Especially since the 1996 Summit on the Economy and Employment, social economy players in Québec have worked to create and adapt financial tools to assist social enterprise.
In 2007, the Chantier de l'économie sociale (Montréal) and six partner organizations, with the assistance of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, worked together to tap Québec's expertise for the benefit of the rest of Canada. This project, "Financing for Social Enterprises and the Community Sector: Transferring the Lessons of a Decade of Innovation in Québec" was completed early in 2009. It presents a process through which financial officers, analysts, activists, consultants, and fund managers can make a more thorough understanding of these enterprises the basis for investment decisions.
It comprises three trainer's workbooks and two participant's workbooks.