Our Mission

 
 
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The Enlightened Economy Summit 2019 is brought to you by the MacEwan University Social Innovation Institute, Net Impact Professional Chapter, BDC and Roundhouse.

This year's theme, ‘Transitioning with Impact,’ challenges all of us to understand our changing world and focus on a future of engagement, collaboration, and innovation. This 2nd summit will offer inspiration, action and empowerment for changemakers at every level: business, government, community and our next generation.

 

Enlightened Economy Summit Executive Team

 
Leo Wong, Co-Chair    Founding Director, Social Innovation Institute, MacEwan University

Leo Wong, Co-Chair

Founding Director, Social Innovation Institute, MacEwan University

Kristel Owens, Co-Chair    Director, Recruitment, Admission & Marketing at Alberta School of Business

Kristel Owens, Co-Chair

Director, Recruitment, Admission & Marketing at Alberta School of Business

Carla Heim, Advisor    Senior Advisor Social Entrepreneurship, BDC

Carla Heim, Advisor

Senior Advisor Social Entrepreneurship, BDC

Alan Jeans, Project Manager    Manager, Disability Services, NorQuest College

Alan Jeans, Project Manager

Manager, Disability Services, NorQuest College

Erikk Opinio, Finance Officer    Responsible Investment Analyst at AIMCo

Erikk Opinio, Finance Officer

Responsible Investment Analyst at AIMCo

Dustin Meyer, Logistics Officer    Manager at Meyer Business Advisory Services

Dustin Meyer, Logistics Officer

Manager at Meyer Business Advisory Services

Greg Dobbelsteyn, Resources Officer    Management Consultant at KPMG

Greg Dobbelsteyn, Resources Officer

Management Consultant at KPMG

Joy Campbell, Event Manager    Event Consultant, MacEwan University

Joy Campbell, Event Manager

Event Consultant, MacEwan University

 
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The MacEwan University Social Innovation Institute provides leadership and support towards fostering a culture of social innovation, engaging MacEwan students in initiatives and opportunities that have impact locally, regionally and globally. It focuses on developing students as changemakers, and achieves this through teaching and research that is both cross-disciplinary and community-engaged. Through collaborations among students and faculty, the Institute defines success through learning and social impact. www.macewan.ca/innovate

 

Net Impact Edmonton empowers a new generation to drive social and environmental change throughout their careers. Our volunteer-led chapter drives change by creating a like-minded community and providing events and programs that support members who aim to use business as a force for environmental & social impact. www.netimpact.org/chapters/edmonton-professional

The  Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)  is Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. Our mission is to help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and indirect financing with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.
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The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. Our mission is to help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and indirect financing with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises. www.bdc.ca

Roundhouse is a modern coworking space where entrepreneurs, social changemakers, students, faculty, alumni and community are welcome to connect, learn and access valuable resources that we hope can guide them in a positive direction. We work collaboratively with MacEwan University's Social Innovation Institute to foster a culture of social innovation in Edmonton and beyond. Together, we’re growing a community of changemakers that help creative minds develop innovative ideas, projects and enterprises that have positive impact on society and environment. www.roundhouse.net