|Government of Canada investment supports social enterprise|
|by Government of Canada|
|on February 13, 2013|
Through an investment by the federal government, Trico Charitable Foundation will launch a project to help not-for-profit organizations increase the impact of their social enterprises. The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, made the announcement today.
“Our Government is committed to exploring new ways to achieve better results for Canadians, which means working with local organizations to develop solutions that meet the individual needs of communities,” said Minister Finley. “We are proud to partner with organizations such as Trico Charitable Foundation to help address complex social issues and we are excited to see the results of this project.”
Trico Charitable Foundation is receiving over $1.5 million in federal government funding for its Enterprising Non-Profits Canada project. This project will test the ability of not-for-profit organizations to leverage non-federal government funding to address social challenges. Trico Charitable Foundation will support the development of the social enterprise sector by coordinating and pooling ideas and resources across the country.
“Trico Charitable Foundation is honoured to be partnering with the Government of Canada in the creation of Enterprising Non-Profits Canada,” said Michele Fugiel Gartner, the Trico Charitable Foundation’s General Manager. “This partnership advances the work of regional Enterprising Non-Profits affiliates by creating a national network enabling the growth and development of social enterprises. We are pleased to receive the support of the Government of Canada to advance social enterprise as a way to build strong non-profits and create healthier communities.”
This project is being funded as part of the Government of Canada’s Social Partnerships Strategy. Economic Action Plan 2012 builds on previous commitments to encourage the development of partnerships that cross traditional boundaries between the public, for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. By working closely with communities and relying on local expertise to find local solutions to social issues, the government is exploring new approaches to increase the impact of federal spending.
The original government press release and backgrounder can be found at: http://news.gc.ca