Entries by The Sector

Money to promote vitality in the Canadian arts sector – Supporting Artistic Practice — National Arts

The National Arts Service Organizations component of Supporting Artistic Practice funds Canadian arts service organizations with mandates to promote and support the arts on a national level. Grants assist service organizations committed to developing and sustaining the vitality of the Canadian professional arts sector through representation, promotion and exchange. Activities – what you can apply […]

Funding for Regional Innovation Ecosystems — for not-for-profit organizations (Northern Ontario)

Funding under this program stream helps create, grow and develop strong and inclusive regional networks that support business growth and innovation. This will foster the entrepreneurial environment necessary for more innovative regional economies and increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). In part, this stream will seek to further enhance business support networks […]

Funding for your Northern Ontario non-profit

FedNor Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) – Regional economy stream (Not-for-profit) – we can support your strategy & submission. If your organization isn’t eligible for current COVID-19 government support programs, you could get non-repayable financial support from your local Regional Development Agency. Money Maximum: $500,000 Non-repayable Funding limits Maximum duration: 12 months This program […]

A New Approach to Funding Social Enterprises

The financial crisis of 2008 deeply damaged the credibility of financial innovation in the general public’s mind. As the collapse of markets dried up credit across the system, the notion that securities such as collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps are enablers of growth suddenly seemed implausible, if not deluded. Indeed, those instruments are […]

How to carry out a feasibility study for a Social Enterprise

Before starting a social enterprise a feasibility study is a test to see if your business idea will work. It is not a guarantee of success but you can reduce the risks you take through research and planning before you commit yourself. Feasibility studies are just as important for social enterprises as any other form […]

Social Enterprise Business Planning

A social enterprise is an activity of a nonprofit that employs entrepreneurial, market-driven strategies for earned income in support of its mission. This outline for a social enterprise business plan is a guide for research, planning, and writing a business plan for nonprofit social enterprises. A social enterprise is an activity of a nonprofit that employs […]

Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector

Why is it so hard to do great works of charity? This was the question the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector (the committee) set out to answer. Struck in January 2018, the committee was asked to examine and report on Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector. The task was daunting, but urgent. While the […]


The term “social enterprise” can mean a lot of different things. Where on the spectrum does your favorite one fall? “What exactly is a social enterprise?” It’s a question that comes up a lot, probably because there isn’t a consensus. Generally speaking, “social enterprise” means using business tools to address a social need. This concept […]

9 Social Enterprise Business Models

Change Creator™ has identified 9 working social enterprise business models that bring value to customers. As they state, there are 3 measures that define if a business model in generalis successful or not: the model’s ability to generate profit for its owners, its ability to generate positive change in the world, and its ability to […]