MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: The Flower Cart Group

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Our August Member Spotlight is on The Flower Cart Group. When we talked to Executive  Director, Jeff Kelly, he highlighted one of the biggest reasons he gets excited about coming to work everyday: “…It is an organization that ‘works with purpose’ and empowers people to realize their own strengths and encourages creativity and fun.”   Read on to learn more …

Who Works in the Social Enterprise Sector?

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Here comes your monthly snapshot from the 2018 Nova Scotia Social Enterprise Report, Mapping the Social Shift! This month, we’ve broken down the numbers for the section of the report that deals with just who, exactly, works in the social enterprise sector. Advanced Age: The sector is largely led by older, experienced folks, a significant number of whom work into …

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Queens Association for Supported Living

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Our July Member Spotlight is on Queens Association for Supported Living (QASL). When we talked to Executive  Director, Treena Dexter, she highlighted just one of the ways social enterprise can revitalize our rural communities. “In 2010, Queens Association for Supported Living, purchased the only existing general store in Mill Village, Queens County and renamed it ‘Riverbank General Store & Café’. …

What do Social Enterprises do?

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For our next snapshot of the recently published social enterprise survey report, Mapping the Social Shift, we’ll be taking a look at what structures social enterprises in Nova Scotia actually take–how they function and where, which issues they hope to address, and, perhaps most importantly, the different ways that they track their progress. How long have social enterprises in Nova …

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Wolfville Farmers’ Market

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Our June Member Spotlight is on the Wolfville Farmers’ Market. When we talked to Market Manager, Kelly Marie Redcliffe, about what gets her excited about coming to work everyday she tells us in one word: growth. “Growth.  I get excited when things are growing the way farmers get excited when seeds are doing their magic.  I like to see people …

What do Social Enterprises do?

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For our next snapshot of the recently published social enterprise survey report, Mapping the Social Shift, we’ll be taking a look at what structures social enterprises in Nova Scotia actually take–how they function and where, which issues they hope to address, and, perhaps most importantly, the different ways that they track their progress. How long have social enterprises in Nova …

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: LakeCity Works

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When asked “What is the promise you see in the future of social enterprise?”, Liam O’rourke, Executive Director of LakeCity Works, gave us this hopeful answer: Having just moved back to Nova Scotia after 12 years running a social enterprise in Montreal I am energized by the incredible work being done in social enterprise across Nova Scotia. The organizations making …