5:00 pm17:00

Conversations for the Common Good - Sydney

Join us at the New Dawn Center for Social Innovation in Sydney for our March Conversation for the Common Good event! 

Hear the Cape Breton Social Enterprise Table, Island Sandbox and others in the social enterprise community speak about their experience in using social enterprise to address social and economic goals.

Network with community leaders, learn about social enterprise,  and learn how to get your idea off the ground!

If you can't make it, not to worry, this is the first of more events to come in the Cape Breton region! If you'd like to learn more about social enterprise or have an idea you'd like to share, contact Common Good Solutions Cape Breton region Social Enterprise Developer, Chloe Donatelli at to learn more. 

This is is FREE, simply RSVP at


Community Room

New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation

37 Nepean Street

Sydney, NS B1P 1J2



Wednesday, March 29th 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

*light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

7:00 pm19:00

Conversations for the Common Good - Mahone Bay

  • The HUB South Shore

We're on the road again! Join us at The HUB South Shore in Mahone Bay for a chance to hear Alastair Jarvis, Co-founder and CEO of WoodsCamp, Lisa Wolfe, Director of Ross Farm Museum and Scott Burke, Development Coordinator at The Lunenburg Academy share the great work they're doing in rural Nova Scotia: making old industry sustainable and new again through social enterprise.

Network with community leaders and social enterprise experts, and learn about how you can bring your idea to life!

This event is FREE, simply RSVP @

9:00 am09:00

Social Enterprise 101 Workshop - Bridgewater

Social Enterprise 101 - moving an organization's mission forward through the sale of products and services, is getting a lot of attention these days. During this workshop you'll learn about business structures for social enterprise, the impact they have in NS, and see some examples of organizations getting it right across the province.


Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre - 373 King Street, Bridgewater, NS B4V 1B1


6:00 pm18:00

Conversations for the Common Good - Digby

We're excited to take our Conversations for the Common Good series on the road this month! Thanks to our community partner Defining Community, we'll be in Digby on the 25th talking "Understanding Social Enterprise".

Register here 

5:00 pm17:00

Conversations for the Common Good - 1st Meetup!

We are excited to welcome you to our first “Conversations for the Common Good” meetup and networking event at Volta on November 9th. We'll be talking about social enterprise as a tool for Community Economic Development along with members of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNET) Nova Scotia Chapter.

Meet like-minded community leaders and learn about the resources available to bring your idea to life.

Andy Horsnell, co-founder of Common good Solutions, Vice Chair of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada, Chair of the Centre for Local Prosperity, Director and Secretary of the Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia will be leading the discussion. 

*light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Register @