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.
by Ida Desmond (Viani) | Oct 18, 2022 | Canadian Social Enterprises, Events, Front Page, Social Enterprise, Trico Charitable Foundation
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 these Ask Me Anything about Social Entrepreneurship sessions, a team of experienced professionals will be available to answer your questions (or help you find the resource you are looking for).
by Ida Desmond (Viani) | Oct 4, 2022 | Canadian Social Enterprises, Front Page, Social Enterprise, Trico Charitable Foundation
In June of 2022, CCC was pleased to announced the launch of Counselling Alberta, made possible through a partnership between CCC and the Government of Alberta. Alberta’s government is providing CCC with $6.75 million over the next two years to expand and facilitate access to virtual counselling services, focusing especially in rural areas.
by Ida Desmond (Viani) | Sep 20, 2022 | A.S.E.S.S., Events, Front Page, NU Board, Post-Secondary, Social Enterprise, Trico Charitable Foundation
The NU Community Board has hit the ground running for our second year running the NU National Awards for Outstanding Student Social Entrepreneurship. We are pleased to share that we are now accepting applications for these two awards. Each award is for $25,000. One award is selected by the NU Community Board jury, and the other award is selected by the audience at the awards presentation.
by Ida Desmond (Viani) | Sep 19, 2022 | Canadian Social Enterprises, Front Page, Investment Readiness Program (IRP), Social Enterprise, Trico Charitable Foundation
Through the first round of IRP funding, Biosphere looked at undertaking business and financial planning for a new social enterprise they helped to create, called Bow Valley Green Energy (BVGEC), to prepare it to accept investments in community-owned and-managed renewable energy projects. BVGEC’s ultimate vision is to make renewable energy affordable and accessible.
by Ida Desmond (Viani) | Jul 28, 2022 | Canadian Social Enterprises, Events, Front Page, Pivot on Purpose, Social Enterprise, Social EnterPrize, Trico Charitable Foundation
Social entrepreneur Madeleine Shaw (Co-Founder of Aisle and Author) discusses launching new products, education support, supply chains, and the momentum of the menstrual equity movement.