Learning, networking, resources and events

Learning, networking, resources and events

Vancity supports a number of key events throughout the year that contribute to ongoing learning for social enterprises. Check them out...

  • Demonstrating Value - Vancity is a lead partner in the Demonstrating Value initiative, which supports social enterprises to measure and communicate their value. The initiative provides workshops, tools, and technical assistance to promote the financial sustainability, organizational capacity and mission impact of social enterprises.
  • Financial Fitness – Vancity’s workshops provide not-for-profit staff and boards with tools for developing and maintaining an organization with a strong financial foundation. Vancity’s toolkits bring together some of Canada’s brightest minds in not-for-profit financial leadership to present five handbooks; each focusing on an important area of not-for-profit financial sustainability. This series is held each year and is focused on:

  • The Canadian Social Enterprise Guide is a comprehensive published resource and collection of social enterprise stories designed for project managers, executive directors, directors, and employees of organizations considering creating a new enterprise, expanding or formalizing their existing revenue-generating programs.
  • The January 2014 Report : Scoping to Accelerate Impact Business Success in the Greater Victoria Region
  • Social Change Institute – is held every June at Hollyhock, Cortes Island and is aimed at emerging leaders in the social sector.
  • Social Venture Institute – is held every September at Hollyhock, Cortes Island and is an intensive learning event for social enterprises.
 

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