Social Entrepreneurship Evolution (SEE) will meet with community members in five Northern locations next week to talk about social entrepreneurship, as part of a two-day ‘Asset Mapping’ tour. This community-based research aims to advance a more in-depth understanding of the existing and necessary infrastructure in Northern Ontario that supports youth social entrepreneurship. Social Entrepreneurship Evolution (SEE) will be in Wawa, Marathon, Pic Mobert First Nation, White River, and Hornepayne to connect with young changemakers (16-35+) January 10th and 11th, 2017.
“Youth in Northern Ontario know their communities, know the challenges to succeeding and are brimming with ideas to improve the quality of life in ways that can be profitable and provide brighter futures,” said Allyson Schmidt, Project Lead for SEE. “Continuing the work that SEE has been doing these past three years strengthens the social and economic fabric of our region.”
During the event, community members are invited to share their knowledge, networks, community contacts and the many supports that foster social innovation and community change in Northern Ontario. “These community events help to build the capacity for Social Enterprises to develop and grow, as well as provide a more in-depth understanding of what resources exist in Northern Ontario communities, highlighting where the gaps, barriers and needs are,” said Elizabeth MacMillan, Action Researcher of SEE.
Wawa – Tuesday, January 10th at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre from 12 Noon to 3 p.m.
White River – Wednesday, January 11th at the Township of White River Council Chambers from 12 Noon to 3 p.m.
Pic Mobert – Wednesday, January 11th at the Pic Mobert Community Hall from 5 to 8 p.m.
Marathon – Wednesday, January 11th at St. John’s Church from 12 Noon to 3 p.m.
Hornepayne – Wednesday, January 11th at the Hornepayne Elementary Secondary School from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Superior East Community Futures Development Corporation, the Township of White River, Hornerpayne Economic Development Corporation, the Community of Marathon, Pic Mobert First Nation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation is supporting this project.
SEE is a three-year project funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Future Fund that works towards creating a significant and sustainable change in Northern Ontario. This cross-cultural youth-led collaborative works in partnership with young changemakers across the region to develop the networks and tools they need to both make a living and improve the quality of life of those around them through social innovation and social enterprises.