canada

Social Enterprise: Building Communities

Join hundreds of experienced and prospective social enterprise practitioners from across Canada at the fourth Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise taking place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 20 to 22, 2011. Learn about the difference that social enterprise makes for communities and how to do it! Share your experience and ideas with other social enterprisers and supporters! Network with social enterprise practitioners, supporters, funders, and government officials! Act on your questions, ideas or new knowledge – and make a difference to a community you care about!

The Conference:
Intensive day-long and half-day training sessions: introduction to social enterprise, demonstrating value, governance for social enterprise, business planning skills, marketing, financial analysis, social enterprise franchising, supporting and building social enterprise in Canada.

Policy Forum: a report on the state of social enterprise policy development in Canada, exciting recent developments that enable social enterprise, and a working session to address policy gaps. Tours of local social enterprises.

Social enterprise is a proven model for building the success and sustainability of non-profit organizations. It helps nonprofits meet their missions by creating employment, bringing needed goods and services to communities, promoting innovation in the marketplace, enhancing the delivery of social, environment, arts and cultural services, and strengthening their financial sustainability - all of which contribute to the strength, revitalization and economic growth of communities.

The Fourth Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise is an initiative of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada.

Registration will open in late July 2011