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Want to know more about Community Economic Development? Here is a great place to start:

CED Sector Development Brief

Edmonton CDC Making the Case

The Social Enterprise Fund is proud to be part of a new Canadian association of impact investment organizations, the National Impact Investment Practitioners.  One of NIIP’s first projects is Eight Tracks: Impact Investing in Canadian Communities.  The study looks at the different approaches to using money for community good, and includes a chapter on SEF.  Enjoy!

Eight Tracks 2014-10

Please enjoy these editions of Portfolio, a look at SEF’s current clients.

Portfolio winter spring 2016

summer 2014 portfolio

fall 2013 second

Portfolio Spring 2015


The Edmonton Community Foundation’s magazine, Legacy in Action, recently published a great piece on the work of SEF.  Maybe this will spark an idea of how SEF might work for you.

SEF at work

SEF’s efforts have been recognized in a study of impact investing through community foundations published by the Democracy Collective.

A New Anchor Mission_






Edmonton social enterprise seeks General Manager

FIND is a unique retail social enterprise of Homeward Trust, playing an important role in their mission to end homelessness in Edmonton.  The search is now on for a new General Manager for FIND, and you can find the details here.  

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New look, new stories

Our latest edition of Portfolio sports a whole new look, as SEF updates our brand after ten years.  Take a look and find out more about the great work being done by our clients across Alberta.   And stay tuned for a whole new website very soon!   SEF_Portfolio_SUMMER2018-14934-pages-F (3)

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SVI Alberta registration now open!

Are you a social entrepreneur with a gnarly business challenge?  Do you want the chance to pick the brain of a peer who has faced the same puzzle?  Or just the opportunity to meet others who are working day-to-day in the social venture trenches?  Then Social Venture Institute Alberta is for you! Join us at […]

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Inspire, Learn, Connect...

Are you intrigued by the idea of social enterprise? Wondering if it might work for you? Then we've got the workshop just for you.

SEF is like "like Dragons' Den, but for good." Basically, we can provide patient capital to make social enterprise a reality.

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