The people that make CIRE possible
David LePage is engaged with social enterprise in multiple roles. Along with his role as Executive Director of Community Impact Real Estate, he is the Managing Partner of Buy Social Canada. Through Accelerating Social Impact CCC he provides social enterprise consulting, promotes a supportive public policy environment and advises impact investors.
He is a founding partner of the Social Enterprise Institute, SEI. He serves on several Board of Directors, including the Vancouver Farmers Market, Social Enterprise World Forum, SEWF and the Social Enterprise Council of Canada. He is a Program Adjunct for the University of Fredericton MBA in Social Enterprise Leadership.
Shaugn Schwartz is a social enterprise enthusiast. Originally from Montreal, Shaugn moved to Vancouver to pursue his dream of making a difference by doing business differently.
After completing his Masters Degree in Planning at UBC, he joined Evergreen and managed the Western Regional offices with energy and distinction fundraising for an array of urban greening projects. In 2008, Shaugn joined The Cleaning Solution - an award winning building services social enterprise purposed to provide employment to those living with mental illness - and served as its inaugural Executive Director.
Yazmin is a seasoned administrator with over 15 years of experience in business management. Originally from Mexico, she moved to Canada in 2010 and worked a couple of years in the private sector. Then in 2013, for five years, she served as the Operations Coordinator for a social enterprise purposed to provide employment and support to those living with mental illness.
Her biggest motivator for working with a social enterprise is the positive impact done in the community through social inclusion, dignified work and opportunities for all residents. Her role in Community Impact Real Estate includes commercial property administration, general office management, marketing & social media.