About

Unleashed, powered by the Centre for Social Enterprise Development (CSED), is a one-day conference designed to bring thinkers, disrupters, and doers together to learn and to share their knowledge and insights around the growing social enterprise landscape. This year, we are excited to bring the event back, and showcase the incredible work of the sector while helping to define the different roles that can be played in growing social enterprise in Ottawa.

When?
November 16, 2017



Where?
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa, Ontario
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2017 Themes

Money

Disruptive social finance tools will be highlighted and discussed throughout the day as we look at organizations and institutions that are contributing to social enterprise both in monetary and non-monetary ways.

Markets

There are over 150 social enterprises operating in diverse industries in Ottawa, with purchasers who are eager and ready to buy their goods and services. This stream will focus on social procurement as a key tool in creating markets in the social enterprise ecosystem.

People

Talented, knowledgeable leaders are vital to any successful business, and social enterprise is no exception. This stream will focus on how people make social enterprise happen.

Ideas

Throughout the day, speakers will address new and unique ways to grow the social enterprise ecosystem in Ottawa. With local examples and outside perspectives, topics will highlight innovative new ideas.

Take a look at some of this year's speakers

Sandra Hamilton

Social Procurement Advisor
"Keynote"

Kaitrin Doll

Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre
"Clusters & Accelerators"

Brenda Richardson

CSED
"Future of Finance"

Nancy Waserman

Sleeping Lion Consulting
"Future of Finance"

Take a look at last year's speakers

Myrna Beattie

ReStore
"Innovative SE Markets"

Sylvie Belair-Scharf

Vanier Community Service Centre
"Learning from SE Leaders"

Rhonda Bradley

United Way Ottawa
"Social Procurement"

George Brown

George Brown Law
"MC"

Jodi Butts

Rise Asset Development
"Keynote"

Ethel Cote

La Nouvelle Scene
"Why Impact Matters"

Marie Eveline

Volunteer Ottawa
"Talent Development"

Eli Fathi

Mindbridge Analytics
"Keynote moderator"

Brian Gilligan

Ottawa Community Housing
"Social Procurement"

Katie Gibson

Ministry of Economic Development & Growth
"Social Procurement"

David Gourlay

Ottawa Champions
"Keynote"

Tessa Hebb

3CI
"Social Procurement"

Kathryn Hill

Family Services Ottawa
"Innovative SE Markets"

Stephen Huddard

The JW McConnell Family Foundation
"Disruptors, Thinkers, Doers"

Robert Lassard

Groupe Convex
"Learning from SE Leaders"

Katie Miller

Impact HUB Ottawa
"Talent Development"

Moe Moloughney

Heartwood House
"Why Impact Matters"

Tobi Nussbaum

City of Ottawa
"Moderator, Lunch Panel"

Michael Oster

Ottawa Community Loan Fund
"Why Impact Matters"

Rejean Ouimet

St. Albert's Cheese
"Learning from SE Leaders"

Marco Pagani

Community Foundation of Ottawa
"Disruptors, Thinkers, Doers"

Douglas Pawson

CSED
"A Cluster Based Approach, Moderator - Innovative SE Markets"

John Rapp

Dovercourt Recreation Association
"Social Procurement"

Pauline Ranking

Carleton University
"Talent Development"

Brenda Richardson

CSED
"Cluster, Legacy Business"

Shelley Robinson

NCF
"Innovative SE Markets"

Manu Sharma

AirLoop
"Talent Development"

Brian Toller

Tolcor Investments Ltd
"Impact Investing"

Brett Tackaberry

BV02
"Keynote"

Jennifer Williams

ESOPBuilders.com
"Leaving a Legacy"

2017 Agenda

07:00
Registration & Light Breakfast Served
Social Enterprise Marketplace
09:20
Opening Remarks
09:30
Keynote #1 - Sandra Hamilton
10:30
Transition
10:45
  • Future of Finance
  • Social Purchasing 101
  • Social Impact
11:45
  • Lunch
  • Social Enterprise Marketplace
  • Keynote #2
12:45
  • Transition
13:00
  • Reverse Purchasing
  • Clusters & Accelerators
  • TBD
14:00
Transition
14:15
Keynote #3
15:00
Closing Remarks
16:00
Social Enterprise Marketplace Closes

Tickets

  • Admission COMING SOON

Ticket includes access to all workshops, panels and keynote discussions, entrance to the Social Enterprise Marketplace, breakfast, lunch and snacks.

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2017 Sponsors

Last year's event was made possible thanks in part to support from our sponsors. Make an impact this year and join us as a sponsor!