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[Speaker Series] Social Ventures in the Cooperative Movement

  • Groundswell 566 Powell Street Vancouver, BC, V6A 1G9 Canada (map)

How can early social ventures benefit from the co-operative movement?

Elvy Del Bianco, the Program Manager of Cooperative Partnerships at Vancity, will be at Groundswell to talk about how the co-operative movement can benefit early social ventures.

This talk is specifically designed to support Groundswell community members to envision different ways of collaborating and taking the Groundswell community to our next phase.

Interested in learning more about how we can all work together?  Come to this event, and bring any questions you might have!

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About our Speaker 

For 25 years Elvezio “Elvy” Del Bianco has worked as policy analyst and project manager for provincial and regional governments and in the social economy.

As Vancity Credit Union’s Program Manager for Co-operative Partnerships, Elvy works internally on disseminating knowledge of the co-operative business model to increase Vancity’s capacity to support co-ops, and externally on building partnerships and developing projects with community organizations, trade unions, governments, and others to help realize a stronger co-operative economy.

This work is largely informed by the activities of the Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, the world’s most significant co-operative economy and the focus of Vancity’s Co-operative Study Tour, which Elvy has organized since 2008.