Give a gift that gives back when you #GiftSocial

Nov 7th, 2022

The holiday season is a time of sharing and caring for each other. As you reflect on the holidays, consider a gift that creates community capital in addition to the joy it brings your family and friends. From chocolate, candles, furniture, clothing, jewelry and crafts, there are social enterprises that make the gifts you’d like to give. You can find Buy Social Canada Certified Social Enterprises in our directory for easy gifting this year!

When you #GiftSocial and buy from a social enterprise, you’re providing opportunities for community members who are facing personal and systemic barriers.

You can align your gift giving with the social issues that matter to you; purchasing jewelry or other artisanal pieces from EWMA (Enterprising Women Making Art) creates job and skills training for women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Chocolates and treats from Camino contribute to sustainability goals and fair trade. Gift boxes from BudgieBox support other social enterprises and small Canadian businesses. A handmade piñata from Smashing Good Piñatas creates employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Shop these and other ideas in our #GiftSocial directory, and give a gift that gives back to community.

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