Speakers' Series Archived Videos

Speakers' Series 2014/2015

The Role of the Nonprofit Sector in Policy & Systems Change - Ontario Nonprofit Network:  Cathy Taylor, Executive Director; & Heather Laird, Policy Lead (September 24, 2014) 

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Investing in the People Behind the Project: The Role of Funders in Promoting Self Care and Community Care - Laidlaw Foundation:  Ana Skinner, Program Manager, Laidlaw Foundation; & Farrah Khan, Coordinator, Outburst! Young Women Muslim Program at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic (October 29, 2014) 

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For People who Love Their City | Collective Impact and the Community Knowledge Exchange - Toronto Foundation & Community Foundations of Canada:  Rosalyn Morrison, Vice President, Community Initiatives, Toronto Foundation; & Lee Rose, Director of Community Knowledge, Community Foundations of Canada (November 12, 2014) 

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Research & Evaluation in Philanthropy - MasterCard Foundation:  Joe Dickman, Deputy Director, Research, Evaluation and Learning Team; Sandra Nkusi, Research, Evaluation and Learning Team; & Shona Bezanson, Associate Program Manager, Scholar's Team (January 28, 2015) 

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Mission Related Investing: Bealight Foundation's Approach - Social Capital Partners:  Bill Young, President (February 18, 2015) 

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Speakers' Series 2013/2014

Social Enterprise report Card 

Anne Jamieson, Senior Manager - Senior Manager of the Toronto Enterprise Fund

Jerome Kisting, Manager - Jerome Kisting is a Manager at United Way Toronto

 

Building Movement: Exploring Philanthropy's Role in Supporting Social Change -  Colette Murphy is the Executive Director of the Atkinson Charitable Foundation.

 

Investing for Impact -  Andrea Cohen Barrack: CEO of the Ontario Trillium Foundation 

- View/Download: Why Canada Needs the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) - Handout by Bryan Smale - Director of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing

- View/Download: Impact inversting and finding strategic alignment - Presentation slides by Robin Cory, Partner, Colbeck Strategic Advisors 

 

Strategic Philanthropy 2.0 - John Cawley:, Director of Programs and Operations, J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

 

Microfinance And Mental Health: A Rotman/CAMH Financial Initiative Supporting Entrepreneurs in Ontario - Sally Wilkie , Program Manager, Rise Asset Development

 

Risk-taking in Philanthropy with the Laidlaw Foundation

Violetta Ilkiw , Strategic Initiatives, Laidlaw Foundation
John Fox, Chair, Board of Directors, Laidlaw Foundation
Phyllis Novak  Artistic Director, SKETCH Working Arts

 

Speakers' Series 2012/2013

Shared Platforms: Innovations in Administration for the Charitable Sector

Margaret Dickson, Director, Tides Canada Initiatives
Janet Fitzsimmons, Coordinator, Resident Leadership Strategies, East Scarborough Storefront
Cheryl May, Project Director, The Base

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Social Enterprise Partnerships For People With Disabilities In Taiwan

Presenters for this Speaker Series:

Shulan Tien - PhD Candidate of Psychology at Fu-Jen University, consultant and counselor working with disability organizations in Taiwan

Timothy Maxwell - Business Relations Manager, The Learning Enrichment Foundation and member of Social Enterprise Toronto Steering Committee

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Social Enterprises and the new wave of food and farming co-operatives 
Presenters for this Speaker Series:
Hannah Renglich, Glenn Valliere, and Randy Whitteker

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What will it take for social entrepreneurship to succeed in Canada? 
Presenters for this Speaker Series:
Marjorie Brans and Chryssa Koulis

 

Social Finance and Impact Investing in Canada: What's Happening, and Why It Matters 
Presenters: Karim Harji Co-Founder, Venture Deli & Purpose Capital and

Joanna Reynolds Program Manager, Mars Centre For Impact Investing

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Community Bonds - What you need to know 
Presenters: Grace Yogaretnam, of the Centre for Social Innovation

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The Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act: What you need to know for your nonprofit or charity 
Presenters: Lynn Eakin, Policy Advisor, Ontario Nonprofit Network

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Speakers' Series 2011/2012

Evergreen Brick Works: A Social Enterprise
Presenters: Tara Rogerson, Associate Director of Social Enterprise at Evergreen; and Anthony Westenberg, Manager of Public Relations

 

Rise Asset Development: Investing in people with mental health and addiction challenges
Presenters: Narinder Dhami, Executive Director, Rise Asset Development; Trent Copp, Occupational Therapist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; and Michael, Rise Entrepreneur  

 

A Good Food Social Enterprise: Learnings from FoodShare
Presenters: Zahra Parvinian, Director of Social Enterprise Programs; Alvin Rebick, Senior Manager of Kitchen and Focus on Food; and Meredith Hayes, Senior Manager of School Programs

