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Darcy Penner's picture
Posted: Thu January 28 2016
By: Darcy Penner
2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for social enterprise in Manitoba. The latest development was announced last week: the Manitoba government has committed to supporting employment-focused social enterprises through the development of a $10 M loan fund, as well as developing a government-...
Community Wealth's picture
Posted: Wed January 6 2016
By: Community Wealth
A municipal strategy to reduce urban poverty addresses the roots of inequality Like many major metropolitan areas in the United States, Toronto is experiencing fast-paced growth. Canada's finance and business capital has more cranes in the sky than New York City—with nearly 50 percent more high-...
Darcy Penner's picture
Posted: Wed December 16 2015
By: Darcy Penner
Poverty reduction has no silver bullet. Nor should we expect one. The exhausting and overwhelming work of reducing poverty must take a comprehensive, long-term approach that is led by the communities in need. These communities, who struggle against poverty and social exclusion every day, have...
Ryan Coonerty's picture
Posted: Fri December 11 2015
By: Ryan Coonerty
Serving as mayor provides one with an array of opportunities to demean oneself on a regular basis—funny hats and dunk tanks tend to be involved. However, for me, and for most of the mayors I know, the lowest moments occur in the grandest corporate offices during economic development 'recruitment'...
Accelerating Social Impact CCC's picture
Posted: Wed December 2 2015
By: Accelerating So...
I admit that I have been on both sides of the debate about the definition of social enterprise: sometimes staunchly defending it as critical and essential, and at others times avoiding it as not pertinent and a waste of our time. But now I realize it is important that we do define social...
Coro Strandberg's picture
Posted: Fri November 13 2015
By: Coro Strandberg
The global labour market is becoming more competitive, creating a serious challenge for employers seeking to hire the talented and productive workers they need to drive their businesses forward. In an effort to confront this growing challenge, the world’s most innovative companies are...
Nabeel Ahmed's picture
Posted: Tue November 10 2015
By: Nabeel Ahmed
Social Enterprises in Ontario: Opportunities abound Ontario’s social enterprise sector is dynamic and growing rapidly, as described in Enterprising Change: Report of the 2015 Social Enterprise Survey for Ontario. 597 social enterprises (SEs), both non-profit and for-profit,...
Yvon Poirier's picture
Posted: Wed November 4 2015
By: Yvon Poirier
In a certain way, this “new” economy is a return to the values that preceded the era of all around capitalism that we have known since the 50’s. This model is based on competition, to the benefit of the market, excessive individualism and consumerism. A model that shapes humans as wage-earners...
Accelerating Social Impact CCC's picture
Posted: Fri October 30 2015
By: Accelerating So...
This blog was originally published on KPN Blog site, “David LePage puts his cards on the table about the definition of social enterprise, why it’s a verb and not a noun, and how it’s marketplace value.” The definition of social enterprise continues on as a fascinating issue. In fact it...
Mr. Richard Dilay's picture
Posted: Wed October 28 2015
By: Mr. Richard Dilay
In August of 2000, there was not yet a plan for Neighbourhoods Alive! (NA!) to partner with Neighbourhood Renewal Corporations (NRC). It had been determined that NA! would employ a Community Led Development (CLD) model. Although the CLD model was central to the NA! approach, it had not been well-...

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