Friday, December 11, 2015
9:30 am to 11:00 am
CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst Street
In addition to the release of The Power of Civic Action, this event will include a lively panel discussion featuring four leaders on issues of neighbourhood economic resiliency and micro-entrepreneurship.
Sabina Ali, Chair of the Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee, will speak about how the Women’s Committee nurtures micro-entrepreneurship through their bazaar.
Robyn Hoogendam, Coordinator of Research and Community Development at The Learning Enrichment Foundation, will share challenges low-income entrepreneurs face and strategies to reduce barriers.
Howard Tam, Principal and Founder of ThinkFresh, will speak about the challenges facing micro-vendors and ways to create enabling conditions.
Karen Keskull, Small Business Consultant with the City of Toronto, will talk about the city’s policies and initiatives to support micro-entrepreneurs.
This is a free event but, as space is limited, we ask you to please RSVP via