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Jane Bisbee is the Executive Director of the Social Enterprise Fund, one of Canada’s more active impact investment funds. Over the last decade, she has worked to build SEF’s portfolio to over ninety projects across many sectors, with more than $85M invested.
A special focus of Jane’s career has been the creation of non-traditional finance for small business, in particular the cultural industries, through work with the Association of Canadian Publishers, the Literary Press Group, the Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association, and the Province of Alberta. She is past president of the Edmonton International Film Festival and has served on many boards including the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Canada Give the Gift of Literacy Foundation and the Alberta Foundation for the Literary Arts. Jane currently serves on the board of the national Table for Impact Investment Practitioners, and as co-chair of Alberta SEED, a social finance ecosystem capacity builder. Recently she was appointed to the federal government’s Social Innovation Advisory Council. She was presented with a lifetime achievement award in 2006 by Alberta’s film industry, and is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for service to community.
Business Affairs & Operations Associate
Gail M. Yakemchuk is the Administrative Associate for the Social Enterprise Fund.
Gail is an accomplished business and project manager with several years working in the communication, television and arts industries. She has combined production expertise with commercial business awareness to implement effective management and accounting practices in the private and public sectors. Gail has worked with Concrete Theatre Society, CHUM Television, Karvonen Films, Shaw Television Broadcast Fund (Shaw Rocket Fund), Alberta Motion Picture Development Corporation, ACCESS Network and CKUA Radio.
No stranger to the volunteer world, Gail has served as a board member to: Westmount Fitness Club, North Glenora Community, City Media Club, Canadian Women in Communications, Chinook Theatre Society, Brown Bag Cinema, Women in Film and Television and the Edmonton International Film Festival.
In work or in play, Gail makes every effort to combine creative integrity, artistic desirability and practical necessity.