Divine Chocolate

Divine Chocolate was launched in 1998. The organization aims to improve the livelihoods of West African cocoa farmers by creating a premium branded chocolate in the United Kingdom. Divine Chocolate works as a cooperative; one of the main ways in which Divine is different from other social enterprises is that the farmers are part owners…

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Atira Women’s Society

Atira Women’s Society is a nonprofit organization that provides housing, advocacy and support to women and their children who are experiencing the impact of violence. In 2002 Atira launched a social enterprise, Atira Property Management (APM), which provides a range of financial, administrative, and physical property management services to residential and commercial property owners throughout…

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Common Thread Cooperative

Common Thread Cooperative is a social enterprise that sources street banners and other fabric to convert them into colourful and durable products. They coordinate production using their network of producers.  These include women like Halima who are newcomers to Canada or who have employment barriers and thrive in our flexible work environments. how to make…

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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 (www.ebatuta.com). 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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