As of April 2015, the Social Enterprise Council of Canada (SECC) has opened up its membership to social enterprises and any and all who support social enterprise across the country. By working together, we all have a greater voice to promote change. Become a member now and raise your voice to support the sector.
The SECC is the only national organization that works to promote social enterprise policy and best practice. Based upon the following six pillars required to support the sector, the SECC has for almost a decade worked with governments, social enterprise supports, community partners, funders and financiers to help build a positive environment for social enterprise to start and flourish in Canada. These pillars have been used by public policy makers in BC, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba and in federal government departments.
The Six Pillars:
- Enhance Business Skills
- Ensure Access To Capital
- Create Market Opportunities
- Recognize Impact
- Provide Supportive Legislation And Regulations
- Connect practitioners in a strong national network
Annual memberships are inexpensive, and with greater membership, the Council has greater voice in representing those who are using business tools and earned income to create more just, sustainable, resilient and robust communities across the country.
Join today at www.secouncil.ca. Become part of the conversation that will chart the future of social enterprise in Canada.
Members are eligible to stand for and vote for SECC Directors–who are unpaid for their work to build the sector– and all members are invited to participate in the discussion on how best to support social enterprises in the country.
One of the key public activities of the SECC is to work with a local partner to present a national conference every 18 months to showcase success, share best practices, build capacity and develop policy recommendations. Past conferences have been held in Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax, Calgary, and most recently in London (Ontario). The next national conference is planned for the Fall of 2016.