Update

Welcome Green Shield Canada, the newest Certified Social Enterprise

Jun 23rd, 2021

Buy Social Canada is excited to announce the latest Certified Social Enterprise, Green Shield Canada. Green Shield Canada was founded in 1957 as a non-profit with a mission to make it easier for people to live healthier lives. They provide extended health and dental benefits across Canada and invest in meaningful solutions to improve community health and well-being.

“As Canada’s only national non-profit health benefits provider, we’re very proud to join the ranks of Certified Social Enterprises with Buy Social Canada. Our purpose is to make it easier for people to live their healthiest lives, and while this mission has been embedded in our DNA since GSC was founded over 60 years ago, this certification represents an exciting next step in our journey as a leading social enterprise.” – Zahid Salman, CEO of Green Shield Canada. Read Green Shield Canada’s announcement here.

“Green Shield Canada’s certification as a social enterprise challenges misconceptions about the scale and capacity social enterprises can have. As a highly successful market leader, GSC shows that business models centred on community wellbeing can be the way forward. If you’re exploring your own social procurement practices, consider supporting a social enterprise like Green Shield Canada and other social enterprises in your local community.” Elizabeth Chick-Blount, Executive Director Buy Social Canada

Look for the certification badge or explore the Certified Social Enterprise Directory to include social enterprises in your supply chain.

Related Updates

November 2022 Newsletter

Read our November newsletter to get details on early bird discounts for 2023 training cohorts, grant opportunities for social enterprises, how to #GiftSocial for the holidays, and more social procurement […]

Give a gift that gives back when you #GiftSocial

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 […]

Sell with Impact in Logan, Australia

Enjoy this missive from Brisbane Australia, where some of our team travelled to participate in SEWF 2022. Logan is a diverse neighbour to Brisbane where residents speak 217 languages. We […]