Namada is a digital tool created for social purpose businesses to help find the supports and resources they need. A project of Alberta SEED, Namada allows you to select from multiple filtering criteria and the tool provides a detailed list of all the supports and resources available that may meet your needs.

AB Seed (Alberta Social Economy Ecosystem Development) is a collaborative of social enterprise and social finance leaders seeking to develop a strong social economic ecosystem in Alberta.

The Trico Foundation describes its work as “provoking innovation and building capacity in social entrepreneurship.” Trico offers a variety of on-line tools and in person coaching, with a focus on training social entrepreneurs to learn how to solve problems – as opposed to simply offering solutions. is an initiative of the McConnell Family Foundation, offering a range of virtual and in-person supports, including modules on social enterprise and social finance.

The Business Link (a partnership of the governments of Alberta and Canada) provides a wide range of critical information and support to anyone in the earliest stages of starting a business – vital information for success regardless of corporate structure. BDC (the Business Development Bank of Canada, a federal Crown Corporation) also has a wide range of resource materials on its website of value to social entrepreneurs.

The Table of Impact Investment Practitioners, or TIIP is a community of practice for social finance intermediaries. The Table is a pan-Canadian, pan-sector network, including community loan funds, worker coops, social enterprise funds, values-based financial institutions, Indigenous-led investment firms, and microloan funds spearheaded by and serving racialized, underserved and vulnerable communities.

Vested publication

In 2020, SEF celebrated our first decade with the publication of Vested. Read about our origin story and what we’ve learned on our way to becoming one of Canada’s most active impact investors.

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From the Notebook

We're still hiring!

Position profile:  Client Relations Associate Posted: 21 July 2023 The Social Enterprise Fund (SEF) invests in social entrepreneurs, providing the patient and imaginative capital they need to accomplish important public benefit missions.

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SAGE explores new ways to support seniors with IRP funding

The Sage Seniors Association was one of the first organizations to work with SEF back in our earliest days. 

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What the heck is 'investment readiness' anyway?

The second round of the Investment Readiness Program (IRP) opened on September 8th until October 9th, 2020.

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