Carol-Ann Smith is a specialist in Social Enterprise, Social Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation. She is skilled in assessing ventures and their capacity for economic & social impact. She’s a subject matter expert in Business Model Generation/Learn Start-Up methodologies. She has vast experience advising start ups as well as assisting existing enterprises scale their business. She has worked with social entrepreneurs cross all industries and sectors. She 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. She’s a community connector, Professor – Fanshawe, College & Instructor, Western University. In addition, Carol-Ann is a Social Entrepreneur developing innovative, integrated & inclusive housing models
In my previous assignment as Manager, Social Entrepreneurship and Intake Lead, Innovations in Education for the MaRS Discovery District/SiG@MaRS; I assessed the viability of new ventures, advised clients, and provided access to resources that can help them turn their ideas into positive outcomes for society, enhancing the quality of life for people in Ontario. I am skilled in business model generation, public consultation, facilitation, project management & relationship management.
Areas of expertise include: assessment of ventures,project management/client relations/project development,coordination and implementation. I have also been a volunteer judge for: Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment–Young Entrepreneurs social enterprise competition & Ontario Centres of Excellence, Make Your Pitch student social enterprise competition.
MaRS: Ms. Smith was formally the Manager, SiG@MaRS (Social Innovation Generation) at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Curriculum Services Canada, ArtsSmarts, CIVIX, Good Foot Delivery, Blue W, Abilities Centre, Evaluation Pal, Operation Springboard, Tiffinday, City Possibilities, The Bargains Group - Engage and Change, Cafe 12/Academy 12, ALUS - Alternative Land Use Services, The Plastic Shore Project, North York Delightfully Yours, SHE - Shaping Her Esteem, Dream Catcher Mentoring