There are a growing number of events connected to social entrepreneurship. Many of them happen in our home city, demonstrating what an incredible hub of activity Calgary is. The Trico Foundation team is pleased to attend many of them and wish we could attend more.
Today, the Trico Foundation team is very excited to share that Alexandra Daignault (who is returning for her second summer with us!) and Victoria Ross will be joining us from May to August as we are truly inspired by their passion for their ventures. We look forward to working with them as they develop their social enterprises, learning from them as they bring their ventures through our A.S.E.S.S. process. See below to learn more about Alexandra, Victoria, and the ventures that they will be working on over the summer months.
Happy New Year! The start of 2018 gives us the opportunity to reflect and learn from 2017. The past twelve months brought the Trico Charitable Foundation amazing insights such as the evolution of social impact and a rethinking of social entrepreneurship, the first Canadian team to win the Global Challenge Finals in Oxford, England, the 2017 Social EnterPrize Awards, the publishing of 5 case studies, social entrepreneur’s journeys and learnings, and the announcement of the Trico Changemakers Studio.
“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.”
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.
Working together, the JW McConnell Family Foundation’s RECODE project, the Skoll Centre For Entrepreneurship, and the Trico Foundation posed the question, “Could Canada be the first country to band together, and select two teams to participate in Skoll’s Global Challenge?”