Check in 8:00 - 9:00


oPENING, Territorial acknowledgement, intention setting 9:00 - 9:30


Reconciliation 2018 – Action

Alexander Dirksen

A proud member of Métis Nation BC, Alexander is passionate about helping to craft an inclusive and equitable future for Canada through the meaningful advancement of reconciliation. Currently, this involves supporting individuals and organizations in developing actionable responses to reconciliation in their personal and professional lives.

See Alexander's comments on BLD 2018 here




approaching our tipping point

We are greater than the sum of our parts

We have all been working away feverishly on the change we wish to see, the change we B. For the first time BLD Western Canada participants will see the data behind our collective impact. This session is sure to excite and empower as we commence our BLD 2018 day of action.

Panel Discussion 9:50 - 10:45


Radical Collaborations

The power of unpredictability - alice mackay room

Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere. Recent global events have sparked a critical conversation about who we listen to, speak to and collaborate with. In this session we will hear from B-Movers who have engaged in radical collaboration to burst bubbles, open minds, drive change and get s$*t done.

Break 10:45 - 11:00 

Breakout 11:00 - 12:00


1. Joining forces to drive change

Procurement for Everybody - Alice mackay room

Our hearts are in the right place - now it's time to light up our supply chains. This session is designed to help BLD participants transition our supply chains in support of one another. As our community grows we can form deeper economic connections to drive change and encourage others to join the B Corp movement.


2. Make 'Em Look

Creating new collective stories - peter kaye room

The B Corp story is one of consciousness, coming together and creating change. We are the under dogs, leading with purpose to move beyond profit. In the spirit of the movement we will discuss examples of co-branding and collaborative communications that made em' look. This session may even help you find your storytelling allies...


3. World Changin' Ain't Easy

Self-care for changemakers - Alma VanDusen room

Finding the triple bottom line isn't for the faint of heart. We are all pirates on the high seas of capitalism and it is crucial that we take care of ourselves. This session will outline self-care tactics for change agents, activists and conscious capitalists.


Afternoon Agenda


Lunch 12:00 - 1:00

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Benefit Corporation Legislation 12:15 

Alma Vandusen Room

This optional discussion will focus on the progress our community is making to pass the Benefit Corporation legislation in British Columbia. If approved, BC will be the first Canadian province where companies can register as a Benefit Corporation, allowing them to legally direct their efforts towards purposes other than solely maximizing shareholder value.


Lightning talks 1:00 - 2:00


Driving Change from Within

The intrapreneurs are coming... - alice mackay room

Step aside, Founders - it's time to hear from, and celebrate, the intrapreneurs supporting the B Corp movement.

Break 2:00 - 2:15

Breakout 2:15 - 3:15


1. It Takes All Kinds

Diversity as a stabilizing force - peter kaye room

Diversity is at the core of our movement and our vision of an inclusive economy. Yet leaders still struggle how to put it in practice or ask hard questions about how to truly be more inclusive. In this session participants will be shown examples of diversity best practices, hear from entrepreneurs who have unleashed the power of diversity in their businesses and have the opportunity to ask those burning questions - without judgement.


2. B Delightful, B the Change

Moving people to action - alice mackay room

It's time for us to move beyond storytelling. This session will explore the how-to of social purpose campaigning and explore opportunities for the B Corp community to borrow tactics from some of the great social movements, past and present. It will outline the impact initiatives, business model innovations and strategic partnerships that we need to imitate in our community.


3. Collective Wisdom

Acumen that leads to impact - alma vandusen room

Financial management, employment practices, or worker ownership. This open Q and A session will allow you to ask all of those thing


Keynote 3:15 - 3:45


B Corp Breakthrough!

Bringing it all together - alice mackay room

Gems from the previous sessions - so no one misses out


Closing Remarks 3:45 - 4:00

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Reception 4:00 - 4:30


Evening Presentation 4:30 -5:15


Reception 5:15 - 7:00