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Is Social Enterprise your Solution? A Board Orientation

octobre 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Soc Ent Governance 101

With mounting pressure to do more with less, nonprofit leaders are increasingly being challenged to diversify their revenue streams through the creation of social enterprise ventures. Earned-income opportunities have the potential to support complex social, economic and environmental objectives while also generating profit to support operational sustainability. Are you an Executive Director or part of a Board of Directors who is considering what it would take to develop and/or operate a social enterprise for your nonprofit or charitable organization? If yes, then this workshop is suited for you.

The content of this workshop is designed to evolve from an basic level of organizational readiness. In other words, we assume that your nonprofit has already developed its capacity to effectively deliver your existing programs and services.  The ultimate goal is to build a bespoke toolkit to support your Board as you try and navigate the idea of social enterprise. You can expect to take away a workbook compiled with various resources as well as the following learning outcomes:

  • Gained perspective regarding your own organization’s readiness for social enterprise,
  • Regard for the importance of setting a comprehensive engagement statement for social enterprise,
  • An enhanced understanding to the role of Board leadership and structure for social enterprise success,
  • An ability to identify and value the 7 models of social entrepreneurship in relation to your organization,
  • New information about services and resources available to support social enterprise development.

** Participating organizations are required to send at least two people to this session, comprised of one senior staff person and one board member. Additional participants from the same organization are welcomed.

About your facilitator:

The Ottawa Centre for Social Enterprise Development (CSED)is a not for profit organization that advances businesses and organizations, whose primary objective is to drive systemic social change. We believe in the power of the social enterprise sector, and its ability to make the world a better place.


Bayview Yards Innovation Centre
7 Bayview Road, Ottawa ON, K1Y 3B5


Please contact Maria Lahiffe, our Education Officer, at 613-736-5270 ex 114, for more information.

Cancellation Policy

Receipt of registration will be confirmed by e-mail or best alternative. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received within five (5) business days prior to an event. If cancellation is received with more than five (5) business days before the event, a $5.00 administration fee will apply. Registered participants who fail to attend an event will be invoiced for the full fee, due 30 days from the date of the invoice. Registration can be transferred to another member of your organization, if you are unable to attend

The Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards



7 Bayview Road
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1Y 3B5

Téléphone: 613-216-4229