Thursday, May 6, 2-3pm
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpdu2trjMjH9UAfvFID0ZfKdp5rug2BnYq
With the triple hit of the pandemic and declines in donations and funding, nonprofit organizations have had to review their options for remaining sustainable including considering social enterprise (some sort of business or commercial activity that financially supports their mission.)
Because there are numerous risks involved in social enterprise, it is important that your organization starts its social enterprise the right way, with a full understanding of the legal and regulatory environment.
Join us for this free event Start Your Social Enterprise the Right Way: A Panel Discussion about Social Enterprise and the Legal and Regulatory Environment, on Thursday, May 6 from 2 to 3pm, for an engaging panel discussion about how organizations can structure social enterprises and the lessons established social enterprises have learned along their journey. This event will be recorded.
Moderator: Kristina Roberts, IntegralOrg’s Legal Initiatives Manager, is a lawyer developing an expertise around social entrepreneurship.
Legal Perspectives: Yvonne Chenier is a charity and nonprofit lawyer with over 40 years of experience helping those in the philanthropic, nonprofit, and social enterprise sectors as general legal counsel and as an advisor on planning, organizational, regulatory and governance matters.
Panelist: Jane Bisbee is the Executive Director of the Social Enterprise Fund which provides financial support (in the form of loans) to organizations across Alberta that are developing a social enterprise. Jane will provide perspectives on the social enterprise ecosystem as a whole in Alberta, the factors that influence an organization's success in pursuing social enterprise, and the point in the process decisions about legal structure should come into play.
Panelist: Kate Beneteau is Director of Finance with Chrysalis: An Alberta Society for Citizens with Disabilities. Kate will share perspectives on Chrysalis Woods & Plastics LP, an example of a social enterprise that is structured as a Limited Partnership, which operates out of Edmonton.
Panelist: Diane Hodgins is CFO of Shorefast, the organization behind a series of innovative community development projects on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. She is passionate about sharing the merits of the Fogo Island project, an alternative business model where social and economic value are achieved in tandem.