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The Problem Solver's Companion: An Evening with Shaun Loney

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Trico Changemaker Studio, Mount Royal Univeristy

Room #: EB 3013

Calgary, AB T3E 7P7

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Mingle with Ashoka fellow, Shaun Loney and other Calgary Changemakers as we celebrate the release of The Problem Solver's Companion!

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Come hear Canadian changemaker and Ashoka Fellow Shaun Loney speak about the current and future prospects for social enterprise in Canada. Loney is an award-winning social entrepreneur who has inspired many people and organizations across Canada to radically shift the way they think about social impact. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Shaun has co-founded and mentored 11 social enterprises, including BUILD Inc, Aki Energy and Aki Foods. He is the first Canadian from the prairie provinces to be awarded an Ashoka Fellowship, and is the author of An Army of Problem Solvers: Reconciliation and the Solutions Economy (2016) and The Beautiful Bailout: How a social innovation scale-up will solve government’s priciest problems (2019).

Join us as we introduce you to Shaun's newest work, produced in collaboration with the Institute for Community Prosperity at Mount Royal University: The Problem Solver's Companion: A practitioner's guide to starting a social enterprise in Canada is for changemakers, practitioners, students and anyone interested in "social enterprise". Channeling Loney's voice and lived experience, the Companion is an approachable, easy-to-read handbook to accompany one's social enterprise journey.

For all inquiries pertaining to this event, please contact Julia Kaiser at jkais482@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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The Trico Changemakers Studio is located on the third floor of Mount Royal University's Bissett School in EB 3013.

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