Networking 8:00 - 8:45 AM
Location: Jerry Wood East Atrium
MacEwan Food Services will be providing complimentary breakfast, Fair Trade coffee and Numi Organic Tea.
opening remarks 8:45 - 9:00AM
Location: Betty Andrews Recital Hall
Sarah is a piano teacher, social advocate, and mother of two. She makes her living running a private piano studio, but she commits her life to helping build community alongside her partner, Mayor Don Iveson. As a social advocate, Sarah leads by example, acting as a role model and ambassador in furthering the empowerment of girls and inspiring youth to lead, through her community outreach. For the past four years, she has invested her time to support the work of United Way of the Alberta Capital Region. She created and leads United Way’s youth initiative, and has sat as Co-Chair on United Way’s campaign cabinet since 2016. She is a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Director of Corporate Relations of Apricity and Honorary Patron for Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS).A community-minded individual, Sarah is engaged in many undertakings to help others achieve success in school and in life.
Dr. Deborah Saucier is an accomplished academic and successful university administrator. In July 2017, Dr. Saucier joined MacEwan University as president. Before coming to MacEwan, Deborah spent six years at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario, as Provost and Vice President Academic and also as the former Dean of Science. Prior to 2011, Deborah was the chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge and a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in behavioural neuroscience, with a specialty in spatial cognition. Deborah was born in Saskatoon, where she is a member of the Central Urban Métis Federation Incorporated. She is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and to the power of education to transform lives. Deborah is married to curator and contemporary artist Chai Duncan. They have a ten-year-old daughter who is the light of their lives.
What is an enlightened economy? - panel discussion 9:00-9:45 aM
Since his election as Edmonton's 35th Mayor in 2013, Mayor Iveson has led Edmonton's transformation into a more uplifting, resilient, and globally competitive city. Alongside his remarkable partner Sarah Chan, they both serve our community while raising two young children, working to make things better for all our kids and grandkids. Harnessing a new confidence among Edmontonians, he is focused on the priorities of growing an opportunity economy, building a more family-friendly city, accelerating our leadership on energy and climate, and planning for a million people - all while strengthening integrity and performance at City Hall.
Iveson studied Political Science at the University of Alberta, then served as president of Canadian University Press in Toronto. He returned home to a city that appeared to be exporting young, smart leaders, thinkers, creators, and entrepreneurs faster than it could attract them. As a proud Edmontonian, the challenge of attracting and retaining more people inspired Iveson to run for City Council in 2007. One of his key performance indicators - as both a Councillor and Mayor - is to build the kind of city that, when the time comes, his children will never want to leave.
Tom is CEO of CHANDOS Construction Ltd., since 2001. CHANDOS is a market leader in the provision of value-added construction solutions that has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, an Alberta Top Employer and a Certified B Corporation. Under Tom’s leadership, CHANDOS has experienced significant growth and positive change. An entrepreneur and strategic visionary, Tom is a highly collaborative leader and this is one reason behind his success at CHANDOS. Internally, his focus is on the continuous improvement of the company’s business model and ensuring that people come first. Externally, he is focused on developing long-term strategic relationships with key business partners. This dual focus serves a single purpose — to ensure value is constantly being created for CHANDOS’s clients.
As Director, Social Entrepreneurship, Craig leads BDC’s efforts to support entrepreneurs who are social innovators. His team works to help grow the Canadian movement of certified Beneficial Corporations (B Corps). Craig has more than 20 years of experience in the public, private and civil society sectors. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, sits on the board of directors of Rise Asset Management and, in recognition for his contribution sustainable development and clean capitalism, is a 2018 Clean16 honoree.
Jacqueline Foord has spent much of her life pursuing social justice and advocating for the equal application of human rights. Until recently she was the CEO of YWCA Edmonton. She received her Bachelor degree in Political Science from the University of Regina and her MBA from Athabasca University. Jackie has over 25 years of experience in senior leadership positions in the non-profit sector. She served as Chief of Staff for the Official Opposition at the Alberta Legislature and worked in the health care sector as an administrator at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital. She is currently serving as the Branch Manager, Social Development for the City of Edmonton.
