Buy Social Canada Supplier Application


Please fill out the form below to start the supplier certification process with Buy Social Canada. If you are unclear about whether your business model meets our requirements, please feel free to contact us to discuss further.

We will follow up with the next steps of certification as soon as we process your application. Thank you.

Social Enterprise Information
Are you affiliated with or part of another organization?
The annual pricing for certification is based upon your business revenue
Contact Information
Full Name *
Full Name
Phone Number *
Phone Number
Organization Governance
Democratic governance is central to the operations of social enterprises
Do you follow the principle of one member, one vote? *
Does your board of directors mostly consist of members? *
Are most board members appointed by one or more public agencies? *
Are most board members appointed by one or more private corporations? *
Are most board members appointed by one or more religious communities? *
Verification Process
Is the primary purpose of the enterprise to create social, environmental or cultural value and impact? *
Are at least 50% of profits reinvested in the mission of your organization? *
Is the sale of goods or services a principal revenue source of the enterprise being certified? *
Is the enterprise incorporated in a manner to support, promote, and ensure stakeholder value over shareholder value? *
Does the organization and/or enterprise operate in a transparent and responsible manner? *
In the event of the organization's dissolution, are its remaining properties given to another entity working in a similar field? *
SECC Membership
You can purchase an Social Enterprise Council of Canada (SECC) Membership for a discounted rate of $50 off when you become a Buy Social Canada Member.Are you interested in learning more / purchasing an SECC Membership?
Akcelos Social Enterprise Directory and Online Sales Service *
Akcelos ( is a national, searchable social enterprise directory and e-commerce platform for social purchasing developed by our partners, Commerce Solidaire. Registration on this platform is included in the annual Buy Social Canada participation fee.
Confirm Application
I confirm that this application is accurate and true, to the best of my knowledge, and I am not attempting to misconstrue any facts regarding my organization. *