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Social Enterprise Coaches

Organizations that have attended the Innoweave Social Enterprise Workshop and are clear on the business that they would like to develop and the assistance that they require to move forward (e.g. conduct a feasibility study/develop a business plan) are encouraged to connect with an Innoweave Social Enterprise Coach. The following have self-identified as coaches. As they have not been vetted by Innoweave, organizations are encouraged to assess whether one or more may be a good fit to address their needs. (Note: coaches are being added to this list on a regular basis. Coaches can sign up here to be added.)

A full list of coaches which can be sorted for comparison purposes can be found here (please select the Social Enterprise tab at the bottom of the sheet).

The following coaches offer services in English and French (please click on the coach’s name to open or close their profile on this page):

  • Brenda Plant

    Elliobplant@ellio.ca
    Based in Montreal, Quebec, serving organizations across Canada

    An early leader in the field, Brenda Plant has been working on issues of social entrepreneurship, responsible investment, eco-responsible consumption, and behavioural change since 2000. Brenda is a consultant with Ellio and cofounder of Ethiquette.ca, a public education site helping individuals mobilize private capital for public good. In an earlier career, Brenda worked in the community sector and is very comfortable integrating business models and social impact. Read more...

  • Christian Howald

    This section is not currently available in English. Innoweave is working to make all information available in both official languages. 

    Conseil de la Cooperation de l'Ontario | christian.howald@cco.coop
    Situé en Sudbury, ON, au service des organisations de nord de l'Ontario

    Assistant de recherche pour Réseaux Connaissances, Synergies: Entreprises sociales, Économie du savoir & Communautés durables de janvier 2007 à décembre 2008: Recensement des meilleures pratiques en économie sociale. Entrevues avec les représentants d'entreprises sociales (incluant les coopératives) francophones du Nord du nord de l'Ontario, du Manitoba et de la Saskatchewan. Read more...

  • Eric Steedman

    Coop Interface | eric.steedman@coopinterface.ca
    Based in Montreal, QC, serving organizations across Canada

    Over 15 years of direct experience as a leader in responsible investing and management consulting. Currently a member of the Coop Interface, offering comprehensive consulting services to organizations operating in the social economy sector, including co-ops, charities, non-profit institutions, and impact-sector businesses. Eric's practice is focused on social enterprise and finance. Read more...

  • Ethel Côté

    This section is not currently available in English. Innoweave is working to make all information available in both official languages. 

    Centre canadien pour le renouveau communautaireethelcote@bell.net
    Situé en Ottawa, ON, au service des organisations de partout en Canada

    Depuis 32 ans, Ethel Côté a accompagné plus de 150 entreprises collectives, entreprises sociales et coopératives, de divers secteurs d'activités.  Détenant un Certificat universitaire en leadership agricole et en développement rural et un Diplôme de 2e cycle en  développement économique communautaire,  elle a acquis une solide formation en entrepreneuriat, en financement diversifié, en gestion, en planification stratégique et opérationnelle et en développement organisationnel sans oublier en communication. Read more...

  • Hugh Maynard

    Qu'anglo Communications & Consulting | hugh@quanglo.ca
    Based in Ormstown, QC, serving organizations across Canada

    Hugh Maynard is owner of Qu’anglo Communications & Consulting, an enterprise with a mission to provide quality consulting services for the conception and implementation of communications, training and development initiatives, specializing in the area of sustainable development for agriculture and rural communities. Read more...

  • Jameson Jones-Doyle

    Confidence Driven Coachingjameson@jonesdoyle.com
    Based in Montreal, QC serving organizations across Canada

    Jameson is an energetic, motivated consultant and coach with a track record of stewarding positive change with the goal of achieving greater and more sustainable impact. Read more...

  • Jane Snyder

    The Working Centrejanes@theworkingcentre.org
    Based in Kitchener, ON, serving organizations in the Waterloo region

    The Working Centre has operated social enterprises for close to 30 years.

    Called 'Community Tools', these projects include a community bike shop, a café, a market garden/CSA, a thrift shop, a gently used clothing shop, a bikeshare and computer recycling programs. Read more...

  • Jean-Baptiste Sawadogo

    Leader One Inc.jean-b.sawadogo@leaderone.ca
    Based in Ottawa, ON, serving organizations across Canada and abroad

    PLEASE NOTE: this expertise applies to a few of Innoweave modules.

    Jean-Baptiste Sawadogo, MBA, BBA Sp. Finance, CPC, CIBA, is the President of Leader One Inc, “The Trusted Confidant for the Chairman, CEO and CFO”. He serves leaders in their desire to lead innovation, build happy wealth and live a life they love. He is a co-creator of “Results-Based Management” (now used worldwide, and most recently in Social Impact investing) and the creator of “Quantum Leadership for the New Human TM”. Read more...

  • Joël Marier

    This section is not currently available in English. Innoweave is working to make all information available in both official languages. 

