Social-Enterprise-Ontario-Gift-Guide-Banner - 2017

If you’re a social enterprise and you’d like us to showcase your products & services please fill out this form.

Looking for a gift? Why not make a purchase that won’t just make the receiver happy, but will also benefit Ontario, and your local community? Throughout the year SEontario will be showcasing different Social Enterprises that you can purchase your gifts from.

If you find this guide useful, please let the social enterprise know when you purchase a gift from them.

Browse through the goods and services that Ontario Social Enterprises have to offer you.

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Gift Guide Partners & Funders


CoPower

Savings Bond

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RegionOntario-wide
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When you gift a CoPower Green Bond, you’re not only investing in their financial future, but in the world they’ll inherit. Your gift of a 5-year, 5% CoPower Green Bond support the development of green energy.

Social or Environmental Impact

We democratize impact investing by creating an investment platform that allows Canadians at all income levels become investors in new clean energy projects.

Price Range

All

Progoti

Mens and Womens wear

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RegionToronto
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Mens dress casual shirts, Denims, Women's top and denims

Social or Environmental Impact

Increasing long-term financial security for garment workers and their families. Empowering consumers to be part of solution.

Price Range

$10 - $50

Good Day Workshop

Household goods (second hand)

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RegionSoutheast
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The Good Day Workshop provides professional furniture refinishing and restoration services. Consider a unique gift of bringing a quality piece of furniture back to its original glory.

Social or Environmental Impact

Employment and Traninig for individuals typically excluded from the workforce.

Price Range

All

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RegionToronto
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Premium coffee - Rainforest Alliance Certified - range of roasts and grinds; also a line of organic teas

Social or Environmental Impact

Social Enterprise DescriptionKLINK Coffee changes lives by providing training and jobs for people returning home from prison; supported by the sale premium, Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee.

Price Range

$10 - $50

The Village Table

The Village Table Meals

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RegionToronto
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A social enterprise program of Meals on Wheels London; TVT has partnered with some of London's finest food creators to offer mouthwatering meals, gift packaged and delivered by our caring volunteers

Social or Environmental Impact

Proceeds from every meal purchased go towards Meals On Wheels London and subsidizing meals for seniors or someone living with disabilities in our community, it ensures our services will continue.

Price Range

All

The Old East Village Grocer

OEV Grocer Gift Certificates

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RegionSouthwest
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Give the gift of food and an opportunity too!

Social or Environmental Impact

The Old East Village Grocer allows people with significant workplace barriers to develop their skills and overcome challenges on the way to meaningful employment and greater independence.

Price Range

$10 - $50

La Petite Écolière

Children's clothes

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Pink Floyd got it wrong, We NEED Education. Inspire her to have a dedication to her education with this soft organic bamboo t-shirt!

Social or Environmental Impact

For every ten shirts sold, La Petit Écolière will provide school essentials for 1 child in a developing country through Plan International Canada. Our products are Made in Toronto from organic Bamboo & cotton.

Price Range

$10 - $50

Eve Medical

Jewellery

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RegionToronto
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Each V Necklace is plated with 18K rose gold, and embedded with nine delicate cubic zirconia stones. A portion of all proceeds goes directly to providing HPV testing kits to people who need them.

Social or Environmental Impact

Our social and business missions are intertwined - selling more kits, we enable more screening. We also have a community screening program enabling public kit donations to high risk low-income individuals.

Price Range

$10 - $50

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RegionToronto
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Evekit.com is a personal health screening service that makes sexual health testing simple, easy and convenient. It allows women to test for HPV right from home!

Social or Environmental Impact

Our social and business missions are intertwined - selling more kits, we enable more screening. We also have a community screening program enabling public kit donations to high risk low-income individuals.

Price Range

$100 +

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RegionNational
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Room 217’s Music Collection is informed by evidence-based, therapeutic and artistic literature. CDs are made especially for people at the end of life, and their caregivers.

Social or Environmental Impact

There is a need for a comprehensive music care model that addresses person-centred care and that accounts for the dynamic ways in which music can be expressed, made, interpreted and delivered as care.

Price Range

$50 -$100

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RegionToronto
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Help a student fund tuition or a graduate pay back student loans (OSAP) through HigherEdPoints.com Convert loyalty points, or purchase a HigherEdPoints Certificate

Social or Environmental Impact

Increase accessibility of high education for Canadians.

Price Range

$100 +

Karma Coop

Gift baskets (preserves)

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Karma is proud to offer our first ever holiday gift bags featuring local, organic, artisanal products in reusable cotton bulk bags and Karma Totes.

Social or Environmental Impact

We carry zero-waste bulk items, fresh, local organic produce, health supplements and high quality, eco-friendly, packaged goods, making Karma a “one-stop” shop for the conscious consumer.

Price Range

$50 -$100

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We welcome you to wear our handcrafted jewellery, walk in our fashionable boots with confidence and feel comfortable in our uniquely designed clothing.

Social or Environmental Impact

ENAGB Cedar Basket brings opportunity to provide training for youth in the retail industry, while promoting our authentically handmade products and the arts of our First Nations, Inuit & Metis people.

Price Range

Less than $10

Building Up

Paint Job

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RegionToronto
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Brighten Up your home while Building Up the careers of community members. Send your loved one a fresh coat for the new year in their office, house, apartment or bedroom.

Social or Environmental Impact

Building Up reduces water consumption by billions of litres, reduces utility expenses for housing providers, and trains and employs individuals with barriers to employment to take on trades careers.

Price Range

$100 +

Karma Coop

Gift baskets (preserves)

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RegionCentral
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Karma is offering our first ever holiday gift baskets. We’re making it easy for you to give local, organic, artisanal products to your colleagues and loved ones.

