The Canadian Social Enterprise Guide

If you’re thinking about starting an enterprise activity that will support both the mission and financial needs of your non-profit organization, this is the Guide for you.


Business Model Canvas for Social Enterprise

Social Enterprises need their own 'special' canvas and this BMC adds a few simple adaptations to do just that.


SE Business Model Canvas template

Take a look at this Lean Canvas Model tailored specifically for social enterprises and social entrepreneurs.


Success Equation

Work on this Success Equation model after you have completed your Lean Canvas model. A great document to get that social purpose and outcome fine tuned.


League of Social Intraprenuers Toolkit

Not ready to be a social entrepreneur? Or would you rather innovate from within your current organization... This will tell you what it takes to be a Social 'Intrapreneur'.


Mowat Report - Exploring Impact Measurement for Social Enterprises in Ontario

This report examines the concept of common impact measurement frameworks and standardization globally, and identifies specific opportunities to strengthen impact measurement practices for the social enterprise ecosystem in Ontario.


Social Enterprise Resource Portals

social-enterprise-in-ontario-social-economy-chartSocial Enterprise Ontario – Resources

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network – Resource Toolbox

enp-Canada – Resource Toolkit

WE tech Alliance – Social Innovation Documents

Directory of Resources for Aboriginal Social Entrepreneurs

Social Innovation Generation (SiG) Knowledge Hub

Innoweave – Social Innovation Micro Tools

Ontario Reports

Rural Social Enterprise Constellation (RSEC), 2016

Enterprising Change: Report of the 2015 Social Enterprise Survey for Ontario
The Canadian Community Economic Development Network, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, Simon Fraser University, Mount Royal University, 2015

The Social Procurement Intermediary: The State of the Art and its Development within the GTHA
Social Enterprise Toronto and the Learning Enrichment Foundation, 2015

Inspiring Innovation: The Size, Scope and Socioeconomic Impact of Nonprofit Social Enterprise in Ontario
The Canadian Community Economic Development Network, Simon Fraser University, and the Institute for Nonprofit Studies, Mount Royal University, 2013

Not-For-Profit Incorporator’s Handbook
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, ServiceOntario and the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee for Ontario

Social Finance Help

Social Impact Measuring:

Hosting Events/ Selling Social Enterprise Goods/ Services:

Social Enterprise Consultants:


Social Enterprise/ Entrepreneur Training:

Canadian Based Reports

Canadian National Social Enterprise Sector Survey Report 2016
Social Enterprise Sector Survey , 2016

New Pathways to Health and Well-Being Through Social Enterprise
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Population and Public Health (CIHR-IPPH) and Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) with support from the UK Science and Innovation Network., 2015

International Based Reports

Social Impact Investment: Building the Evidence Base
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 2015

Social Wealth Economic Indicators: A New System for Evaluating Economic Prosperity
Center for Partnership Studies, 2014

Job Creation through the Social Economy and Social Entrepreneurship
Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 2013

 Youth Experience Resources

Canadian Youth Employment Resources + International
Download this resource of almost* 40 pages worth of youth employment related links, fellowships and reports (by Tom Jakop – SEN)