    Socius recherche et conseils | joel.marier@socius.ca
    Situé à Gatineau, QC

    Joël Marier a derrière lui une carrière d’une trentaine d’années comme cadre supérieur dans le secteur à but non lucratif et de bienfaisance. Jusqu’à récemment, il a dirigé Hostelling International Canada. Il a exercé son leadership auprès de diverses coalitions et fédérations québécoises, canadiennes et internationales oeuvrant dans les secteurs de la jeunesse, du loisir et du tourisme. En savoir plus...

  • Jovette Morin Gaudette

    Collins Barrow Advisory Services | jogaudette@cbsn.ca 
    Based in Sudbury, ON, serving organizations in Northeastern Ontario

    Jovette M. Gaudette has over 15 years of consulting experience in strategic planning, project management, business process efficiency, marketing, finance and human resources management. Her motivational and action management style has led to building and retaining highly motivated teams while achieving organizational and project goals. Her experience as an executive managing a multi-functional consulting team has developed her leadership and team motivation skills. As a strategic consultant she has provided direction to her clients that increased market share, improved customer satisfaction and captured cost reductions through organizational redesign and performance management. Read more...

  • Julien Geremie

    This section is not currently available in English. Innoweave is working to make all information available in both official languages. 

    Conseil de la Coopération de l'Ontario | julien.geremie@cco.coop
    Situé en l'est de l'Ontario, au service des organisations de l'est de l'Ontario

    Julien Geremie est agent de développement au Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario. Titulaire d’une maitrise en science politique (M.Sc.) spécialisée en études internationales (Université de Montréal), il s’occupe du développement de projets collectifs dans sa région de l’Est de l’Ontario en plus de faire de l’éducation, de la sensibilisation, de la recherche et de donner des formations. Read more...

  • Laurence Bakayoko

    Projektae | laurence@projektae.com
    Based in Montreal, QC, serving Metro Montreal + Ottawa-Gatineau (Canada), Manhattan, NYC + Boston, MA (USA)

    Laurence Bakayoko is an expert in project management for social and solidarity entrepreneurship and international cooperation. She also specializes in the processes of cocreation and social innovation that are an inherent part of these specific projects.

    She holds a B.Sc. in International Studies from University of Montreal, a Diploma in International Trade, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and a M.Sc. in International Affairs from HEC. She was also involved in two Ph.D. seminars to deepen her knowledge of new management perspectives. Read more...

  • Luc Morin

    This section is not currently available in English. Innoweave is working to make all information available in both official languages.

    Conseil de la coopération de l'Ontario | luc.morin@cco.coop
    Situé en Ottawa, ON, au service des organisations de l'Ontario

    J'ai fait mes études en administration des affaires. J'ai par la suite perfectionné ma formation par la gestion des travaux que j'ai entrepris avec plusieurs organisations régionales et provinciales.  J'ai aussi accru mon expertise en développement socio-économique de diverses manières et j'ai accumulé plus de 20 ans d’expérience multisectoriel dans ce domaine. Read more...

  • Marie-Pierre Clavette

    Presently, this section is only available in French. Innoweave is working hard to make all pages available in both official languages.

    mpclavette@gmail.com
    Situé en Montreal, QC, au service des organisations de partout en Canada

    Marie-Pierre accompagne des Réserves de la biosphère de l'UNESCO et leurs partenaires dans la mobilisation de leurs collectivités autour de projets communs innovants et durables. Read more...

  • Réjean Laflamme

    This section is not currently available in English. Innoweave is working to make all pages available in both official languages.

    Tango RJ Consultant Inc | tango.rl@videotron.ca
    Situé en Gatineau, QC

    Impliqué dans les dossiers d'entreprises sociales depuis plus de trente ans. économiste de formation, j'ai été impliqué dans le mouvement coopératif canadien et international de différentes façons.  J'ai occupé différents postes de direction, dont la direction générale du Conseil canadien de la coopération et de la mutualité et du Fonds de stabilisation des coopératives d'habitation. Read more...

  • Simon Le Henaff

    College Boreal  | simon.lehenaff@collegeboreal.ca
    Based in Sudbury, ON serving organizations in Northern and Central Ontario

    Simon is in the hospitality industry and has more than 35 years experience working within it. His experience has lead him, along the years, to mentor-teach students and employees alike in order to help and prepare them to the culinary-business world. Read more...

  • Stéphane Guérard

    Presently, this section is only available in French. Innoweave is working hard to make all pages available in both official languages.

    Coop Interfacestephane.guerard@coopinterface.ca
    Situé à Montréal, QC

    Stéphane a acquis une solide expertise en entrepreneuriat collectif en accompagnant depuis plus de 30 ans des porteurs de projet et autres entrepreneurs dans les secteurs communautaire et de l’économie sociale. Read more…

  • Thibault Bloyet

    innoXpedition | thibault.bloyet@gmail.com
    Situé en Montréal, QC

    Hors - Montréal:

    Bien qu'ayant travaillé pour le compte d'une multinationale (Decathlon SA), mon parcours professionnel s'est articulé autour du développement de petites et moyennes structures - majoritairement dans le secteur touristique. Vietnam: Microfinance appliquée au tourisme - Colombie: Redéfinition du modèle d'affaire d'une entreprise visant à développer son pôle 'écotourisme' - Argentine: Création et développement d'une structure hôtelière. Read more...

