UWinnipeg to host public discussion on social innovation

A panel and public discussion titled “Social Innovation for a Successful, Sustainable & Reconciled Canada” to inform the federal Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy will be held on Thursday, September 21 (5:00 – 7:00 pm) in Convocation Hall on The University of Winnipeg campus.

“Canada is a relatively prosperous country, yet our communities still face persistent and complex social problems that affect some groups more than others, such as Indigenous people, seniors, youth, immigrants, and women fleeing violence. The Government of Canada recognizes that new and innovative approaches are required to tackle these social issues. That is why the Government has committed to developing a Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy for Canada. This strategy will provide better support for community organizations working to achieve positive solutions to persistent social problems, including those facing vulnerable populations.” From the government of Canada website

This event provides an opportunity for attendees to share their views on the federal Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy being co-created by the Government of Canada and members of a steering group. This will be one of many events taking place across the country aimed at engaging practitioners, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and the general public. Steering Group members Stephen Huddart (McConnell Foundation) and Brenda Zurba (Aski Capital) will provide an overview of the process and gather input to inform the strategy.

The panel of speakers will be:

  • Jane McDonald: Managing Director, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Dale McFee: Deputy Minister of Corrections and Policing, Saskatchewan, Ministry of Justice
  • Shaun Loney: Aki Energy co-founder, social entrepreneur, author
  • Ry Moran: Director, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Annette Trimbee: President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Winnipeg

A complimentary light dinner will be provided. Admission is free; please click here to register for the event.

This event is co-sponsored by The University of Winnipeg, McConnell Foundation, and ESDC

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