Canadian social enterprises generated $4.1 billion in 2022: report

Eighty-five per cent of social enterprises provide staff with “wraparound” supports

Why It Matters

Social enterprises often champion inclusion, community, climate and skills development over profits, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t businesses. More awareness of this model could improve market access and increase the availability of financial capital.

WINNIPEG / TREATY 1 – Social enterprises employed more than 9,000 Canadians last year, generating gross revenue totalling $4.1 billion, according to a new report from Buy Social Canada; numbers the organization says shatters myths about the sector’s viability.

“As you will see from the data in this report, social enterprises in Canada are solidly embedded in communities, work across business models, and deliver a vast array of goods and services,” said Elizabeth Chick-Blount, CEO of Buy Social Canada. “They create significant revenues, employment, and s

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