New CCEDNet Research: Measuring the Social Enterprise Sector in Manitoba

January 27, 2012

Click here to download the full report


In the summer of 2011, 118 social enterprises across Manitoba were surveyed in an effort to develop clear indicators of the sector’s size, market activities, and socio-economic impacts. Although the results are prelimary, this report builds a strong case for all stakeholders to value the distinct contributions of social enterprises and to work together in creating a supportive environment in which the sector can grow. 

This report builds on research that was conducted on the social enterprise sectors in British Columbia and Alberta. Similar projects are also underway in Ontario and Eastern Canada in an effort to measure and quanitfy the impacts of social enterprises across Canada.

Key findings that are presented in this report include:

  • The missions or mandates that responding social enterprises in Manitoba pursue
  • Market activites that these social enterprises are involved in to achieve their goals
  • The geographic location, organizational structure, and age of social enterprises
  • The number of Manitobans trained and/or employed by social enterprises and their average earnings
  • Number of people in Manitoba who benefit from the services of responding social enterprises
  • Financial indicators such as sources of revenue, expenses, and overall profitability

Click here to download a summary of key findings

If you would like to learn more about this research or the social enterprise sector in Manitoba, contact Brendan Reimer at or at 927-3203.

This project is a collaboration between the Canadian CED Network, Mount Royal University Simon Fraser University

This project was made possible by the support of…

With special thanks to all of the people who volunteered their time to complete our survey