Advice from Fellow Social Enterprises

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From September 12-14, thanks to the financial contribution from the Nova Scotia Department of Business, fifteen Nova Scotia social enterprises attended the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) in Edinburgh, Scotland. The SEWF is an international event for social enterprises from all over the world to come together, share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future. …

Social Enterprise World Forum “ah ha!” Moments

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From September 12-14, thanks to the financial contribution from the Nova Scotia Department of Business, fifteen Nova Scotia social enterprises attended the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) in Edinburgh, Scotland. The SEWF is an international event for social enterprises from all over the world to come together, share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future. Read …

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: The Dream Candy Organization

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Our September Member Spotlight is on The Dream Candy Organization. When we talked to Co-founder and Executive Director, Deelle Hines, she highlighted the amazing impact they’ve had so far in their rural community: “Now that we are almost 2 years into our work, we’re starting to see amazing changes in the lives of children who regularly come to our programs. …

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 …