About Marty Donkervoort

As a social entrepreneur, Marty is passionate about changing lives, changing communities, and changing businesses. After a successful career in the private corporate sector, he has spent the last four decades working in the social economy creating and supporting worker co-ops and social enterprises to assist in the alleviation of poverty. A-Way Express in Toronto and Inner City Renovation in Winnipeg are among some of the social enterprises he founded.

Marty is a Director, and one of the founders, of The Social Enterprise Council of Canada. His contributions have been celebrated by the CBC, who named him “A Canadian Making a Difference” in 2009 and by a special recognition award in 2010 from Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Competition. In 2015, he was honoured as one of the “50 Most Talented Social Innovators” by the World Corporate Social Responsibility Congress.

He has written several case studies and journal articles as well as a book, Inner City Renovation: How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities, documenting the impacts Inner City Renovation, a much-lauded social enterprise in Winnipeg.

For more information, you are welcome to download Marty Donkervoort biography.

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