The Trico Foundation (in Calgary) provides educational opportunities and business development funding for non-profits interested in exploring their enterprise potential.

Innoweave.ca is an initiative of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, offering a range of materials through a website, workshops and direction coaching, including specific 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 at the earliest stages of starting a business. You may be a non-profit and don’t think of yourself as being in business – but take a look at what they offer and you might be pleasantly surprised and inspired!

From the Notebook

Trico steps up as SVI Alberta sponsor

SVI Alberta’s lead organizers, the Social Enterprise Fund and Thrive (an initiative of Momentum) and SVI Hollyhock are deeply grateful for our generous sponsors who have stepped up to make the first SVI Alberta possible.

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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. 

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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.

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