Trico Charitable Foundation’s Social EnterPrize awards recognize and celebrate leadership and excellence in social entrepreneurship across Canada.

We are pleased to announce the call for the 2015 Social EnterPrize nominees who demonstrate best practices, impact, and innovation using markets to solve social problems.

Each recipient will receive:

  • $25,000 Cash Prize
  • $5,000 in consulting services from the Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Video Profile
  • Profile in a case study undertaken by a Canadian post-secondary institution
  • All expenses paid trip (travel, accommodation, and registration), to the Social Finance Forum in Toronto, November 12-13, 2015
  • All four recipients will be part of a private dinner on November 12, hosted by MaRS and Trico, where they can converse with four experienced leaders in the field of social finance.
  • NEW: It takes a team, now you can take your team! Recipients of the 2015 Social EnterPrize can now bring up to 3 members of its social enterprise team to the Social Finance Forum (SFF) in Toronto on November 12-13, 2015 and join on the stage to receive the award– that means we are covering their flights, accommodations and registration.

See Videos of previous winners.

Apply Now!  Application deadline: May 29, 2015, 4 pm MST.

 

Social EnterPrize 2015 is presented by the Trico Charitable Foundation in partnership with the
MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and the Business Development Bank of Canada

 

 

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.

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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
JUMP Math: Social EnterPrize Case Study

JUMP Math: Social EnterPrize Case Study

INTRODUCTION: “Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” – Native American Proverb Excerpt from the Trico Charitable Foundation’s Introduction to the case studies:... read more
Embers Staffing Solutions: Social EnterPrize Case Study

Embers Staffing Solutions: Social EnterPrize Case Study

INTRODUCTION: “Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” – Native American Proverb Excerpt from the Trico Charitable Foundation’s Introduction to the case studies:... read more
TurnAround Couriers: Social EnterPrize Case Study

TurnAround Couriers: Social EnterPrize Case Study

INTRODUCTION: “Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” – Native American Proverb Excerpt from the Trico Charitable Foundation’s Introduction to the case studies:... read more
New Perk to Social EnterPrize Celebrates Your Team

New Perk to Social EnterPrize Celebrates Your Team

It takes a team, now you can take your team! The Trico Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce that organizations winning the 2015 Social EnterPrize can now bring a total of three members of their social enterprise team to the Social Finance Forum (SFF) in... read more

SEWF
Revisit the coverage and videos from the Social Enterprise World Forum 2013

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