The following coaches offer services in French (please click on the coach’s name to open or close their profile on this page):

  • Germaine Chevrier

    Coop Interface | germaine.chevrier1@gmail.com
    Montréal, QC

    Œuvrant depuis plus de 28 ans dans le secteur communautaire et coopératif, je suis membre de la Coop Interface depuis 2009. Autodidacte et multidisciplinaire, mon parcours professionnel m’a permis de développer plusieurs axes de travail comme les diagnostics organisationnels, la planification stratégique, les plans d’action, la recherche-action, l’élaboration et l’animation de formations, les ressources humaines, les communications, la coordination de comités, l’organisation de colloques et d’assemblées générales. Read more...

The following coaches offer services in English (please click on the coach’s name to open or close their profile on this page):

  • Aimée Foreman

    A. Foreman Consulting | aforeman@aforemanconsulting.com
    Based in Fredricton, NB, serving organizations in New Brunswick and the Maritimes

    The end goal is sustainable change.

    Being at ease with people at all levels and across sectors, Aimée has been successful in applying her business acumen in non-profit and government settings. Her impact has been recognized by being named one of the Top 50 Emerging Leaders in Atlantic Canada by 21inc. in 2013. Read more...

  • AJ Tibando

    SoJoaj@mysojo.co
    Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations in the Greater Toronto Area

    AJ Tibando is the co-founder and CEO of SoJo, a start-up social enterprise based in Toronto that helps young people discover and pursue social entrepreneurship and turn their ideas into action. Read more...

  • Albert Brulé

    Pillar Nonprofit Network | consulting@pillarnonprofit.ca
    Based in London, ON, serving organizations across Canada

    As Director of Resource & Business Development, Albert Brulé (MBA) leads the team for Impact Consulting at Pillar Nonprofit Network. With over 25 years experience, Albert has worked with a wide array of organizations in such areas as fundraising, marketing, nonprofit strategy, and feasibility studies. He has held senior posts with such organizations as the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, University of Alberta, and Fanshawe College. Read more...

  • Alexandra Snelgrove

    Aperio | alex.snelgrove@aperio.ca
    Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations across Canada

    Alex is a Senior Consultant with Aperio, a Management Consulting firm that has coached organizations on social enterprise since 1996. 

    Alex works with a diverse group of clients to help creatively address critical challenges, providing support in the areas of strategic planning, organization and governance review, social enterprise and earned income, partnership strategy, program design, and evaluation. She has worked with social enterprises across the spectrum, from helping non-profits identify and plan new social enterprises to supporting existing social enterprises with portfolio reviews and growth strategies. Alex is also a seasoned trainer and has designed and delivered both practitioner and university level courses. Read more...

  • Allison Smith

    Allison Smith Consulting & Co+Host Collective | allisonjsmith1@gmail.com
    Based in Queen Charlotte, BC, serving organizations in Northern BC

    Allison is driven by a commitment to the growth and development of individuals, communities, and organizations. As a business development facilitator, she has tackled issues surrounding collaborative leadership, capacity building, poverty reduction, rural economic development, self-employment, and social enterprise development. Allison has experience working with two community economic development non-profits, Haida Gwaii Community Futures and Momentum, as a Business Development Facilitator. She has supported entrepreneurs and provided business plan training as the Venture Accelerator and Women's Venture Start-up facilitator at Momentum. Read more...

  • Andrew Greer

    purppl | andrew@purppl.com
    Based in Kelowna, BC, serving organizations across Canada

    purppl runs a community enterprise acceleration program that helps social entrepreneurs build predictable and sustainable business models. We provide access to structured coaching, business model development, project delivery, and an ecosystem of peers, mentors, and partners to help you scale your impact. Read more...

  • Bill Locke

    Capacity Builders | Billlocke@shaw.ca
    Based in Calgary, AB, serving organizations across Canada and internationally

    • 30+ years experience establishing and managing entrepreneurial partnerships across sectors in collaboration with NGO’s, government and private partners
    • 30+ years experience conducting sector issue research, analysis, evaluation and recommendations. Read more...

     
  • Bob Prenovost

    Propellor Social Enterprise Advisorsbobprenovost@shaw.ca
    Based in Vancouver, BC, serving organizations in British Columbia

    Bob works with non profit and social enterprise organizations and their senior leaders to help them transform business strategies into projects and programs that maximize opportunity, minimize risk and add real value to a client’s business. Read more...

