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Social Enterprise Development

Durham College Farm and Food System Innovation Hub

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

All About Kindness

All About Kindness is a social enterprise owned and operated by Jessie’s– The June Callwood Center for Young Women. The social enterprise offers youth employment and training in providing Doula Services in Toronto. Eco-Ethonomics is working with All About Kindness to develop a marketing and sales strategy to exceed expected targets for the first year of business. Through interactive and engaging workshops with the Executive Director, coaching and guidance is …Read More

Etobicoke Network of Refugee Sponsors

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

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.

University Health Network

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.

United Church of Canada – Social Replication Research

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

Peel Multicultural Council

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

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

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

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.