Digital Storytelling for Impact: Windsor

EPIcentre at University of Windsor invited five enterprises to participate in a full-day Digital Storytelling workshop with B Corp rTraction. Participants spent the day working with the facilitators and in small groups to learn about the art of impact storytelling and develop meaningful stories that convey the positive impact of their work. We are pleased to present to you the stories that were drafted, polished and captured on video at this session!

Youthrive is a mentorship program that strives to empower students through experiential learning. By partnering with Grade Schools and High Schools in Windsor-Essex county, they guide participants through a 10-week program that focuses entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and environmental sustainability, where students operationalize this knowledge in the creation of their very own micro-business.

Ace Community Health is a community engagement practice based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Through the process of community engagement they partner with stakeholders from all sectors to develop health education tools that address community health issues.

EPICentre is a program for students and recent graduates of University of Windsor who are looking to start and grow their own business with all of the resources, education and support required to successfully do so.

INpact Collective is a social organization working towards a simple goal: educational empowerment of children in India and rest of the developing world. They support the humanitarian in their customers and give them a chance to invest in a child's education, simply by buying everyday utility products.

The Liberty Project is a social enterprise that provides victims of abuse, addictions, and trauma in Canada with an opportunity for sustainable employment, and; gives women living in poverty across the world access to sanitary menstrual health products. They also provide one-on-one consultations to address the social challenges their clients face, while taking them through a business curriculum to help them improve their financial literacy skills.

This workshop and these videos were made possible with the support of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, under the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, Social Enterprise Partnerships, Southwestern Region initiative.

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