How to Build and Grow Social Enterprises in Your Community

Date(s) - 12/12/2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Are you ready to make a difference in your community? 

Join CEDEC and the Community Innovation Hub for a free webinar that will delve into the who, what, where, why and how of developing a social enterprise in your community.  

Our presenter, Peter Miller, Cofounder of the Community Innovation Hub, will share his experience and guide you through the process of setting up a social enterprise. He will also tell us about a unique social enterprise programme called the Homeless Entrepreneur which helps homeless youth, adults and families start business ventures.  

In this webinar you will: 

  • Learn the three steps to start and grow your own social enterprise 
  • Learn how to apply corporate social responsibility to your venture 
  • Learn how to establish and implement volunteer advisory boards to your venture. 

 The webinar will consist of a half hour presentation with a live 15-minute Q&A session. Once you’ve registered for the webinar, you will receive log-in instructions via email.  

Guest Speaker:


Peter Miller

Social Innovator and Social Enterprise Coach 

Peter spent 27 years at CIBC, started and ran six small businesses, and spent 12 years teaching entrepreneurship, marketing and finance at Centennial and Seneca Colleges in Toronto as well as to online MBA students through Centenary College in New Jersey. As a workshop facilitator and business coach he has helped over 720 startups and entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses and has written over 2,000 business plans. There was that time he retired for a day…then promptly launched himself into the social innovation/social enterprise/corporate social responsibility world through Social Innovation Challenge and  Social Mentor Network where he coaches would-be social entrepreneurs. He co-wrote the book “The Giveback Economy” in 2017 which shows individuals and organizations how to start and grow a social enterprise. 

He started and operated St. Andrews Church Social Enterprise HUB and helped 27 hubsters learn and grow. 

In August 2019 he created a Homeless Entrepreneur Program to help homeless youth, adults and families start business ventures. One-hundred-and-fifty examples are available and they can all be started for under $50 and generate up to $50,000 in one year for accommodation, utilities, food, clothing and support. 


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