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Sault event to draw social entrepreneurs from across North

Workshops, panel presentations and keynote speaker included at event
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Social entrepreneurs, business developers and funders from across the North with gather in Sault Ste. Marie this month to talk about social enterprise.

The Sault-based organization Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (SEE) will host the event on Feb. 28 and March 1 and will give participants a chance to participate in interactive workshops, learn and network with a diverse group of social enterprises, funders and service providers.

“Social enterprises have a mission to address social, environmental or cultural challenges by reinvesting profits back into their missions,” said Katie Blunt, SEE project coordinator, in a news release.

“They may take many forms, including non-profits, co-operatives and sole proprietorships, and they also measure their success differently, using a ‘triple bottom line’ to determine their impact on people, the planet as well as profit.”

The event will feature presentations from social enterprises and entrepreneurs from across Northern Ontario in a series of workshops and panel presentations, exploring everything from starting a social enterprise through to scaling up its impact, as well as measuring its success.

The keynote speaker is Danielle Levine a business educator, innovative program designer, business advisor, and founder of Kanuu Indigenous Innovation Society, based in B.C. Levine is currently working on Indigenous entrepreneurship programs in Canada’s North, focusing on country foods.

Registration for the event is still open and may be accessed at the Eventbrite link, goo.gl/E6Wf93, or by emailing caitlin.wieja@algomau.ca.