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, Nov. 29 /CNW/ -

    What:     Next Tuesday, 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'.

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              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, Montréal   Enterprising Non Profits,

              Ethel Côté                       Honourable Madeleine Meilleur
              L'Art du developpement, Ottawa   Ministry of Community and
                                               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, UK   Centre for Social Innovation,

              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 environment.
              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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