“BUILDING FOR A COMMUNITY IS THE BEST KIND OF BUILDING.”
Social enterprises have been expanding throughout BC. A social enterprise is a business that combines selling goods and services in the marketplace with a social goal, for example training and employing people with barriers to economic and labour market participation. Social enterprises are key to ensuring economic inclusion and advancement for people who would otherwise be in poverty. New social enterprises are being developed by non-profits in many sectors, and need patient financing from non-traditional sources to achieve sustainability.