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INDUSTRY WITH PURPOSE: VANCOUVER

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Is your company doing well by doing good?

Join Craig Kielburger and Afdhel Aziz for a dynamic morning of learning and insight.

Craig Kielburger, New York Times bestselling author and founder of ME to WE - and Afdhel Aziz, Amazon #1 author of Good is the New Cool - will give you and your team the perspectives and ideas to build an organization with purpose, and create joy and success for each employee.

In addition to keynote addresses from Craig and Afdhel, a panel of business leaders - moderated by David LePage of Buy Social Canada - will explore cutting-edge employee engagement ideas; examples of organizations that are doing good; new social procurement strategies; and leave attendees with practical calls to action.

The bottom line? Your business will be more profitable by having purpose and doing good. For more insight please watch this video.


You can also catch this event in three other locations, across Canada:

TORONTO | May 2nd | To register click here

EDMONTON | May 15th | To register click here

CALGARY | May 16th | To register click here


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Afdhel Aziz

Social Entrepreneur | Expert on Brand Purpose & Marketing

After a 20-year career as a visionary marketer at Procter & Gamble, Nokia, Heineken and Absolut Vodka, Afdhel is now Founder and Chief Purpose Officer at Conspiracy of Love, a thinktank and idea incubator that helps Fortune 500 companies like Adidas, Facebook, Bacardi and Mars use culture and technology as a force for good.

As the co-author of Good is the New Cool: Market Like You Give a Damn, Afdhel provides a provocative manifesto for a bold new model of marketing, which helps brands become a force for good. His book was a #1 Amazon [bestseller] and has been hailed as the new ‘Ogilvy on Advertising’. Afdhel’s work has also been featured in the New York Times, Vice, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian, Coolhunting, Billboard, Hypebeast, Mashable, and more.

Afdhel has spoken at a number of renowned events, including the Cannes Lions, SXSW, TEDx, Advertising Week, the Chief Digital Officer Conference: Silicon Valley, Columbia University, and many more.

Craig Kielburger

Activist | Co-Founder of the WE Organization, WE Charity, ME to WE, WE Day

Craig Kielburger is a New York Times bestselling author, syndicated columnist read by millions, and social entrepreneur who co-founded the WE movement with the mission to make “doing good, doable.”

Over the past two decades, Craig, along with his co-founder and brother Marc Kielburger, has grown the WE movement to engage 4+ million people annually in service. The We Organization now includes the WE Charity, ME to WE Social Enterprise, and WE Day.

Craig has published 12 books including his newest book, WEconomy: You Can Find Your Meaning, Make a Living, and Change the World. Co-authored with Marc Kielburger and Holly Branson, the book is a blueprint to drive positive impact and change the world through the combined mission of purpose and profit. Craig’s work has also been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes and the BBC. Craig is the recipient of The Order of Canada, the Nelson Mandela Freedom Medal, and the World Children’s Prize.


EXPERTS PANEL:

This event will be concluded with a panel of prominent local leaders who are doing well by doing good. They will leave you with practical solutions for you to implement within your business.

MARCIA NOZICK // EMBERS
In 2001, Marcia Nozick founded EMBERS (the Eastside Movement for Business and Economic Renewal Society) as a community economic development charity with a mission to create economic and employment opportunities for people living on low incomes in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. A long-time community advocate, Marcia’s leadership at EMBERS over the past 18 years has helped thousands of people facing work barriers lead productive lives by providing access to self- employment education, job placements, training and support.

WILLIAM AZAROFF // Vancity
William has served Vancity members in a number of different leadership and executive roles over the last dozen years. He is currently the Vice President of Community Business & Investment, and leads the area that supports Vancity’s business members via daily banking, lending facilities, cash management services, and innovative community investment vehicles to support local businesses, organizations and co-operatives that are seeking to grow sustainably.

DON MCQUAID // World Housing
Don McQuaid is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of founding and building successful companies across Canada. As Managing Director, Don now leads World Housing, a non-profit, social venture that is innovating solutions to solve the global housing crisis. Since 2014, World Housing has housed 3,500 people and has built sustainable communities in 6 countries transforming the most disadvantaged population in the world through safe housing, education, nutrition and health care.

TIM COLDWELL // Chandos
Tim Coldwell is a husband, dad and indigenous entrepreneur focused on leading by serving, culture, and the monetization of ideas. He serves as President of Chandos, an employee owned general contractor that is leading change in the Canadian construction industry. Chandos is proud to be the first/largest B-Corp certified commercial general contractor in North America. Tim believes that business can generate economic value in a way that also produces value for society by addressing its challenges.

CRAIG RYAN // Business Development Bank of Canada
Craig Ryan never planned to be a banker but decided to give it a go upon learning that BDC was exclusively devoted to people creating companies. As Director, Social Entrepreneurship, his focus is on supporting entrepreneurs who are creating a more inclusive, prosperous and green Canada. Specifically, he leads the BDC team that helps grow the national movement of certified beneficial corporation (B Corp) entrepreneurs.

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