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Social Enterprise 101 is an introduction to a business model that builds communities’ social, cultural, and environmental goals
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Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (SEE), a Northern Ontario partnership that includes the Timmins Small Business Enterprise Centre, are delivering two workshops this week of interest to economic development officers, non-profit organizations and community members interested in learning more about social enterprises and how they could benefit the economy of Timmins and area.

Social Enterprise 101 is an introduction to a business model that builds and strengthens communities’ social, cultural, and environmental goals.

“Social enterprises can help create solutions to community needs and use a triple bottom line – people, planet, profit – to measure their success,” says Katie Blunt, SEE project coordinator. “Social enterprises take many forms including non-profits, co-operatives and sole proprietorships to name a few. The workshop will outline some real-life examples of successful social enterprises, as well as resources to help you get started.”

Katie Blunt and Jude Ortiz, research coordinator for NORDIK Institute, one of SEE’s partners, shall be delivering the workshops.

“The Timmins Small Business Enterprise Centre is very pleased to be able to bring this opportunity to Timmins and area,” says Brenda Camirand of the Timmins Economic Development Corp. “Social enterprises can be a valuable tool in supporting the overall economy, particularly in addressing social issues, and providing employment for groups who experience barriers to employment.”

Workshop times are: Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Jan. 24, 2018 at Timmins Economic Development Corporation (TEDC), 130 Spruce St. S., Timmins, Ont. There is no cost to the workshop and all are welcome.

For more information and to register contact Maggie Matear, director of community economic development, (705) 360-2600 ext. 7099, or