A funding partnership between the United Way Toronto and the municipal,
provincial, and federal governments to support the development of social
purpose enterprises that work with the homeless and low-income
Social Venture Partners Toronto provides multi-year cash grants and
customized consulting teams to support non-profits to build long-term
capacity. (Toronto only)
Enterprising Non-Profits provides non-profit organizations in the
Toronto-area with access to matching grants and to technical
Collaborative for Innovative Social Enterprise
Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, CISED is developing an
integrated approach to identifying and providing services to new and
established social enterprises in Eastern Ontario. This support includes
training and orientation, technical assistance in the start-up phases,
and development of, and access to, financial products.
University of Toronto: Social Economy
A research alliance between the Social Economy Centre of the University
of Toronto, Imagine Cananda, and the Ontario Co-Operative Association
aimed at enhancing capacity for on-going research and development for
the social economy of Southern Ontario.
The B.C. Centre for Social Enterprise
Contains a variety of helpful resources that can assist you to plan and
establish your social enterprise.
An online community for issues related to social finance in Canada and
A California-based non-profit organization that encourages convergence
and collaboration between the non-profit and for-profit sectors.
The Social Enterprise Alliance is an international, membership-based
organization that connects social entrepreneurs to tool, information,
and best practices while, at the same time, advocating for a greater
role for social enterprise in the community.