  • Brenda Richardson

    Brenda@cised.ca 
    Based in Ottawa, ON, serving local organizations

    Brenda has worked extensively in the social enterprise sector for over a decade. During this time, she has supported the development of a number of successful social businesses which provide a variety of services such as catering, groundskeeping, transportation, and recycling. Her work has also involved building the infrastructure to support the social enterprise sector more broadly in Ottawa. She is passionate about the value and potential of social enterprise and the role it can play in achieving social, economic and environmental goals. Read more...

  • Bronwyn Oatley

    Bronwyn Oatley Consulting | bronwynoatley@gmail.com
    Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations across Canada, with a focus on Ontario

    Bronwyn is a Toronto-based Social Enterprise Consultant, providing non-profit organizations with social enterprise feasibility assessments, business plan development, capacity building and research. Read more...

  • Carol-Ann Smith

    carolannsmith@rogers.com
    Based in London, ON, serving organizations across Ontario

    Carol-Ann Smith is a specialist in social enterprise & social innovation. Assessment of ventures and their capacity for economic & social impact. She is subject matter expert in business model options, starting a social enterprise and scaling an existing enterprise. Carol-Ann brings over 30 years experience in the NP sector with specific expertise in education, youth, mental health and improving the lives of people with disabilities, and community connecting. Read more...

  • Carinna Rosales

    Supporting Employment and Economic Development (SEED) Winnipeg Inc | carinna@seedwinnipeg.ca
    Based in Winnipeg, MB, serving organizations in Winnipeg

    Carinna Rosales , Director, Business Development Services has over 10 years of experience in the non-profit and Community Economic Development (CED) sector. The foundation of her experience stems from family businesses, primarily in the hospitality industry. She also has international business experience, particularly in communications, market research and the development of export-market feasibility studies. Read more...

  • Carmen Reis

    Reimar Groupcarmen@reimargroup.com
    Based in London, ON, serving organizations across Canada

    Carmen has over 10 years experience in working with entrepreneurs and non-profits to help them achieve growth, scale, and sustainability. As a CMA-CPA with an MA in Economic and Urban Geography, she is the Lead Consultant for Reimar Group, and founder of The Social Entrepreneur - a magazine dedicated to highlighting the best of social enterprise from around the world. Carmen is an expert in business and feasibility planning, and is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society. Read more...

  • Catherine Lang

    C. Lang Consulting | cathy@clangconsulting.com
    Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations across Canada

    Catherine has worked in management and consulting with social economy organizations for over 25 years. Through her consulting practice, C. Lang Consulting, Catherine partners with national, provincial, and community based groups with a key focus on innovation in community and economic development. Read more...

  • Chris Moss

    Chris Moss Consulting | email@chrismoss.ca
    Based in London, Ontario, serving organizations in London & Area, including some southwestern Ontario

    Chris Moss is a Social Enterprise Development coach in London, Ontario and has been mobilizing nonprofits to seek opportunities where they can make significant social change. Her twenty-two years of nonprofit work and volunteer experience have given her an understanding of the issues that nonprofits face day in and day out. Read more...

  • Chryssa Koulis

    peopleshare | chryssa@people-share.ca
    Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations in the Greater Toronto Area 

    Chryssa Koulis, founder of peopleshare, is a seasoned non-profit professional with extensive experience in the areas of governance, strategic planning, fundraising, project management and volunteer management. Chryssa has successfully integrated the skills and knowledge she gained through achieving an MBA in Strategic Management from the Schulich School of Business and the experience she has developed from working in the non-profit sector for almost 15 years. She is a skilled facilitator, having developed and provided training to a variety of groups including boards, committees and at conferences. Read more...

  • Danielle Carruthers

    theSedge.org | danielle@theSedge.org
    Based in Calgary, AB, serving organizations across Canada and internationally

    With education in business and social entrepreneurship, three years commercial banking experience and numerous volunteer roles in her community, Danielle maintains a unique cross-sector perspective. Read more...

  • David LePage

    Accelerating Social Impact CCC, Ltd. | david@asiccc.ca
    Based in Vancouver, BC, serving organizations across Canada

    David LePage is the owner of Accelerating Social Impact CCC, Ltd. (ASI CCC), one of Canada’s first incorporated social purpose corporations. Through ASI David provides direct support and strategic advice to the emerging blended value business, social finance sectors, and the related public policy environment. Read more...

  • Deborah Hinton

    Hintondeb@hintonandco.com
    Based in Montreal, QC, serving organizations across Canada

    Deborah is an experienced coach, consultant and facilitator. She works with her clients to help them deliver business results while creating significant value for the people that work for them and for the people and communities they serve. Read more...

  • Derek Pachal

    HIVE Management | dhpachal@mymts.net
    Based in Winnipeg, MB, serving organizations across Canada and internationally

    HIVE - Community Management Services (CMS) was established in 2008 by Derek Pachal as a management consulting service to assist businesses and organizations to improve local social and economic opportunities. Read more...

