“This program represents a ‘summer of opportunity and social impact’, for the student and the Trico Foundation”, said Overall. “The student will be able to move their venture forward while generating additional income and plugging into our support services, network activities and events; and we get another bird’s eye view on what is needed to take promising social enterprises to the next level. It’s a real win-win.”
To give you an example of just how similar our challenges are, I want to focus on a recent and wonderful publication called “Breakthrough Business Models: Exponentially More Social, Lean, Integrated and Circular” by Volans.
Calling all Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions: the Global Challenge is Coming to Canada. Register your school!
The Skoll Centre at the University of Oxford; RECODE, an initiative of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation; and the Trico Charitable Foundation, are partnering to bring the Global Challenge to Canada. We’re inviting Canadian higher education institutions to run the Global Challenge at their school, with the support of tools provided by the Skoll Centre. The Global Challenge offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to learn more about the issues they care about and present their findings to the world – and win some awesome prizes!
20 experts from 45 countries were surveyed on 12 key questions covering key areas such as finance, access to markets, and the understanding among the general public about social entrepreneurship. We compare Canada’s ranking against the #1 ranked jurisdiction for each question, and it’s key peers, the U.S., and the U.K.
Announcing the 5 YYC Social Ventures Competing for $10,000: Sept 16 Pitch Contest Seeks Public’s Vote
We are pleased to announce the five local social ventures that will be competing for $10,000 on September 16 as part of Social Entrepreneurship Day in Calgary (listed alphabetically):
Age-in-Place Laneway House
Bundles of Hope