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Fishbowl - What does Hopeful Economics mean for the social sector?

This conversation features: Tracey Robertson; Lead, Innovation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Anjala Kulasegaram; Land Trusts Co-ordinator at the Cooperative Housing Federation of Toronto, and Tim Blair; CEO of United Property Resource Corporation

Fishbowl - What does Hopeful Economics mean for faith organizations?

This bonus conversation features: Phiwa Langeni; Ambassador for Innovation and Engagement in the United Church of Christ's Center for Analytics, Research & Development, and Data, Rob Dalgleish; Executive Director of the Edge Network, and Dallas Fiddler; Healing Programs Coordinator with The United Church of Canada.

Social Enterprise's Role in Systems Change

You already know about social enterprise as you are a social purpose organization. But are you part of the systems change? Wayne Miranda – Social Finance Investment Readiness Lead, McConnell Foundation - outlines some of the major changes in the world and some of the biggest challenges that we are making. How are we part of this bigger picture? Are we part of it? Should we be?

Learning from Rural

Roz Lockyer, founder and Chief Executive Officer PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise, shares how Rural economic development organizations have always been leading edge as they live on the edge. When speaking with someone in a rural context who has done something that would be considered "innovative" in an urban or suburban context, their response "that's just the way we do things". We hope you will walk away with eyes wide open that every neighbourhood (or community) already has what they need.

How do we make decisions?

Many financial decisions can affect organizations focused on Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour. This workshop, featuring Adele Halliday – Anti-racism and Equity Officer, The United Church of Canada and Rev Murray Pruden – Executive Minister, Indigenous Ministries, The United Church of Canada, will offer some proposed guidelines for making financial decisions that can honour the diverse experiences and stories of people who are Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour and also discuss how to consider anti-racism and decolonial thinking as part of the process.

History of Social Enterprise

Social enterprise is not a new thing. In fact it is a very old thing. Tradition and innovation are actually the same thing, just on different parts of a time continuum. Learn from David LePage, founder of Buy Social Canada, about some of the history of social enterprise and social justice around the world and how the last decade has leapt us forward in our thinking.

Social Enterprise and Faith - Part 2

What does social enterprise have to do with communities of faith? Why are we even having this conversation? Why is this important? What impact will this have on the future of church? How is this church? Part 2 of this episode features Rev. Darnell Fennel – Director of Social Entrepreneurship, National Benevolent Association, Disciples of Christ.

Social Enterprise & Faith - Part 1

What does social enterprise have to do with communities of faith? Why are we even having this conversation? Why is this important? What impact will this have on the future of church? How is this church? In part 1, you will hear from Rev. Lauren Hodgson – Animator for New Ministry Development, Urban and Suburban Ministries – Minister at St. Matthew’s United Church of Canada in Toronto.

Faith and Finance

Cardus reports that religion contributes $67.5 billion to Canada’s economy. Churches make a difference locally, regionally and nationally in programs that we provide, space we make available, the supplies and money we spend, and most importantly the impact of our people in and around the neighbourhood. This session will reveal the economic impact of churches and also help us begin to consider what else is possible. Stephanie Swepson-Twitty, CEO Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation; Kevin Jones, Faith & Finance; and Aaron Kuecker, Provost at Trinity Christian College, Illinois speak about the Community Equity Fund and the Perpetual Mission Fund.

Understanding God's Economy - Part 2

Money is one of the most common topics in the Bible. In this introductory session you will hear about the important linkages and the theological underpinnings of money. The economy and existing systems aren't perfect, yet there are some important tools that can be considered differently to support social justice and equity in the world. The Reverend Doctor Patrick Garnet Duggan is an ordained clergyperson in the United Church of Christ (UCC) - Senior Pastor of the Congregational Church of South Hempstead UCC where he has led sustained membership growth and missional vitality for over 25 years. Since 2012 Dr. Duggan has also served as Executive Director of the UCC Church Building and Loan Fund (CB&LF).

Understanding God's Economy - Part 1

Money is one of the most common topics in the Bible. In this introductory session you will hear about the important linkages and the theological underpinnings of money. The economy and existing systems aren't perfect, yet there are some important tools that can be considered differently to support social justice and equity in the world. The Reverend Doctor Patrick Garnet Duggan is an ordained clergyperson in the United Church of Christ (UCC) - Senior Pastor of the Congregational Church of South Hempstead UCC where he has led sustained membership growth and missional vitality for over 25 years. Since 2012 Dr. Duggan has also served as Executive Director of the UCC Church Building and Loan Fund (CB&LF).

Social Justice

Learn about some of the history of social justice around the world and how the last decade has leapt us forward in our thinking. Now is the time for hopeful economics. The Rev. Dr. Japhet Ndhlovu, Global Program Coordinator for global partnerships in Church and mission Unit responsible for the Philippines, India, Angola, Zimbabwe and Zambia. United Church of Canada.

Pitching for Partnerships

The Presbyterian Church USA’s 1001 New Worshiping Communities Help ministries develop their story and pitch to find partners in social enterprise. We’re going to hear from: Jon Moore, Mission Engagement Advisor and Alia Abaya – Director, Community Impact and Member Experience, Alterna Credit Union. As you will hear – it isn’t just about asking for money! It is about building relationship.

What are we centering?

Adriana Beemans is the Inclusive local economies program director at The Metcalf Foundation. She is going to share how The Metcalf Foundation approaches it’s inclusive local economies work, what they’ve learned, and offer a short reflection for our moment in time. Thanks for listening!

Why the Hopeful Economics Podcast

What is Hopeful Economics? And why should you listen? Featuring a welcome from Ryan Turnbull and a land acknowledgment from Michael Blair.

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