  • Edye St. Hill

    United Way of Greater Simcoe County | e.sthill@rogers.com
    Based in Barrie, ON, serving Simcoe, Muskoka, ON

    Edye St. Hill has four active roles in the Non-Profit world:
    United Way of Greater Simcoe County:

    • Volunteer Chair, Finance Cabinet (Fundraising)
    • Community Impact Council (Fund allocation)
    • Training and Consulting Services (We will be delivering Social Enterprise program)
    • Developing World Connections, Team lead for Tanzania voluntourism trips, which has helped me gain some understanding of the non-profit, charity world and regulations. Read more...

     
  • Ellen Martin

    SoJo | ellen@mysojo.co
    Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations in Toronto, Ottawa, and across Canada

    Ellen Martin is the Co-Founder and COO of SoJo, a growing social enterprise that supports youth-serving organizations in developing and scaling their supports for social entrepreneurs. Through SoJo, Ellen has coached social entrepreneurs and developed social enterprise programming in both urban and rural contexts in Canada, Jordan, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. Read more...

  • Frank Atnikov

    frank.atnikov@gmail.com
    Based in Winnipeg, MB, serving organizations across Canada

    I take care of business. I combine my extensive business background, experience in not-for-profit management and a personal passion for social justice to help the charitable community solve problems, build capacity and do more for the common good. Read more...

  • Jennifer Mitchell

    Rural Roots Facilitative Resources | jennifer@facilitativeresources.ca
    Based in Hillsburgh, ON, serving organizations in Ontario

    Jennifer has 14 years’ experience working in the nonprofit sector and has been an active volunteer leader of nonprofit organizations for many years.  She was project manager for a collaborative of the Foundation for Rural Living, Eko Nomos and C. Lang Consulting in their Rural Social Enterprise Project in 2010-11.  In 2012 she started her own business, Rural Roots Facilitative Resources, and is currently providing project management services to the Rural Social Enterprise Constellation. Read more...

  • Jill Andres

    Creating Value Inc. | jill@creatingvalue.ca
    Based in Calgary, AB, serving organizations in Alberta and British Columbia

    Jill is a strategic thinker and leader who combines strong business skills and knowledge with a clear understanding of what it means to work for social change. She specializes in early stage social enterprise development (organizational readiness assessments, feasibility studies and business plans), organizational strategy, service design, and change management. Read more...

  • Joanne Kviring

    joannekviring@sympatioco.ca
    Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations across the Greater Toronto Area and Niagara Region

    Joanne Kviring uses her business background and strong financial and analytical skills to help organizations achieve social impact. Read more...

  • Joanne Lebreton

    Collins Barrow Advisory Services | jolebreton@cbsn.ca 
    Based in Sudbury, ON, serving organizations in Northern Ontario

    I have 20 years of experience in the accounting and business field. I joined the firm of Collins Barrow in 1993 with an accounting degree and proceeded to complete my CGA designation in 1997. I returned to University in 2007 to obtain a master's degree in Business Administration. I also have approximately 8 years of part-time experience teaching accounting, tax and business courses at Cambrian College. In my current management/ownership role at Collins Barrow, I play a very important role in staff training and management. I have many years experience working with both for profit and non-profit companies. Read more...

  • John Baker

    Aperio | john.baker@aperio.ca
    Based in Winnipeg, MB, serving organizations across Canada

    John is the CEO of Aperio, a management consulting firm that works exclusively with organizations (private and nonprofit) that have a social purpose. Our objective is to enable clients to recognize their most important challenges and opportunities, then create and implement strategic solutions to address them. Read more...

  • Jonathan Wade

    President, Social Delta | socialdelta@gmail.com
    Based in Ottawa, ON, serving organizations in Ottawa and surrounding regions

    Jonathan is a non profit professional with more than 20 years of experience as a staff member, volunteer, board member, and consultant. In the last 7 years, he has provided coaching and professional consulting to hundreds of non profit organizations, co-ops and individuals seeking to start or expand a social enterprise. Read more...

  • Judy Mouland

    Judy Mouland Coachingjudymouland@gmail.com
    Based in Greely, ON, serving organizations in Ottawa

    Judy spent 22 years in the non-profit sector working at local, national and international organizations, making her way to C.E.O. Now as a Coach, she is working with other non-profit leaders to introduce them to the power of coaching. Read more...

  • Kathleen Kemp

    Centre for Innovative Social Enterprise Developmentkathleen@cised.ca
    Based in Ottawa, ON

    Kathleen joined CISED after graduating from the Telfer School of Management with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in management, where she dedicated the majority of her university career to growing the social entrepreneurship culture in the Ottawa area. Read more…

  • Kathryn Manners

    mannerskathy@hotmail.com
    Based in Orillia, ON, serving organizations across Ontario

    Kathryn Manners is a results-oriented, values-based executive experienced in strategic planning, organizational development, cultural transformation, leadership development and marketing. She has worked in both the private sector at 3M Canada and public sector with the Ontario Public Service, along with volunteering extensively in the nonprofit environment. Kathy’s real-world experience in the corporate, public and social sectors is both rare and invaluable. Read more...

