Social Enterprise: Seeking the Good Society

A Symposium Sponsored by AST and Pine Hill Divinity Hall
Thursday, October 11 to Saturday, October 13, 2018

About the Symposium

The Social Enterprise movement has been sweeping across Canada for several years, gathering momentum and bringing new hope to communities and individuals. As genuine responses to the challenges of the market economy and of governments to bring about lasting social change, Social Enterprise seeks a “third way” where businesses and non-profits invest in people first, solving social problems while providing meaningful employment. Local churches and parishes, too, are discovering the missional power of Social Enterprise. Be part of this unique discussion and mutual learning opportunity. Save the dates October 11-13, 2018, and plan to attend.

Keynote Speaker

Shaun Loney, Nicholson Lecturer
Shaun is one of Canada's Leading social entrepreneurs. (Read more about him below)


$50 / $20 for students and social enterprise practitioners
Sorry, no partial event registrations are available for this event
Your ticket includes lunches and refreshments on Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13
Participants are responsible for their own personal travel and accommodation arrangements


Please register in advance using one of the following methods:
ONLINE: Eventbrite

Symposium Schedule

Presentations from speakers coming from as far away as Newfoundland, British Columbia, and Texas include a variety of interesting topics. Please see our symposium schedule for more details.

Keynote Speaker: Shaun Loney of BUILD, Inc. and Aki Energy, Winnipeg

Shaun Loney is an award-winning social entrepreneur and mentor, an economist, a person of faith, and a visionary for solving Canada’s social and employment problems. His inspiring message is mobilizing real change across Canada. He has co-founded and mentored 11 social enterprises, including BUILD Inc, which won the 2011 Scotia Bank EcoLiving Green Business of the Year, and the 2013 Manitoba Apprenticeship Employer of the Year. Before co-founding BUILD Inc, Shaun was Director of Energy Policy for the Government of Manitoba. He is the first prairie Canadian to be awarded an Ashoka Fellowship (2015) and was Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014. Shaun is a member of The United Church of Canada and lives in Winnipeg. His most recent book is An Army of Problem Solvers.

To learn more, visit Shaun Loney's website