Social Enterprise Day Conference: The Path to Sustainability

Come celebrate Social Enterprise Day with us. Learn and share ideas about making social enterprise strong as can be.

About this Event

Did you know that the third Thursday in November is recognized as Social Enterprise Day? It went global in 2017 and we want to celebrate it with you!

To grow impact and operate sustainably, social enterprises require unique resources and support. Keeping this in mind, we have set up the day to address prevalent issues in planning and running social enterprises. There will also be lots of time to interact with experts and participants of our growing social enterprise community.


This event is designed for:

  • For-profit and non-profit social enterprises
  • Social purpose projects
  • Founders, leaders, employees and volunteers contributing to these organizations and projects
  • Individuals interested in working with the social enterprise sector
  • Community leaders working with social and cultural issues
  • Social enterprise and local leaders who want to share their work and ideas
  • Individuals looking to kickstart a new social enterprise idea
  • Any field of work or study

Register today!


On the day:

9:15 am – Grab a coffee and join us for an introduction

9:30 am – Workshop 1: Journey from Problem to Solution with Matthew Rempel

11 am – Workshop 2: Communication Powerful Vision and Impact to Stakeholders with Daniel Francavilla

Lunch break

1:15 pm – Workshop 3: Wisdom for Social Enterprise Fundraising and Finance with Marisol Fornoni

2:45 pm – Learn more about Social Venture Circuit and the local social enterprise support system

Keynote Speaker – Shelley Kuipers, Co-Founder/Co-CEO of The51

3:30 pm – Networking tables open for attendees to interact with local social enterprise supporters/leaders and conference participants

Networking tables will be open till 5 pm



Zahra Qureshi is the founder of Social Venture Circuit. After starting her career as an accountant, she pivoted to bringing her finance experience towards growth and reporting needs specific to the social enterprise sector. She is a qualified CPA, CMA and has a Level 1 certification in Community Development for Good.

Kerone McWhinney is the Community Development Manager at Social Venture Circuit. With an education background in journalism and advertising, she has used her experience towards building communities and sharing ideas especially in the non-profit setting.

Special thank you to our sponsors!

Once you have completed the event registration, you will receive a complete participation package by email before the conference. This will include details on how to access and navigate the event, any materials needed to participate in workshops, and details on our sponsors and guests.

We look forward to seeing you there!