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) | Feb 1, 2023 | Front Page, NU Board, Social Enterprise, Trico Charitable Foundation
Co-Founder Bronwyn Bridges of PragmaClin talks about their mission, selling into healthcare, perseverance, and next steps.
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) | Jan 4, 2023 | Front Page, NU Board, Social Enterprise, Trico Charitable Foundation
Co-Founders Katie Forsyth and Claire McLoughlin of Friendly Composting discuss cash flow, learning how to pace themselves, impact, and next steps.
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.