  • Kaye Grant

    Reconnaissance Management Consulting Group Inc.kgrant@reconinc.ca
    Based in Winnipeg, MB, serving organizations in Manitoba

    Kaye Grant is an experienced business consultant, project manager, researcher and trainer. Kaye is the Principle Consultant with Reconnaissance Management Consulting Group Inc. in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Read more...

  • Kristi Fairholm Mader

    kfmader@yahoo.ca
    Based in Victoria, BC, serving organizations on Vancouver Island

    Kristi Fairholm Mader has been involved in the field of social enterprise since 2003. She was responsible for developing and supporting a number of social enterprises to employ people living with mental illness for the Canadian Mental Health Association, including cafe, catering and food delivery, and cleaning businesses. She was also the Director of Social Enterprise for Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN). Since moving to Victoria, BC, Kristi has been supporting social enterprise sector development in the region. Kristi is familiar and skilled with the development, launch, operations, partnership development and governance frameworks for non profit social enterprise. Read more...

  • Linda Graupner

    linda.graupner@sympatico.ca
    Based in Ottawa, ON, serving organizations across Ontario

    Linda is an active community volunteer and consultant dedicated to improving the effectiveness of the not-for-profit sector. Drawing on 25 years of financial and leadership experience, she helps not-for-profit organizations develop strategies for social impact and financial sustainability. Linda has a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Queen’s University. In 2012, she was a graduate of the inaugural Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation program at the University of Waterloo. A long-time volunteer with various charities, Linda is a member of the United Way Community Services Cabinet, Past President of Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa and trustee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada Foundation. Read more...

  • Lise Palmer

    SPARK | lise@sparkorganisations.com
    Based in Montreal, QC, serving organizations across Canada

    Lise Palmer (BA, BSW, MA) is amazed by some of today's organizations. Ideas about what organizations should be like are changing fast, and she is heartened to see recent trends and new innovations in non-profit and for-profit structures and strategies, and increasingly blurry lines between the two. Social enterprise is one such example. Read more...

  • Lore Wainwright

    Pillar Nonprofit Networksocialenterprise@pillarnonprofit.ca
    Based in London, ON, serving organizations in London and the surrounding area

    Lore Wainwright is a social enterprise champion who is supporting emerging and existing social enterprises in London and area to flourish. As the Social Enterprise Program Manager at Pillar Nonprofit Network, Lore is helping mobilize a strong social enterprise support system locally, provincially and nationally. Read more...

  • Lorne Cutler

    LAC & Associates Consulting | lacutler@magma.ca
    Based in Ottawa, ON serving organizations in Ontario and Nova Scotia

    Lorne Cutler is a consultant and active volunteer with over 30 years of finance, engineering and training experience. Lorne specializes in providing consulting services to the not-for-profit, public and private sectors with a special focus on helping organizations understand the importance of financing issues. Without a solid business approach, a social enterprise will not be in a strong position to fulfill its social mission. Read more...

  • Marcio Coelho

    Futurpreneur Canadamarcio.coelho30@gmail.com
    Based in Winnipeg, MB, serving organizations in Winnipeg

    I have worked with Not For Profit Organizations for over than 30 years, as an executive director and as a member of the board as well. During this time I was responsible for coordinating recreational, leisure, sociability activities and moral and/or ethics lectures and making contact with other Social Organizations in order to pursue objectives and goals. Read more...

  • Mark van Engelen

    Earth Educators Inc. | mark@eartheducators.ca
    Based in Calgary, AB serving organizations across Canada

    Mark van Engelen is one of the Directors at Earth Educators Inc, based in Calgary, Canada. 15+ years of experience in educating, business change, implementation, improving operations and entrepreneurship. He has helped set up environmental foundations and grow social and commercial businesses through planning, process improvements and optimizing use of resources. Read more...

  • Marty Donkervoort

    Reconnaissance Management Consulting Group Inc. | mdonkervoort@reconinc.ca | martydonkervoort.ne
    Based in Winnipeg, MB, serving organizations across Manitoba

    Marty Donkervoort is an experienced business leader, consultant and teacher. As the Globe and Mail has recently noted, Marty’s business career leads from Bay St to Main Street. Over the past three decades, Marty has held senior positions in private corporations, the public sector and in the social economy, most recently in Winnipeg’s inner-city North End. Read more...

  • Mary Ferguson

    Eko Nomos | marynausferguson@gmail.com
    Based in Kimberley, ON, serving organizations across Canada

    BES (University of Waterloo) MES (York University) and working on a PhD in social enterprise.

    Mary Ferguson is the principal of Eko Nomos. Mary has worked directly with hundreds of organizations developing and operating social enterprises on all aspects of training and consultations including organizational readiness assessment, idea generation, feasibility studies, marketing and business plan development.  In addition to working with individual organizations we provide services to funders and intermediaries.  Eko Nomos (www.ekonomos.com) comes from the Greek root of the word economy which means ‘the effective management of the household and community’. Read more...

