by doverall | May 5, 2023 | Canadian Social Enterprises, Front Page, Social Enterprise, Trico Charitable Foundation
Funded by the Government of Canada, the Investment Readiness Program (IRP) supports social purpose organizations as they contribute to solving pressing social, cultural and environmental challenges across Canada.
Its goal is to help social purpose organizations prepare them to be ready for investments and participate in Canada’s growing social finance market.
The latest IRP round was overseen in Alberta by the Banff Canmore Community Foundation (BCCF) in partnership with Red Deer Community Foundation (RDCF). BCCF and RDCF utilized a jury of 14 community members to deliberate on the applications and Dan Overall, Executive Director of the Trico Foundation, was honoured to be part of that jury.
Recently, BCCF sent Dan five questions about IRP. Some of his answers formed the basis of a BCCF blog that is available here. You can see the entirety of the questions and answers below.
by Trico | Mar 20, 2023 | Canadian Social Enterprises, Front Page, Social Enterprise, Trico Charitable Foundation
As Catalyst 2030 acknowledges, its approach is not a one-size fits all. We will use their principles and suggestions in a way that fits the work we do while continuing to reflect upon the assessment results, learning, and receiving ongoing feedback from the community we serve.
by Ida Desmond (Viani) | Jan 5, 2023 | A.S.E.S.S., Canadian Social Enterprises, Events, Front Page, Investment Readiness Program (IRP), NU Board, Pivot on Purpose, Post-Secondary, Social Enterprise, Social EnterPrize, Trico Charitable Foundation
Happy New Year! The start of 2023 gives us the opportunity to reflect and learn from 2022. Although 2022 came with its challenges, the past twelve months were busy, historic, and made great progress in advancing both social entrepreneurship and Calgary’s role as a hub for social entrepreneurship.
by Ida Desmond (Viani) | Dec 7, 2022 | Canadian Social Enterprises, Events, Front Page, NU Board, Post-Secondary, Social Enterprise, Trico Charitable Foundation
This year’s NU national awards competition featured six finalists for the awards. The NU Community Board offered two primary prizes: The Board Award ($25,000) and the Audience Vote Award ($25,000). In a surprise turn of events, we also decided to award each finalist who did not receive a primary prize an award of $5,000.
by Ida Desmond (Viani) | Nov 29, 2022 | Canadian Social Enterprises, Front Page, Trico Charitable Foundation
Namada was created through the collective wisdom of a Social Impact Working Group consisting of the Government of Alberta, AB Seed, and several key community partners, including the Social Enterprise Fund, Trico Foundation, and United Way Calgary. The group committed to lengthy, ongoing conversations over the course of a year to really dig deep into how they might better support and understand the social enterprise ecosystem in Alberta.
by Ida Desmond (Viani) | Nov 14, 2022 | Canadian Social Enterprises, Front Page, Social Enterprise, Trico Charitable Foundation
Founded in 1992, Women in Need Society (WINS) is Calgary’s homegrown thrift charity, providing basic needs resources and support to women and their families. WINS has been supporting women and children in our community for over 30 years and has grown from one thrift store location to six across Calgary, in addition to their Donation Centre. In 2020 they launched a bulk thrift store, MORE Store! along with an online thrift box service, TwiceNEW.