If you have attended the enp-Ottawa Build Your Social Enterprise workshop in 2011, 2012, or 2013, then you are eligible to apply for a Mission Multiplier Grant. The deadline for applications is June 20, 2013, and we are specifically seeking applications from non profit organizations seeking to set up a social enterprise to address the [...]
There is a free application that allows you to find a social enterprise wherever you are and whatever you need. Visit http://socialimpactapp.com for more information, or visit the Android Play Store or the Apple Store to download the app. Although originally populated with US based social enterprises, there are a growing number of Canadian social [...]
A globally recognize expert in social impact measurement, and Ottawa resident, Edward Jackson, offers a view of how one’s theory of change ought to inform the social metrics to be used for social enterprise. This paper can be downloaded or read online at no cost from this website.
Invest Ottawa provides business supports to entrepreneurs in Ottawa. They draw upon experts in the city, as well as their own qualified staff, to offer an array of workshops for free, or for a nominal cost. Visit their website for a listing of events and workshop, or to register.
The Collaborative for Innovative Social Enterprise was initiated and supported by seven collaborative members for the last four years. The founding partners saw the need for support and funding for organizations in Ottawa to design and launch businesses that would address social needs in our community. The Ontario Trillium Foundation supported this vision, as did [...]
See Change Magazine has featured CISED’s work through three organizations we’ve supported in the community. We are honored (and humbled) to be described as a resource for social entrepreneurs in the Ottawa Region.
British Columbia has approved the regulations for the Community Contribution Corporation. We’ve written about this model as an innovation in Canada, but now that the regulations are available, we have more of a sense of what it means to be a Community Contribution Corporation. The full news release is available here, but in short, these [...]
The award-winning Social Impact App is now on the web at www.socialimpactapp.com, and on Facebook. Although based in the US, it is now getting tens of thousands of visitors every week, from around the US, Canada and overseas (40 countries at last count). It is designed for the ios operating system currently. They have expanded listings for the San [...]
We are pleased to announce that CISED, as a site of enterprising non profits Canada, has receive an injection of support for social enterprise development in the Ottawa region from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. CISED offers Mission Multiplier Grants to non profits wishing to access technical expertise to design, plan and launch a [...]
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