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Social Enterprise Development

The SE Portfolio

From launch to growth.

Once a non-profit enterprise launches a social enterprise, it can take several years to achieve sustainability; a process that requires significant investments of time, resources, and learning. Many SE's will often have limited human and financial capital, and may still be in the process of developing the appropriate skills and knowledge to effectively operate a business.

The Social Enterprise Portfolio Program aims to ensure that promising social enterprises have access to the financial and technical resources required for both start-up and growth phases. To that end, this program works with a portfolio of 8-10 social enterprises each year, providing a range of funding and other support depending on the needs and stage of the social enterprise.

To learn more about funding opportunities and process refer to our funding criteria.

2013 Social Enterprise Portfolio
2013 Community Owned Real Estate grants
Previous Social Enterprise Portfolio grants


For more information or to discuss your social enterprise initiative and needs, send a message to
Manager, Strategic Programs or phone her directly at 604.871.5373.