Social enterprises sell goods and services and reinvest their profits into their social, environmental or cultural mission. New research from Buy Social Canada busts myths about social enterprises and shows they are profitable while offering solutions for economic, social and environmental challenges. A survey of 132 social enterprises paints a robust picture of the sector to showcase successes, challenges and opportunities. Case studies such as Hiregood’s employment of people living with homelessness through contracts with the City of Edmonton and Purpose Construction’s commitment to Indigenous employment and affordable housing show what can be possible if we support and grow the social enterprise movement in Canada.
“This is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the effort that has gone into building these social enterprises, the lives they have changed, and the community well-being they have created.” – Elizabeth Chick-Blount, Buy Social Canada CEO
Now, more than ever we are seeing the importance of shaping thriving and resilient local economies. Download Sell with Impact: Stories and Research from the Canadian Social Enterprise Sector here to learn more.Download