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

Bernie Etzinger

The Ottawa Hospital
"Reverse Purchasing Panel "

Sandra Nelson

Carleton University
"Reverse Purchasing Panel "

Gareth Davies

MakerHouse Co
"Reverse Purchasing Panel"

Peter Georgariou

KharmaDharma
"Storytelling for Impact"

Kim Oastler

ALSO
"ED & Board Chair Breakfast"

Dave Massine

Massine’s Your Independent Grocer
"ED & Board Chair Breakfast"

Dave Sagaert

Causeway Work Centre
"Reverse Purchasing Panel"

Zeina Osman

CompuCorps
"Reverse Purchasing Panel"

Susan Henry

Alterna Savings
"Future of Finance"

Mitchell Kutney

CHEO
"Future of Finance"

Michael Lachapelle

Business Model Fulcrum
"Power of Partnerships"

Mounir Sami

Yasha360 Hotel & Restaurant Consulting
"Clusters & Accelerators"

Christian Robillard

Carleton University
"Future of Finance"

Carley Schelck

Urban Element
"Clusters & Accelerators"

Graham Lewis

Green Propeller
"Keynote"

Elspeth McKay

Operation Come Home
"Keynote"

Sandra Hamilton

Social Procurement Advisor
"Keynote"

Kaitrin Doll

RRCRC
"Clusters & Accelerators"

Brenda Richardson

CSED
"Clusters & Accelerators"

Nancy Waserman

Sleeping Lion Consulting
"Future of Finance"

Chris Lord

Knifewear
"Keynote"

Anouk Bertner

EcoEquitable
"Reverse Purchasing Panel"

George Brown

George Brown Law
"MC"

Heather Simpson

Alterna Savings
"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"

2017 Agenda

07:00
ED & Board Chair Breakfast
08:30
Registration & Light Breakfast
Social Enterprise Marketplace
09:00
Opening Remarks
09:30
Keynote #1 - Sandra Hamilton
10:30
Transition
10:45
  • Future of Finance
  • Social Procurement 101
  • Storytelling for Impact
11:45
  • Lunch
  • Social Enterprise Marketplace
12:15
  • Keynote #2 - Graham Lewis
12:45
  • Transition
13:00
  • Power of Partnerships
  • Reverse Purchasing
  • Clusters & Accelerators
14:00
Transition
14:20
Keynote #3 - Elspeth McKay & Chris Lord
15:00
Closing Remarks
16:00
Social Enterprise Marketplace Closes

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!