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Feasibility Assessment

Inner City Health Associates

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

MiningWatch Canada and Canary Institute

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 coaching 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 a feasible business model from …Read More

Peel Multicultural Council

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

Afghan Women’s Organization

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

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

St. Jamestown Community Cooperative

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

Jane/ Finch Community and Family Centre

Eco-Ethonomics Inc. collaborated with e-Nova Consulting to complete a feasibility and sustainability plan with the Jane and Finch Community and Family Centre to assess its program called “Women Moving Forward”. The engagement included writing a feasibility and sustainability plan for expanding the program across Ontario.

Greenbelt Fund

Eco-Ethonomics Inc. was hired by Greenbelt Fund to conduct a feasibility study on the online distribution route map social enterprise concept.  Building on the business-to-business platform, Ontariofresh.ca, the online distribution route map would be an integrated tool to assist in brokering relationships between producers and/or buyers and transportation companies.  The social enterprise aims to increase viability for small-to-medium scale producers by assisting in bridging the missing middle of the supply …Read More

Environmental Defence

Eco-Ethonomics Inc. is working with Environmental Defence on their Eco-Beauty Markets project and assessing the feasibility of developing it into a social enterprise.  The Eco-Beauty Markets currently is a spin off of a successful non-toxic pledge program that has drawn attention from producers of beauty products.  Environmental Defence has been hosting market events where vendors are all self-declared for the past two years.  Sales and participation have merited a more thorough exploration of …Read More

Five County Food Hub

Eco-Ethonomics worked in collaboration with Eko Nomos to provide advisory services to develop a five county food hub that would aggregate, market and manage the supply and distribution of local food in a five county area.  The participating counties included, Huron, Bruce, Grey, Wellington and Perth.  Several open community meetings were held which were widely attended by key stakeholders.  Collaborators from the five counties worked to prepare an application to …Read More