BUILD – an acronym for Building Urban Industries for Local Development – is a social enterprise non-profit contractor and a training program for people who face barriers to employment. We provide apartment turnover maintenance and renovations for landlords; we also provide insulation services through the Manitoba Hydro’s Affordable Energy Program.  Over the last decade, our work has been employing neighbourhood people, easing pressure on government’s social service system, cutting crime, and lowering utility bills.

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Art Ladd is Executive Director for BUILD Inc., an award winning Social Enterprise training people with barriers to employment in the trades. Art brings two decades of experience in community development working with under-represented populations and community-based organizations, on the ground and at policy levels. 

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