Event Agenda for Marketplace Impact: Social Enterprise Research and Stories

Sep 5th, 2023

Join Buy Social Canada on September 19, 2023 as we share research, stories, and progress of social enterprise across the country at Marketplace Impact: Social Enterprise Research and Stories. This is part two of a two-part series exploring what’s happening on the supply and demand sides of the Canadian social value marketplace.

At this free event we will be sharing new research from a survey of over 130 Certified Social Enterprises from across Canada, including data and stories about their social and economic impacts.

In addition to research learnings, we’ll hear from social enterprise leaders about what supports exist and what more is needed for social enterprise capacity building, and how social enterprises play a role in building and preserving culture. There will also be time for community networking built into the event.

Don’t miss this engaging, two-hour virtual event on September 19 from 10am-12pm PST / 1pm-3pm EST.

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Event agenda

Opening remarks

Following a land acknowledgement and welcome, the opening session will centre on a fireside chat meant to get a birds-eye view on national efforts to increase purchasing from, and support for, social enterprises.


New insights: Research and stories of impact

Pulling from a survey of over 130 Buy Social Canada Certified Social Enterprises, we will share new insights into the Canadian social enterprise sector, including data and stories about social and economic impacts.

Community discussion – see more info on what this is below

Panel discussion: Social enterprise capacity building

During this panel discussion, speakers will share perspectives and information on the supports that currently exist for social enterprises to succeed and grow, and what gaps still exist in the sector.


Community discussion

Panel discussion: Building and preserving culture

Panel speakers will explore the role of social enterprises to build and preserve culture – whether that is immigrant and newcomer culture, or Indigenous culture – through a variety of different activities.


Closing remarks

Community discussions on Airmeet

For this event, we’re gathering on the virtual platform Airmeet. Between sessions, there will be time for community discussion and networking at Airmeet’s interactive “Tables.” Tables are like breakout rooms on Zoom, but a bit more personal, and easier to move between.

Tables will be open at 9:30am PT/ 12:30pm ET, and close at 1pm PT / 4pm ET on September 19. Join a table at the start of the event, and move between tables throughout the sessions to connect with new people.

You can see who is in each table easily, invite people to join your table, chat privately and share your screen. Most of all, tables are a great space to connect and feel like you’re at an in-person event around an actual table. We hope you’ll enjoy and take advantage of this feature when we meet!

Thank you to Buy Social Leader Chandos Construction for sponsoring Marketplace Impact: Social Enterprise Research and Stories.

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