CEI Presents: Trends in Canada's Caring Economy
Canada’s caring economy is growing, and the social innovators driving it are fundamental to the future of the nation.
Join Allyson Hewitt, the JW McConnell Family Foundation, Senior Fellow, Social Innovation at the MaRS Discovery District as she highlights trends in social innovation. Hewitt will give expert insights on what is happening in social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social finance and social labs to explore ways social innovators and government can work together to solve complex challenges.
5.30 p.m. Registration & Networking
6 p.m. Presentation
6.30 p.m. Q & A with speaker
7 p.m. Closing Remarks
About Allyson Hewitt
With support from the JW McConnell Family Foundation, Allyson leads the social innovation programs at MaRS including the Ontario node of the national initiative, Social Innovation Generation (SiG). This program supports social entrepreneurs and promotes social innovation through the provision of advisory services; the social finance programs and services of the Centre for Impact Investing; ecosystem development; education; and public policy. She also developed and supports the MaRS Solutions Labs, a change lab designed to tackle complex challenges and Studio Y, an initiative designed to support youth in creating and thriving in the new economy.
Allyson is also the Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the Conrad Centre at the University of Waterloo where she helps teach the Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility courses in the Master in Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology Program. She is a sought after mentor in programs such as the Social Innovation Graduate Diploma and in the Lougheed Leadership program at the Banff Centre. Allyson is also a member of the Dean’s Council at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University where she helps lead the social responsibility work.
About Canadian Entrepreneurship Institue
The Canadian Entrepreneurship Institute (CEI) connects policy makers and program managers at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels with professional development training that builds entrepreneurial expertise and competencies within the public service. Through inter-departmental learning sessions, expert lectures, accelerated mentorship programs and Ministerial roundtables, CEI is strengthening the public sector’s connectivity, capacity and competencies to create the best environment possible for entrepreneurial growth in Canada. For more information, visit www.startupgov.ca.
About Startup Canada
Startup Canada is the leading national social enterprise supporting and giving a voice to entrepreneurs through online programs, national awards, flagship events, and partnerships with private sector and government to foster a community for startup and small business success across the country. For more information, visit www.startupcan.ca.