Showcasing Canada’s Amazing Social Entrepreneurs: Applications Open for the $100,000 Social EnterPrize

 

The Social EnterPrize celebrates and advances leadership and excellence in social entrepreneurship in Canada. Applications must be received by email to socialenterprize@tricofoundation.ca by 4 pm MST, April 18, 2017.

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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.
From A to Z in YYC: Students to Work on Social Ventures over Summer

From A to Z in YYC: Students to Work on Social Ventures over Summer

Today, the Trico Foundation team is very excited to share that Alexandra Daignault (Mount Royal University) and Ziad Paracha (University of Calgary) will be joining us from May to August as we are truly inspired by their passion for their ventures. We look forward to working with them as they develop their social enterprises, learning from them as they bring their ventures through our A.S.E.S.S. process, and collaborating with their respective mentors (Ray DePaul & Houston Peschl). See below to learn more about Alexandra, Ziad, and the ventures that they will be working on over the summer months.

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Scaling up with Lucky Iron Fish

Scaling up with Lucky Iron Fish

Lucky Iron Fish (LIF) is a great example of how a social enterprise scaled up (no pun intended) and pivoted their business strategy as they became what seemed like an overnight success.

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Potluck Cafe Society: Social EnterPrize Case Study

Potluck Cafe Society: Social EnterPrize Case Study

Recipient of the Social EnterPrize in 2011, the Potluck Café Society 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 RADIUS of the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, the study demonstrates a social enterprise committed to extensive and ongoing evolution – from pivots in its models, to changes in leadership, to impact that ranges from serving sandwiches to systemic food security.

“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

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OUT AND ABOUT (February/17)

OUT AND ABOUT (February/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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