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NEW! Elevate Your Vision with Balsam/D3

April 16 @ 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!


Continue “Journey to Impact 2024: Navigating the Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem” with the second session in partnership with Balsam/D3.

Renowned for its commitment to fostering social innovation, Balsam is a beacon for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to make a positive impact.

In this session, you’ll delve into the heart of social entrepreneurship, exploring how Balsam’s unique approach and resources at D3 can empower your journey. From mentorship to networking, and accessing cutting-edge tools, Balsam will provide insights into turning social challenges into opportunities for sustainable change. After Balsam, Florence So shares fundamental points by means of registration and legalities related to a social enterprise.


Julie Hamel (Managing Director & Social Innovation Coach, Balsam by D3)

Julie Hamel (MBA) is a senior business advisor with over 25 years of experience. She began her career as an entrepreneur before becoming a social economy advisor in 2006. She successfully managed many fast-food franchises through the 90s before becoming the general manager of a major private non-profit golf course. Her range of expertise includes among others, marketing, operations, and business development.

For the past ten years, her social preoccupation has led her to invest most of her time and energy in the field of social economy, including helping dozens of non-profit organizations. Julie has been involved with Concordia’s District 3 since 2015 as the Social Entrepreneurship Coach.

Florence So (Counsel, nNovation LLP)

Florence is a member of Le Barreau du Québec and the Law Society of Ontario. She is a lawyer in a firm specializing in privacy and IT law. Before her legal career, Florence was a software engineer. Through her consulting company, she designed and implemented large-scale ERP solutions for clients in the manufacturing, education, and transportation industries.

Florence was a participant in the 1st cohort of YES Montreal’s ELLEvate program. As a top-notch lawyer, she’ll lead you through the registration process, type of entity to pick, and legalities related to a social enterprise.

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 prior to the start time of the workshop. Please check your Spam/Junk folder if you have not received your email with instructions 1 hour prior to 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:

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 


YES Employment + Entrepreneurship
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