Marty Donkervoort

Marty Donkervoort

Founding member of Social Enterprise Council Canada (Canada)

Over the past three decades, Marty has held senior positions in the private corporate, the public and in the social economy sectors.

Marty has published a number of articles on social enterprise and worker cooperatives. His book “Inner City Renovation: How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities”, was published in 2013. He currently teaches various business courses on social enterprise, sustainability, and management in non-profit sector at the University of Winnipeg and at the University of Manitoba.

Marty’s contributions have been celebrated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), who named him “A Canadian making a Difference” in 2009 and by Ernst and Young as a Prairie Region Finalist in the 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year competition. He was also awarded a special recognition award for his work in the social economy by Ernst and Young in 2010. In 2015, the World Corporate Social Responsibility Congress recognized him as one of the most talented social innovators.

Marty Donkervoort holds a B.Sc.F. in timber engineering (U of Toronto) and M.B.A. with an emphasis on marketing (Schulich School of Business, York University).