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[Public Event] Next Economy Conversations: David LePage of Buy Social Canada

Meet David LePage, Managing Partner of Buy Social Canada: a network that advocates for leveraging procurement to create community value.

About this Event

As we look to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that now, more than ever, we cannot go back to the way things were. From the climate crisis to deep social inequalities, the challenges of our time require us to build the Next Economy – one that is sustainable, equitable, and prosperous for all.

Next Economy Conversations, the Centre for Social Innovation’s monthly event series, is your chance to hear from incredible leaders helping to build this Next Economy. Learn about their work as well as their personal journeys, learnings, and visions for the future.

On Wednesday September 23, Tonya Surman, CEO of the Centre for Social Innovation, will sit down (virtually, of course!) with David LePage, Managing Partner of Buy Social Canada.

Please note that we’ll use Zoom to connect. Registered participants will receive the Zoom link closer to the event date. Don’t see an email from us? Check your spam folder in case it ended up there. Otherwise, email us at info@socialinnovation.ca.

About our guest, David LePage

David LePage is the Managing Partner of Buy Social Canada. He is the author of the new book Marketplace Revolution, from Concentrated Wealth to Community CapitalIt’s time to replace the current dogma of extraction economics with a social value marketplace.

Buy Social Canada is network that advocates for and promotes leveraging existing procurement to create community value. David is engaged with social enterprise in multiple roles, including the Boards of the Social Enterprise World Forum and the Social Enterprise Council of Canada.

About our host, Tonya Surman

Tonya Surman is fuelled by her belief in the power of collaboration and belonging. She knows that putting the right people in a room is only the first step in creating real change. You also need to build a culture where everyone knows that they have value and a voice to radically redesign our futures. She did this with the Centre for Social Innovation, which re-invented the workplace by collecting social purpose organizations under one roof. And it’s what she is doing with CSI’s affiliate charity, the Centre for Social Innovation Institute and Social Innovation Canada,  unlocking the social innovation community to get at the root causes of problems. She knows building relationships between people is the foundation for a better world. It’s also a heck of a lot of fun!

Please register for this event through Eventbrite. We’ll use Zoom to connect. Details will be sent to confirmed registrants via email before the event.

About our Title Sponsor, Fiix

Fiix is the easiest way to plan, track, and optimize maintenance. We’re the first open CMMS platform that mixes innovative technology with a focus on partnering with customers to help them organize assets, manage work, connect to business systems, and make data driven decisions. More than 2600 companies in 90+ countries trust Fiix to help evaluate, buy, implement and integrate maintenance software, and simplify their journey to modern maintenance.