Our partners

The Social Enterprise Ecosystem project brings together years of social enterprise expertise and practice

Through the support of Employment and Social Development Canada and McConnell Foundation, the five partners of S4ES were challenged to co-create a collection of resources to enhance and support an enabling environment for social enterprise to grow and thrive.

The tools and resources created help develop the skills necessary for social enterprises to move from early stage innovation to investor ready.

Explore our Investment Readiness Tool


Buy social Canada
Access to Markets

Buy Social Canada advances social procurement practices with community, private sector and governments through training, policy and resources. BSC offers a recognized social enterprise certification program that opens the door to an emerging social impact network.

Visit Buy Social Canada website

Canadian CED Network

This national network is committed to connecting people and ideas for action to build local economies that strengthen communities and benefit everyone.

Visit CCEDNet website

Chantier de l'économie sociale
Buy and sell

Le Chantier gathers stakeholders to promote and develop the social economy in Québec. Under the S4ES project Le Chantier is leading the development of tools and strategies to reinforce the visibility and commercialisation of products and services sold by social enterprises across the country.

Visit Le Chantier website

Social Enterprise Institute
Start and grow

The Social Enterprise Institute provides the world’s largest collection of online learning for social entrepreneurs. You can access online and blended learning, coaching and a community of support to plan, start or grow your social purpose enterprise. Social Shifters is the free-to-access community learning platform from the Social Enterprise Institute.

Visit Social Shifters website

Social Value Lab
Measure social impact

Social Value Lab is an international centre for social enterprise policy research, evaluation and impact measurement. Access online training, coaching and resources to plan, measure and communicate the difference you make in the world. Socialimpact.tools provides free resources and learning from Social Value Lab.

Visit socialimpact.tools

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