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Strategy Made Simple is about making strategy, well, simple. Hosted by Matthew Rempel, and based on interviews with leaders in social enterprise, and exploring techniques to improve your social enterprise

Listen for strategies that you can take and apply to your organization's situation.

Strategy Made Simple Matthew Rempel

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Strategy Made Simple is about making strategy, well, simple. Hosted by Matthew Rempel, and based on interviews with leaders in social enterprise, and exploring techniques to improve your social enterprise

Listen for strategies that you can take and apply to your organization's situation.

    67. Good Work and Recycling with Jessica Floresco

    67. Good Work and Recycling with Jessica Floresco

    Jessica Floresco is the General Manager at Mother Earth Recycling (MER). Mother Earth Recycling does a variety of electronic and mattress recycling which reduces waste in the Winnipeg area. In addition, they are a work integration social enterprise, providing good jobs to people who have otherwise been excluded from the workforce, and MER gives their employees the skills and experience for them to build confidence and self direction.
    Beyond these social enterprise elements, Mother Earth Recycling is also an indigenous owned and led organization. They provide an excellent example for other organizations and people in how they can interact with the work world and how they can operate their businesses.
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    You can continue the conversation by joining SocialEconomyConnect.com. Social Economy Connect is a free mutual support platform for practitioners, social entrepreneurs, co-op members and developers and third sector supporters to discuss issues and solutions with a focus on social outcomes in the economy.
    Resources:
    https://www.motherearthrecycling.ca/ ---
    For more information about Strategy Made Simple, for support for your social enterprise, or to learn about social enterprise visit strategymadesimple.ca
    Contact Matthew:
    Twitter: @MatthewRempel
    Email: matthew@strategymadesimple.ca
    Written, hosted, recorded, and edited by: Matthew Rempel
    Music provided by: Envato

    • 42 min
    66. Networks, Support, and Cooperation with Hazel Corcoran

    66. Networks, Support, and Cooperation with Hazel Corcoran

    Hazel Corcoran is the Executive Director of the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation. The Federation acts as a bridge and advocate for the various worker cooperatives across Canada that form it's membership. They also manage some investment options for cooperatives so they can receive investment through RRSPs and TFSAs. 
    Hazel also describes her transition from a student attending a conference, to providing legal support, to becoming the executive director, along with some of the difficulties and turning points that came along the way.
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    Join in on Work with Values, an interactive panel on co-op culture development: https://strategymadesimple.ca/2021-october-co-op-panel
    You can continue the conversation by joining SocialEconomyConnect.com. Social Economy Connect is a free mutual support platform for practitioners, social entrepreneurs, co-op members and developers and third sector supporters to discuss issues and solutions with a focus on social outcomes in the economy.
    Resources:
    https://canadianworker.coop/ ---
    For more information about Strategy Made Simple, for support for your social enterprise, or to learn about social enterprise visit strategymadesimple.ca
    Contact Matthew:
    Twitter: @MatthewRempel
    Email: matthew@strategymadesimple.ca
    Written, hosted, recorded, and edited by: Matthew Rempel
    Music provided by: Envato

    • 42 min
    65. The State of the Movement with Nancy Neamtan

    65. The State of the Movement with Nancy Neamtan

    Nancy Neamtan has been working on developing community economic development and the social economy ecosystem in Quebec for decades. Throughout that body of experience, she has been able to work on the challenges that come with building up a sector. In addition, she was one of the founders and builders of the Chantier de l’économie sociale, a major network of networks for the social economy in Quebec.
    In this conversation with Nancy we discuss some of the challenges of building organizations in the social economy, such as how to scale organizations, finding impact investment, financing, and patient capital. We also discuss the upcoming issues and opportunities for the social economy, including how we can connect and collaborate, and helping to re-define the purpose of the economy.
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    You can continue the conversation by joining SocialEconomyConnect.com. Social Economy Connect is a free mutual support platform for practitioners, social entrepreneurs, co-op members and developers and third sector supporters to discuss issues and solutions with a focus on social outcomes in the economy.
    Resources:
    http://nancyneamtan.quebec/ ---
    For more information about Strategy Made Simple, for support for your social enterprise, or to learn about social enterprise visit strategymadesimple.ca
    Contact Matthew:
    Twitter: @MatthewRempel
    Email: matthew@strategymadesimple.ca
    Written, hosted, recorded, and edited by: Matthew Rempel
    Music provided by: Envato

