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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

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Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise 2017: Registration now open!

The Social Enterprise Council of Canada, in partnership with CCEDNET Manitoba, is pleased to announce the sixth national conference on social enterprise to be held in Winnipeg from May 10-12, 2017. CCSE 2017: A National Learning Exchange May 10-12, 2017.

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Scottish Social Enterprise Experience Brought to Canada

In early March, SECC was delighted to work with Canadian partners to welcome to Canada Ms. Yvonne Strachan, Director of the Scottish Government Third Sector, Mr. Gerry Higgins, CEO of Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEiS) and Juliet Cornford, an international

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Social Enterprise Reflections: 2015 Hope and 2016 Challenges…

Pollster Doug Miller in his recently published book, “Can the World be Wrong?” predicts social enterprise ‘as the next big thing’ as we face “the ever-increasing pressure on business to act better in society’s interest…”[1] His prediction just might be

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‘Tis the season to buy social

The Social Enterprise Council of Canada invites you to consider buying your gifts this holiday season from a social enterprise in your community. Across the country, there are ways to find social enterprises through directories and links. In the coming

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Become a member of SECC. Help shape the face of social entrepreneurship.

The Social Enterprise Council of Canada is delighted to be hosting more than 350 delegates in London Ontario to share stories of social enterprise from across the country. From social finance to social procurement, the discussions are vibrant, and there

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Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise 2015

The Social Enterprise Council of Canada is pleased to partner with Pillar Non Profit in London, Ontario to present the Fifth Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise. You are invited to join hundreds of existing and prospective social enterprise operators from

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SECC is now a federally incorporated non profit

As of July 2, 2014, the Social Enterprise Council of Canada became an incorporated organization. The Council has been working as an informal, but well organized group of social enterprise practitioners, consultants and promoters since 2007. In that time the

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Become a member of SECC
Join the movement to promote social enterprise in Canada. Click on the Membership tab above for more information.
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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