Social Enterprise Canada

Social Enterprise Alberta

Social Enterprise Alberta

Studio C is an award-winning Community Art Centre in downtown Calgary - a studio and gallery open to the public. Studio C is also a project of Prospect - a non-profit organization that breaks barriers and employs change to build a productive Alberta workforce, one that is accessible, diverse and inclusive.

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Social Enterprise Manitoba

Social Enterprise Manitoba

Founded in 1969 by a group of Saint-Boniface entrepreneurs, this once three-day event, held in Winnipeg’s French Quarter, has evolved into a 10-day province-wide celebration of sights, sounds, snow and spirit. Dubbed “The World’s Largest Kitchen Party”, Festival du Voyageur celebrates the joie de vivre of the fur traders, who established the Red River Colony and the ever-growing French-Canadian community in Western Canada.

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Social Enterprise in BC

Social Enterprise in BC

The North Vancouver Outdoor school offers environment education programs to about 5,000 school children each year, plus about 4,500 adults.

 

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Social Enterprise Yukon

Social Enterprise Yukon

Raven Recycling receives another load of cardboard. Raven Recycling plans to purchase a machine to compact Styrofoam.  In 1989 Raven was started by a group of volunteers who wanted to see recycling happen in the Yukon. Thanks to those volunteers, Raven has been able to offer full recycling services to the Territory for over 20 years. Image Source: Yukon News

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  • Non-profit social enterprises are in a ‘delicate phase’ respective to social finance

    Added on: October 17, 2014

    Through her years of working in non-profit management, Joanna Reynolds has been impressed by the resilience of the sector. She’s seen this displayed in how it adapts to new models and ways of working in order to survive and thrive. It’s this adaptability that portends well for its application of social finance as well, she suggests.

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  • More non-profits and charities could benefit from a social finance strategy: Joanna Reynolds

    Added on: October 15, 2014

    As associate director with the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, Joanna Reynolds is privileged to connect with non-profits and charities from across the country that are at various stages of exploring alternative forms of revenue generation. She’s been intrigued to see how often organizations either want to access social finance a bit too late in the game, or they’re seeking social financing without a solid business plan in place.

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  • Aboriginal art social enterprises keep affordable housing in Vancouver alive – Part 1

    Added on: October 9, 2014

    Who knew art could do so much? Not just enable spiritual thriving, but physical too. That’s what two social enterprises centred on Aboriginal art are now doing in downtown Vancouver. While visitors nourish their spirits and rest their bodies at the Skwachŕys Lodge and Residence – a combination of an Aboriginal art gallery and art-themed hotel – they’re boosting access to affordable housing for Aboriginal people at risk of homelessness.

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