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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_






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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ECDC starts the journey – Welcome Mark Holmgren!

January 2018 marks the start of a new phase for the Edmonton Community Development Company with the start of the organization’s new executive director, Mark Holmgren. “We couldn’t have asked for a more qualified candidate to fill this challenging role in an organization that is working to revolutionize approaches to mitigating poverty in Edmonton,” Martin […]

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A few simple basics

There are a number of ideas I find myself returning to over and over again in my work with SEF’s clients – a few simple basics that may help in your thinking about working in the world of social enterprise. Income must be bigger than outgo, or you don’t get to play. No matter what […]

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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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