Shaun Loney: An Army of Problem Solvers

“Ground-breaking Canadian social entrepreneur Shaun Loney shows how it’s done. Innovation that leaves you asking, ‘Why isn’t everyone doing this already?’”
—Michael Toye, Executive Director of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network

Shaun Loney is widely recognized one of Canada’s leading social entrepreneurs. He has started or mentored more than 11 social enterprises in sectors as diverse as energy, construction and agriculture.

His latest book An Army of Problem Solvers: Reconciliation and the Solutions Economy shows how problems can be transformed by “connecting the work that most needs to be done with people who most need the work.”

As one example, Aki Energy is western Canada’s largest geothermal company, with more than $7 million in revenue over the past four years. Founded as a non-profit Indigenous social enterprise, Aki trains and employs remote First Nations communities to pioneer the transition from expensive diesel generation to clean energy.

Shaun’s experience demonstrates how entrepreneurial vision grounded in compassion can tackle our greatest challenges and empower communities in need.

“Our Elders are recognizing social enterprises from back when our communities were healthy. Aki Energy is transforming Manitoba’s North, one nation at a time. ”
—Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO)

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