In his recent mandate letter to Minister Christopher Mitchelmore, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball followed through on a campaign commitment to develop a social enterprise strategy for the province.
This makes Newfoundland and Labrador the fifth province to prioritize a social enterprise strategy, after Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia. Federally, in November the Prime Minister mandated the development of a social innovation and social finance strategy that should be very helpful for social enterprises across the country.
A provincial survey of social enterprises in Newfoundland and Labrador was carried out in 2015 by the Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador in partnership with Simon Fraser and Mount Royal Universities. The survey questionnaire (along with questionnaires and reports from other Canadian provinces) is available here, where the report will also be posted when it is completed.
The Canadian CED Network congratulates Minister Michelmore on his new responsibilities and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for this important initiative!