Care. Do. Learn. Share.

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A.S.E.S.S. TLC & Funding

Helping Social Enterprises Figure Out Their Key Issues.

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Social EnterPrize

Biennial award celebrating Canadian organizations demonstrating best practices, impact and innovation in social enterprise.

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The World of Social Entrepreneurship

The World of Social Entrepreneurship is a partnership with local leaders that brings the most inspiring international examples of social entrepreneurship to engage with and advance Calgary’s growing social entrepreneurship sector.

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Working with the JW McConnell Foundation to nurture social entrepreneurship in Canada’s post-secondary institutions.

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Our Approach

Seeking to leverage social entrepreneurship to close gaps in society, we realized our strategy could not be linear. We needed to move forward with multiple perspectives in mind. Our goals are supported by four core elements that will create fly-wheel momentum when harnessed to the best of their capacity.

Additionally, our work (the programs; grantmaking; our communications and efforts to codify successful models; and partnerships we create) is designed to advance multiple elements to ensure that we are always leveraging to the best of our ability.

For the Trico Foundation, our approach is to use our collective strengths for maximum impact.  And to learn and share all along the way.



Our History


Enterprising Non-Profits Alberta (enp-ab): provided funding and educational opportunities for Alberta-based non-profit  organizations to evaluate and enhance their social enterprises.

ENP Canada

A unique collaborative program that promoted and supported social enterprise development and growth as a means to build healthier communities through strong non-profit organizations.

SEWF 2013

Each year SEWF gives a different host country an incredible opportunity to celebrate and nurture its own social enterprise movement. 2013 was Canada’s chance to shine.

Futurpreneur Canada

In 2011, Trico Charitable Foundation made a five-year investment in Futurpreneur Canada (formerly CYBF) to help spark an interest in social entrepreneurship via for-profit incorporation