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ESE 201 (Workshop Co-Hosted by Markham Small Business Centre)

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Markham Small Business Centre

IBM Innovation Space| Markham Convergence Centre

3600 Steeles Ave East

Markham, Ontario L3R 9Z7

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You’re invited to Employment Social Enterprise 201, a workshop that will provide you with an opportunity to explore your readiness to launch an employment social enterprise, and provide you with an opportunity to begin to generate employment social enterprise business ideas.

Employment social enterprises are businesses that create training and employment opportunities for people facing barriers to employment, including: people with disabilities, newcomers, and people with mental illness.

The workshop will feature:

  • an activity to explore your entrepreneurial readiness / organizational readiness for employment social enterprise development

  • an activity to support you in developing employment social enterprise business ideas

  • an activity to enable you to filter business ideas, identifying your highest probability business idea

  • a presentation from an existing employment social enterprise manager

  • a Q&A session with a representative of the TEF (Toronto Enterprise Fund) - Canada’s leading supporter of employment social enterprises.

The time is right for employment social enterprise development. Across Canada, and globally, employment social enterprises (ESEs) have demonstrated strong outcomes for their ‘target population’ employees. Based on this success, and on persistent employment barriers for many people in York Region, there is demand for additional jobs within ESEs. Additionally, based on increased ‘social purchasing’ behavior, there is greater demand for the products and services created by ESEs.

TEF is thrilled to collaborate with the Markham Small Business Centre (MSBC) to offer this workshop in York Region. MSBC is your one-stop source to start and grow your small business; their team can help you make the right decisions as you start-up your business venture and help develop your management capabilities as it grows.

Note: ESE 201 is well-suited for entrepreneurs and agencies in York Region who are ready to explore developing an ESE and have have participted in Employment Social Enterprise 101 or have a basic understanding of ESEs.

Refreshments and a light snack will be provided. If you have any accessibility needs, or any questions about this event, please contact Courtney Ayukawa at cayukawa@uwgt.org.

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IBM Innovation Space| Markham Convergence Centre

3600 Steeles Ave East

Markham, Ontario L3R 9Z7

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