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.
Feed the Need Durham is a food hub in Oshawa that distributes food to 51 organizations including food banks, shelters and soup kitchens in Durham Region. Eco-Ethonomics has been hired to conduct interactive and engaging workshops on Social Enterprise Capacity Development for the primary board members.
In 2015, Eco-Ethonomics was hired to guide a feasibility study on a number of variations of a social enterprise model with an aim to integrate more local food into the meals of UHN’s hospital inpatients, outpatients, staff, and hospital visitors. The consultant team has been rehired in 2017 to assist in business planning for the development of an urban farm at Toronto Rehab Institute’s Lyndhurst campus and estimate its social, health and environmental outcomes.
The United Church of Canada (UCC) is interested in assessing the applicability of social enterprises within the United Church of Canada Network given its potential to create sustainable, replicable, and scalable impact. To this end, Eco-Ethonomics has been hired to assist UCC in conducting research to better understand the different types of social franchises with greatest relevance within the church space context; to identify the necessary conditions for UCC churches …Read More
In 2015, Eco-Ethonomics Inc. worked with Peel Multicultural Council (PMC) to provide coaching services that aided in the completion of a feasibility study for PMC’s social enterprise focused on providing cost effective Legal, Immigration and Allied services to clients in Peel Region. The consultant team has been rehired to pursue business planning for the social enterprise. The goal of the social enterprise is to achieve excellence by delivering programs, products and …Read More
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
Klink Coffee helps individuals returning home from prison become responsible community members. They do this by providing programs and services that help remove barriers to entering the workforce. Eco-Ethonomics Inc. has been hired to help Klink Coffee develop a business plan with the goals of streamlining their operational processes, leveraging social media support, implementing a comprehensive CRM and business support system, and doubling their revenues by next year. The consultant …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.
Mikisew Cree First Nation, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Métis Local 125, and McMurray Métis and other communities and organizations, and as well as Environment and Climate Change Canada, various orders of government, the private sector, and education providers are collaborating on an initiative to strengthen Indigenous employment in environmental monitoring. This initiative has partial funding through the Strategic Partnerships Initiative. A model of training and business development support may be …Read More
The United Church of Canada is interested in better tracking outcomes and evaluating the impact of its work in effectively supporting the start-up (i.e. Ideation and Proof of Concept) of social enterprise and social innovation initiatives across its national network of members. Eco-Ethonomics Inc. has been hired to develop a strong theory for change, logic model and evaluation framework for the social enterprise eco-system being developed. Based on this solid …Read More