Social or Environmental Impact

Our aim is to: Create a community of actively participating members; Foster a healthy connection to the food we eat, the people who grow it, and the other organizations who share our beliefs; and more.

Price Range

All

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get into this season's latest athleisure trend mesh panels carefully placed to flatter and lengthen legs high waist with wide waistband is comfortable and flattering made from soft 88% nylon/12% lycra

Social or Environmental Impact

We produce 100% in Canada and use eco-conscious fabrics. We offer inclusive sizing for all women sized XS-20.

Price Range

$50 -$100

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The Toronto Tool Library and Sharing Depot have over 10,000 items to loan. Don't fill your garage with stuff you rarely use, at the library of things you can borrow camping equipment, power tools and much more!

Social or Environmental Impact

We reduce the cost and impact of consuming more things we rarely use. A membership to the Library saves money and gives you access to an abundance of goods you no longer need to buy and store yourself.

Price Range

$50 -$100

B.E.E CONNECT

Chocolates

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RegionToronto
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Honey pops are full of gift giving potential. We can solve all of your holiday gift giving troubles right now! Teachers, friends, and family are sure to appreciate a special mug filled with a variety of tea.

Social or Environmental Impact

Our apiary helps to support our local biodiversity through pollinating our community gardens and native wild flowers and training youth. If we take care of honey bees they will continue to take care of us!

Price Range

Less than $10

SERA Community Ventures

Social enterprise support

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RegionCentral
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Talk to us about your business idea with a social and/or environmental mission. We can help. Services include business planning and project management to build rural social enterprises.

Social or Environmental Impact

SERA provides a voice and a knowledge platform for rural Ontario organizations interested in the social economy & solutions to grow impact and sustainability in rural communities.

Price Range

All

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Holiday Blend

Social or Environmental Impact

Salt Spring Coffee is a Certified B Corp. In 2017 our coffee and company was named Best for the World (for the third time in five years!) for the effectiveness of our sustainability programs.

Price Range

$10 - $50

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RegionSouthwest
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Give an experience of a lifetime! Your guest will work alongside our build team for 4 hours, to help build a Habitat home. Includes a commemorative e-photo, Habitat t-shirt, lunch onsite, & lasting impact.

Social or Environmental Impact

Mobilize volunteers and partners in providing opportunities for families to achieve affordable and sustainable home ownership as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty and strengthening communities.

Price Range

$100 +

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RegionToronto
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Inspirations Studio makes a range of pottery mugs, platters and bowls

Social or Environmental Impact

The Mission of Inspirations Studio is to build on member’s capacity to supplement their income and enhance their livelihoods pottery production and business development.

Price Range

All

Flow Water Inc.

Flow Water

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RegionNational
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100% Naturally Alkaline Spring Water in an eco-friendly box. Flow Water's unique, family-owned spring in Bruce County gives the water naturally occurring electrolytes, essential minerals and a pH of 8.1.

Social or Environmental Impact

B Corp Certified. Reduced use of plastic bottles by packaging with TetraPaks. Reduced energy consumption via Bullfrog Power at manufacturing. 2% of proceeds contributed to social wellbeing in our communities.

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All

Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative

Support Renewable Energy!

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RegionSoutheast
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Support community-owned renewable energy in Eastern Ontario with a lifetime membership of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative. Let's bring more clean electricity that is owned by the community.

Social or Environmental Impact

700 members have financed 1.7 MW of local solar power projects; enough to power 350 homes year round with clean, pollution-free electricity.

Price Range

$50 -$100

Paintbox Catering & Bistro

Gift baskets (preserves)

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RegionToronto
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Paintbox’s gifts specializes in handcrafting gourmet goods made with locally source ingredients. We aim to generate social improvements through Healthy, delicious products that supports a sustainable food econ

Social or Environmental Impact

Paintbox provides training and career development to marginalized individuals and ongoing improvement to environmental practices, using B corporation standards as a blueprint / road-map

Price Range

All

Saul Good Gift Co.

Gift baskets (artisanal crafts)

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RegionCentral
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Artisanal and ethical gift boxes, Good Saul donates 15% of all sales to a fundraiser of your choice

Social or Environmental Impact

15% of all product sales donated to Saul Good Gift Co. to a fundraiser of your choice.

Price Range

$100 +

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RegionSouthwest
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Gift Baskets* filled with preserves, sauces, and jellies as well as individual products sold at retail & wholesale pricing, all made at Niagara Presents. *Corporate discounts available for orders over 10

Social or Environmental Impact

Proceeds support Niagara Women's Enterprise Centre, a community based, charitable organization providing employment and self employment supports and services to women in the Niagara Region

Price Range

All

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RegionNational
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Defy the signs of aging with a comprehensive collection that address all your aging concerns. The Age Corrective collection includes all the essentials for a complete skin care routine to smooth and tighten the

Social or Environmental Impact

Planted 8 Million+ Trees & Provided 50,000+ Organic Meals to Pediatric Cancer Patients & Families

Price Range

$50 -$100

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RegionToronto
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Celebrate the holiday season with New Lang Syne, a deep-golden Belgian Tripel aged in wine barrels, then bottle-conditioned to sparkling effervescence so you can pop the cork on good times.

Social or Environmental Impact

Beau's Brewing Co. is a certified B-Corp with a mission to support charities, community-building and independent arts across Canada. We believe beer tastes better when you feel good about drinking it.

Price Range

$10 - $50

Impact Junk Solutions

Furniture pick-up

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RegionSouthwest
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Give the gift of space! A gift certificate from Impact Junk Solutions means professional furniture and junk removal is a single phone call away.

Social or Environmental Impact

Impact has a triple bottom line: economic, social and environmental.

Price Range

$50 -$100


Online Gift Guide Designed and created by:

Frederic Sune; he is also the Cofounder of the Ottawa Tool Library

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