Luncheon: “Social Innovation through EPIC Social Enterprising” with Noor Din, Founder and CEO of Human Endeavour
IDIALOGUE Forum, December 9th, 2013
Noor Din, Founder & CEO of Human Endeavour (www.humanendeavour.org), immigrated to Canada from Pakistan as a young engineer in 1990. Upon arrival, he joined University of Toronto to do Masters in Computer Engineering. During his studies, he joined Hewlett Packard and later McDATA and carried out innovative multi-million dollar projects in data storage and communication. His aspiration to do something for the larger good of the community led him to enter human services sector. In 2004, he decided to leave the engineering sector and set up Human Endeavour, dedicated to the well-being of marginalized communities.
Noor strongly believes in the redesign of economic, social and health care sectors through disruptive innovations, cost effective services and community based approach. A new economic structure that can benefit low income Canadians is also his strong commitment that he believes is possible through social enterprising model. His initiatives have received several awards and recognitions.
Noor Din is a research affiliate with Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS) at York University and has contributed research papers in national and international level conferences. He regularly presents at knowledge exchange workshops and conferences and sits on the board and committees of several organizations.
He lives with his wife and two children in Woodbridge.
About Human Endeavour
Since its inception Human Endeavour has challenged the status quo and demonstrated innovations to address social, health and economic challenges faced by our society.
Through EPIC-Enterprise Promotion and Innovation Centre, a social enterprise incubator established in 2010 in Vaughan, it has set a strong foundation for social & economic innovation and broader collaboration. EPIC has established a number of social enterprises that are generating income and providing training, placement and job opportunities.
Human Endeavour has presented EPIC Social Enterprising Model and related work at five national and international conferences.
Human Endeavour is sharing its experience and practice with innovative and self-reliant individuals and organizations to improve their understanding and to collaborate for broader acceptance and setup of social economy in the GTA.