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Aug
19
Wed
Balancing Your 3 Ms Towards a Sustainable Social Venture
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join to explore how as an impact ventures you can balance a commitment to mission, margin and market relevance with sustainability.

About this Event

EDGE is pleased to host this webinar with Steve Boone on the 3 Ms of running a sustainable social venture – mission, margin and market relevance. Social enterprises and mission-driven ventures are emerging as a key contributor to building and maintaining safe, healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities. Regardless of venture size or budget, the main challenge social entrepreneurs face is Skillfully balancing a commitment to your mission and community, with fiscal sustainability.

In this session you will:

  • Define the 3 Ms of a social venture – Mission, Margin and Market Relevance
  • Explore the importance of mission, vision and values in articulating your venture or organization’s ‘unique value proposition’
  • Examine sustainability through a program, product and service design/delivery, financial and market lens
  • Identify the early warning signals leading to venture or organizational vulnerability
  • Strategies for using proactive planning to drive decision-making and long-term sustainability

This session is open to:

  • General public
  • Sheridan students, faculty and staff
  • EDGE members

Featured Guest: Steve Boone

Steve Boone’s 40-year career within the YMCA Federation has spanned a wide range of roles, associations and accomplishments – both in Canada and internationally.

He has brought knowledge and passion to accomplishments that include, leading a number of YMCA associations through significant organizational change, providing leadership to a major Asset Development Strategy and providing strategic guidance and support to Senior Leadership and Boards of Directors of partner YMCAs in Ghana, Liberia and Senegal. Nationally and internationally, Steve’s in-depth knowledge of YMCA operations and governance combined with his passion for the YMCA mission have led to his advice and support being regularly sought after by associations throughout the YMCA Network

Prior to retiring, Steve was the Chief Operating Officer of the YMCA of Greater Toronto; skillfully balancing its commitment to providing M=mission-based programs and services, while being fiscally sustainable and relevant to the communities it serves.

Steve currently operates his own management consulting firm specializing in assisting the charitable not-for-profit sector with the same level of strategic guidance that served him well throughout his career in the YMCA Federation. He is also a very proud volunteer serving on the Board of Governors at Sheridan College, where over the last six years his involvement has included Chairing the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, Governance Committee, Finance, Audit and Property Committee as well as serving as Board Chair and most recently Past Chair. Steve is also an independent Teaching Consultant with Link to Life Seminars Inc, presenting Emergency First Aid, CPR, and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) courses to clients in the Greater Toronto area.

Aug
26
Wed
Build Better: Social Enterprise Monthly Member Meet Up
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please note: this session is only available for EDGE members.

Join us with your afternoon beverage for community, support and meaningful connections!

About this Event

The Build Better: Social Enterprise Monthly Member Meet Up is an opportunity to explore social innovation, meet other social entrepreneurs in the EDGE community and have impactful conversations about topics to help you build your social impact venture. This month we are delighted to have special guest, social entrepreneur and tea sommelier Sheena Brady, Founder and CEO of e-commerce company Tease Tea and Founder of Founders Fund. Join us for an informal and interactive session moderated by EDGE member, Maya Saggar (Founder of LCI Movement) and an opportunity to hear Sheena’s entrepreneurial journey of launching a social enterprise, running, funding and growing an e-commerce company and why she launched The Founders Fund.

Featured guests:

Sheena Brady, Founder Tease Tea & The Founders Fund

Sheena Brady is an award-winning, serial social entrepreneur & professional Tea Sommelier. Established in 2013, Sheena is the founder and CEO of the e-commerce company, Tease Tea, an all-natural and sustainably sourced loose-leaf tea company based in Ottawa, Canada that gives back to programs that empower women. Today, she has grown this side hustle into a 7-figure company that serves customers in over 30 countries around the world while working in leadership at Shopify. Through their giveback program, Tease Tea has contributed over $150,000 in product and financial support to date, including their very own Founders Fund program, with a mission to elevate women identifying entrepreneurs. The Founders Fund has since grown into its own social enterprise as Canada’s first tech company & digital growth accelerator that provides women with access to funding, mentorship and resources to grow their businesses.

Maya Saggar (Founder, LCI Movement, EDGE member and session Moderator)

Maya Saggar is a mover, creator and educator, with years of teaching and entrepreneurial experience. Maya holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Pedagogy from the University of Toronto. Utilizing her career and educational experience, Maya launched her company LCI Movement, a movement education company that brings dance, physical activity and creativity into the classroom and the home through various programs and products.

PLEASE NOTE:

This is a free event. Spots are limited and open to EDGE members only. Register now to save your spot!

If you require any accommodations to register or to ensure your full participation in this event, please let us know at edge.programs@sheridancollege.ca

Sep
15
Tue
Social Enterprise 101
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

We’re currently working on this session, so stay tuned for more updates!

Sep
17
Thu
Part 1: Fundraising Strategies & Grant Writing Workshop
Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

We’re currently working on this session, so stay tuned for more updates!

Sep
24
Thu
Part 2: Fundraising Strategies & Grant Writing Workshop
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

We’re currently working on this session, so stay tuned for more updates!

Sep
29
Tue
Build Better: Social Enterprise Monthly Member Meet Up
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

We’re currently working on this session, so stay tuned for more updates!

Oct
7
Wed
Part 1: Measuring the Impact of your Social Enterprise
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

We’re currently working on this session, so stay tuned for more updates!

Oct
14
Wed
Part 2: Measuring the Impact of your Social Enterprise
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

We’re currently working on this session, so stay tuned for more updates!

Oct
27
Tue
Build Better: Social Enterprise Monthly Member Meet Up
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We’re currently working on this session, so stay tuned for more updates!