Get Certified

Get Certified

Become a certified Buy Social Canada social enterprise and join a growing network of businesses driving the social procurement movement! Buy Social Canada’s third-party certification program recognizes your organization as a verified social enterprise, and enhances your marketing potential as a business that actively prioritizes community benefits and social impact over private profit and shareholder returns.

"In it for the Long Haul" — Community-Based Participatory Research Requires Nurturing Trusting Relationships

"In it for the Long Haul" — Community-Based Participatory Research Requires Nurturing Trusting Relationships

Practising Community-Based Participatory Research: Stories of Engagement, Empowerment and Mobilization is a collection of stories about the process of doing research side-by-side with communities. It deals with research methods, but it isn't a typical research methods text. Throughout the book the authors describe the impetus for their research, how it came to be implemented, and how communities and policy advocates are using it to effect change.

 

Social Enterprise Census 2017 Launched

Social Enterprise Census 2017 Launched

Social Enterprise Census 2017 Launched

Conducted by Social Value Lab, in partnership with a range of national agencies, the new research confirms Scotland as a world-leading nation in nurturing social enterprise and recognizes social enterprise as a fairer and more inclusive way of doing business.

    Buy Social Canada’s Social Certified Purchasers

    Buy Social Canada’s Social Certified Purchasers

    Social Enterprise Directory

    Buy Social Canada Certified Purchasers and Suppliers bring together businesses from across the private and public sectors to facilitate social procurement in communities all over Canada. With cafes, caterers, builders, home repairs, recyclers and more, there’s a social enterprise to fulfill every business need.

    Though the easiest way to get in contact with a social enterprise is to email Buy Social Canada directly, you can follow the link and check out their mini directory to point you in the right direction.

    Commerce solidaire & Chantier de l'économie sociale

    Commerce solidaire & Chantier de l'économie sociale

    About Akcelos

    Akcelos is a tool Canadian social enterprises can use to promote their products and services online.

    Enterprises and organizations that post their products and services on Akcelos have been accredited for their social values.

    Akcelos provides buyers with the assurance that all enterprise listed are indeed social enterprises.

    Social Enterprise Sector Report & Database Released

    Social Enterprise Sector Report & Database Released

    For Immediate Release-Halifax:  Since co-releasing the Social Enterprise Sector Strategy in partnership with the Government of Nova Scotia in April 2017, the network secretariat, Common Good Solutions, has been collecting and analyzing data and authoring a report that captures the promise the social enterprise sector holds for businesses pursuing positive community impact as well as profit.

     

    Made with Local joins Certified Social Purchaser Network

    Made with Local joins Certified Social Purchaser Network

    Made with Local is a Nova Scotia based producer of healthy snacks and food. They partner with local social enterprises to produce and package their products, which include their Loaded Oats and Real Food bars. Congratulations on joining Buy Social Canada's network!