Social Enterprise Canada Newsroom
Since the launch of the Enterprising Non-profits Canada newsroom in April of 2012, more than 420 news stories featuring what's emerging in Canada's social enterprise sector have been published. As every news article has been based on an interview with at least one person, that means more than 420 people from across the country and, in a few cases, beyond, have participated in this social enterprise sector newsmaking.
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Cumberland, B.C., has taken a leadership step forward in Canada’s social enterprise/innovation realm.
On another brilliantly sunny day in the northern Alberta hamlet of Little Buffalo, history was being made earlier this week. The home to about 500 people was abuzz with a kind of activity not seen before – the installation of a brand-new 20.8-kilowatt solar panel system.
Gifting is integral to the aboriginal culture, and aboriginal elders and others in B.C.’s Comox Valley are sharing the gift of their wisdom and culture so that members of the community can gain life-enriching knowledge, skills and supports. This is a foundational spirit behind Aq’saak Aboriginal Foods Ltd., a social enterprise of the Wachiay Friendship Centre in Courtenay, B.C.
While hundreds of athletes gear up for the 2015 Pan Am Parapan Games starting July 10 in Toronto, a large number of Aboriginal artists have been working with pride and care to produce handmade moccasins to celebrate the Games.
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Just as the bright, unique bags in the window beg for attention, Buy Social Canada is hoping a new Vancouver storefront will raise awareness about an alternative way to shop.
After more than 30 years in existence, the Working Centre based in Kitchener is thriving, possibly more than it ever has.
While Vancouver extreme cleaning social enterprise CleanStart “cleaned up” on the awards front at Social Enterprise Heroes 2015, lots of opportunity remains for everyone to be a social enterprise hero in their own way.
After hearing Sandra Hamilton present on social enterprise and social procurement, members of the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Business Association, The Town of Ladysmith, Boys & Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island and the Ladysmith Resource Centre, have committed to working together to leverage these new tools to advance the social and economic development of their Vancouver Island town, population 8,000.
From being the site of Canada’s largest natural disaster to a place where the country’s First Nations heritage is strong and rich, northwest British Columbia should draw cultural tourists from all over the world – if they only knew about it.
Today, Enterprising Non-profits releases the findings of year-long research into the success factors of employment social enterprises. The report also provides the foundation for a toolkit for social enterprises – and others – interested to put these findings into practice.
When one hears carbon offsets, what might come to mind is an opportunity for a business or individual to purchase credits, which mitigate the total carbon output for running their business or taking a flight. Where this money goes hasn’t always been clear. People increasingly want to know it’s going to good projects with real social and environmental benefits.
Road Ahead has Former ENP Affiliates Energized
December 22, 2015
People are clearly energized by fresh possibilities as the Enterprising Non-profits Canada (ENP-CA) program that’s been in existence since 2012 takes on a new form.Read more...
Value of new Social Enterprise Institute heightens as field grows
December 15, 2015
When asked what’s unfolding in the social enterprise sector that gives her hope, Stephanie Pronk refers to the increasing number of people and organizations seeking to make social impact a core business offeringRead more...
Animating the local economy is in Amy Robinson’s blood
December 10, 2015
Growing up as the granddaughter of southwestern Ontario farmers, Amy Robinson was impressed with what’s possible when a local economy is strong.Read more...
Help your community thrive this season: Buy It Forward
December 8, 2015
British Columbian Michelle Eggli is already getting into spirit of “buying it forward” this holiday season as she shops at social enterprises, searching for gifts that will delight her friends and family and help her community thrive.Read more...
Creating the conditions for more Canadians with mental illness to experience the benefits of employment
December 3, 2015
Starting a social enterprise saved his life, Ryan O’Neil Knight says. As a young man with the experience of mental illness, Ryan was supported to start and run his own business, called Detailing Knights, in 2011.Read more...
Social Business Forum underscores ‘huge role’ for social business in mental health and recovery
December 1, 2015
Among the themes emerging strongly from the Social Business Forum last week was of that of the “huge role” social business can play in the area of mental health and recovery.Read more...
What this 2015 Social EnterPrize winner is learning
November 24, 2015
As The Cleaning Solution adds yet another significant achievement to its name - winning the national Social EnterPrize - the Enterprising Non-profits Canada newsroom caught up with executive director Shaugn Schwartz to reflect on key learnings of the social enterprise to date.Read more...
Poised for Growth, Calgary Social Enterprise Grateful to Win Prestigious Social EnterPrize
November 20, 2015
The selection of the Calgary-based Women In Need Society (WINS) for the prestigious Social EnterPrize award hosted by the Trico Charitable Foundation couldn’t be more timely, says WINS executive director Laura Dickson.Read more...