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This interactive session provides an understanding of Indigenous principles and the importance of relationships and connectivity for building meaningful businesses. Discover Indigenous business models and new pathways to doing business outside traditional ones.
Who Should Attend
Founders/Co-founders of small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs wanting to create a social impact and/or have a sustainability approach to their businesses or non-profits.
Through this session you will:
- Develop an awareness of Indigenous principles of sustainability for impact entrepreneurship
- Discover how relationships and connectivity are imperative components of sustainable business practices
- Learn what some Indigenous communities are doing to implement sustainability and social impact practices in their business and work.
Lorena Garvey | Proud Indigenous Kwe, Consultant, Educator & Facilitator
Lorena is an Anishinaabe Kwe born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. An experienced educator with a demonstrated history of working in the nonprofit industry, Lorena specializes in the development and facilitation of training embedded in adult learning principles, trauma-informed approaches and Indigenous ways of knowing and worldviews. She is also skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Youth Development, Facilitation, Training Design and Delivery, and Proposal Writing.
Lorena completed her Master of Education at York University in April 2022, focusing on urban Indigenous Education.
Lorena prioritizes balance in all areas of her life and believes that culture, language, family, and mentorship have helped her become who she is today.