SECC is now a federally incorporated non profit

As of July 2, 2014, the Social Enterprise Council of Canada became an incorporated organization. The Council has been working as an informal, but well organized group of social enterprise practitioners, consultants and promoters since 2007. In that time the Council has conceived and co-hosted FOUR national conferences, and a global conference: The Social Enterprise World Forum in October of 2013. Those conferences were created and operated with the support of regional partners in Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax and Calgary. Moreover, the work of the Council to date has informed policy makers from coast to coast on way to invest in, support and engage the growing social enterprise sector in Canada.

We have incorporated for several reasons, but primarily we acknowledge that it is time to engage a broader membership so that the Council’s recommendations, ideas, and activities better reflect the needs, aspirations and exemplary work of the many social enterprises flourishing in Canada today…and in the years to come.

Read about the Six Pillars that SECC has developed, and from which we base our work at the national and regional levels.

Find out more about the founding board members.

Bookmark this page, join us on twitter @SECC_CESC, or friend us on Facebook.

Or send us a note to let us know you support social enterprise, and (possibly) want to become a member in April.

In April, 2015, SECC and our partner in London, ON, Pillar Non Profit will host the fifth Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise. At that time, we will be announcing formally the new governance and membership structure, a new logo, and a new outlook that will engage social enterprise practitioners and partners across Canada.

…and we hope to  see you at the National conference in April.

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SECC Social Enterprise Definition
Social enterprises are community-based businesses that sell goods or services in the market place to achieve a social, cultural and/or environmental purpose; they reinvest their profits to maximize their social mission.
SECC Vision, Mission, and Goal
We envision vibrant community-based social enterprises successfully contributing to creating healthy communities. Our Mission is to convene, inform and influence community-based social enterprises and their key stakeholders. Our strategic goal is to insure social enterprises have a supportive ecosystem that: · Enhances Their Business Skills · Assures Access To Capital · Creates Market Opportunities · Recognizes Their Impact · Provides Supportive Legislation And Regulations