Monthly Archives: February 2012

Social Enterprise Impacts: An Inner-City Revival

My article, “Social Enterprise Impacts: An Inner-City Revival,” has just been published in the March 2012  issue of See Change Magazine, the magazine of social enterprise and entrepreneurship. The article focuses on Winnpeg’s Inner City Renovation, and discusses the impacts of social enterprise on individuals, communities and society. It can be read on the See Change Magazine web site.

Social Enterprise Course at U of W Faculty of Business and Economics

I developed this new course and started teaching it on January 10, 2012.  32 mostly 3rd year business students are enrolled in the 13 week course. With reading week on the horizon, we reached the midway point this past week. There seems to be lots of interest in the social enterprise model. In the first half of the course, I invited two guest speakers, Shaun Loney, Executive Director of B.U.I.L.D. and Richard Doyle, President and CEO of ImagineAbility Inc. (Formerly Versatech Inc.). Both speakers were excellent and the students appreciated having these social entrepreneurs speak to them about their enterprises and their experience. I have already scheduled several guest speakers including Larry Morrissette (OPK) and Cheryl Crowe (ACU) for the second half of the term.

Presentation to Manitoba Community Renewal Corporation Executive Directors

On February 2, I made a presentation on my experience as a Director of Business Development at the North End Community Renewal Corporation in 1999-2001. Neighbourhoods Alive organized the two day meeting. Although dated, my experience during those early days of community renewal were still relevant. Twelve years later I was able to show some of the impacts of the Renewal’s Corp efforts more than a decade ago.