Buy Out the Boss

Co-operatives are a distinctive and highly successful form of social enterprise. One or more stakeholder groups (consumers, employees, entrepreneurs, and/or other organizations) jointly own and democratically direct the enterprise to meet their objectives. In Ontario alone, we have more than … Continued

Baristas, Clerks & Geeks: Own Your Own Job

Co-operatives are a distinctive and highly successful form of social enterprise. One or more stakeholder groups (consumers, employees, entrepreneurs, and/or other organizations) jointly own and democratically direct the enterprise to meet their objectives. In Ontario alone, we have more than … Continued

Could Shared Ownership Be the Right Fit for You?

Co-operatives are a distinctive and highly successful form of social enterprise. One or more stakeholder groups (consumers, employees, entrepreneurs, and/or other organizations) jointly own and democratically direct the enterprise to meet their objectives. In Ontario alone, we have more than … Continued

Press Release: Innovation Works & CSI Announce New Approach to Bolster Ontario’s Social Innovation Ecosystem

Innovation Works and the Centre for Social Innovation Announce New Approach to Bolster Ontario’s Social Innovation Ecosystem (London, ON) – Innovation Works, London’s new coworking space for social innovators, has announced a first-of-its-kind affiliation in Canada with the Centre for … Continued

VERGE Capital Celebrates Social Finance Breakthrough

  “There is a market in the intersection between money and meaning.” – Kevin Doyle The first ever Social Enterprise Loan recipients were unveiled at VERGE Capital’s Launch event in London Ontario on January 19, 2016. Over 100 change-makers came … Continued

Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations :: Ricardo Ramirez & Dal Brodhead

Instructor(s): Ricardo Ramirez & Dal Brodhead Date: Friday, March 11, 2016 :: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Description: In this workshop participants will be introduced to evaluation principles and practices that help non-profits make the best use of evaluation for … Continued

VERGE Launch and Loan Recipient Announcement

A social event to announce VERGE Capital and its first social investment recipients through the Social Enterprise Loan Fund. We will also celebrate other social finance initiatives, such as the Innovation Works Community Bond. This is an opportunity to share … Continued

Pillar Nonprofit Network: Social Five

Experience the shock of the possible in uncertain times. In November 2014, Stephen Huddart, CEO of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation presented at MaRS on something he called “the social 5 – social innovation, entrepreneurship, labs, finance and technology”. He … Continued

Rural Collaborative Summit

NEW DATE: June 26 2015 The social enterprise field is gaining momentum and recognition from private and public sectors all across the world as a way of addressing important social and environmental issues.  However, as these issues that have traditionally been funded … Continued

Fusion Youth Activity and Technology Centre

Fusion Youth Activity and Technology Centre is an organization that provides youth with opportunities to explore their interests, enhance their employment skills and experiences, and develop livelihoods. Fusion’s approach is based on the understanding that deep-rooted personal interests underlie the … Continued