Shaun Loney, Executive Director, B.U.I.L.D is one of three finalists for the Ernst and Young, 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year (Prairie Region) Awards. He has been cited in the social entrepreneur category. BUILD is a social enterprise, non profit contractor in energy retrofits. It is a training program for people facing barriers to employment.
“Inner City Renovation – How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities” was shortlisted for the ANSER-ARES Best Book Award. The award by the Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) is given to the best book in the social economy sector in Canada published in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
This video on supported social enterprises will be shot in Winnipeg, July 10 and 11. This will be the second in a series on social enterprise. The first video “What is a Supported Social Enterprise” can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82mZ2fQvEW0&feature=youtu.be
In general these social enterprises are supported by the parent nonprofit organization. The degree of support can vary and represent as much as 70% of the revenue of the social enterprise.
The videos are part of an educational program of the Social Economy Centre and the Centre for the Study of Education and Work at the University of Toronto.
The book “BUILD PROSPERITY – Energizing Manitoba’s Local Economy” written by Shaun Loney is now available free of charge on line @buildinc.ca. Shaun is the Executive Director of BUILD a Winnipeg based social enterprise creating jobs for young people in Winnipeg’s North End. The book is an attempt to influence public policy on two connected issues: poverty and the reliance on fossil fuel .
“Inner City Renovation – How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities” has been nominated for the ANSER-ARES Best Book Award. The award by the Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) is given to the best book in the social economy sector in Canada published in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Manitoba Employment Equity Practitioners Association (MEEPA) is non-profit association of professionals working together to achieve equitable and diverse workplaces. About 50 members and guests attended the November 29, 2013 session on Aboriginal employment practices and opportunities. Speakers included Minister Kevin Chief, Shaun Loney (BUILD and Aki Energy) and myself speaking about employment practices at Inner City Renovation.
My book is showing up in the most interesting places! Inner City Renovation – How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities is now available at Neechi Niche in Neechi Common, 865 Main St and at Pollock Hardware Co-op (featured above, in the bottom right corner), 1407 Main St. in Winnipeg. Interested readers can also find it at more typical outlets, including McNally Robinson Bookstore in Grant Park Mall. The book can be ordered from Fernwood Publishing via their website fernwoodpublishing.ca
Elisa Birnbaum’s interview with Marty for See Change Magazine on November 16, 2013 is now available at:
A review of my book “Inner City Renovation- How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities” is now in the bookshelf section of See Change Magazine Website.
On Friday, October 25, 2013, the Canadian CED Network, Manitoba chapter, will be putting on this year’s CD/CED Gathering at Garden City Collegiate, 711 Jefferson Ave. in Winnipeg. This is an annual event that attracts upward to 500 people. The event is free but you need to register on the Canadian CED Network website. I will be presenting a workshop “Social Enterprise and Social Economic Justice” at 10:30 AM . The content of the workshop will be based on my book “Inner City Renovation – How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities”.