Let Ontario know about the products and services you provide and how you’re having a social impact!

The Social Enterprise Gift Guide 2017 is a prime opportunity to build awareness of social enterprises in Ontario, and increase the sales of your social enterprise.  

Inclusion in the Guide is based on the Ontario social enterprise definition.  Social enterprises may take the form of enterprising not-for-profit organizations, social-purpose cooperatives, or for-profit corporations with a social mission, meeting the following characteristics:

  • The organization derives a substantial portion of its income from the sale of goods and services.
  • The organization intends to create a social or environmental impact through its business activities. The impact is not an unintended by-product of business operations.
  • The organization measures and reports on its social/environmental impact.
  • The organization has a blended business model, with social impact as a defining element of its business model. The social/environmental impact of the social enterprise grows in lockstep with its business growth.

–Social enterprises may submit more than one product, but please strive for a diversity of products when submitting multiple items.–

Please complete the form below if you would like to have your social enterprise (SE) products or services featured in our online Social Enterprise Gift Guide 2017. The Gift Guide is product focused and will be organized by product types rather than by the SE. For services you can feature gift cards that you provide. If you have products that cannot easily be grouped as one product name, please complete a separate form for each product or product group you would like to be included in this guide.

The Guide will be available in English and French. Organizations with bilingual capacity should complete the forms on SEontario.org (English) and ESontario.org (French).

We will also be producing a printable Feature Products Gift Guide that will showcase 30-40 products. Information on how to be considered for inclusion in this feature guide can be found below.

Deadline for Feature Product Submissions (PDF)

To have your product(s) considered for the Feature Products Gift Guide (pdf), please submit this form before October 18.  Product selection will be made to ensure that this briefer Featured Products Gift Guide highlights a good range of product types, social enterprise types and locations in Ontario. 

Deadline for Submissions to the Online Catalogue

To have your product(s) included in the online Social Enterprise Gift Guide in time for the guide launch, please submit this form before November 6. Submissions will continue be accepted until December 21.

Questions

Please reach out to Julie Forrester (Pillar Nonprofit) or Julien Geremie (Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario) for any questions or concerns about the Social Enterprise Gift Guide.