 

Inspirations Studio: An Art-Based Micro Business for Low-Income Women
Presenters: Theresa Morin, Program Coordinator; Victoria Gudgeon, Studio Facilitator; and Deloris Thomas, Artist / Studio Member

 

Running a Social Purpose Enterprise: Lessons from Furniture Bank
Presenters: Perry Davidson, Executive Director; and John Cumming, Business Manager

 

Speakers' Series 2010/2011

 

Community Funds
Presenters: Beth Coates, Canadian Alternative Investment Cooperative (CAIC) and George Brown, the Ottawa Community Loan Fund. 4/13/2011

 

Housing Alternatives
Presenters: Joe Deschenes Smith, Home Ownership Alternatives, and Michael Shapcott, Affordable Housing and Social Innovation. 3/23/2011

 

Community Foundations
Presenters: Rosalyn Morrison, Community Initiatives, Toronto, Community Foundations and Betsy Martin, Community Foundations Canada2/23/2011

 

Canadian Social Economy Development Initiative
Presenters: Anna Brown, Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada and Tim Schmucker, The Mennonite Central Committee. 12/01/2010

 

Islamic Finance Presenters: Rehan Saeed, Islamic Finance Advisory Board and Jens Lohmueller, Community Partners Group Inc and CU Consulting Group Inc. 11/17/2010

 

 

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Innovative Foundations
Pat Else, Ontario Trillium Foundation; Mary McGraff, Small Change Fund; Moderated by Michael Hall. 04/14/2010 Play video

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Social Capital Financing
Karim Harji, Social Capital Partners; Anne Jamieson, United Way, Toronto. Moderated by Sherida Ryan, OISE. 03/24/2010 Play video

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Entrepreneurship in Worker Co-ops
Heather Barclay, The Big Carrot; Cory Silverberg, Come As You Are; Reba Plummer, Urban Cyclist; Moderated by Cynthia Stuart, Worker Co-operative Federation. 02/17/2010 Play video

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Participatory Budgeting
Daniel Schugurenksy, OISE; Beth Pinnington, Neighbourhood Support Coalition of Guelph; Rajesh Kanhai, Toronto Community Housing. Moderated by Sandra Gonzalez, Toronto Community Housing. 01/20/2010 Play video

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Youth for Youth Initiatives
Hannah Feldberg, Me to We Leadership; Jeffrey Ma, AIESEC; Liam O'Doherty, Taking it Global. Moderated by Lisa White, Social Economy Centre. 11/18/2009
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Student Co-operatives
Marisa Charland, OSCA; Debbie McKay, Guelph Campus Co-operative; Andrew Haydon, Grand House Co-operative. Moderated by Sonja Carriere, On Co-op10/21/2009 Play video     Audio

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Water Justice
Joe Cressy, Polaris Institute; Nancy Goucher, Forum for Leadership on Water; and Mark Calzavara, Council of Canadians. Moderated by Gail Maurice, director of 'Thirst'. 09/23/2009
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Ontario's Secondary School Community Involvement Diploma Requirement
Robin Shepherd (Ministry of Education), Agnes Meinhard (Ryerson University), Jane Hennig (Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener-Waterloo), Mark Baetz (Wilfrid Laurier University). Moderated by Michael Hall (Imagine Canada). 05/20/2009 Play video

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Green Collar Jobs
Melinda Zytaruk, Fourth Pig Worker Co-op; John Cartwright, Labour Council, Toronto & York Region; Chalo Barrueta, Banyan Tree Community Initiatives04/22/2009
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Food Security
Michael Oliphant, Daily Bread Food Bank; Debbie Field, Food Share; Lori Stahlbrand, Local Food Plus. Moderated by Angela Miles, OISE. 04/01/2009 Play video     Michael Oliphant PowerPoint presentation (4.5Mb)
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New Canadians and the Social Economy
Farhia Warsame, Haween Enterprises, Maryam Alefi Kurmally, Afghan Women's Catering Group, Jamila Aman, Northwood Neighbourhood Services 02/18/2009
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Youth and Social Enterprises
Andrew Macdonald, Eva's Phoenix Print Shop; Jennifer LaTrobe, All-A-Board Youth Ventures; Tina Sorbara, Guelph Campus Coop. Moderated by Cathy Lang01/21/2009 Play video  

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Social Purchasing
Dave Robinson, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Peter Frampton, Social Purchasing Portal, Don Well, McMaster University. Moderated by Darryl Reed, York University.15/10/2008
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K-Net: An Amazing First Nations Initiative in Telehealth and Online Education
Darlene Panacheese, Mishkeegogamang Telemedicine Work Station; Linda Johnson, Keewaytinook Internet High School; Brian Walmark, K-Net Services Coordinator; Brian Beaton, Director of Keewaytinook Okimakanak Research Institute. Moderated by Fernando Oliveira, OISE/University of Toronto 12/11/2008Play video  

