2014 Alberta Social Enterprise Sector Survey
“Social enterprise plays an important role in Alberta. Not only does the revenue generated contribute to economic performance, social enterprise also engages and provides services to Albertans within the communities in which they reside.”
Dr. Peter R. Elson, Dr. Peter Hall, Dr. Catherine ML Pearl, Dr. Pricilla Wamucii, and Trico Charitable Foundation,
This report presents the third survey of social enterprises in the province of Alberta and is part of a national study conducted by Simon Fraser and Mount Royal Universities in partnership with Enterprising Non-Profits Canada, the Trico Charitable Foundation and the Federal Government’s Employment and Social Development Canada. A special thank you to the Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies for their partnership on the Alberta survey.
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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 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 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.
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.