EPICentre logo

Fuelling Social Enterprise: Growth, Development and Impact

Social Change

Do you believe that business can be a force for good? Are you passionate about the Windsor-Essex region? Do you want to combine a business model to spur social change in growth in your community? If you answered YES to any of these questions, we have the event for you.

On Friday March 16th, 2018 our one-day growth workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about social entrepreneurship and social innovation. Participants will learn how to spur growth within their own social enterprise or organization and how this will have impact on the community in which they serve. This day will also include:


  • An interactive keynote from 21 Toys, founder and CEO Ilana Ben-Ari who will speak to her journey in the social entrepreneurial world and creating toys that create empathy

  • 4 different workshops on a variety of topics including: building a sustainable business model, social innovation 101, fuelling your social enterprise and communicating your impact

  • A storytelling session with local community innovators, entrepreneurs, founders and experts in the field of social innovation and social impact; an amazing opportunity for networking, learning, and growing

CLICK HERE to see the full event schedule and speaker list!

This event is suitable for students, community stakeholders, not for profits, charities, social enterprises, small businesses, academics and anyone else interested.

This event will also lay important groundwork for The Social Innovation Challenge. The Social Innovation Challenge is an event that brings together members of a local community to address social problems in their neighborhoods. Over the course of the time together, participants are mentored by business coaches in creating sustainable projects to address local social problems. The projects that are selected as most likely to succeed are granted funding to get off the ground and test out their ideas. After the event, the participants are paired with mentors to help guide their journey as they implement their project.


Registration for this event is now closed.

  • When: Friday, March 16, 2018 9:00 am - 2:45 pm

    Venue: EPICentre, Joyce EPICentre, Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre 2nd Floor, and Odette B14, Odette School of Business

    Where: 2455 Wyandotte St. W., Windsor Ontario N9B 3B3

    Cost: Free

    Add to your calendar: