Wholly women-owned enterprises in Canada are more likely to be social enterprises with a social, cultural or environmental purpose that help to build resilient communities.
Through social procurement, socially-minded buyers can connect with sellers investing their profits to better the world. By leveraging existing purchasing towards social enterprises, governments and corporations can achieve social, economic, environmental or workforce development goals with ripple effects far beyond their immediate needs.
Procurement offers social entrepreneurs a profitable avenue to widen their customer-base and deepen their impact.
As part of the Demystifying Procurement & Diversifying the Supply Chain series, this event will examine the benefits of certification for social enterprises, how social entrepreneurs can get started, and bring together social entrepreneurs themselves to share insights, tips, resources and their journeys.
- Tina Dacin, Stephen J.R. Smith Chaired Professor, Smith School of Business, Queen's University
- Natasha Freidus, CEO and Co-Founder, NeedsList
- Anne Jamieson, Senior Manager, Inclusive Employment, United Way of Greater Toronto
- Hermine Mbondo, Founder and CEO, B4brand
- PK Mutch, Founder, Acting Publisher, LiisBeth Media
- Madeleine Shaw, Co-founder and Director of Partnership and Impact, Aisle
- Tori Williamson, Director of Education and Communications, Buy Social Canada