Ontario Social Enterprise Impact Measurement

The Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (3ci) is working with the Ontario government and community organizations to develop an impact measurement standard for Ontario Social Enterprises. Social enterprises are organizations that use business strategies to achieve a social or environmental … Continued

Ontario Social Economy Roundtable Unveils Official Charter

On May 15th at OCE Discovery held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Ontario Social Economy Roundtable (OSER) launched its charter. Finalized over a long process of consultation and collaboration, the OSER charter solidifies the values of the social economy in Ontario. … Continued

The Raw Carrot Soup Enterprise

The Raw Carrot is a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides meaningful employment for people on social assistance, or with barriers to traditional employment in Ontario. The vehicle through which this happens is the cooking of healthy, handcrafted gourmet soup. Community … Continued

Social Enterprise Zone and Pitch Competition

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG), will host the third Social Enterprise Zone and Pitch Competition at Discovery 2017 on May 15 and 16. Twenty-four Ontario-based companies will be invited … Continued

Does your social enterprise have products or services you want to promote this winter holiday season?

We are pleased to share the great news that the Canadian CED Network has been contracted by the Government of Ontario’s Social Enterprise Branch to create a Social Enterprise Gift Guide in time for holiday giving. The Gift Guide will promote … Continued

Young Social Entrepreneur Contest

Be a part of Canada’s largest community of fair trade and social businesses Network with like-minded entrepreneurs Introduce you startup to the conscious consumers of Toronto The Fair Trade Show has launched their Young Social Entrepreneur Contest for 2017! Each … Continued

Ontario’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-2021

  Accelerating the growth of Ontario’s social enterprise sector Social enterprises use business strategies to achieve a social or environmental impact. While generating revenues from the sale of goods and services, social enterprises also expressly intend to create positive outcomes, … Continued

Enterprising Change: Poverty Reduction Webinar

This webinar highlighted key findings from Enterprising Change: Report of the 2015 Social Enterprise Survey for Ontario. We shared many of the most relevant sector-wide results with a particular focus on the role social enterprise plays in reducing poverty through … Continued

Ontario Social Impact Voucher Program Returns to Support Young Entrepreneurs and Social Enterprises

At the 11th annual Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery Conference, the province announced the successful Ontario Social Impact Voucher program will return for the second year. In partnership with the Ontario Centres of Excellence, the program will provide 200 vouchers … Continued

Rural Social Enterprise in Ontario: RSEC Learning Report

The Rural Social Enterprise Collaborative (RSEC) is a provincial collaboration working to support nonprofit SE in rural communities as an active working group of the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) since 2012. It’s an evolving group of nonprofit organizations and individuals … Continued