Durham College is seeking to develop a Farm and Food System Innovation Hub at an underutilized, 26-acre, property in North Oshawa. The hub will potentially provide space for start-ups, events, tool storage, privately funded research, education and public research. Eco-Ethonomics was hired to conduct a feasibility study on the farm and food system innovation hub to ensure it is a project that many stakeholders contribute to envisioning and benefit from. …Read More
The Etobicoke Network of Refugee Sponsors (ENRS) is a committed volunteer organization consisting of both private and community sponsors within Etobicoke and beyond, to address the needs of new sponsors involved in refugee settlement. The ENRS is a collaboration of Islington United Church and ECULINKS Etobicoke. Eco-Ethonomics has been hired to conduct a feasibility study to address growth modelling prior to investing in the formal development of the network.
Humber Community Seniors’ Services (HCSS) is a non-profit organization that strives to enhance the quality of life for seniors and adults with disability by providing a wide range of support services and wellness programs that enable individuals to remain at home and promote independent living in the community. Eco-Ethonomics Inc. has been hired to support HCSS in the development of an innovative social enterprise business model, which will begin with …Read More
Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More is a charitable organization providing seniors and adults with disabilities with a range of supports and services that enable them to live at home with independence and dignity. Eco-Ethonomics Inc. was hired to conduct a feasibility assessment, and to develop a business and implementation plan for a leading social enterprise concept.
Eco-Ethonomics Inc. is currently working with Inner City Health Associates (ICHA) and numerous partners (including St. Michael’s Hospital, Community Care Access Centre, Good Neighbourhoods Club and Fred Victor) on the agency’s Advisory Committee to facilitate a feasibility study on developing a hospice for the homeless and vulnerably housed in downtown Toronto. ICHA is a group of over 60 physicians that are currently running a program called PEACH to provide medical …Read More
Eco-Ethonomics Inc. worked with MiningWatch Canada and Canary Institute to prepare three funding applications. The applications requested funding for a social enterprise feasibility study, as well as, social enterprise training for the Board of Directors, and social enterprise coaching for senior leadership at MiningWatch Canada. The project partners are interested in discovering whether a social enterprise that provides consulting and advisory services to First Nations and mining affected communities is …Read More
Eco-Ethonomics Inc. is working with Peel Multicultural Council (PMC) to provide coaching services that aid in the completion of a feasibility study. The study focuses on PMC’s social enterprise of providing cost effective Legal, Immigration and Allied services to clients. The goal of the social enterprise is to achieve excellence by delivering programs, products and services that meet the needs of the community, advance PMC’s social mission (to promote a …Read More
The AWO’s mission is to improve newcomers’ quality of life, to help them live in dignity and reach their full potential, and to promote social and economic inclusion so that they become contributing members of society. Afghan Women’s Organization has hired Eco-Ethonomics Inc. to assess the feasibility of their social enterprise which aims to provide fine quality sewing services and products, including alteration and tailoring services and handmade crafts, to …Read More
University Health Network (UHN) is interested in bringing more local food to Ontario’s hospitals, outpatient facilities, and hospital visitors. Thus far, they have developed three variations of their social enterprise model to accomplish this objective and have done pre-feasibility work on each model. They have hired Eco-Ethonomics Inc. to conduct a feasibility study on each of these ideas. The feasibility study will be utilized to guide decision making on whether …Read More
Eco-Ethonomics Inc. collaborated with C. Lang Consulting to assist the St. Jamestown Community Cooperative to develop a social enterprise model for running a pop-up community café on a “Pay What You Can” basis. The group sought to pull the community together and improve health and well-being through making healthy, prepared food affordable. The coaching lasted six months and included 12 volunteers that conducted market research and site assessments, prepared financial …Read More