Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


Talk by Shaun Loney, author of An Army of Problem Solvers.   This will be a part of Dawson College's Indigenous Awareness Days.  Find full schedule here. 

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at Dawson College, Room 4C.1 from 12:30-2:00pm.  Atwater Metro. 

"First Nations reconciliation has to include rebuilding local economies.  Problem solvers such as social enterprises, social entrepreneurs and the small farm movement are demonstrating we can tackle society's most stubborn problems affordably.  How do we reinvent government to make it all happen?"

Shaun has co-founded and mentored 11 social enterprises, including BUILD Inc, which won the 2011 Scotia Bank EcoLiving Green Business of the Year, and the 2013 Manitoba Apprenticeship Employer of the Year.  Before co-founding BUILD Inc, Shaun was Director of Energy Policy for the Government of Manitoba, and political advisor to Gary Doer’s NDP. Loney is the first prairie Canadian to be awarded an Ashoka Fellowship (2015) and was Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014.  Shaun lives in Winnipeg, with his partner Fiona.  Between them they have three teenage boys - Aandeg, Weslee and Owen.  Shaun is proud to be part of a strong and visionary social enterprise team that is flourishing across the country.  An Army of Problem Solvers is Shaun’s second book.

This event is sponsored by McGill's First Peoples' House and Desautels Faculty of Management, Concordia University, Dawson College and Yes Montreal.