November 2013

Presenter Name(s): 
Sean Wiltshire, CEO of Avalon Employment Inc

Social Return on Investment (SROI) assigns a financial value to a social impact that would otherwise be overlooked or misunderstood - this includes understanding both socio-economic impacts as well as financial cost/benefit. SROI – though still being developed - can be a useful way for non-profits to learn how to become more effective at demonstrating their social value to donors, funders and the public at large.

Join Essential Skills Ontario Wednesday, November 13th from 12:00-1:30PM for Social Return on Investment: Finding your Organization’s True Value, a free webinar hosted by Sean Wiltshire, CEO of Avalon Employment Inc. Avalon Employment - located in Newfoundland and Labrador, was part of an innovative SROI project funded by the federal and provincial government.

In this special hour and a half webinar, participants will learn:
• About Social Return on Investment
• How Avalon Employment Inc. discovered that the true value of finding their SROI ratio was what they discovered about their organizational processes
• How research changed their service delivery model and made them a more efficient organization
• How research positioned them to better respond to client needs

There will be time for questions at the end of the webinar.

Webinar Title: 
Social Return on Investment: Finding your Organization’s True Value

Hailing from Newfoundland and Labrador, award-winning, international speaker Sean Wiltshire has been working in Community and Economic Development for over 20 years. From the age of 9 (when Sean organized his first petition for a sports day in his neighborhood), Sean has made making a difference in his community his life focus.

Professionally, for the last 20 years Sean has been the Chief Executive Officer of Avalon Employment Inc (AEI). - An employment agency for individuals with intellectual disabilities assisting his clients in finding over 65,000 hours of paid employment each year. From Sean’s humble start as a summer student, AEI has now developed into a powerhouse Social Enterprise, realizing $3.9 Million dollars of business each year.

Sean has represented Community Groups from across the country as a member of the National Voluntary Sector Advisory Committee for Service Canada providing policy direction on grants and contributions and the delivery of services in the community. Additionally, Sean is an Alumnus of The Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference, has served as the Regional Chairperson, and is currently a board member of the National Board of Directors and is a Board Member of the Canadian Down Syndrome Society.

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Webinar Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 12:00pm