About the Speaker:
Marty Donkervoort has held senior positions in the corporate and public sectors and in the social economy, most recently in Winnipeg’s inner-city.
In the social economy, Marty: founded A-way Express, a Toronto courier that employs people with mental health challenges; mentored The Big Carrot, a worker co-op in the retail health food sector; founded and managed Inner City Renovation, a social enterprise in the construction sector designed to create jobs and alleviate poverty in Winnipeg’s North End; and provides leadership to Canada’s social enterprise community.
He teaches courses on social enterprise, non-profit management, co-operatives and sustainability at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba.
Marty is author of Inner City Renovation: How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities, (2013, Fernwood Publishing) and has published widely on social enterprise and worker cooperatives, in the academic and practitioner literature.
Marty’s contributions have been celebrated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, who named him “A Canadian making a Difference” (2009). He was a finalist in the Ernst and Young Prairie Region 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year competition. In 2015, he was recognized as one of the most talented social innovators by the World Corporate Social Responsibility Congress.
Marty Donkervoort holds a B.Sc.F .in Timber Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University.