Six steps to conquer The Evolution™: Social enterprise replacing charity

Before getting too alarmed, understand that this represents an amazing opportunity for the sector and here’s why.

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There are no definitive paths to a career in social impact with Kory McLaughlin, Co-founder of Tenfed

Kory McLaughlin, Co-founder of Tenfed shares his career path and advice on making a positive impact in your career.

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Denise Taschereau of Fairware on sticking to your values

Do you wonder where your office swag comes from? This question and the typical answer (not sustainably sourced), drove Denise Taschereau to create Fairware when she realized how difficult it was to source promotional merchandise that reflected the values of organizations doing meaningful work. Denise is the chief executive officer and cofounder of …

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From investment banker to social entrepreneur: Meet Tariq Fancy, founder of Rumie, a nonprofit Tech Startup

Prior to starting Rumie, described as the “world’s best social startup” and nonprofit that makes access to free digital education possible, Tariq Fancy appeared to be your typical investment banker. But Tariq is anything but typical. His story, and the story of Rumie, began in Kenya during a childhood visit that ignited his …

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Gelaine Santiago the Co-Founder of Cambio Market

Quitting your stable corporate job to start your own social enterprise takes a lot of courage and conviction. The thought of which can scare even the bravest of individuals. Gelaine’s career story shows us how you can gradually make the transition and why there’s no better time to be a social entrepreneur than …

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Stachen Frederick. Founder, Executive Director, BrAIDS for AIDS and Employment Team Lead at YMCA of Greater Toronto

Wearing multiple hats is common in the impact sector. And this couldn’t be more true for Stachen Frederick, a social entrepreneur who also juggles her day job as a Manager at the YMCA of Greater Toronto. Stachen is the Founder and Executive Director of BrAIDS for AIDS a social enterprise launched in 2008 …

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Jenise Lee. Founder & CEO. CertClean

Most people would agree that it’s tough to be an entrepreneur (and maybe even a bit tougher to be a social entrepreneur). It takes a special kind of person and Jenise Lee, the Founder & CEO of  CertClean is no exception. We love her motto of “fail fast, and learn faster” because it …

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Zoran Grabovac. Senior Policy Advisor. Office for Social Enterprise in the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment and Ministry of Research and Innovation

Zoran Grabovac doesn’t have what you’d think is your typical government job. He’s part of a relatively new team working on the cutting edge of social enterprise and innovation in Ontario. Working with a passionate but nascent sector brings both excitement and challenges to his job. Read on for more of Zoran’s story.

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