    • 46 min
    64. Sandra Allen on Shift's Intentional Cooperative Culture

    64. Sandra Allen on Shift's Intentional Cooperative Culture

    Sandra Allen is a Member, Co-Owner, Board Member and People Team Lead for Shift Delivery Co-op. Shift Delivery is a last mile carrier based in Vancouver, Canada that uses e-assist trikes instead of motor vehicles for their deliveries.
    Sandra describes the value that Shift has in it's people, how they onboard new staff and help them prepare and transition into becoming members, and how Shift has been able to maintain their company culture. One intentional decision that contributes to their culture is that all members do the foundational work of triking and making deliveries.
    For more information, visit https://www.shift.coop/
    A previous Strategy Made Simple podcast describing a process a co-op could use for workers to buy a business when owners retire: https://strategymadesimple.ca/blog/57-meg-ronson-on-l3-and-social-acquisitions
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    You can continue the conversation by joining SocialEconomyConnect.com. Social Economy Connect is a free mutual support platform for practitioners, social entrepreneurs, co-op members and developers and third sector supporters to discuss issues and solutions with a focus on social outcomes in the economy.
    Resources:
    https://www.shift.coop/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShiftDelivery Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shift_Delivery ---
    For more information about Strategy Made Simple, for support for your social enterprise, or to learn about social enterprise visit strategymadesimple.ca
    Contact Matthew:
    Twitter: @MatthewRempel
    Email: matthew@strategymadesimple.ca
    Written, hosted, recorded, and edited by: Matthew Rempel
    Music provided by: Envato

    • 31 min
    63. Chris Nichols on Cooperation and Building a Circular Business

    63. Chris Nichols on Cooperation and Building a Circular Business

    Chris Nichols is a Worker, Co-Founder, Director and Operations Coordinator for Wood Shop Workers' Cooperative. Wood Shop is focused on creating wood furniture out of reclaimed wood for customers in the Vancouver area.
    They are working towards creating a more circular economy through their work. They started by using reclaimed pallet wood to create their furniture, but now they take materials from places such as residential deconstruction sites. The point of a circular economy is that what would be considered waste is diverted from landfill, and instead is used to create new products.
    For more information, visit https://www.woodshop.coop/
    More info on the worker Co-op principles: https://canadianworker.coop/about/statement-of-co-operative-identity/
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    You can continue the conversation by joining SocialEconomyConnect.com. Social Economy Connect is a free mutual support platform for practitioners, social entrepreneurs, co-op members and developers and third sector supporters to discuss issues and solutions with a focus on social outcomes in the economy.
    Resources:
    https://www.woodshop.coop/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/woodshopvancouver Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/woodshopvancouver/ ---
    For more information about Strategy Made Simple, for support for your social enterprise, or to learn about social enterprise visit strategymadesimple.ca
    Contact Matthew:
    Twitter: @MatthewRempel
    Email: matthew@strategymadesimple.ca
    Written, hosted, recorded, and edited by: Matthew Rempel
    Music provided by: Envato

    • 31 min
    62. Worker Co-op Principles with David Thuss

    62. Worker Co-op Principles with David Thuss

    David Thuss is the current Director at the London Brewing Cooperative, and one of the founding worker owners of the Co-op. He has experience in many of the areas of the brewing business, but now works in a supporting role for the other workers in the Co-op.
    London Brewing follows a triple bottom line approach to running a social enterprise, and also emphasises partnerships with other values aligned organizations including an organic food delivery company, and a Café. Through these partnerships, each organization is able to lean on their strengths and rely on their partners for everything else.
    For more information, visit https://www.londonbrewing.ca/
    More info on the worker Co-op principles: https://canadianworker.coop/about/statement-of-co-operative-identity/
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    You can continue the conversation by joining SocialEconomyConnect.com. Social Economy Connect is a free mutual support platform for practitioners, social entrepreneurs, co-op members and developers and third sector supporters to discuss issues and solutions with a focus on social outcomes in the economy.
    Resources:
    https://www.londonbrewing.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LondonBrewing Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/londonbrewingca/ ---
    For more information about Strategy Made Simple, and to learn about social enterprise visit strategymadesimple.ca
    Contact Matthew:
    Twitter: @MatthewRempel
    Email: matthew@strategymadesimple.ca
    Written, hosted, recorded, and edited by: Matthew Rempel
    Music provided by: Envato

    • 26 min

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