Meet David LePage, Groundswell mentor and educator

For two years, David provided guidance and an immense portfolio of experience in social enterprise to our cohorts as the lead educator of Groundswell's BUILD program.  But, he's a man in demand, and transitioned into a mentor role as his responsibilities in the sector grew with new local and national level projects. As he likes to say, being re-tired just means getting tired again.  David seems to have never ending energy whether he's influencing Canadian policy or running his regular 10K route in East Van. Thank you for investing so much of that energy in Groundswell, David!

Bio

David LePage is the founder of Accelerating Social Impact CCC, Ltd. (ASI CCC), one of Canada’s first incorporated social purpose corporations. Through ASI David provides direct support, consulting, coaching and strategic advice to the emerging blended value business and social finance sectors and works to influence the related public policy environment.  To promote the demand side of the social enterprise market place David is a co-founder and director of Buy Social Canada.

He has shared his knowledge and experience across private, public and community sectors, in rural and urban communities and across multiple cultures. His experience includes designing and advising on social impact business models, strategy and financing; public policy; and supporting effective operations and governance. His current engagements represent a spectrum of major corporations, social enterprises, small businesses, governments and non-profit organizations.

David is a Principal in the Social Enterprise Institute and a Program Adjunct and Professional Advisory Committee, Sandermoen School of Business MBA in Social Enterprise Leadership.

David’s community engagement activities include:

·      Chair of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada

·      Chair, Social Enterprise World Forum Board of Directors

·      Member, Board of Directors Vancouver Farmers’ Market

·      Member, Canadian CED Network Policy Council,

·      Member, Imagine Canada’s Advisory Committee

·      Member, British Columbia Partners for Social Impact