Rethinking Social Entrepreneurship: Trico Foundation Releases New Report

 

Drawing on years of working with social entrepreneurs, conversations from across the globe, and lessons from case studies of its Social EnterPrize recipients, a new report from the Trico Foundation, “Building on Getting Beyond Better” (BonGBB) , calls for a rethinking of how we see the intricate yet inescapable interaction between the social and the entrepreneurial that is “social entrepreneurship”.

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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.
Mission Possible: Social EnterPrize Case Study

Mission Possible: Social EnterPrize Case Study

Recipient of the Social EnterPrize in 2011, Mission Possible is featured in the latest edition of our case study series, our effort to more effectively tell the stories of amazing Canadian social enterprises.

Written by Okanagan School of Business, Okanagan College, the study demonstrates a social enterprise committed to solving its customer’s need of effective community security and building a healthier and more inclusive community in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

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OUT AND ABOUT (April/17)

OUT AND ABOUT (April/17)

There are a growing number of events connected to social entrepreneurship. Many of them happen in our home city, demonstrating what an incredible hub of activity Calgary is. The Trico Foundation team is pleased to attend many of them and wish we could attend more.

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Canadian Global Challenge Highlights

Canadian Global Challenge Highlights

Congratulations go out to the winners of the Canadian Final: Mount Royal University (MRU) and Simon Fraser University (SFU)! MRU’s Braden Edzerza for his work on food-security in fly-in communities in Northern BC and the SFU team for their project on reducing the volume of medical waste generated by Canadian Hospitals.

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OUT AND ABOUT (March/17)

OUT AND ABOUT (March/17)

There are a growing number of events connected to social entrepreneurship. Many of them happen in our home city, demonstrating what an incredible hub of activity Calgary is. The Trico Foundation team is pleased to attend many of them and wish we could attend more.

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