Ontario launches new Social Enterprise Strategy

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Published on: June 22, 2016

Ministry of Economic Development and Growth / 21 June 2016

ontario_logoOntario has launched a new five-year strategy that will help social enterprises grow their businesses, enter new markets and create jobs, while addressing complex social and environmental challenges.

Ontario’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-2021 sets out significant commitments in three key areas:

  • Equipping social enterprises with solid business fundamentals
  • Connecting social enterprises to markets and capital to grow and scale
  • Demonstrating the value of social enterprise and social finance to investors, government, and communities

Ontario will invest more than $6 million in the first year of this renewed strategy. The province will leverage Ontario’s existing entrepreneurship infrastructure, impact investment capital, and a growing market opportunity to support social enterprises.

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