Media Advisory - First Canadian Social Entrepreneurship Summit brings together some of the world's leading change makers

    ~ Over 250 business, academic and social thought leaders gather to
    address innovative solutions to the most pressing issues of our time ~

    TORONTO, Dec. 3 /CNW/ -

    What:      Tomorrow, a one-day Summit will build on the momentum of the
               Canadian social entrepreneurship movement. As well as
               workshops and panel discussions on topics of direct relevance
               to social entrepreneurs, the Summit will give members of this
               exceptional, but often under-recognized community, a chance to
               meet with one another, share experiences and extend their
               networks with other leaders and entrepreneurs.

               A social entrepreneur works to catalyze systemic social change
               through new ideas, products, services, methodologies and
               changes in attitude.

               In parallel with the Summit, Canada will join 26 other
               countries in awarding the prestigious Schwab Foundation
               'Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award'.

               Please visit for
               further information.

    Who:       The Summit organizers: MaRS, the Boston Consulting Group, the
               Centre for Social Innovation and the Toronto City Summit
               Alliance, will be joined by a roster of local and
               international leaders from the social entrepreneurship sector.

               Tzeporah Berman                Michel Labbé
               Forest Ethics, Cortez Island   Options for Homes, Toronto

               Tim Brodhead                   David LePage
               McConnell Foundation,          Enterprising Non Profits,
               Montréal                       Vancouver

               Ethel Côté                     Honourable Madeleine Meilleur
               L'Art du developpement,        Ministry of Community and
               Ottawa                         Social Services, Gov't of

               Tim Draimin                    Rod Schwartz
               Tides Canada Foundation,       Catalyst Fund Management &
               Vancouver                      Research Ltd., UK

               Michele Giddens                Tonya Surman
               Bridges Community Ventures,    Centre for Social Innovation,
               UK                             Toronto

               Pamela Hartigan                Ilse Treurnicht
               Schwab Foundation, Geneva      MaRS, Toronto

               Tom Heintzman                  Bill Young
               Bullfrog Power, Toronto        Social Capital Partners,

               Scott Hughes                   Honourable John Wilkinson
               VanCity, Vancouver             Ministry of Research and
                                              Innovation, Gov't of Ontario

    When:      Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 8:30am - 9:00pm

    Where:     MaRS Centre, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON (lower level

               Note - Monday, December 3rd, the Centre for Social Innovation
               will kick-off the Summit with a Social Enterprise "Think-In".
               The session will explore the social enterprise landscape in
               Toronto and investigate ways to create an enabling
               The session runs from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at 215 Spadina Avenue,
               Suite 400

For further information:

For further information: Dorenda McNeil, Counsel Public Relations, (416)
961-5898 x 216

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