Upcoming social enterprise events in BC

This spring is full of social enterprise events, many of which touch upon measuring, understanding and communicating impact.  Thanks to enp BC for these event listing!


SFU Employment Dialogue Series: Social Enterprise

Tonight: April 14, 2015 (Surrey)


Social Impact Breakfast Session
April 28, 2015  (Prince George) Contact enpBC for more details

All about Impact
May 5, 2015 (Okanagan Region)
All about Impact is a full day of learning for social impact businesses featuring impact mapping, financing, and market assessment.

Building Your Social Enterprise 
May 7, 2015 (Merritt)
Presented in Merritt with the United Way, our informative one-day workshop provides a unique opportunity to have your questions answered. Learn about social enterprise, hear examples from across the province, and qualify to apply for an enp grant.  Register: www.enpBC.ca

seCatalyst Day of Learning
May 21, 2015 (Vancouver Island)
A day-long skills-building conference focused on delivering practical and relevant learning to help social enterprises launch and expand. Brenda Kuecks from Ecotrust is the keynote speaker and will be talking about the economic power and potential of social enterprise.  http://www.secatalyst.ca/

seCatalyst Gala & Reception
May 20, 2015 (Vancouver Island)
The seCatalyst Gala Event will combine inspiring speakers, social enterprise pitches in a Dragons’ Den style format, and expert judges for a high-energy, high-impact event that raises the profile of Vancouver Island social enterprises and the social enterprise sector as a whole. http://www.secatalyst.ca/

Good Business Forum
May 21, 2015 (Surrey)
Save the date! Meet-up of values based businesses including social enterprises, impact businesses, co-ops, and more!
Registration details available on April 21, 2015. contact enpbc for more details

Social Enterprise Heroes
May 27, 2015 (Vancouver)
An annual pitch event with 3 BC social enterprises battling for $50K in cash and/or access to expertise.

Cooperate Now
May 28 – June 1, 2015 (Lower Mainland)
Co-operate Now is an intensive co-operative business education program, offered by the BC Co-operative Association, Vancity Credit Union, and other co-operative sector partners. The program gives you the information you need to understand what makes the co-operative model a unique and powerful form of social enterprise, and how to build a competitive and socially impactful local business.   For more information, contact cooperatenow@bcca.coop or visit www.bcca.coop/cooperatenow.


2015 Building Opportunities, Connecting Possibilities
June 1-3, 2015 (Vancouver)
A conference on development and management of nonprofit shared spaces and social purpose real estate.

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