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Daniel Overall

Dan Overall is Director of Collaboration and Innovation at the Trico Charitable
Foundation. Established in 2008, the Trico Charitable Foundation seeks to close gaps in
society by provoking innovation and building capacity in social entrepreneurship. Its work
focuses on the Canadian context through four key areas of focus: 1) local capacity
building and grants for non-profit social enterprises in Alberta, Canada; 2) a biennial
Social EnterPrize which celebrates mature Canadian social enterprises (for profit and
not-for profit) and commissions case studies on the recipients; 3) The World of Social
Entrepreneurship, an annual Calgary event in partnership with Beakerhead that attracts
over 200,000 in person visits and celebrates the coming together of science, engineering
and art to solve social problems; and 4) working with the JW McConnell Foundation on
RECODE, an effort to nurture social innovation and social entrepreneurship in Canada’s
post-secondary institutions.

Prior to Trico, Dan was Vice President of Research, Workforce and Strategy for Calgary
Economic Development where he, among other things, oversaw a report on social
enterprise in Calgary.

Dan also served as Director of Policy and Communications for the Manitoba Chambers
of Commerce (MCC). In that capacity he was an early adopter of CSR, redesigned the
MCC to focus on ‘community values’ as much as ‘entrepreneurial spirit’, and oversaw the
MCC’s participation in the anti-poverty campaigns ‘Raise the Rates’ and ‘Make Poverty

Our National Partners

  • great west life
  • Lawson Foundation
  • Muttart Foundation
  • RBC Foundation
  • Suncor
  • TD Bank
  • investors group

Learn more about our National Partners and other supporters.

Charitable Registration Number: 119218790 RR0001