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NEW! Unleashing Social Innovation with PME MTL and YES

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Journey to Impact 2024: Navigating the Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

YES invites you to “Journey to Impact 2024” where we unfold a chapter of opportunity, connection, and insight into the world of social entrepreneurship in Quebec. Each session is an immersive experience, offering a deep dive into the available resources – encompassing expert knowledge, skill enhancement tools, industry best practices, and essential financial guidance.

We’re connecting you with the leading figures and organizations in the field, including Balsam/D3, PME MTL, Futurepreneur, Pitch4Good, Startup Montreal, Catalyst 2030 and Grantful. Embark on this journey with us, and let’s explore the potential of social entrepreneurship together.

Your path to making a significant social and/or environmental impact starts here!


Kick-off “Journey to Impact 2024” with the first session, hosted by PME MTL and YES.

This session focuses on how YES’ and PME MTL’s extensive support network, funding opportunities, and expert guidance can be pivotal in your entrepreneurial journey.

Whether you’re refining your idea or gearing up for launch, this session is a must-attend for anyone eager to make a profound social impact.


Kurt Houghton | Director of Consulting and Financing Services in the Social Economy, PME

Kurt holds a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in environmental studies from McGill University and an executive MBA from Université du Québec à Montréal with a specialization in collectively owned enterprises. He has over fifteen years of cooperative and non-profit management & administration experience and more than five years of entrepreneurial consulting and coaching.  These experiences allow him to appreciate the complementary roles of good governance and efficient management in the context of limited resources. His collaborations with different Québec social economy financing organizations have allowed him to make his clients’ project visions and goals a reality through customized financing solutions. With a passion for social justice and local economic development, Kurt Houghton puts people first because no organization can develop without a satisfied clientele and well-supported staff. 

Fred Rouhani | Business Coach, YES

Fred is a three-time technology entrepreneur who has spent two decades in startup and multinational corporations across three continents. With background in IT, business, social innovation and entrepreneurship, he shares the nitty-gritties of creating and growing businesses that are innovative, prosperous, and impactful.

Transform your social enterprise today and sign up for only $20.00*

Pre-registration is required.

This workshop is available online.

Once you have registered for the online workshop, you will receive an email with instructions on how to log on a few hours before the start time of the workshop. Please check your Spam/Junk folder if you have not received your email with instructions 1 hour before the start time of the workshop.

*This low registration fee is only possible thanks to our generous funders and partners.

These workshops are also worth checking out:

Elevate Your Vision with Balsam/D3 : Tuesday, April 16, 2024, | 6:30 PM – 8:30 

Ignite Your Venture with Futurepreneur, Catalyst 2030 and Grantful: Tuesday, April 23, 2024, | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 

Insights & Inspirations: A Panel Discussion with Social Entrepreneurs : Tuesday, April 30, 2024, | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM