by Ida Desmond (Viani) | Jan 26, 2021 | Canadian Social Enterprises, Front Page, Social Enterprise, Social EnterPrize, Trico Charitable Foundation
Canada’s first Indigenous arts hotel, Skwachàys Lodge (pronounced skwatch-eyes) is another shining example of Canada’s leadership in coming up with ingenious ways business ventures can be blended with a social mission. Located in Vancouver, Skwachàys Lodge is a unique social enterprise created by a social housing organization, Vancouver Native Housing Society (VNHS).
by Ida Desmond (Viani) | Oct 31, 2019 | Canadian Social Enterprises, Events, Front Page, Social Enterprise, Social EnterPrize, Trico Charitable Foundation
Presented by the Trico Charitable Foundation and the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, the biennial Social EnterPrize celebrates Canadian organizations demonstrating best practices, impact and innovation in social enterprise. We are extremely excited to announce Skwachàys Lodge as the recipient of the 2019 Social EnterPrize! The award will be formally presented on the evening of November 21, 2019. Tickets now available!
by Ida Desmond (Viani) | Feb 23, 2021 | Canadian Social Enterprises, Events, Front Page, Social Enterprise, Social EnterPrize, Trico Charitable Foundation
For the 2021 edition of the Social EnterPrize, one recipient will:
-Receive $100,000 prize money;
-Be featured in a video profile;
-Be featured at an award ceremony scheduled for the evening of November 18, 2021 (if the ceremony is in-person travel & accommodation will be provided);
-Be featured in an in-depth profile in a case-study undertaken by a Canadian post-secondary institution; and
-Help advance Canada’s social entrepreneurship movement.
by Ida Desmond (Viani) | Nov 27, 2019 | Canadian Social Enterprises, Events, Front Page, Post-Secondary, Social Enterprise, Social EnterPrize, Trico Charitable Foundation, What's Next YYC
Congratulations to Skwachàys Lodge, recipient of the national Social EnterPrize, and Beaverlodge, CMNGD, Universal Access, and Deepwater Farms for receiving the What’s Next YYC awards.
by Trico | Jun 12, 2014 | Provoking Innovation and Building Capacity in Social Entrepreneurship Who we are Prizes of $270,000 celebrate all stages of social enterprises across Canada Prizes have the power to incentivize and the Trico Charitable Foundation has delivered $270,000 to social enterprises in Canada to help advance their work in using business models to solve social problems. Social enterprises across the early, middle and advanced stages were celebrated at the Pivot on Purpose Summit delivered in collaboration with the Haskayne School of Business. Click here to read more! 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. Spotlight on Canada’s Student Social Entrepreneurs: Union Co-operative May 23, 2023 Executive Director Sean Campbell of Union-Cooperative talks about their biggest learnings, partnerships, and next steps. read more Advancing Social Entrepreneurship: Reflections of an IRP Jury Member May 5, 2023 Funded by the Government of Canada, the Investment Readiness Program (IRP) supports social purpose organizations as they contribute to...