Senior Partner , Encompass Co-op
- Cooperative Development
Lucas is a co-founder of Purpose Construction (www.purposeconstruction.ca) and Winnipeg’s Social Enterprise Centre. Previous to making the jump to start Purpose Construction, Lucas was a project manager at BUILD, a social enterprise that delivers training in insulation training to low-income workers. Over the past nine years, Lucas has helped to launch a new social enterprise every two years and several new divisions to MGR’s portfolio and is known for his expertise around social procurement and setting up systems to make running social enterprises easier. He is also Board Chair with Community Ownership Solutions – a registered charity with mandate to support social enterprises across Canada. With formal training in project management and conflict resolution Lucas has been able to translate this into the business world of delivering marketable services and sustainable solutions. Lucas and his partner are enjoying being new parents.