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Feasibility Assessment

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

Perth County Regional Food Hub

Eco-Ethonomics Inc. and associates completed a 6 month feasibility study for the Corporation of Perth County to assess the strength of their social enterprise idea.  The business concept was to utilize existing capacity at the Local Community Food Centre in Perth County and develop a distribution hub for locally grown and sustainably produced food.  The regional food distribution hub was seen as having great potential for filling in a major …Read More

Savour Stratford Perth County

Savour Stratford Perth County and its parent organization, Stratford Tourism Alliance, engaged collaborators across the County of Perth to form a steering committee to look at the feasibility of a new collaborative business model.  The aim is to broaden the mandate of Savour Stratford Perth County to champion a local food strategy in the Region and be more inclusive of the extended supply chain, while building on the successes of …Read More

YWCA Hamilton

The YWCA Hamilton proposed to renovate its ground floor in its downtown location to operate a cafe and catering social enterprise offering local, fresh food and a warm community space.  Our work included working with senior management to assess the feasibility of the business model.  The feasibility study has took into consideration market conditions and initial investment required for renovations of a commercial kitchen and generated three year financial projections.