Social Change Institute: Gibran Rivera

For the third consecutive year, Junxion is proudly sponsoring Social Change Institute at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia. This is one in a series of articles about the conference. The upcoming Social Change Institute will bring together approximately one hundred passionate change agents from across sectors, geography, issues, generations, strategies and points of view for a five-day leadership and …

1% for the Planet launches new networking event

Junxion client 1% for the Planet held its first monthly member networking event in Vancouver, BC on May 28, 2013 at East of Main Café (a social enterprise that also happens to be a Junxion client). The event is part of a series that will take place throughout the year in an effort to build collaborative relationships between 1% member …

Enterprising women: SVI Women Vancouver wrap-up

Junxion’s Hilary Mandel offers highlights and takeaways from this year’s SVI Women. My mother was a 1960’s stay-at-home mom who, like many of her peers it seems, wasn’t terribly happy about her lot in life, even though she had the lawyer husband, the two kids, the three-bedroom two-bath suburban house, the Maytag washing machine… In other words, everything she was …

Case study on growth: Lovey’s comes to SVI Women

Ask Marcie Weinstein-Smith what inspired her to start her company, and she’ll give you the typical “mompreneur” spiel: her baby needed “something,” she couldn’t find that “something” on the market, and so she made it. Turns out, that “something” was Canada’s first natural diaper ointment in a stick. Like other early-stage mission-based* entrepreneurs who’ll be attending this week’s SVI Women—Vancouver …

SVI Women ‘True Confessions’ highlight Mamma Chia

Like any good entrepreneur, Janie Hoffman gets excited by the thought of seed money. In her case, that seed is chia, which she sells in a variety of delectable snacks and drinks through the company she started in 2009, Mamma Chia. Based in Southern California, Hoffman is making her way to Vancouver, British Columbia for this week’s SVI Women to …

Mission-minded focus for women in business

Emira Mears is a busy woman. In addition to running the company she co-founded, Raised Eyebrow Web Studio, and raising a pre-schooler, she’s also the lead organiser of Social Venture Institute Women—Vancouver (SVIW), taking place May 1-3 at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts on the SFU Woodward’s campus in Vancouver, BC. Building on Success Mears should be used to …

Social Enterprise Heroes soar to new heights

This article is the final in a series highlighting the 2013 ENP Social Enterprise Heroes event, presented for the third consecutive year by Junxion, along with JDQ Systems and KPMG. “WHEREAS the Province of British Columbia recognises the need to actively support and engage BC communities to identify new and innovative ways to tackle their most pervasive social challenges” – …

Social Enterprise Heroes: Ktunaxa Kinbasket

This article is one of a series highlighting the finalists in the 2013 Social Enterprise Heroes event, presented for the third consecutive year by Junxion, along with KPMG and JDQ Systems. What happens when a nonprofit social service agency develops a program that’s so innovative and successful that others are willing to pay to learn how to deliver that service? …

Social Enterprise Heroes: Tradeworks FabShop

This article is one of a series highlighting the finalists in the 2013 Social Enterprise Heroes event, presented for the third consecutive year by Junxion, along with KPMG and JDQ Systems. Like all good social entrepreneurs who focus on the 3 P’s—people, planet and profit—Maninder Dhaliwal truly values the people she works with and for. Dhaliwal, the Executive Director of …