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Making an Impact: Corporate Social Responsibility for Small Business @ Webinar
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Making an Impact: Corporate Social Responsibility for Small Business @ Webinar

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) may seem like a commitment made by large corporations, but the practice of building a positive impact into your business plan can be done at any size.

Besides your core offerings, what do you care about? Supporting other local businesses, alleviating homelessness, minimizing your environmental impact?

Besides the feel-good social, environmental and economic effects of giving back, CSR can also help you attract employees and investors, build your brand and foster a stronger community around your business.

On February 11, join us for a FREE interactive webinar to explore how you can lay the foundation of social responsibility in your business!

Our panelists will share some tips, resources and CSR examples from other small businesses so you can:

  • Learn the difference between Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy
  • Choose causes that are the right fit, to align your social impact with your values and your brand
  • Integrate CSR into your business plan
  • Make the biggest impact with limited resources

Facilitator: Danielle Hofer, Training & Outreach Officer, Women’s Enterprise Centre


  • Nicole Rustad, Founder & Chief Impact Officer, VortoVia
  • Gloria Stewart, President & Abundance Activist, Touchworks Communications Inc.

Open to everyone!

IDEaS Program for Innovators Webinar @ Webinar
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
IDEaS Program for Innovators Webinar @ Webinar

Are you an innovator? Regardless if you are working from your home, an academic in a university lab or a scientist in a small or a major corporation, the Innovation for Defence, Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program is looking for your solutions to help resolve defence and security challenges. IDEaS will support the development of solutions from their conceptual stage, through prototype testing and capability development. The program includes several elements that promote collaboration between innovators, provides developmental resources and provides opportunities to interact with the Department of National Defence’s science and military members.

This seminar will provide an overview of the IDEaS program and discuss the program elements including:

  • Competitive Projects
  • Innovative Networks
  • Sandboxes
  • Contests

Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Skills Development Manager, Women’s Enterprise Centre

Panelist: Aaron Ydenberg, Project Officer, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Pacific (OSME)

Everyone is welcome!