Social Enterprise Toronto is a network of social enterprises that share the common goal of supporting and growing social enterprise in the GTA. These enterprises all provide employment or training opportunities for low income or marginalized individuals. They operate in a range of industries, including catering, courier delivery, construction, printing, crafts and interpretation.
Learn more on the members page.
For more information, contact Nabeel Ahmed, Network Coordinator at email@example.com.
For starters, you’ll be part of a strong network of social enterprise practitioners that learn from each other.
SET will also help you build your brand and drive more customers and partners to your doorstep (or email inbox) through various marketing and community engagement initiatives.
You’ll also be better represented in policy dialogue as part of a recognized network with a history of effective research and policy engagement.
SET is the official certifying agent for Buy Social Canada in the Greater Toronto Area. The Buy Social program has been created to encourage social value purchasing across the community, private and public sectors, and to provide an external social enterprise certification program.
Social enterprises are certified on the basis of purpose, revenue source, incorporation, profit distribution and operating principles.
A social enterprise can be many things – the term is often used to refer to businesses or non-profits that use market mechanisms to achieve a social mission.
For SET, a social enterprise is an organization that employs business methods and practices to create training opportunities and employment for low-income and marginalized individuals. These hybrid organizations function in the divide between traditional business and non-profit social agencies, harnessing the strengths of both.
Membership is open to social enterprises located in the Greater Toronto Area that have a focus on creating jobs or training opportunities for low-income or marginalized individuals.
To join for 2016, please download the membership form below, fill it out and send it in, along with the membership fee, to the address at the bottom of the form.
You can also choose to apply online below
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Steering Committee Social Enterprise Toronto is directed by a Steering Committee elected by the network members for two-year terms.
The Steering Committee members are:
Social Enterprise Toronto partners with the following mission-minded organizations: