Social Enterprise Canada

Cheakamus Centre

Cheakamus Centre

The Cheakamus Centre  offers environment education programs to about 5,000 school children each year, plus about 4,500 adults.

My Sister's Closet

My Sister's Closet

A thriftstore operated by Vancouver's Battered Women's Support Services, revenue generated from sales of clothing at My Sisters' Closet go into funding violence prevention and intervention services supporting over 10,000 women every year.

Just Potters

Just Potters

Just Potters is a successful pottery studio that fulfills its mandate to employ people who face barriers to work including addiction, physical limitations, or mental health challenges.

Potluck Cafe & Catering

Potluck Cafe & Catering

As an award winning Social Enterprise, the mission of Potluck Café Society is to transform lives by creating jobs and providing healthy food for people living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES).

Potluck Café Society operates Potluck Café & Catering to create jobs for neighborhood residents with barriers to traditional employment and earn revenue to support its community programs.

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The Journey and the Road Forward

In 2012 a national network of independent organizations, dedicated to advancing Canada’s social enterprise sector, came together under an agreement funded by ESDC to create a national social enterprise capacity building network.

Their purpose was simple, “To build sector and practitioner capacity by collectively designing and delivering training, resources and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations for the development and growth of social enterprises.”      ... Read More

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