The Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre

Founded in 1994, The Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre is a multi-service organization located in Toronto’s West end providing community based programming for everyone. They welcome all, including all demographics, social classes, status, gender and gender identification, ethnic background, religion, and age. As well, they provide exceptional programming for high-needs children, youth-at-risk, homeless men and women,…

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Charcoal Lane

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Charcoal Lane is a modern Australian restaurant serving contemporary Australian cuisine infused with native flavours.  They employ and train disadvantaged indigenous and non-indigenous young people. Case Study Website Key takeaways: Enter a market where you are familiar with the industry. Trying to learn a new industry might be a huge learning curve. Working to get…

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EMBERS Staffing Solutions

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EMBERS Staffing Solutions started in 2008, and is a project of EMBERS (Eastside Movement for Business & Economic Renewal Society), a Vancouver-based community economic development charity founded in 2001. EMBERS Staffing Solutions was the first socially responsible, non-profit staffing agency in Canada. EMBERS provides companies with high quality blue-collar workers on a monthly, weekly or daily…

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Free Geek

Free Geek is a non-profit community organization that reduces the environmental impact of waste electronics by reusing and ethically recycling donated technology. Through community engagement they provide education, job skills training, internet access and free or low cost computers to the public. There are dozen autonomous Free Geek organizations located throughout the U.S. and Canada.…

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eBatuta – The Adventures of a Moroccan Traveler

Faiza Hajji is a global citizen providing a global solution to a global problem through her startup eBatuta ( eBatuta connects artisans with the world market by reducing financial and logistic trade barriers, so that these artisans can sell their goods directly to tourists and foreign importers. This means that individual artisans and small groups…

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TOHL – Reinventing the Delivery of Water

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With a clean water source and the people who need it separated by one kilometer of mountainous terrain and 80 meters of elevation, is it feasible to affordably deliver clean flowing water in under just eight hours? kmart job application online   This is exactly what TOHL has proven possible with their first pilot project in the region of Cajón del Maipo, Chile.…

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Fail Forward – Lean Into Your Edge

Ashley Good founded Fail Forward in 2010 to change the way people talk about and learn from failure.  This social business has since grown to employ four part-time staff and work with organizations such as Engineers Without Borders. One story really stood out on Fail Forward’s website.  It was about one of Ashley’s friends who…

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Bottom App – Decisions from the Bottom UP


Nicolas Monge Iriarte founded Bottom App one and a half years ago with a vision to turn top-down decision-making on its head and start building social change from the bottom up. part time jobs in memphis tn   The inspiration for the technology-based solution, Bottom App, came about over the course of volunteering on several social projects…

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Totus Power – Powering Learning

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The general idea for Totus Power came together in under 24 hours.  After a discouraging meeting regarding another idea he had been pursuing, Shiv Rajendran called up a friend in India to commiserate.  His friend was running a program that used a cloud-based internet technology in combination with affordable tablets to get progressive learning tools…

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The Secret to Succeeding in Social Enterprise: Knowledge Exchange


The domain of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship is entering an inspiring era.  Global players such as Ashoka, Skoll Foundation, and Grameen Bank have penetrated everyday conversations across the world.  For those not directly involved it is easy to feel like the field has recently sprouted out from nowhere.  In fact, the grandfathers of microfinance…

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