Pivot on Purpose (POP) reimagines business models to solve social problems and is the place to connect with Canada’s leading social enterprises. Pivot on Purpose is where you will connect, learn and advance your social entrepreneurship skills. POP brings together a conference, student case competition, gala and awards for social enterprises including Social EnterPrizeWhat’s Next YYC and the NU Student awards. Join us in for the announcement of prizes totaling over $200,000 including an audience choice!

Pivot on Purpose Summit is a biennial celebration and conference that encourages the reimagining of business models to solve social problems. This three-day event offers opportunities for transformation, connection, learning and celebration. We look forward to seeing Summit participants from across Canada and beyond. This year’s event will be held on November 18 to 20, 2021.

Pivot on Purpose Summit is a free event. Register now for this unique opportunity in the social entrepreneurship space!

Social entrepreneurship = social x entrepreneurship.

At its core, social entrepreneurship uses business models/ markets 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 and amplifying 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.
10 Questions with Alinker Inventions Inc.:  A ‘Getting to Know Our Canadian Social Enterprises’ Blog

10 Questions with Alinker Inventions Inc.: A ‘Getting to Know Our Canadian Social Enterprises’ Blog

Three semi-finalists for the Social EnterPrize award, AccessNow (ON), Alinker Inventions Inc. (BC) and Living Works Education Inc. (AB), will share their unique ventures at the Pivot on Purpose Summit where audience members will have a chance to vote on which semi-finalist will receive the $25,000 POPular choice award. To help the POP audience and others get to know these social enterprises better, this blog series will have each semi-finalist answer ten questions – five basic questions and five from local funders.

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Trico Charitable Foundation’s $100,000 Social EnterPrize goes to Aisle International

Trico Charitable Foundation’s $100,000 Social EnterPrize goes to Aisle International

Aisle International has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the $100,000 Social EnterPrize, a biennial award that was created by the Trico Charitable Foundation in 2011 to celebrate excellence in social entrepreneurship in Canada. Redefining the period aisle for the 21st century is the mission of this innovative social venture. Co-Founders Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens wanted to look after menstrual health while at the same time delivering comfort, respect and sustainability.

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“Ask Me Anything About Social Enterprise” Webinar Series Launches

“Ask Me Anything About Social Enterprise” Webinar Series Launches

Are you curious about social enterprise? Trying to figure out how to solve a social problem using a business model? What burning questions do you have?

At this Ask Me Anything about Social Entrepreneurship session, a team of experienced professionals will be available to answer your questions (or help you find the resource you are looking for). 

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