  • Megan O'Neil-Renaud

    Pillar Nonprofit Network | socialenterprise@pillarnonprofit.ca
    Based in London, ON, serving organizations in London and Southwestern Ontario

    Megan O'Neil-Renaud (MPA) is the Social Enterprise Coordinator with Pillar Nonprofit Network and is responsible for providing a support system for social enterprise to grow and flourish. Through coaching supports and connections to resources, Megan works with both nonprofit social enterprises and social entrepreneurs to reach their goals in the community. Read more...

  • Matthew Unger

    Matthew Unger & Associates | matthew@matthewunger.com
    Based in Vancouver, BC, serving organizations across Canada

    Matthew Unger and Associates provides technology strategy, planning and implementation services to non-profits, government agencies, and companies looking for systems to increase their capacity to manage relationships. Specializing in Salesforce, Google, Quickbooks, Amazon Web Services, and Facebook platforms his team focuses on implementing easy to use solutions for streamlining the management of volunteer, donor, partner, funding, events, and programming processes. Read more...

  • Melissa Scaman

    Ingenuity Consulting Services | melissa@myingenuity.ca
    Based in Edmonton, Alberta, serves across Canada

    Melissa Scaman is principal consultant with Ingenuity Consulting Services. Melissa has approximately 10 years experience working with community stakeholders, governmental organizations, and non-profits to develop innovative solutions to community issues. Read more...

  • Michelle Cherot

    Inside Job Consulting Ltd. | mcherot@ijconsulting.ca
    Based in Trail, BC, serving organizations in the Kootenay region and the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta

    Michele's passion is to assist individuals and organizations to recognize and achieve their full potential through consulting, facilitating, training and coaching services. Based on twenty two years of business management experience Michele incorporates an analytical approach to problem solving combined with effective coaching skills. Read more...

  • Mike Rowlands

    Junxion Strategy | mike@junxion.com
    Based in Vancouver, BC, serving organizations across Canada

    Mike is an accomplished entrepreneur, consultant and leader engaged by mission-based organizations around the world to craft distinctive strategies and support visionary social entrepreneurs.

    He's an Ambassador of the Social Venture Network, and an Executive Producer of the annual Social Venture Institute. He is a member of the Leaders Circle of the ISIS Social Venture Incubator at the University of British Columbia, and an Entrepreneur in Residence at Simon Fraser University's Radius Social Venture Accelerator. As a keynote speaker and frequent workshop presenter, he has taught strategy, entrepreneurship, sector collaborations, branding and communications. Read more...

  • Nancy Wasserman

    Sleeping Lion Consulting Inc.nwasserman@sleepinglion.net
    Based in Ottawa, ON, serving organizations across Canada

    Nancy Wasserman has been active in social finance, social enterprise development, and community economic development for over twenty-five years. Read more...

  • Natalie Falk

    Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development | nataliefalk@gov.nl.ca
    Based in Gander, Newfoundland, serving Central Newfoundland

    Natalie is a seasoned facilitator who has worked in the area of social enterprise and organizational development for over 10 years. Read more... 

  • Natalie Napier

    COIN (Community Opportunity and Innovation Network)natalien@coin-ced.org
    Peterborough, ON, serving organizations in Peterborough and the Kawarthas, Central Ontario

    Natalie Napier has been working in the non-profit sector since 2004 with an initial focus on organizational development. Through her work with an established non-profit that has been running social enterprises for 16 years (www.coin-ced.org) Natalie has come to embrace a community economic development perspective in which social enterprise is one tool to create healthy, complete communities. Social enterprise has allowed Natalie to unleash her considerable entrepreneurial spirit! Read more...

  • Norm Tasevski

    Venture Deli | norm@venturedeli.com
    Based in Toronto, Ontario, serving organizations across Canada

    Norm Tasevski is a co-founder and partner with Purpose Capital. Norm has spent his career working with and for impact-minded for-profit, non-profit and government organizations. Prior to Purpose Capital, Norm was a Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence with the Social Innovation Generation (SiG) program at MaRS, where he advised a portfolio of approximately 30 innovation-minded social organizations in topics ranging from business model refinement to investment readiness. As a management consultant with Aperio, Norm managed a portfolio of social enterprises, advising each from idea generation to initial market entry and capital acquisition. Norm’s career began as a policy advisor with the province of Ontario, leading multiple social policy portfolios involving social assistance, social housing, immigrant sponsorship, accessibility services and youth services. Read more...

  • Paul Klein

    Impakt & HireUpYouth.ca | paul@impaktcorp.com
    Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations across Canada

    Paul Klein is a globally-recognized thought leader on the intersection of business and social change. In 2001, Paul founded Impakt to help corporations and non-profit organizations profit from innovative social change. He is also the Founder of HireUp – the world’s first job portal for youth who’ve experienced homelessness. Read more...

