What Americans increasingly refer to as social enterprise to refer to companies that are guided by a mission of doing good as well as pursuing profit, our Canadian neighbors call social purpose business.
There are some great online resources to deepen an understanding of Canada’s social enterprise climate. Here are a few we came across:
- Social purpose business (SPB) models [MaRS–not an acronym–is a great resource for social innovation in Canada]
- Financing Options for Social-Purpose Businesses (for-profit) [MaRS]
- How to Start a Social Purpose Business [CYBF]
- CYBF Resources for Social Purpose Businesses [CYBF]