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Social Enterprise Development

Environment and Climate Change Canada

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

United Church of Canada

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

Shalom Village

Shalom Village is a non-profit organization based in Hamilton, Ontario that provides a host of services for mature adults within the context of Jewish culture, values and Kashruth. Eco-Ethonomics Inc. has been hired by Shalom Village to develop and conduct a series of Social Enterprise Workshops that will help them develop their capacity in Social Enterprise development. The workshops series starts with a primer on Social Enterprise and continues to …Read More

Futurpreneur

Eco-Ethonomics Inc. and associates will be providing coaching and support for four youth social entrepreneurs over the next six months.  Each of the entrepreneurs is receiving funding from Futurpreneur Canada and have launched successful mission-based, for-profit enterprises. Eco-Ethonomics is providing strategic advice and guidance on areas such as social impact measurement, social marketing, financial planning and others.

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

Greenbelt Fund

Eco-Ethonomics Inc. is currently working with Greenbelt Fund to develop an online distribution route map social enterprise based on a “RideShare for Local Food” concept.  The business planning process includes partnership development, organizational structure and ownership, the formation of an industry advisory council, a full market assessment, marketing planning, operational planning, financial planning and risk assessment. The project will conclude with a development process along with technical requirements and a …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

Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf

Eco-Ethonomics Inc. is currently working with Def-T, a social enterprise of Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf, that is selling house branded tea and baked goods in a teashop within Toronto’s Distillery District. Eco-Ethonomics is providing coaching and support in developing and implementing a growth strategy, complete with a marketing campaign and sales strategy, as well as, implementing new operational structures and systems to prepare for expansion.

John Howard Society of Toronto

Eco-Ethonomics Inc. is currently working with Klink Coffee, a social enterprise of  John Howard Society of Toronto, that is wholesaling coffee in Toronto and looking to expand their social enterprise. Eco-Ethonomics is providing coaching and support in developing and implementing a growth strategy, complete with a marketing campaign and sales strategy, as well as, implementing new operational structures and systems to prepare for expansion.

YWCA Hamilton

Eco-Ethonomics Inc. is assisting YWCA Hamilton in the business planning process for a cafe/catering social enterprise to employ vulnerable women. The project builds on a previous feasibility study that was conducted by Eco-Ethonomics and C Lang Consulting, and aims to develop a strong business plan to help direct the social enterprise through the future stages of its growth (over the next 3-5 years).  It is hoped that the business plan will …Read More