enp Canada Storybook (April 2015)

Enterprising Non-Profits

Year: 2015

The Axiom News team of Generative Journalists joined with enp Canada to provide frequent, ongoing news about the emerging social enterprise ecosystem in Canada and beyond.

In April 2015, this special edition storybook was produced and distributed at the Canadian Social Enterprise Conference held in London Ontario, highlighting impact stories from the past 2 years of reporting.

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  • New Calgary Social Enterprise has Big IT Dreams for People with Autism
  • Young Woman Nurtures Dream to Create Livelihood ‘I Can Feel Good About’
  • Aberdeen Opens Arms to Social Enterprise
  • Vancouver Social Enterprise Trains Kids to be Environmental Superheroes
  • ‘I Didn’t Want P.E.I. to be Left Behind in this Social Enterprise/Finance Movement’
  • Saint John Social Enterprise Supports Adult Learners
  • Land-based Atlantic Salmon Farm’s First Harvest Marks a Milestone
  • Thriving Nova Scotia Social Enterprise Offering Hands-up
  • Winnipeg Mental Health Social Enterprise Shares Elements of Success
  • Common Thread Sews Up Success as Social Enterprise
  • Alberta Social-purpose Business, Localize, Finds Answers to a Challenging Question
  • Women Nonviolence Organization Leads Canada’s First Shipping Container Housing Project
  • Halifax Circus ‘Shuffles the Deck’ for Youth in Difficulty
  • Klink Coffee Patrons Give Ex-offenders a Second Chance
  • Emma’s Acres Social Enterprise a Rallying Point for Community Engagement
  • Calgary Building Supplies Social Enterprise Hits $1.7M in Sales
  • London Cleaning Social Enterprise Shining Brighter, Thanks to Excellent Service, Cost Competitiveness
  • From Despair to a ‘Second Chance’: Former Housing Manager Launches Employment Social Enterprise
  • Aboriginal Art Social Enterprises Support Affordable Housing in Vancouver

About enp Canada

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) is aunique collaborative program that promotes and supports social enterprise development and growth as a means to build strong non-profit organizations and healthier communities. The first enp site was established in British Columbia in 1997 and today sites exists in communities all across Canada including British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Toronto and Nova Scotia. The sites work together on social enterprise issues at national level, share resources and participate in research. Each site offers a variety of support for social enterprise development including coaching and grants.