Here is some information on the Third Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise in Toronto in November.

Third Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise – Early Bird Rate!

The Social Enterprise Council of Canada invites you to join hundreds of existing and prospective social enterprise operators from every region in Canada at the Third Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise taking place in Toronto, November 18-20, 2009.

Don’t miss out on our “Early Bird” registration savings, only available until next Tuesday, September 23, 2009! 
• The full conference: $350 (after September 23, $500)
• Day one: $150 (after September 23, $200)
• Day two & three: $250 (after September 23, $300)
An agenda and registration information can be found on our website. 
• DAY 1: Intensive training sessions geared to your stage of planning, development or growth. 
• DAYS 2 & 3: Working sessions with fellow practitioners, funders, government officials, network   organizations, and supporters designed to create a national policy agenda and action plan for social enterprise in Canada.

Social enterprise is a proven model for creating employment, bringing needed goods and services to communities, promoting innovation in the marketplace, enhancing the delivery of social, environment, arts and cultural services, and strengthening the sustainability of non-profits – all of which can promote economic growth and revitalize local economies. Social enterprise is a real solution in the current economic climate, where communities across the country have been decimated by the collapse of the manufacturing sector, the financial crisis and rising rates of unemployment.

The Third Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise is an initiative of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada. Register here. http://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=1670&EID=4964 For more information on the conference, please email: info@torontoenterprisefund.ca