Our Pillar staff hit the road attending three provincial and national conferences in one hectic week in Toronto! At the Ontario Nonprofit Network, the Ontario Social Enterprise Roundtable and the Social Finance Forum, we shared our successes and challenges, learning from the many incredible voices in the room.
Pillar Nonprofit Network & VERGE Capital supported these women in the development of these social enterprises. Learn how these stories are helping to reshape how we view business, nonprofit and leadership.
Andre Vashist has just returned from the Social Innovation Residency with an incredible amount of hope, as a recipient of incredible gifts of wisdom. His blog is a reflection of this journey so far, and his opporutnity to share these gifts with you. Read on for some inspiration and great resources on Social Innovation and stay tuned for Pillar’s Systems Thinking Exchange and Workshop coming soon.
The Old East Village Grocer opened its doors, softly, to begin their social enterprise journey and strengthen their mission to support people with disabilities. ATN Access Inc. worked on the OEV Grocer business plan for almost two years, and exploring ways to finance a startup social enterprise that would support people with disabilities gain employment.