Jackie devotes considerable time to volunteerism. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum and was the inaugural Chair of WAVE. Jackie is the President of the GoodHearts Transplant Foundation and is a Board Member of KidSport Edmonton. In 2013 Jackie was named one of Edmonton’s Top 100 Women in Business and in 2014 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Edmonton Pride Festival Society.
Jen Panteluk is the President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories. A BComm and MBA graduate from the University of Alberta School of Business, Jen has worked in the not for profit sector for over ten years. Jen has a far-reaching background and has used her skills to increase awareness and support for United Way, University of Alberta, Alberta Cancer Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Jen is passionate about strengthening her community and working with others to have a positive impact. Jen was recognized as an Avenue Magazine Top 40 Under 40 in 2016 and a Global Woman of Vision in May 2017 for her work in the not for profit sector.
Jeff Chase is the Director of Local + Emerging Economy at the City of Edmonton. His team works to support small businesses, the local economy, urban revitalization and emerging sectors in Edmonton through a variety of programs and services. Prior to this role, Jeff served as Senior Advisor to Mayor Naheed Nenshi in Calgary, and has worked in a variety of municipal and private sector roles intersecting urbanism, economic development, innovation and place. Having lived in 5 countries and undertaken assignments in more than 15, Jeff brings a global perspective to his work. Jeff holds a PhD in Politics (Newcastle University, UK) and a MA in Urban Planning (University of British Columbia).
keynote speaker 10:00-11:00 AM
Daniela’s work integrates her experience working for social in change in Cambodia with her experience in educational content design as the former Deputy Director of the University of Oxford’s Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. Her report called Tackling Heropreneurship and similarly titled SSIR article have been widely referenced in the social impact sector. From that work, Daniela designed the Impact Gaps Canvas, a simple system mapping tool now used at universities and social entrepreneurship education programs around the world, as well as in Map the System, a student competition run by the Skoll Centre at 30 universities globally, and in a series of programing initiatives that help people think like systems-led leaders. Her TEDx talk on Reclaiming Social Entrepreneurship highlights some of that thinking. Daniela now lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and young son.
keynote speaker 11:15-12:15 PM
Joel Solomon is Co-Founder and Chair of Renewal Funds, Canada's largest mission venture capital firm at $98m, investing in Organics and EnviroTech. Joel led an innovative "activist family office" strategy with Carol Newell, Principal of Renewal, for 14 years, deploying $70m+ in an integrated capital strategy for social and cultural change in the Vancouver, BC, Canada, region. He is a Senior Advisor with RSF Social Finance and Co-Producer of their Integrated Capital Fellowship (ICF) and a 2012 TEDxVancouver Speaker. Joel is a founding member of several organizations including Social Venture Network (SVN), Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and the Tides Canada Foundation. He is Board Chair of Hollyhock and serves on the University of British Columbia Board of Governors. Joel is Co-Author with Tyee Bridge of The Clean Money Revolution, a call to action to move trillions of dollars from damage to regeneration.
introduction of breakout sessions 1:15-1:30 PM
Dr. John Corlett is Provost and Vice-President Academic at MacEwan University and is also a member of the MacEwan faculty in Physical Education. He is a graduate of Brock University's Biological Sciences program and completed his Master's and Doctorate in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University. He has held academic and administrative positions at BCIT, the University of Botswana, the University of Windsor, Brock University, and the University of Winnipeg prior to his current role at MacEwan. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in areas as diverse as exercise physiology, movement control, sport psychology, sport philosophy, sport management and international educational development. His current interests explore the philosophical underpinnings of health and education professions and the role of physical education in the prevention of violence in Latin America where he has worked regularly since 2005 with colleagues in Canada and in Central America.
Breakout Sessions 1:30-2:45 PM
For more details on the breakout session speakers, please click on their photographs.
Business as a Force for Good (Room 11-452)
Social Procurement (Room 11-463)
Responsible Investment & Finance (Room 9-218)
Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders (Room 9-216)