The Social Enterprise Council of Canada uses six pillars to define a supportive ecosystem for social enterprise: blended value business acumen; access to social finance; access to markets; measuring impact; networks; and public policy. The role of public policy on the municipal, provincial and federal level is woven across the other five pillars, and is an evolving environment within which we all work. Co-creation and collaboration between the sector and government are critical to strengthening the policy framework.
The CCSE Policy Dialogue will engage stakeholders in discussions reviewing what exists and designing how we need to evolve our current public policy environment.
David LePage is a Principal with Accelerating Social Impact CCC. Through ASI he provides social enterprise and social value based business advice and consulting; promotes a supportive public policy environment; leads and supports several social purchasing initiatives; and advises social impact investors. His years of experience cross all dimensions of social enterprise activity, in rural and urban settings, across cultures and borders.