WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER
S4ES aims to create a supportive ecosystem for social enterprise development in Canada. The ecosystem was built using a strong network of like-minded individuals and enterprises to share lessons learned, designs and models.
Communities of practice
The issues that affect our communities are vast and varied and require an equally diverse response. Communities of practice (COP) bring together people from different perspectives who share a common mission and an appreciation for collective learning to resolve these issues.
S4ES and our partners bring together social enterprise practitioners and intermediaries through communities of practice to problem solve and collaborate.
The Social Impact Measurement Community of practice
Our community of Practice (COP) on Social Impact Measurement (SIM) brings together experts to share and learn from one another, to expand impact measurement practice across Canada.
There are 42 members of the SIM COP that represent intermediaries, governments agencies and departments, social enterprises, and academic institutions.
During meetings the participants have the opportunity to:
- gain knowledge on a common approach and principles to social impact measurement,
- discuss methods and tools that work,
- explore technology that supports SIM,
- understand the measurement and evaluation expectations of social enterprises,
- share the latest approaches and innovations on SIM.
The Social Value Marketplace Community of Practice
The Social Value Marketplace Community of Practice was created as a social value response to our current system of building communities. The COP currently has 115 members, which include social enterprises, non-profits, private sector, and governmental representatives.
As a space to discuss, innovate and build upon all facets of the social value market place meeting topics include:
- Community Benefit Agreements,
- social procurement policies,
- supplier diversification,
- public sector awareness and training,
- networking and linkages.
Be part of the social shift!
S4ES partner, the Social Enterprise Institute has developed Social Shifters to support a growing global community of purpose-led founders and leaders - people committed to creating social and environmental change.
Founded in Canada, Social Shifters can connect you with a community of social entrepreneurs from 112 countries. Be part of the social shift - join Social Shifters today, for free!VISIT SOCIAL SHIFTERS