Social enterprises are nonprofit organizations, community groups, for profit businesses and co-operatives that pursue social, cultural or environmental goals through the sale of goods and services.
Ontario has approximately 10,000 social enterprises that each employ, on average, 38 people and generate $1.2 million in revenue. Of the nonprofit social enterprises, 45% are focused on poverty reduction and many train and hire people with employment barriers.
Through this mix of products lives are transformed, people are finding work hope, pride and self-sufficiency. Check out Social Enterprise Ontario’s recommended gifts from their own social enterprise projects here.