As the holiday season approaches, consider purchasing from a Certified Social Enterprise to give gifts that give back to community. When you #GiftSocial and buy from a social enterprise, you’re providing opportunities for community members who are facing personal and systemic barriers.
From chocolate, candles, furniture, clothing, jewelry and crafts, there are social enterprises that make the gifts you’d like to give. Whether you’re looking for personal gifts for family and friends, or for corporate gifts and catering in your organization, you can find Buy Social Canada Certified Social Enterprises in our directory for easy gifting this year!
You can align your gift giving with the social issues that matter to you: flowers from Fleurish Botanical Goodness create employment opportunities for women in Barrie. Cards and gift boxes from Goodness Gift supports employment and skills training for young adults with disabilities in the GTA. Jewelry, apparel and other goods from the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre Gift Shop return profits to Indigenous artists and the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations. Custom mugs from JustPotters create employment and training for people facing barriers to employment in Vancouver. Find a thrifted gift from Neighbourhood It’s all good and support employment for at-risk youth in St. John’s.
Shop these and other ideas in our #GiftSocial directory, and give a gift that creates healthy, vibrant communities.