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Reimagining Social Impact Education

Reimagining Social Impact Education

This conversation isn’t a conversation of terminology. It is a recognition that if the students who leave our institutions are to be partners in solving wicked problems, they need learning experiences designed to showcase how knowledge is contextual and ever-evolving.  Our community working to transform social impact education need not all work in the same way. Instead, as our international community of educators and institutions shapes itself, the guiding light of learning rather than knowing gives us room to play while upholding our current best understanding of the nature of learning and knowledge.

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Doing Business Differently: Social EnterPrize Panel Recap

Doing Business Differently: Social EnterPrize Panel Recap

On the evening of September 14th, 2017, 350 delegates and community leaders from across Canada gathered at the EconoUs conference where Trico Foundation was honoured to formally present our 2017 Social EnterPrize awards. Our evening panel conversation covered a wide array of topics, including: when to seize opportunities to diversify, scaling, leadership transitions, measuring success, and more!

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On Mentorship

On Mentorship

This experience taught, and continues to teach, me lessons on both boundaries and mentorship. All relationships need clear and healthy boundaries; although, these can be hard to clearly see. As noted in “Mentorship Starts With a Coffee,” very rarely does mentorship start out with a formalized proposal. For me, most of the important mentors in my life have emerged from a search for answers.

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Women in Need Society (WINS): Social EnterPrize Case Study

Women in Need Society (WINS): Social EnterPrize Case Study

We are excited to announce that the The WINS case study is the first of its kind to have three local post-secondary institutions collaborate on a case study! It’s a testament to Calgary’s growth as a social enterprise hub and the cooperative spirit of that hub that a) three local post-secondary institutions wanted to do a case study on social enterprise and b) they were happy to work together.

The WINS case study demonstrates a social enterprise committed to working with women and their families facing a range of challenges – financial, in the process of leaving shelters, outfitting a home, adapting to a new city or country, or single parents caring for their children. WINS’ balance of delivery of a quality product and service along with profits for re-investment in business operations confirm that it is a deserving recipient of the Social EnterPrize.

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