Covid-19

Reconnect - Three measures to support social purpose businesses and organizations

In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Esplanade is unwavering in its mission to support entrepreneurs, managers and workers invested in the well-being of our communities. impact8 is supporting for-profit social enterprises, non-profit organizations and coops through this situation in the areas of crisis management, adapting value propositions, securing a pivot and preparing for recovery. The coaching team has joined forces with District3 and several partners to launch the “Reconnect” program in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the challenges entrepreneurs are facing today.

RECONNECT IN YOUR NEW NORMAL

Support program

A two-month group coaching program with coaches, experts and peers. The program is adapted to your situation so we can get through the crisis together and prepare for recovery.

RECONNECT WITH YOUR HEALTH AND YOUR FUTURE

Online programming

Unprecedented access to the experts of the impact8 support program. Two webinar series to learn how to manage your health and turn the crisis into an opportunity as an impact entrepreneur.

RECONNECTION

Emergency line and toolbox

A space allowing you to connect with the impact8 support team for swift, personalized answers to your questions on adaptation or reinvention.

RECONNECT IN YOUR NEW NORMAL

Support program

This program offers group coaching to businesses interested in group meetings and individual follow-up with coaches over a two-month period. The groups are formed based on similar realities and issues. Do you want to do any of the following?

  • Manage the crisis and adapt your activities
  • Secure and take ownership of a pivot 
  • Develop a new business proposal 
  • Plan your relaunch 
  • Develop and manage new collaborations in your activity sector 

Take advantage of the expertise of our coaches and experts for help with your challenges. Share and co-build with other entrepreneurs in a similar situation as yours, and turn this crisis into an opportunity. Reconnect in your new normal and be ready to grow when the recovery begins.

RECONNECT WITH YOUR HEALTH AND YOUR FUTURE

Online programming

Esplanade is aware of the challenges that entrepreneurs are facing, and is opening up to expertise outside its regular programs. Our analysis of the first survey answers collected through the social organization barometer has revealed two issues common to all organizations in our ecosystem: balancing and maintaining mental health in times of crisis, and preparing for a post-crisis recovery.

From there, Esplanade called on its impact8 community of engaged entrepreneurs, coaches and experts in these areas. It is our hope that, with this team, we will be able to offer front-line support to anyone who would like to receive it. Impact8 is therefore offering two series of four webinars that anyone can view online for free.

First series: RECONNECT WITH YOUR HEALTH 

Webinar 1: Manage your stress during the crisis, by Pierrich Plusquellec of EmoscienS

Webinar 2: Shedding light on mental health, by ACSM

Webinar 3: Managing employee wellbeing, by AQPAMM

Webinar 4: Maintain balance and develop power over your health and that of your loved ones through Revivre

Stay in touch to see what topics will be addressed in the “Reconnect with Your Future” series! 

An Esplanade initiative, in cooperation with the CÉSIM, CSMO-ESAC, Réseau Coop and District 3, and with financial support from the Fondation J. Armand Bombardier and the Ville de Montréal.

RECONNECTION

Emergency line and toolbox

Do you have a for-profit social enterprise, a social economy business or a cooperative that is being adapted or reinvented? If so, and you have a question, the impact8 team has launched two measures that could be of help:  

  • A toolbox with highly useful resources, tips and analyses for this time of crisis 
  • An emergency line to help you react to this situation. Please complete the questionnaire and someone from our team will contact you in the next 24 business hours.