As we live through the onslaught of holiday promotions, sales and hype, keep in mind that buying from social enterprises is a great way to both support your local economy, buying quality products while helping to provide other social benefits.
Your holiday and seasonal purchases from social enterprises can help provide employment opportunities for individuals marginalized in our communities, support environmentally sound products and services, participate in upcycling and recycling initiatives, or support culture, the arts and recreation.
To find a social enterprise selling goods that you’ll feel proud to give, you can visit the following websites: https://seontario.org/, Buy Social Canada, or the directory at the Centre for Social Enterprise Development (Ottawa)
SEontario invites any Ontario based Social Enterprise [SE] to tell them about their products and/or services available this holiday season.
All through the month of December the good folks at Social Enterprise Ontario will be updating their Social Enterprise Holiday Gifts page, tweeting, and sharing via their news section different offerings from great Ontario SE’s like yours.
Please fill out this online form to let them know a little about your social enterprise and the products/services that you’d like highlighted.
They officially launched the page on Monday, Dec. 1st, 2014.
Get your products and/or services listed on this gift giving directory as soon as possible, as the page will be updated and maintained all through the Holiday season.
If you are looking to buy gifts from social enterprises…be sure to follow @seontarioweb on Twitter, and visit the Social Enterprise Holiday Gifts page for gift ideas.