Applications Now Open for “What’s Next YYC”: Award helps local social enterprises with four $25,000 prizes

 

The Trico Charitable Foundation and the Haskayne School of Business are excited to announce that applications are now open for What’s Next YYC.

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

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.
5 Lessons I Learned While Realizing My Vision

5 Lessons I Learned While Realizing My Vision

The Trico Charitable Foundation (TCF) Summer Student program is the first of its kind that I have ever come across – something that lets me pursue my own dreams and financially support me as a full-time employee. This unique opportunity truly gave me the time and space to first realize, and later actualize my vision, which is funny because my start-up essentially helps high school students realize and actualize their potentials.

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Why We All Need a Friendly Wise Skeptic

Why We All Need a Friendly Wise Skeptic

Having someone in your corner who can see where you want to go, the things that might be holding you back, and the challenges that have yet to come is so key in developing effective mental models and progressing you on your learning journey.

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OUT AND ABOUT (May 13-June 11, 2019)

OUT AND ABOUT (May 13-June 11, 2019)

There are a growing number of events connected to social entrepreneurship. Many of them happen in our home city, demonstrating what an incredible hub of activity Calgary is. The Trico Foundation team is pleased to attend many of them and wish we could attend more.

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JUMPing the Chasm: JUMP Math Reaches Over 220,000 Students Worldwide

JUMPing the Chasm: JUMP Math Reaches Over 220,000 Students Worldwide

This journey update involves 2013 Social EnterPrize recipient JUMP Math, and our chat with Scott McMeekin, CEO of JUMP Math. JUMP Math’s mission is to help improve life outcomes for the students it reaches. To do so, it has developed an approach that builds math achievement, while promoting the social and emotional skills that are critical to academic and life success.  JUMP Math provides teacher and student resources for Kindergarten to grade 8, and supporting teacher professional development.  Although JUMP Math design criteria focus on the needs of students at risk of failure, its resources are used by some of Canada’s most elite private schools, highlighting the fact that all students benefit from excellent pedagogy.  Resources are also available for parents to use with their children.

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