Social Enterprise Canada

Studio C

Studio C

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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Camp Kindle

Camp Kindle

At Camp Kindle, the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta provides safe, quality camp experiences for young people and their families affected by cancer.

Vecova

Vecova

Vecova’s Social Enterprises are revenue generating businesses with a social purpose that reflect the vision of an inclusive community.

Keep in Touch:

General inquiries may be directed to: info@enterprisingnonprofits.ca

 For local support, contact the organization nearest you:

Vancity Community Foundation (British Columbia)

Established in 1989 under the Society Act of British Columbia, with an initial endowment of $1,000,000 from Vancity Savings Credit Union, Vancity Community Foundation (VCF) was founded with a mandate to enrich the community while building on the values of the credit union. Using community economic development strategies, partnerships, and advocacy, VCF enables community change, capacity building, and well-being. Its strategic focus areas are community owned real estate and social enterprise.

To learn more about Vancity Community Foundation, visit vancitycommunityfoundation.ca

Trico Charitable Foundation (Alberta)

Established in 2008, the Trico Charitable Foundation seeks to promote innovation and capacity in social entrepreneurship in the Canadian context. We do this through education and resources for Alberta based non-profit organizations to evaluate and enhance their social enterprises; our biennial national Social EnterPrize; and sharing learnings with - and from - the local, national, and international social enterprise movement.

To learn more about Trico Charitable Foundation visit www.tricofoundation.ca

The Canadian CED Network (Manitoba)

Diverse, innovative, dynamic and competitive are just a few adjectives that could be used to describe the social enterprise sector in Manitoba. These businesses play a critical role in our local and provincial economies, but also fill fundamental gaps in our social security net. By providing training and employment opportunities, or serving cultural environmental missions, social enterprises are making Manitoba more sustainable, equitable and economically robust. Manitobans share a rich history of finding innovative and collaborative solutions to community challenges. Social enterprises are one of the fastest growing approaches to building strong local economies while serving important social mandates. The Canadian Community Economic Development – Manitoba is the regional affiliate for Enterprises Non-Profits, and the community co-host for the Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy: A Strategy for Creating Jobs through Social Enterprise.

To learn more about the Canadian CED Network visit: http://ccednet-rcdec.ca/en/enpmb#

CISED (Ottawa and region)

The Centre for Innovative Social Enterprise Development, CISED, recognizes the challenges, and rewards, in scaling social impact through innovative social enterprises. CISED offers a continuum of supports for the social enterprise sector in the city of Ottawa, including access to technical expertise, coaching, financing, learning communities, training, and cross-sector partnerships. CISED is the proud home of enp-Ottawa and as a leader in social enterprise development in Canada, we connect innovative non-profit organizations with a broad array of supports, information, and financial assistance.

To learn more about CISED visit: http://www.cised.ca/

The Toronto Enterprise Fund (Toronto and region)

The Toronto Enterprise Fund (TEF) is a unique funding partnership of United Way Toronto & York Region and the municipal, provincial and federal governments, whose mission is to be a leader in supporting the development and sustainability of social enterprises that result in improved community involvement, economic participation, and quality of life for people who are socially marginalized. TEF provides seed funding to new social enterprises, and operating grants to existing ones, as well as extensive business development supports to help enterprises start, grow and thrive. TEF manages the Social Purchasing Project, which connects social enterprises to government and corporate procurement opportunities.

To learn more about the Toronto Enterprise Fund, visit: torontoenterprisefund.ca

Common Good Solutions (Nova Scotia and region)

Common Good Solutions provides training, coaching, technical and consulting services to individuals and organizations looking to create value in the space where smart business and social impact meet.

To learn more about Common Good Solutions, visit: http://commongoodsolutions.ca/