  • Ondine Hogeboom

    Lean4Flourishingondine@lean4flourishing.biz
    Based in Montreal, QC serving organizations across Canada

    Combining experience with her strong entrepreneurial skills and ability to build successful businesses in emerging markets Ondine, formally from South Africa has always aimed to affect positive change within her community or industry through business. Read more...

  • Princess Alexander

    Alexander Learmond Inc. | princess@alexanderlearmond.com
    Based in Mississauga, Ontario, serving organizations across Canada 

    Princess Alexander is a Growth Strategist and Coach. She is President and Chief Execution Officer of Alexander Learmond Inc., a strategy management practice that assists clients to grow, innovate and implement sustainable master plans. Princess seamlessly translates business expertise to strengthen not-for-profits’ capacity to innovate, increase efficiencies, program effectiveness, and expand reach while simultaneously achieving financial and social values. Read more...

  • Richard Dilay

    Richard Dilay Consulting | dilayrichard@gmail.com
    Based in Winnipeg, MB, serving organizations in Manitoba

    As the Manager of Neighbourhoods Alive! (NA!), the Province of Manitoba's long-term community-based social and economic strategy for urban revitalization, Richard Dilay has been involved in both promoting the concept and providing developmental funding for social enterprises for more than a decade (2000-2014). NA! assisted the North End Women's Centre to establish it's Up Shoppe that provides affordable gently-used business clothing to women (re)entering the workforce and generates revenue for the organization. Read more...

  • Rick Juliusson

    FreeRange Consulting | Rick@freerangeconsulting.ca
    Based in Duncan, BC serving organizations on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland

    Rick Juliusson, founder of FreeRange Consulting, offers over 20 years experience in non-profit management, fundraising, training and facilitation. As a former Executive Director of an international development agency, Rick has successfully increased the organization’s budget by 250% (from $300,000 to $780,000), established planned giving and pledge donor programs with over 300 monthly donors, created a successful revenue-generating social enterprise, and secured grants up to $500,000. Read more...

  • Robert Lessard

    Recycle-Action | r.jr.lessard@hotmail.com
    Based in Hawkesbury, ON, serving organizations in Prescott-Russell, ON

    Over 20 years of experience as a businessman, both in retail and services businesses. Read more...

  • Ryan Turnbull

    Eco-Ethonomics Inc. | ryan@ecoethonomics.ca
    Based in Toronto, ON, Serving organizations across Canada 

    Ryan Turnbull founded Eco-Ethonomics Inc. with the mission to develop socially responsible leaders and build a new, values-based economy through social innovation. Ryan has assisted non-profit organizations, universities, foundations, government, social enterprises and private businesses. Read more...

  • Sacha Kumar

    Centre for Social Innovationsacha@socialinnovation.com
    Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations in Toronto, London, UK and southern India

    Over the past 5 years, I have consulted and worked alongside over 100 social enterprises in India, London, and Toronto. I co-founded a business incubator where I helped to support roughly 70 early-stage enterprises with space, mentorship, and financing. Read more...

  • Sandra Hamilton

    Sandra Hamilton Consultingsandra@sandrahamilton.ca
    Based in Comox, BC, serving organizations on Vancouver Island

    With experience working with clients such as John Furlong, CEO, Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and Olympic rower Silken Laumann, Sandra Hamilton is certainly no stranger to guiding people and organisations through periods of intense transition. Sandra Hamilton is a Strategic Marketer & Business Consultant, who chooses to focus her work exclusively in the area of Social Enterprise, Social Innovation and, in advancing Social Public Procurement policy in Canada. Read more...

  • SEED Winnipeg

    SEED Winnipeg | info@seedwinnipeg.ca
    Based in Winnipeg, MB, serving organizations in Winnipeg

    Billy Granger
    Business Consultant, Business Development Services

    Billy Granger has maintained successful businesses in fitness training, research and consulting, and clothing manufacturing. He has also worked in the non‐profit sector for over 10 years, focussed on the protection of threatened and endangered species and ecosystems, supporting First Nations rights, and community economic development. Billy is also a founding member of the Vasa Cooperative, which was a worker‐owned company that provided above‐scale wages for unemployed or underemployed newcomers to manufacture high‐quality, environmentally‐friendly clothing and textile products. Read more...

  • Tiberius Brastaviceanu

    SENSORICAtiberius.brastaviceanu@gmail.com
    Based in Montreal, QC, serving organizations across Canada

    My background is in Physics. I got my first job in the Silicon Valley with a laser manufacturer, as a laser applications engineer. My role was to coordinate a network of small companies, academic labs, and independent engineers to develop applications for a new type of high power laser. This experience lead me to understand that intellectual property is a huge barrier to innovation. Read more...

  • Trevor Benson

    Eco-Ethonomics Inc.trevor@ecoethonomics.ca
    Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations across Canada

    Trevor is an entrepreneurial systems-thinker with a craft for capacity building and knack for transferring knowledge. He honed his social enterprise development skills working with sustainable ventures in the United Kingdom, developing socially-minded businesses in the Caribbean, and supporting social enterprise in Canada. Read more...