Democratizing Investing: Canada’s Emerging Equity Crowdfunding Landscape

On May 29th, the 2014 Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Conference tour made its stop in Vancouver. Launched earlier in the year by the Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada (ECFA), the conference series aims to host in-depth discussions of the emerging equity crowdfunding market in Canada. The full-day Vancouver event hosted over 100 entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, lawyers, accountants, and consultants …

Social Change Institute: An Exchange of Perspectives

For the fifth consecutive year, Junxion is proudly sponsoring Social Change Institute at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia. This is one in a series of articles by Junxion profiling SCI 2014 participants. After years of working as an independent strategist on consulting projects for a wide variety of clients, Jessy Tolkan is stepping into a new role this June …

SCI Case Study: Seeking Better Metrics for Online Activists

For the fifth consecutive year, Junxion is proudly sponsoring Social Change Institute at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia. This is one in a series of articles by Junxion profiling SCI 2014 participants. Measurement is an inescapable buzzword in today’s social change environment. For organizations whose mission is to create and build social movements, finding the right metrics to communicate …

Confronting Complexity & Embracing Ambition

Lessons and Insights from the 2014 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship Somewhere high over the North Atlantic, I’m safely nestled into a British Airways 747, noise-canceling headphones piping Metric into my ears, and laptop at the ready…. Surrounding me are thousands of tons of steel and aluminum, countless miles of wires connecting computers that control fuel flow, engines’ output, …

Progress in BC’s Social Enterprise EcoSystem

The Social Enterprise Day of Learning, held on April 16, 2014 in Vancouver, opened with a panel discussing the social enterprise environment in the Province of British Columbia. The full day’s program, along with the evening event, was hosted by Enterprising Non-Profits BC (“ENP”), and was sponsored by JDQ Systems, Junxion, KPMG and TELUS. The panel consisted of representatives from …

Innovative Social Enterprises Awarded in Annual Heroes Event

The sixth annual Social Enterprise Heroes event took place the evening of April 16, 2014, at the Roundhouse Community Arts Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. Produced by Enterprising Non-Profits BC (“ENP”) and sponsored by JDQ Systems, Junxion, KPMG and TELUS, the evening featured three businesses competing in front of a team of judges and a live audience for almost $50,000 …

Social Enterprise Supporters Get Value Back

With five years of success behind it, Social Enterprise Heroes has become a landmark event in British Columbia’s social enterprise community. Produced annually by Enterprising Non-Profits BC (ENP), the evening caps a full Day of Learning supporting businesses designed to produce sustainable revenue for a non-profit organisation, while also operating in alignment with the non-profit’s mission. Social Enterprise Heroes has …

What Links Online Dating and Impact Investing?

I have been browsing profiles on what is apparently the hottest new dating site—but it’s really weird. It’s still only in beta, and it only gives the person’s photo and net income. I’m looking for something really long term—like raise kids, grow together—but all I have is their income? Who can make a decision like that? And so it is …

Should we drop the ‘C’ in ‘CSR’?

Adam Garfunkel, marketing adviser to Heart of the City, discusses the term ‘corporate social responsibility’ and asks if is has had its day. I was speaking at the Heart of the City annual leadership breakfast at Mansion House earlier this year when the question was asked from the floor: “Should we drop the C in CSR?”I could see from my …