Recent CSC Publications on social enterprise
Suggestions For Moving Forward: Points for Consideration, Priorities for a vital, sustainable community sector in Newfoundland and Labrador
The priorities presented in this document are based on work of the Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador (CSC) in discussion with the Community Sector Working Committee (CSWC). At a recent meeting the Committee identified key areas
through which the Provincial Government could strengthen its relationship with the community sector and play a continuing role in further strengthening community sector organizations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
How Language and Communication Differentials between Social Enterprises and Economic Development Agencies Impact Financing
This exploratory research seeks to identify communication
problems experienced by social enterprise leaders in Newfoundland and Labrador when applying for financing, while similarly identifying the perspective of economic development agencies
Report Promoting Social Enterprise in Newfoundland and Labrador
CSC defines social enterprise as any nonprofit-run initiative that sells products and services to achieve or contribute to community goals. This can include non-charitable nonprofits, charities and nonprofit cooperatives, and is also referred to as community enterprise and nonprofit enterprise. As part of its ongoing effort to explore and promote social enterprise, CSC recently undertook two activities to engage social enterprise leaders in defining priorities: a one-day forum and a series of follow-up interviews with selected Forum participants. This report compiles the findings of these engagement activities, and makes recommendations for first steps that can be taken to move social enterprise forward. Download a copy of this report.
Community Profits: Social Enterprise in Newfoundland and Labrador
Community Profits marks the launch of an effort by the Community Services Council Newfoundland and Labrador to build an inventory of non-profit organizations and co-ops in our province involved in some level of community enterprise activity. Community Profits profiles a cross-section of extraordinary organizations and provides a listing of about 140 groups and their entrepreneurial activities. Download a copy of Community Profits.
Tell Us About Your Enterprise Activity in Newfoundland and Labrador
Are you a non-profit organization in Newfoundland and Labrador that generates revenue through the sale of goods or services in the marketplace on a regular or ongoing basis? (This could be to the general public, clients, other non-profits, government, or third party pay. We do not mean one-off or occasional fundraisers.) If yes, the CSC would like to hear from you. Click to Download the form.
Fostering a Climate for Growth and Regional Development through the Social Economy
CSC initiated the process of identifying social or community enterprises and their contributions to social, economic and cultural development across our province. The work, carried out from
2005-2007, included an extensive literature review and bibliography compilation, site visits, national and international conferences, interviews, regional discussions, a provincial
roundtable, an online survey, focused discussions with government officials (federal and provincial) and other community support agencies, and a symposium which included presenters from Quebec, British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador, with participation from around our province and also from Nova Scotia.
Annotated Bibliography on the Social Economy
The focus for this annotated bibliography was to provide a listing of resources on the Social Economy with special reference to communications. The resulting 78 entries cover the bases from academic articles and books to journal articles to on-line resources. The annotations provide background summaries of the sources, which should help those interested in this area to judge the relevance of the original material to their own needs.
The Canadian Social Enterprise Guide
The guide reflects the learnings and resources of the eight years of development and implementation of the Enterprising Non-Profits program. It includes chapters written by enp staff, social enterprise practitioners, professional trainers, funders and organizational development expertise.
An Introduction to Social Enterprise Kit
An overview of social enterprise as well as links to additional resources, for board members, community groups, or clients.
(PDF | 23 Pages | 245 KB)
Doing Well While Doing Good
This primer is written for both social entrepreneurs, funders, non profits to explain what it takes for an organization to successfully develop a social enterprise.
(PDF | 53 Pages | 583 KB)
A Promising Practices Guide for Reducing Risk in the Creation of Employment Development Social Enterprises
This guide is meant to supplement the resources already in existence for starting social enterprises. It was developed specifically for the Vancouver/Burnaby branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA/VB) but it is expected that the steps outlined will be relevant to any non-profit hoping to create a social enterprise to better serve its target population of individuals with barriers to traditional employment.
(PDF | 28 Pages | 175 KB)
Online Resource Libraries
enterprising nonprofits resources search
A searchable index of social enterprise resources.
Canadian Centre for Community Renewal
Tools & Techniques for Community Recovery & Renewal is a catalogue of over 60 specific methods that communities have used to enhance their economic and social well-being, as well as people and publications to tap for further guidance.
BC Centre for Social Enterprise
A comprehensive links list of social enterprise resources
Social Enterprise Alliance
A wealth of resources including directories, products & tools, services & assistance, learning opportunities and knowledge center
A selection of tools for managing and developing social enterprise solutions.
Social Enterprise links and resources
A list of resources from the Free Management Library
Sorted by Year of Publication
Defining the Social Economy - The BC Context
(16 Pages | 834 KB)
Evaluation Framework for Federal Investment in the Social Economy: A Discussion Paper
(33 Pages | 97.3 KB)
The Double Bottom Line
Lessons on Social Enterprise from Seedco’s Nonprofit Venture Network 2001–2004.
(38 pages | 443 KB)
Profiting from Purpose
Profiles of Success and Challenge in Eight Social Purpose Business
(75 pages | 1.84 MB)
Exploring the role of the third sector in public service delivery and reform
(88 pages | 0.98 MB)
Insuring Sector Survival: Insurance and the Voluntary, Community-based Sector in Newfoundland and Labrador
(25 pages | 80 KB)
What We Need to Know About the Social Economy
A Guide for Policy Research
(52 pages | 421 KB)
Social Economy and CED in Canada: Next Steps for Public Policy
First Draft for Consultation
(59 pages | 174 KB)
Co-operatives and Social Enterprise in Newfoundland and Labrador
(11 pages | 148 KB)
Social Economy Enterprises in Qubec
(5 pages | 15.9 KB)
Improving The Insurance and Public Policy Environment For Non-Profit and Voluntary Organizations in Atlantic Canada
(103 pages | 877 KB)
Atlantic Task Force on Insurance Availability and Affordability: Final Report
(59 pages | 205 KB)
Co-operatives and the Social Economy
Co-operatives Secretariat - Government of Canada
(16 pages | 45.7 KB)
The Social Economy: Diverse Approaches and Practice
(18 pages | 231 KB)
Conceptualizing the Social Economy in Canada Outside Quebec
(26 pages | 62.5 KB)
The Future of Social Innovation in Canada
(19 pages | 132 MB)
Social Innovation in Canada
(55 pages | 1.83 MB)
Social Economy in Europe and the UK
(20 pages | 84.6 KB)
The Citizenship Building Consequences of Quebec's Social Economy
(32 pages | 1.32 MB)
New Forms of Financing Social Economy
Enterprises and Organizations in Quebec
(52 pages | 130 KB)
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