Entrepreneur Award Finalists – Shaun Loney

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.

ICR Book shortlisted for the ANSER-ARES Best Book Award

“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.

Video Series on Supported Social Enterprises

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.

 

 

Business Planning workshop at Enterprising Non Profits (ENP) in Winnipeg

Reconnaissance Management Consulting  Group is putting on a full day workshop on business planning for social enterprises

May 22, 2014 – 9:00am – 4:00pm |

580 Main Street
United Way Learning Centre
CCEDNet Mbrs: $50 | Non-Mbrs: $125

Register Now

Developing your social enterprise business plan:
You have some ideas for a social enterprise but now what?  Marty and Kaye will walk you through the steps required to develop the feasibility and document the business plan for a social enterprise. You will have a chance to find out what and how to conduct research to demonstrate the feasibility for your enterprise.  We will identify what needs to be included in the business plan and how to go about developing this important document. The business plan document is the key to securing funding and it also becomes the road map that will guide your organization in the implementation of the enterprise.

Who should attend this workshop:

  • Non-profit organizations interested in exploring the social enterprise model
  • Economic or business developers wanting to further their knowledge
  • Any individuals that are curious about this exciting business and community development model
  • People who attended the Build and Grow Your Social Enterprise Workshop and want more information on business plans

“BUILD Prosperity” by Shaun Loney

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 .

 

 

 

ICR Book Nominated for Book Award

“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.

MEEPA and Aboriginal Employment Practices and Opportunities

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. 

ICR Book available in Winnipeg

Pollack

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

In Conversation with Marty Donkervoort on Inner City Renovation

 

Elisa Birnbaum’s interview with Marty for See Change Magazine on November 16, 2013 is now available at:

http://www.seechangemagazine.com/articles/interviews/587-in-conversation-with-marty-donkervoort-on-inner-city-renovation

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.

 

2013 Manitoba CD/CED Gathering

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”.