WHAT IS SOCIAL
ENTERPRISE?

View some common Canadian social enterprise definitions, and test to see if you are engaging in social enterprise.

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BENEFIT COMPANIES

Beginning on June 30, 2020, BC will be the first province in Canada to offer the Benefit Company option, as a legal ‘container’ for social enterprise.

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COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION
COMPANIES

What is a Community Contribution Company (C3)? Learn more about their unique features and how to establish a C3.

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Welcome to the BC Centre for Social Enterprise

Ours is a virtual Centre composed of a non-profit organization (which provides fee-for-service technical assistance) and a charity (whose mandate involves public education and research) dedicated to promoting social enterprise development in British Columbia Canada, and across the nation.

About the Centre

About the Centre

Learn about our history, our people, and recent news items.

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Our Services

Our Services

Learn how we can contribute to your organizational success.

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Trusted Professionals

Trusted Professionals

Meet some recommended experts in the field.

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Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials

Review feedback from our satisfied fan base.

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THE INVESTMENT READINESS PROGRAM HAS LAUNCHED!

The Investment Readiness Program is a two-year $50 million pilot program designed to help advance Social Innovation and Social Finance in Canada.

The program provides non-repayable investments of between $10,000 and $100,000 to support a range of social purpose organizations to help launch, design, measure, and grow their Canadian social enterprises.

Click here for further information on how to apply.

The first application round in February 2020, and was met with an overwhelming response. Another round of support is expected in early September 2020.

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