A national social enterprise directory

With little fanfare the Federal government has taken a major step forward this week in supporting the social enterprise sector – providing clarity on a definition and supporting the development of a national directory.

Read more about this important new tool for social enterprises as written by SECC board chair David Lepage here.

Visit this new government directory here. If you are a purchaser seeking sources for socially beneficial products you can browse the directory. If you are a social enterprise, you can list your products and services for all to see at no cost.

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SECC Social Enterprise Definition
Social enterprises are community-based businesses that sell goods or services in the market place to achieve a social, cultural and/or environmental purpose; they reinvest their profits to maximize their social mission.
SECC Vision, Mission, and Goal

We envision vibrant community-based social enterprises successfully contributing to creating healthy communities.

Our Mission is to convene, inform and influence community-based social enterprises and their key stakeholders.

Our strategic goal is to insure social enterprises have a supportive ecosystem that:

· Enhances Their Business Skills
· Assures Access To Capital
· Creates Market Opportunities
· Recognizes Their Impact
· Provides Supportive Legislation And Regulations

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