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Participatory Local Development and Grassroots Planning: From Kerala to Leh
Dr. Manjula Bharati, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombai. Moderated by Daniel Schugurensky, OISE/UT. 15/10/2008
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The Conversion of Alexandra Park Public Housing into Atkinson Housing Co-operative
Tom Clement, Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto; Jorge Sousa, University of Alberta. Moderated by David Hulchanski, Cities Centre, University of Toronto 24/9/2008
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The Future of Community Health Centres in Canada
Adriana Tetley, Executive Director, Association of Ontario Community Health Centres 21/05/2008
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The Future of Social Housing Programs in Canada 
David Hulchanski, University of Toronto; Dale Reagan, Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada; David Peters, Ontario Non-Profit Housing Associaion. Moderated by Tom Clement, The Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto23/4/2008
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Early Childhood Education and Child Care: Where Does Canada Stand and What Does the Future Hold? 
Martha Friendly, Childcare Resources and Research Unit; Linda White, University of Toronto. Moderated by Jane Mercer, Toronto Coalition for Better Childcare.19/03/2008
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Aboriginal Homelessness: Its Uniqueness and Challenges 
Peter Menzies, CAMH; Harvey Manning, Native Men's Residence; Leslie Saunders, St. Christopher's House; Barbara Hurford, CAMH. Moderated by Eileen Antone, OISE University of Toronto 27/02/2008
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Mapping the Social Economy: Three Views
David Lasby, Imagine Canada, Mark Ventry, Ontario Co-operative Association, Sherida Ryan, OISE/University of Toronto. 16/01/2008
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Social Purpose Business for Persons with Psychiatric and Developmental Disabilities 
Carolyn Lemon, Board Member, Common Ground Co-operative, Tim Maxwell, AWAY Express, and John Trainor, Director, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Moderated by Ann Armstrong , Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto 30/11/2007
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The Evergreen Brick Works: A Work in Progress 
Geoff Cape, Executive Director, Evergreen. Moderated by Ann Armstrong , Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto 31/10/2007
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The Quebec Social Economy: Building a Movement for a More Democratic Economy
Nancy Neamtan, Executive Director, Le Chantier de l'économie sociale Moderated by Denyse Guy, Executive Director, Ontario Co-operative Association 25/4/2007
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Panel: Fair Trade, Corporations and the Social Economy 
Bill Barrett, Planet Bean Coffee, Gavin Fridell , Trent University, and Graeme Hussey, Karma Co-op. Moderated by JJ McMurtry , York University 16/5/2007
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Panel: Corporate Social Responsibility: The Paths Taken by Two Ontario Credit Unions 
Scott Windsor, Senior Manager, Corporate and Community Relations and Employee Communications, Meridian Credit Union Kimberley Ney, Senior Vice President Marketing, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, Alterna Savings Moderated by Denyse Guy, Executive Director, Ontario Co-operative Association 25/4/2007
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Panel: Aboriginal Perspectives on the Social Economy
Alice Corbiere, Community Economic and Social Development (CESD) Research Centre Project Manager, Algoma University College, Rosalind Johnston, Executive Assistant, NORDIK Institute, and Jose A Reyes, student, Community Economic and Social Development, Algoma University College 28/3/2007
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The Social What?: Learning About the Social Economy in Ontario High Schools
Jan Haskings-Winner, textbook writer and economics instructor at OISE/UT (seconded from the TDSB), Cynthia Lushman, Education Officer for the Ontario Co-operative Association and Daniel Schugurensky associate professor at OISE/UT 21/2/2007
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Slow Food Movement: Building a Global Social Economy for Good, Clean and Fair Food
Debbie Field, Executive Director, FoodShare, discusses how slow food has grown to be a global movement which encompasses food producers and community food activists. 1/17/2007
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Microlending
Susan Henry, from Alterna Savings, and Susan McLean from Access Riverdale Community Loan Fund, discuss how microlending is an idea with legs that, in contrast to the norm, has moved from poor to wealthy countries. 8/11/2006
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The Challenge of Creating Successful Social Enterprises in Canada
Bill Young, President of Social Capital Partners, shares the experiences of the successes, the challenges and the lessons learned from 5 years of investmenting in social enterprises across Canada. 11/10/2006
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Community-University Collaborative Research: Issues and Challenges
Éric Bastien and Craig McNaughton from SSHRC's Strategic Programs, Michael Hall of Imagine Canada, and Sharon Wood of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Ontario Chapter explore issues in collaborative research alliances between community groups and universities and discuss challenges that community/university research alliances encounter. 20/9/2006 (no video)