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 about 100 gift ideas and will be hosted on SEontario.org and ESontario.org.
For those of you who remember the previous Holiday Gift Guide on SEontario.org, this will be similar but larger, more product focused, and fully searchable by product type, price range, region and several other categories. Each social enterprise entry will be identified by type (e.g. co-operative, nonprofit, B Corp, etc.), helping to build awareness of these sectors and the full range of social enterprise in Ontario.
This is a landmark opportunity to increase social enterprise sales and to build awareness of social enterprise in Ontario substantially.
Printable Feature Product Gift Guide
In addition to the main online guide there will be a printable (pdf) Feature Product Gift Guide with 30 -40 selected products from different social enterprises from across the province. This will be a high quality teaser, with links to promote the full online catalogue. This pdf version is inspired by the B Corps Gift Guide 2013.
To submit your product for the Feature Products promotion, simply complete the Feature Products section at the end of the online submission form.
Please note the November 7 deadline for applications to the Feature Product Gift Guide. You have more time for the larger online guide.
How to Get Your Products and Services Included in the Online Guide
Simply click on the following link to the online submission form and create a separate submission for each product or group of products you wish to promote: https://seontario.org/social-enterprise-gift-guide-2016-submission-form/. Before you begin, make sure you have access to pictures of your products and logo. Please complete all relevant fields. Submit by November 14 for the Social Enterprise Gift Guide launch in mid-November.
Once the Social Enterprise Gift Guide is launched in mid-November we hope you will help us to promote it widely. We look forward to working with you to showcase your social enterprise’s products and services.
If you have any questions, please contact Paul Chamberlain at pchamblerain at ccednet-rcdec.ca.