On September 13-15, 2017, EconoUs2017 will convene up to 350 delegates and community leaders from across Canada and abroad for three days of learning, connecting, and celebrating the heart and soul of local economies. Trico Charitable Foundation is honoured to partner with EconoUs to bring the Social EnterPrize back home to Calgary and host a panel celebrating doing business differently on Thursday September 14th, 2017.
The evening sponsored by the Trico Charitable Foundation officially starts with the presentation of the Social EnterPrize, where two Canadian social enterprises will receive $100,000 each for demonstrating best practices, impact and innovation in Doing Business Differently.
These recipients will then be joined by two past recipients – Potluck Café and Catering and Mission Possible – for a panel conversation about alignment, the ‘secret sauce’ behind their success. The discussion will highlight the power of aligning the three EconoUs2017 themes, and aligning concepts that are too often thought of as mutually exclusive: using strong business models while also strategically utilizing grants, being a lead organization while also embracing community partnerships, and addressing the immediate needs of those in poverty while also seeking systemic change.
**A casual reception will be held in the lobby of Hotel Arts from 6:30 – 7:30 prior to dinner and the Social EnterPrize Award Ceremony.