National Conference on Social Enterprise supporting Mental Health

The Mental Health Commission of Canada presents a free, one-day, interactive forum on practical tools and resources and innovative practices that promote employment of people living with mental health problems or illnesses. REGISTER NOW!

In the mental health arena, social enterprise creates employment opportunities for the almost 90% of Canadians with mental health problems or illness who are unemployed.

A National Forum for Social Businesses Employing People with
Mental Health Problems or Illnesses

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Centurion Conference & Event Centre
170 Colonnade Road South
Ottawa, ON

Attendance is free, thanks to the generous support from our partners. Limited travel bursaries are available, up to a maximum of $500, for out-of-town participants. To learn more, register here to apply for a bursary application.

This conference is for:

  • Social businesses employing individuals with mental health problems or illnesses;
  • Policy-makers;
  • People with lived experience of mental illness employed by social businesses;
  • Researchers;
  • Mental health service providers;
  • Key stakeholders and other community champions; and
  • People interested in the field.

For more information, contact: Nitika Rewari, Program Manager, Workplace Mental Health, at

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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