Evergreen Brick Works: A Social Enterprise

Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 12-1:30pm

***Free - No registration required

This event will also be webcast live.  View the webcast here.

Evergreen Brick Works is operated by Evergreen, a national charity that makes cities more livable. Since 1991, Evergreen has helped half a million Canadians transform their local landscapes. By deepening the connection between people and nature, and empowering Canadians to take a hands-on approach to their urban environments, Evergreen is improving the health of our cities—now and for the future.


Tara Rogerson, Associate Director of Social Enterprise at Evergreen, describes her experience while starting a multi-million dollar social enterprise within an established charity.

Anthony Westenberg, Manager of Public Relations, shares his experience in building a social enterprise from a marketing perspective.

The panel will focus on:

  • Evergreen Brick Works’ Social Enterprise model;
  • What is necessary to make a social enterprise work; and
  • The challenges encountered and overcome along the social enterprise’s development

Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto,
252 Bloor St. West, (St. George Subway Station) Room 3-104

Bring your lunch and a mug. Water, coffee, tea, and fresh-baked snacks from Lemon & Allspice
will be provided.

For more information, please contact Andrea at

ANSER Annual Conference

The Association of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research

Annual Conference

The Changing Role of Nonprofits and the Social Economy in an Uncertain World


In Conjunction with the

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wilfrid Laurier University and

University of Waterloo

Waterloo Ontario

May 30 to June 1, 2012


Rise Asset Development: Investing in people with mental health and addiction challenges

When: Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012, Noon-1:30pm

***Free - No Registration Required 

Rise Asset development is a Rotman/CAMH financial initiative providing microfinancing and mentorship to entrepreneurs who have/had a mental health and/or addiction challenge. The Rotman School and CAMH participate in advisory functions, volunteering their respective expertise in business mentoring and mental health supports and services to the benefit of Rise clients. Rise works to improve the health of individuals, while recognizing the interdependency of financial well-being to one’s overall quality of life. 

Presenters:  Narinder Dhami, Executive Director, Rise Asset Development; Trent Copp, Occupational Therapist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; and Rise Entrepreneur

Where: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor St. West, (St. George Subway Station) Room 3-104

This event will be webcast live. View the webcast here.





* Free- No registration required

When: Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012, Noon - 1:30pm


Zahra Parvinian, Director of Social Enterprise Programs, with
Alvin Rebick, Senior Manager of Kitchen and Focus on Food, and
Meredith Hayes, Senior Manager of School Programs
will introduce FoodShare Toronto’s social enterprise programs and discuss:

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