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

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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  • 1.  
  • 2. Why Social Enterprise?
    • To support marginalized women in growing their micro-enterprises
    • To build confidence and skills through involvement in building a social enterprise
    • To earn income to support the sustainability of PARO and social enterprise
    • 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
  • 3.
    • Point 1
    • Point 2
    • Point 3 (highlight and replace text)
    PARO Presents
  • 4. PARO Presents Ingredients for Success
    • Working with the women to plan and develop the framework and essential processes and forms- several months
    • Initial seed money to develop curriculum, hire experts, and set up the facility, building in the accountability framework, diverse sources now.
    • Willingness and encouragement from mother organization to trust and support the women in managing, operating, providing the training at the store.
  • 5. PARO Presents
  • 6.
    • Feasibility and focus groups
    • 5 Year Logic Framework and Business Plan, Tool Kit, & Sustainability
    • Integrating with other projects
    Accelerated Access
  • 7.
    • Who we work with- women, organizations, North, Prov. & Nation
    • What next? Entrepreneurial, Challenges, Learning as we go, Networking and Sharing
    • Why important to the sustainability of PARO
  • 8. Contact Us [email_address] 807-625-0328 www.paro.ca
    • In the spirit of community economic development (CED), to share PARO’s learnings in developing a wide variety of sustainable projects and services
    • Working with organizations who wish to learn about:
    • Starting or operating a Social Enterprise
    • Peer Lending, Self-employment training
    • Board Governance & Strategic planning,
    • Integrating the Sustainable Livelihoods Model
    • Women-centred CED, Leadership, PAROnomics, etc.
    • We customize workshops & coaching to meet the needs of the organization.
  • 9.