More Impact with Social Enterprise
What is a Social Enterprise?
A social enterprise is a mission-driven business whether For-Profit or Not-For-Profit. They use business as a tool for good and typically have a triple bottom line that includes People, Planet, and Profit. Profits are reinvested into the mission and the organization’s social programs.
Social Enterprises use entrepreneurial methods to solve complex social issues. Social Enterprises see problems as opportunities and are leading the way in large scale change making.
Problem: As of January 2019, the City of Barrie had the second highest rent prices in all of Ontario.
Opportunity: Community Builders works with home owners and partners to increase the number of affordable housing units available through their second suite program and social impact projects. For more information see our second suites page.
Problem: Colleges Ontario forecasts that by 2030, the Province will face a skilled labour shortage of more than 500,000 workers.
Opportunity: Community Builders is working hard to expand our highly successful Construction Training Program (CTP) to help reduce this shortfall . We train and employ people with barriers to employment by giving them the construction knowledge, life skills and supports that will give them the tools they need to succeed.
A living wage is the hourly wage a worker needs to earn to cover their basic expenses and participate in their community. For more information Go HERE.
The Better Way Alliance brings together business owners who value decent work, for our bottom lines and the health of Canada’s economy. We know it’s smart to invest in our workforce for greater productivity, loyalty, and customer satisfaction. That is why we have come together to share our experience and move our economy forward on a better path. Website
Yes In My Back Yard!
Because everyone deserves a safe, affordable, hopeful place to call home, and when that’s the case our entire community benefits. For more information visit Redwood Park Community Homes
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