Social Enterprise in BC and Alberta: A Progress Report

Topic Proposal 2011-24

How have we progressed in B.C. in creating infrastructure to support the development of social enterprise? Just five or six years ago there was enthusiasm to proceed and a variety of innovative ventures, but no common notion about what had to be in place in order for the sector to expand. Since then, a national framework has been determined and a strategy for the developing the sector has begun to emerge. How far have we come, relative to the framework? How important has research been to this progress? What serious gaps remain? Profiles of research projects will round out this article, which will offer direction and inspiration to social enterprise networks in other regions, as well as to political bodies, particularly the NDP Economic Caucus.

Writer: David LePage, Enterprising Nonprofits (enp). Expected date of publication: September 2011.

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