Paro Centre: A Women's Enterprise

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Presented by Rosalind Lockyer, Executive Director, PARO: Centre for Women’s Enterprise at the 2009 Ontario Trillium Foundation professional development conference

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Paro Centre: A Women's Enterprise

  1. 2. Why Social Enterprise? <ul><li>To support marginalized women in growing their micro-enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>To build confidence and skills through involvement in building a social enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>To earn income to support the sustainability of PARO and social enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>In the spirit of community economic development (CED), to share PARO’s learnings in developing a wide variety of sustainable women-centred (CED) projects and services </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Point 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Point 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Point 3 (highlight and replace text) </li></ul>PARO Presents
  3. 4. PARO Presents Ingredients for Success <ul><li>Working with the women to plan and develop the framework and essential processes and forms- several months </li></ul><ul><li>Initial seed money to develop curriculum, hire experts, and set up the facility, building in the accountability framework, diverse sources now. </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness and encouragement from mother organization to trust and support the women in managing, operating, providing the training at the store. </li></ul>
  4. 5. PARO Presents
  5. 6. <ul><li>Feasibility and focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>5 Year Logic Framework and Business Plan, Tool Kit, & Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating with other projects </li></ul>Accelerated Access
  6. 7. <ul><li>Who we work with- women, organizations, North, Prov. & Nation </li></ul><ul><li>What next? Entrepreneurial, Challenges, Learning as we go, Networking and Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Why important to the sustainability of PARO </li></ul>
  7. 8. Contact Us [email_address] 807-625-0328 www.paro.ca <ul><li>In the spirit of community economic development (CED), to share PARO’s learnings in developing a wide variety of sustainable projects and services </li></ul><ul><li>Working with organizations who wish to learn about: </li></ul><ul><li>Starting or operating a Social Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Lending, Self-employment training </li></ul><ul><li>Board Governance & Strategic planning, </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating the Sustainable Livelihoods Model </li></ul><ul><li>Women-centred CED, Leadership, PAROnomics, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>We customize workshops & coaching to meet the needs of the organization. </li></ul>

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