We are defining social enterprise as: a revenue-generating enterprise or project operated by a non-profit organization. Join us for an overview of social enterprise, with time for questions and discussion.


Nisa Kennedy is a Wolastoqey Woman from Sitansisk First Nation in New Brunswick. She has many years of community and urban experience with Indigenous youth focused on cultural initiatives. She prides herself on integrating Indigenous Knowledge and Practices into Workforce Development. As JEDI’s Provincial Indigenous Employment Coordinator, she has the opportunity to share her knowledge and bring people together to understand the perspectives of Indigenous Peoples in the territory. She is experienced in Advocation, Indigenous Cultural Awareness, and Program Development for Indigenous Peoples from Atlantic Canada to Calgary, AB (Treaty 7). Her passions are working with Youth, Indigenous Governance & Leadership, and Indigenous Capacity Development.

The Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) is an Indigenous organization dedicated to supporting Indigenous participation in New Brunswick’s economy. JEDI began in 1995 as a tripartite partnership between Indigenous communities in New Brunswick, the Government of Canada, and the Government of New Brunswick. In 2009, JEDI was incorporated as an independent, non-profit organization and over the years JEDI has grown into an Indigenous organization focused on working closely with its partners from Indigenous communities, organizations, government, and the private sector to foster Indigenous economic development in New Brunswick.