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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.

The Institute for Community Prosperity, in partnership with Thrive and Mount Royal University’s Trico Changemakers Studio, 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.

Loney will challenge participants to view social and environmental challenges as opportunities – honing in on how we might better understand the motivational drivers behind people, businesses and governments and how we might support the re-emergence of Indigenous economics. This workshop will also explore what policies and practices are necessary to decolonize government, how to help communities become active beneficiaries in the transition to clean energy and, ultimately, how to support the solutions economy.

Topics covered include:

  • 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 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 workshop 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 off the purchase of their tickets. Please email 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 (2-3 paragraphs maximum). 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.

Is the venue accessible?

Yes! The Riddell Library and Learning Centre has accessible entrances – each with door activation push buttons. The main/north building entrance is at ground level, and the east entrance is directly accessible from the parking lot – with a wheelchair lift in the foyer. There is also direct interior access to the building from the underground parkade

Who may I contact with questions related to this event?

For all inquiries pertaining to this event, please contact Ashleigh Metcs, Community Engagement Coordinator, Institute for Community Prosperity 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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