Jurgen Grotz

Director · University of East Anglia

He is Director of the Institute for Volunteering Research. He is a social scientist and examines the significant benefits of volunteering.

Community Cohesion Benefits of Volunteering Volunteering Sinology Civic Participation

Jane Rabinowicz

Executive Director / Directrice générale · USC Canada

NGO leader with expertise in seed, agroecology and nonprofit management / Leader d'ONG avec expertise en semences, agroécologie, et gestion.

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) Semenciers Sécurité alimentaire Souveraineté alimentaire Circuits courts de commercialisation agricole

Susan Prentice

Professor · University of Manitoba

Professor Prentice's primary specialization is contemporary and historical childcare policy and advocacy

Social Inequality Social Change Systemic Discrimination Historical Sociology Childcare Policy

Dr Gary Fooks

Reader, Sociology and Policy Co-director, Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC) · Aston University

Gary Fooks is a political sociologist with interests in the commercial determinants of health and corporate harm.

Global Health Policy Role of Corporations in Shaping and Influencing Policy European Union Politics Political Sociology

Pauline Roche

Managing Director · RnR Organisation

Experienced friendly speaker about tech for good, digital and data literacy in the voluntary sector, and asset-based community development

Voluntary Sector Digital Event Management Governance Data

Allyson Hewitt

Director, SiG@MaRS and Director, Social Entrepreneurship · MaRS Discovery District

Creating the conditions that expand the realm of entrepreneurship so it incorporates a strong social component is what SiG@MaRS achieves

Social Innovation Social Finance Nonprofit Management Fundraising Social Enterprise

Linda Godel

Partner, Business Law Group · Torkin Manes LLP

Extensive experience advising charities and not-for-profit organizations — Chair of the firm’s Not-for-Profit & Charities Law Practice Group

Directors' Duties of Not For Profits and Charities Mergers of Not For Profit and Charities Governance of Not for Profits and Charities Charities Not for Profits

Tim Draimin

Executive Director, Social Innovation Generation (SiG) National · Social Innovation Generation (SiG)

SiG tackles social & ecological challenges by creating a culture of social innovation that develops entrepreneurship for the common good

Social Innovation and Finance Social Enterprise Social Finance Cooperatives and Economic Development Social Entrepreneurship

Dr. Frances Westley

JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation, University of Waterloo · Social Innovation Generation

Putting the SOCIAL in change is the JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation at SiG@Waterloo, which builds capacity for social innovation

Sustainable Development Social Innovation Social Finance Engagement and Social Change Social Innovation and Resilience