Community Innovation and Social Enterprise conference 2021

6th Community Innovation & Social Enterprise Conference – The Virtual Edition



The virtual edition of the popular Community Innovation & Social Enterprise Conference

 Community-based ventures are a strong part of the Canadian economy for more than a century and recent innovative practices have made the social enterprise sector a hot topic in national and international vistas.  The conference brings together practitioners, researchers, and community organizations, from home and afar, to discuss current practices, challenges, and innovations in advancing social entrepreneurship, economic development and community livelihoods.  

Directors of community organizations, social entrepreneurs, researchers, public policy makers, and people interested in community-based development, innovation, and entrepreneurship attend this popular biennial conference. As a conference attendee, you will hear from practitioners and researchers on community innovation, social enterprise, place-based development, and their effect on community health and economic development.

 We have had excellent feedback on our previous 5 conferences, with more than 300 people attending every time.

The conference has a tradition of donating a portion of the registration fees to a social enterprise. This time, the conference registration fee is nominal and all of the proceeds will be donated to social enterprises.

Conference program at a glance (stated in AST Atlantic time)

10:30 am Opening message

10:40 am Keynote Address

12:00 pm Networking session

12:45 pm Navigating the Pandemic Disruption – panel discussion

2:00 pm Affordable Housing Strategy

2:40 pm Local Food Security

3:20 pm Conference end

The event is finished.


Jul 08 2021


9:30 am - 2:20 pm

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