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Ontario Impact Week: Celebrating the Social Economy and Impact Businesses
Toronto, Friday, October 6, 2023 – Ontario’s first Impact Week will run from November 6 to 10, 2023, providing an opportunity to highlight the positive impact of social enterprises, cooperatives and social purpose organizations across the province.
What is Impact Week?
Impact Week is an initiative to celebrate and promote the social economy, and the businesses and organizations that place social purpose at the heart of their activities. Organized by Impact ON and hosted by community groups, social-focused organizations and impact businesses, the week will feature various activities, from panels and presentations to tours and networking opportunities. These events can take place in person or online, reaching a broad audience.
Finally, an unconference ecosystem gathering will be held on Friday, November 10, to close the event. This is a virtual event, bringing together players in the social economy space across Ontario, and potentially beyond, to work, talk and share on topics they determine through an unconference format.
The main aim of Impact Week is to offer impact enterprises and social purpose organizations an opportunity to raise their profile, showcase their day-to-day work, raise public awareness of the importance of the social economy, and highlight the players who actively contribute to the well-being of society while generating economic benefits.
How can you get involved?
All the information is on the Impact ON website: https://impact-on.com/tendance/semaine-impact-week-2023/
There are several ways to get involved:
Mobilize: The strength of this initiative lies in mobilization. Participants are encouraged to mobilize their networks and communities to showcase their activities and maximize the impact of Impact Week.
Promote: An event-specific label is available in English and French, as well as in a bilingual version, to be integrated into all promotional materials for Impact Week-related activities. In addition, a bilingual media kit, including images suitable for social media platforms, is also available.
Advocate: Impact Week also aims to influence provincial decision-makers to further support the social economy. Direct communication with decision-makers is planned to promote alternative business solutions, increased financial resources for social enterprises and a favorable regulatory environment.
About Impact ON
A leading economic, social and community development organization in Ontario, Impact ON propels impactful ideas, approaches and projects.
We stimulate community development, connect talents, produce applied research and support the emergence and growth of mission-driven organizations, primarily cooperatives and social enterprises. But above all, we are an impact-driven organization, working every day to create a better Ontario.
More information: impact-on.com
About Impact Week
Ontario Impact Week is an initiative to celebrate and promote the social economy and impact enterprise in the province of Ontario. Organized by community groups, social purpose organizations and social enterprises, the week provides a platform to highlight players who integrate a social mission into their business activities.
More information: impact-on.com
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