Primed for Purpose™: A New Program for Professionals 50-plus

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Challenge Factory open registration for a unique six-week course.  Aimed at helping professionals 50-plus contribute to social enterprises, Primed for Purpose™ is designed for those who want to leverage their professional skills to create meaningful social progress and bring positive impact to their communities.

The world needs change and hope. At SSE and Challenge Factory, we are concerned about rising inequality in Canada, the health of our planet, and the uncertain, and very challenging, economic future facing our youth.

At the same time, we recognize that many professionals in their 50s, 60s, and 70s would like to give back in a way they weren't able to earlier in their careers. The good news is that these same people are now reaching the height of their professional expertise, and are primed to contribute all their wisdom and know-how to social and charitable enterprises that are developing solutions to societal problems.  That's where Primed for Purpose™ comes in.

Primed for Purpose™ is ideal for those who want to start, join, or advise a social enterprise.  This comprehensive, interactive, and experiential program will provide participants with the tools to:

  • Reject an ordinary retirement;
  • Make meaningful social impact in low-income communities by applying business and professional expertise to social problems;
  • Collaborate successfully with others in SSE programs, including the Social Entrepreneur and Social Intrapreneur Fellowships; 
  • Tackle individual challenges using the Action Learning method, and
  • Walk away with a personalized plan to take meaningful action on social problems.

Registration opens today, September 24th, and can be accessed through our website,

The School for Social Entrepreneurs' alternative classroom format has been honed over 17 years and has helped thousands of people in 20 locations worldwide to tackle complex social problems.  Challenge Factory's Legacy Career® Program is a North American leader in innovative career and talent management.

"The School empowers communities by developing leaders and transformational social ventures that produce tangible, visible, meaningful, and positive impact. This course provides Professionals 50+ with a unique opportunity to apply their skills and experience to social challenges with sustainable benefits for low-income communities." ~ Marjorie Brans, Managing Director, School for Social Entrepreneurs.

"Opportunities exist for the 50-plus workforce to make meaningful and needed contribution to organizations of all types and sizes." - Lisa Taylor, Founder & President, Challenge Factory; Career Professionals of Canada's 2015 Outstanding Career Leader

The course will be held at the School for Social Entrepreneurs Ontario, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto. For further information, please contact Marjorie Brans or Brina Ludwig Prout at the coordinates below.

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For further information: Marjorie Brans; Brina Ludwig-Prout, Telephone: 647 984 0422; 416 738 6535, Email:;, Website:


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