Pivot on Purpose (POP) reimagines business models to solve social problems and is the place to connect with Canada’s leading social enterprises. Pivot on Purpose is where you will connect, learn and advance your social entrepreneurship skills. POP brings together a conference, student case competition, gala and awards for social enterprises including Social EnterPrizeWhat’s Next YYC and the NU Student awards. Join us in for the announcement of prizes totaling over $200,000 including an audience choice!

Save the date (November 18 & 20) in your calendar today! More information and registration information will be available in the Fall.

November 18 – conference, gala and awards

November 20 – student case competition

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.
Announcing $2,500 for each of the 10 finalists for What’s Next YYC

Announcing $2,500 for each of the 10 finalists for What’s Next YYC

The Trico Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with the Trico Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Centre at the Haskayne School of Business, is pleased to announce a new special perk for What’s Next YYC finalists.

What’s Next YYC (WNYYC) will showcase ten exciting Calgary and area based social enterprises that have already won awards or successfully completed a local social enterprise support program. It looks to answer “what’s next?” on the journey for these organizations.

New Perk: For 2021 each of the 10 finalists of WNYYC will receive the option of either anonymously keeping $2,500 or anonymously giving $2,500 to a fellow finalist.

read more
NU Community Board Announces: National & Provincial Student Social Entrepreneurship Awards

NU Community Board Announces: National & Provincial Student Social Entrepreneurship Awards

The Trico Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the NU Student Social Entrepreneurship Awards. These awards will be given to student social entrepreneurs in 2021 and are meant to celebrate the best and brightest student social entrepreneurs in Alberta. The NU Awards joins a number of Trico Charitable Foundation initiatives, such as What’s Next YYC and the Social EnterPrize, in advancing Alberta as a leader in social entrepreneurship.

read more
Calling Canada’s Social Entrepreneurs: Win $100,000 and Help Build a Movement

Calling Canada’s Social Entrepreneurs: Win $100,000 and Help Build a Movement

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.

read more
Spotlight on IRP Recipients: coRISE

Spotlight on IRP Recipients: coRISE

coRISE is a social enterprise in Calgary that upcycles excess food to create nutritious snacks, and then contributes proceeds from that venture  to support mental health programs through pet companionship.

read more

Recent Presentations


Archives