TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's Premier Microfinance Event, Toronto International Microfinance Summit announced today it is collaborating with Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, to present the 2012 TORONTO MICROFINANCE SYMPOSIUM: Why cooperatives and partnerships are working. Sponsored by Citi Foundation, the Symposium brings NGOs, development professionals, foundations, social finance innovators, students, business leaders, entrepreneurs, the media and anyone interested in "hand up" solutions, together to talk.
|EVENT:||2012 Toronto Microfinance Symposium|
|DATE:||Tuesday, October 16, 2012|
|PLACE:||Event Hall, Rotman School of Management, 105 St. George Street|
|(2nd Floor, South Building), Toronto|
|TIME:||Registration 12:15-1:00 pm, Program 1:00-4:30 pm, Reception 4:30-5:15 pm|
|COST:||$25 per person (plus HST)|
"We are delighted to collaborate with Rotman School of Management on this important event," remarked Dr. Carol Golench, Symposium Co-Chair and President of Toronto International Microfinance Summit. "Industry leaders are coming to discuss microfinance, how cooperatives and partnerships are helping to reduce poverty and build sustainable communities, the challenges and future potential." "This event will provide a platform to discuss local and global applications of social finance," added Narinder Dhami, Symposium Co-Chair and Executive Director of Rise Asset Development - a Rotman/CAMH financial initiative. "We will be profiling Rise, a local initiative founded by Sandra Rotman. Through microfinancing and mentorship, we enable individuals with mental health or addiction challenges to start and grow their own businesses."
- Citi Foundation makes the one-time, incredible ticket price possible.
- The MasterCard Foundation makes it possible to provide students free admittance with mandatory ADVANCE online registration including a valid student ID number.
- Alterna Savings makes it possible for the first 200 registrants to receive a FREE microfinance book - Freedom From Want by Ian Smillie.
For tickets, and more information including speakers, visit: www.microfinanceconference.ca
Toronto International Microfinance Summit is Canada's premier event focusing on domestic and international microfinance. Founded in 2009 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 2011, the organization was inspired by the Rotarian Action Group for Microcredit (RAGM) and Rotary District 7070 Microfinance Committee. The Summit's signature Conference and Gala are run entirely by volunteers of diverse backgrounds and ages. Our vision is a world without poverty through microfinance. Our mission is: to educate our community on microfinance, a formidable poverty reduction tool; to create a forum for dialogue and action; and to raise profile and/or funds for organizations that make an impact through microfinance. In October 2012, we are collaborating with Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, to present the 2012 Toronto Microfinance Symposium. www.microfinanceconference.ca
Rotman School of Business has set out to redesign business education for the 21st century and become one of the world's top-tier business schools. Located in the heart of Toronto--North America's third-largest financial centre and one of the world's most culturally-diverse cities--the School is developing an innovative curriculum built around Integrative ThinkingTM and Business DesignTM. Rotman, in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), has established a domestic microfund that operates across Ontario, Canada- Rise Asset Development. Rise, with the support of the Rotman School of Management and CAMH, provides microfinancing and mentorship to men and women living with mental illness and addictions who are interested in pursuing self-employment. www.rotman.utoronto.ca l www.riseassetdevelopment.ca
Image with caption: "Canada's Premier Microfinance Event, Toronto International Microfinance Summit & Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, present the 2012 Toronto Microfinance Symposium: Why cooperatives and partnerships are working (Oct 16, 12:15 pm). $25 + HST. Students free with mandatory advance registration. The first 200 registrants receive a free book. (CNW Group/Toronto International Microfinance Summit)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121003_C3416_PHOTO_EN_18735.jpg
Image with caption: "Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, is collaborating with Toronto International Microfinance Summit to present the 2012 Toronto Microfinance Symposium on October 16th. Rise Asset Development - a Rotman/CAMH financial initiative is one of three local organizations doing social finance to be profiled. (CNW Group/Toronto International Microfinance Summit)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121003_C3416_PHOTO_EN_18820.jpg
SOURCE: Toronto International Microfinance Summit
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