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Economic Reconciliation & Social Enterprise: A Workshop for Changemakers &...

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Mount Royal University

4825 Mt Royal Gate SW

Calgary, Alberta T3E 6K6

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Mount Royal University is honoured to welcome back esteemed social entrepreneur, author and Ashoka Fellow Shaun Loney for the second year in a row to host a two-day workshop for changemakers and problem solvers.

Mount Royal University's Institute for Community Prosperity and Trico Changemakers Studio, in partnership with Thrive, would like to invite all practicing and aspiring Changemakers to partake in this two-day workshop where Loney will delve into the art and science of solving complex challenges – with a particular focus on the local community scale.


Topics:

  • What is a social enterprise and why are they popping up everywhere?

  • What can governments do to encourage their development?

  • What are the four shifts in thinking that will accompany the emergent problem-solving paradigm?

  • What is the one and only question to ask government?

  • How do you start a social enterprise?


Who should attend?

Non-profit sector leaders, civil servants, procurement officers, members of the business community, Indigenous leaders (urban and community), people working to reduce poverty, environmental NGO’s and all other practicing or aspiring changemakers.


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$250 General Admission

Please Note: This two-day event is limited to 30 registrants on a first come, first-served basis. A light breakfast, refreshments and lunch are included in your ticket purchase. If price is a barrier for you, please contact Ashleigh Metcs at ametc695@mtroyal.ca.


**STUDENT GIVEAWAY**

If you are a current MRU student and are interested in attending this event, we encourage you to apply for one of five free student giveaway tickets! Please see below for details.

**TICKET PACKAGE DISCOUNT**

This learning workshop is sponsored by Suncor and serves as a pre-forum workshop to the Soul of the Next Economy Forum that will take place on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 in Calgary.

Guests already attending the Soul of the Next Economy Forum will receive a 10% discount on the purchase of their ticket. Please email Ashleigh Metcs at ametc695@mtroyal.ca with a copy of your Soul Forum registration to receive the discount code.

Student Giveaway Submission Details

Please submit a letter of interest explaining what changemaking means to you and how you feel this workshop will complement your studies. In your letter, please be sure to identify your current field of study (major/minor if applicable).

To be considered, please email your letter of interest to Ashleigh Metcs at ametc695@mtroyal.ca by no later than Friday, Sept. 14.

Please Note: Students must be able to attend a minimum of 1 full day to be considered. Selected students will be notified via email on Monday, Sept. 17.


Who may I contact with questions related to this event?

For all inquiries pertaining to this event, please contact Ashleigh Metcs at ametc695@mtroyal.ca


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About Shaun Loney

Shaun has co-founded and mentored 11 social enterprises, including BUILD Inc, which won the 2011 Scotia Bank EcoLiving Green Business of the Year, and the 2013 Manitoba Apprenticeship Employer of the Year. Before co-founding BUILD Inc, Shaun was Director of Energy Policy for the Government of Manitoba and political advisor to Gary Doer’s NDP. Loney is the first prairie Canadian to be awarded an Ashoka Fellowship (2015) and was Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014.

In his book, An Army of Problem Solvers: Reconciliation and the Solutions Economy, Shaun draws on his experience as one of Canada's leading social enterprise developers and his time as a senior civil servant to offer up a new and practical vision. Problem solvers such as social enterprises, social entrepreneurs, and the small farm movement are demonstrating we can tackle society’s most stubborn problems affordably. How do we reinvent government to make it happen?

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