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Social Responsibility and B Corps: Exploring Ethical Business Practices – June Luncheon

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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Social Responsibility and B Corps: Exploring Ethical Business Practices
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Delta Hotel Winnipeg

Panel: John Gunter of Frontiers North Adventures, Kiirsten May of UpHouse, and Brendan Reimer of Assiniboine Credit Union

Join us for our June Luncheon panel, where we explore the importance and power of being a socially responsible business within Winnipeg and globally.

During our panel discussion, we will feature three Manitoba-based BCorps, Assiniboine Credit Union, Frontiers North Adventures and UpHouse, who will share their insights and perspectives on the importance of building a strong social responsibility brand and its relationship to BCorps in today’s business landscape. Panelists will shed light on why more businesses are choosing to pursue BCorp certification to align their goals with social and environmental responsibilities. 


Please email [email protected] to check availability.

Discounted Member Rate: $68.75 +GST
Regular Rate: $137.50 +GST
Tables of 8 and 10 also available for purchase

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11:30 a.m. – Registration, networking and exhibitor booths
12:00 p.m. – Program starts
12:15 p.m. – Lunch service
12:40 p.m. – Panel: Assiniboine Credit Union, Frontiers North and Uphouse
1:30 p.m. – Program ends


Accessibility: We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. If you require accommodation please let us know when purchasing tickets.

Refund Policy: Refunds will only be issued with a minimum of 72 hours of notice before the event. Should you require a change of your ticket after that time, we kindly ask that you find a replacement for your ticket. If you have further questions, please direct them to [email protected]


John Gunter is the President & CEO of Frontiers North Adventures, a Certified B Corp travel and tourism company whose purpose it is to share in the stewardship of the communities and environments in which they operate. Frontiers North Adventures operates in Churchill, Canada to broker safe experiences for guests to dine beneath the northern lights, drift amongst beluga whales, and lock eyes with wild polar bears. John is Board Chair of the Tourism Industry Association of Manitoba and a Board Member with Travel Manitoba, is a Member of Destination Canada’s International Leisure Marketing Committee, is an Advisory Council Member at Toronto Metropolitan University’s Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Research – Ted Rogers School of Management, and is a Member of the Business Council of Manitoba.


Kiirsten May is an award-winning copywriter, brand consultant and co-author of The Proximity Paradox (co-written with UpHouse co-owner Alex Varricchio). Kiirsten has a passion for storytelling and creative expression. She channels her passion into the work done with clients like Travel Manitoba and Manitoba Possible to help their brands influence communities. Kiirsten and Alex started UpHouse in 2017 as a team of two and have grown the company to include more than 35 people. Starting UpHouse enabled Kiirsten to form more collaborative relationships with clients than is typically possible in a traditional agency, an opportunity that has been key to helping the company grow. UpHouse is a certified B Corporation and certified diverse supplier through Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce. The necessity of diversity, equity and inclusivity in society, how organizations should operate and communicate are embedded in UpHouse.


Brendan Reimer is the Strategic Partner of Values-Based Banking at the Assiniboine Credit Union, where he works to integrate and embed the principles and practices of values-based banking into ACU’s core functions and daily work. ACU is a financial co-operative owned by the 140,000 Manitobans who use the financial advice and services of our credit union. Brendan leads ACU’s B Corp Certification commitments and ACU’s recent partnership with United Way Winnipeg’s Social Purpose Institute. Brendan also provides national leadership with the Canadian Credit Union Association’s Community Impact Committee and here at home with B Local Manitoba and as a board member with SEED Winnipeg. Building on a previous roles as the Manitoba Regional Director at the Canadian CED Network, and board member with LITE Winnipeg and the Manitoba Real Estate Association Shelter Foundation, Brendan is a passionate educator and organizer dedicated to creating inclusive, fairer, and more sustainable economies and communities.

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