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Welcome to Social Venture Circuit

Social Venture Circuit is a not-for-profit organization is a community of social entrepreneurs and changemakers. Our network provides resources and a safe space for both for-profit and non-profit organizations that are committed to making a positive impact.

The idea to build this community started in April 2020 in Mississauga, Ontario and continue to build community relationships and our research to serve you better. On November 19, 2020, we hosted our first Social Enterprise Day conference. It was a great day of education and networking with attendees from all over Canada and even around the world! Stay tuned for the next one. With support from the Government of Canada’s Investment Readiness Program, we launched our membership community program in June 2021. Learn more

There is nothing wrong with selling things to make money. It all depends on how you do it, what you are making, how you treat people along the way.

-- The Social Shift (documentary)

Zahra Qureshi

CPA, CMA
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Starting her career as an accountant, Zahra completed her accounting designation and spent several years practicing in the field of financial and management reporting including strategic support for business decisions. With a family history of and passion for entrepreneurship, she pivoted her career to support small businesses and social enterprise through her own firm, Optinum Professional Corp. and as a coach with several local incubation/accelerator programs. Zahra graduated from the first cohort of Community Development for Good in Canada, a certification designed for professionals supporting the social enterprise sector. In 2020, she launched Social Venture Circuit to create a community of success stories and support in her local area for a social enterprise economy.

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