How do social enterprises affect our wellbeing?

This forum explores findings from a 3-year project which explores how and where social enterprises touch the lives of people, economies and societies of two regional cities, Launceston and Bendigo.

Governments and communities invest in social enterprises to bring about individual and/or community benefits, but just how social enterprises impact on people’s lives and communities is not well understood. This forum explores findings from a 3-year project which used GIS mapping, observations and interviews to show how and where social enterprises touch the lives of people, economies and societies of two regional cities, Launceston and Bendigo. It will discuss how social enterprise fits within regional city economic and social development.

A panel, moderated by Professor Richard Eccleston, will discuss implications of findings for Launceston and its social enterprises.

SPEAKERS

Professor Jane Farmer, Director, Swinburne Social Innovation Research Institute, Swinburne University

Professor Sue Kilpatrick, University of Tasmania

Dr Sarah-Anne Muñoz, University of Highlands and Islands, Inverness, Scotland

Professor Michael Roy, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

PANEL

Donna Bain (General Manager, Self-Help Workplace)

Denise Delphin (Manager, Northern Suburbs Community Centre)

Craig Perkins (Director, Regional Development (RDA) Tasmania)

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Start time: 5.30 pm

Refreshments from 5.00pm

Rory Spence Theatre, UTAS Inveresk, Launceston

Register: http://www.events.utas.edu.au/2019/july/how-do-social-enterprises-affect-our-wellbeing