Announcing the 2015 Social EnterPrize Recipients

Recipients Generate Millions in Market Revenue While Serving Social Needs     

Calgary, November 12, 2015— Created by the Trico Charitable Foundation in 2011, the biennial Social EnterPrize celebrates Canadian social enterprises that demonstrate best practices, impact and innovation. Social enterprises are organizations, for-profit or not-for-profit, that blend financial success and social impact by using markets to solve social problems.

The 2015 Social EnterPrize Recipients (listed alphabetically): The Cleaning Solution & Women In Need Society of Calgary (WINS). To read more click here.

We see the value of social + financial.

At its core, social entrepreneurship uses markets and new ideas to solve social problems. Regardless of whether it’s an individual or an organization, regardless of their choice of incorporation- non-profit or for-profit, these elements are the driving force.

We support social entrepreneurship.

We are a private foundation that believes in supporting social entrepreneurship through programmatic, grant making, and partnership approaches. We take a systems view to every decision we make and foster social entrepreneurship by supporting the ecosystem and providing social entrepreneurs with capacity building resources.

We are entrepreneurial.

We believe in making social entrepreneurship mainstream. We know we can’t do it alone. Which is why we don’t just fund organizations; we work with them and learn with them to move the sector forward, taking risks along the way.
ENP Alberta

Enterprising Non-Profits Alberta

Enterprising Non-Profits Alberta (enp-ab) began in 2011 and is a collaborative program that provides matching grants and technical assistance to non-profit organizations to support the development or growth of their social enterprises (i.e., revenue generating businesses). Enp holds social enterprise workshops in the spring and fall for non-profit organizations wanting to learn more about social enterprise and how to gain access to enp grants from Trico Charitable Foundation for business planning projects.
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Social EnterPrize

Social EnterPrize

The Social EnterPrize awards were created to recognize and celebrate leadership and excellence in social entrepreneurship across Canada.  The awards look for the best practices, social impact and innovation of organizations and their social entrepreneurial strategies.The awards are presented bi-annually and provide organizations with award funds that can be used to take their social enterprise to the next level.  The awards were last presented in 2013 at the Social Enterprise World Forum and will be awarded in 2015.
Presented @ Social Finance Forum 2015

Social Enterprise World Forum 2013

We were honoured to host SEWF 2013. It made history in a number of ways- it was a first for Canada and attracted a record number of speakers and attendees (1,000 individuals from more than 30 countries and over 100 speakers from 20 countries)- but we are most proud of the quality of the discussions on Skills Building, Social Finance, Indigenous Social Enterprise, Collaboration, Policy and Research, and Social Innovation.
Post-Conference Reports
What this 2015 Social EnterPrize Winner is Learning

What this 2015 Social EnterPrize Winner is Learning

This article was originally published on November 24th, 2015 on the ENP Canada website. It has been cross-posted with permission from the author Michelle Strutzenberger, Newsroom Chair, Axiom News.

As The Cleaning Solution adds yet another significant achievement to its name – winning the national Social EnterPrize – the Enterprising Non-profits Canada newsroom caught up with Executive Director Shaugn Schwartz to reflect on key learnings of the social enterprise to date.

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Poised for Growth, Calgary Social Enterprise Grateful to Win Prestigious Social EnterPrize

Poised for Growth, Calgary Social Enterprise Grateful to Win Prestigious Social EnterPrize

This article was originally published on November 20th, 2015 on the enp Canada website. It has been cross-posted with permission from the author Michelle Strutzenberger, Newsroom Chair, Axiom News.

The selection of the Calgary-based Women In Need Society (WINS) for the prestigious Social EnterPrize hosted by the Trico Charitable Foundation couldn’t be more timely, says WINS executive director Laura Dickson.

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Alberta's Resilient Communities 2014 AB Social Enterprise Sector Survey
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Enterprising Non-Profits Canada Stories of Canadian Social Enterprises
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Revisit the coverage and videos from the Social Enterprise World Forum 2013

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