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Enp social enterprise-slideshow_(2011)


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This slideshow by enp features almost 140 social enterprises (i.e., businesses owned by non-profit organizations) in British Columbia.

Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) is a collaborative program that promotes and supports social enterprise development and growth as a means to build strong non-profits and healthier communities.

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Enp social enterprise-slideshow_(2011)

  1. 1. A collaborative program supported by the following organizations:
  2. 2. Every ASPECT Management services include association and events management, ASPECT impact on-line training, as well as administering sales and support for ASPECT's existing employability resources. ASPECT Every ASPECT Management Victoria enp workshop participant
  3. 3. Camp Pringle United Church Residential Camp Shawnigan Lake/Victoria enp workshop participant
  4. 4. The Bagel Club Catering Vancouver enp workshop participant The Bagel Club Catering provides adults with various abilities the opportunity to be trained and employed in the catering field. Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver
  5. 5. CAFCA Autism Services 2005 & 2008 enp grant recipient Victoria Child and Family Counselling Association
  6. 6. A Rocha Agricultural Services Surrey 2004 enp grant recipient Their Community Shared Agriculture program in Surrey produces over 8,000 pounds of organically-grown vegetables annually, with a portion going to low income families.
  7. 7. Glendale Gardens 2008 & 2010 enp grant recipient Victoria Horticulture Centre of the Pacific
  8. 8. The Cleaning Solution Vancouver 2003 and 2010 enp grant recipient
  9. 9. The Burnaby Hospice Society… provides compassionate care to individuals and families during the dying and grieving process and educates the community about death and dying. enp workshop participant The Burnaby Hospice Society Thrift Store Burnaby
  10. 10. Modo The Car Co-op (Formerly the Co-operative Auto Network) Supported by enp in 2008 Vancouver
  11. 11. 2005 enp grant recipient The Cornerstone Café Victoria Fernwood Community Centre
  12. 12. enp workshop participant Blade Runner Shredding Service Cranbrook Society for Community Living Cranbrook Shredding services social enterprise employing people with disabilities
  13. 13. GO2 Carshare Cooperative Smithers 2009 enp grant recipient ( One Sky: Canadian Institute of Sustainable Living )
  14. 14. Blue Lake’s enp grant for a feasibility study helped the organization leverage $1.2 million in funding to implement their project. Blue Lake Forest Education Society Cranbrook 2009 enp grant recipient
  15. 15. SOAICL promotes, organizes and supports the education, training, development and welfare of special needs children and adults. Bicycle social enterprise Double O Bikes Osoyoos Southern Okanagan Association for Integrated Community Living (SOAICL)
  16. 16. Past enp workshop participant Vancouver MOSAIC Language Services A leading Canadian language-services agency specializing in interpretation, translation, foreign-language consultation, videoconferencing and more.
  17. 17. Landscaping with Heart invests in people living with a mental illness by providing professional landscaping training and market employment. COAST Landscaping with Heart Vancouver 2001, 2003, & 2009 enp grant recipient COAST Social Enterprise Foundation
  18. 18. Malaspina Printmakers 2010 enp grant recipient Vancouver Malaspina Printmakers is a non-profit artist-run centre that supports the development of printmaking as a contemporary art form and promotes and preserves traditional print practice. 
  19. 19. enp workshop participant Vancouver Joe Ink Performance Society
  20. 20. 3H Craftworks Vancouver Since 1966, Craftworks has worked with Vancouver adults who are unable to seek and maintain regular employment due to physical challenges and/or mental illness, to participate in meaningful work. enp workshop participant
  21. 21. Earth Matters Eco Store Nelson 2008 & 2010 enp grant recipient Nelson Cares Society
  22. 22. 2006 enp grant recipient Ecotrust Canada Vancouver
  23. 23. 2009 enp grant recipient Larry’s Cycle and Sport Kelowna and District Society for Community Living Kelowna
  24. 24. Aunt Leah’s Thrift Store Vancouver 2005 & 2010 enp grant recipient Proceeds from the thrift store support vulnerable moms and babies. Aunt Leah’s Society helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless, and mothers in need from losing custody of their children.
  25. 25. Fair trade, organic coffee at a great price. Café Etico Vancouver (Co-Development Canada) Original enp pilot project participant & 2008 & 2009 grant recipient
  26. 26. JUSTPOTTERS Vancouver 2009 enp grant recipient
  27. 27. Camp Thunderbird YMCA-YWCA Greater Victoria Sooke A residential camp
  28. 28. Parent organization was a 2002 grant recipient Vancouver Bugs Be Gone Portland Hotel Society (PHS)
  29. 29. EMBERS Staffing Solutions is a job brokering enterprise that hires workers onto its own payroll and places them in temporary and part-time jobs that fit with the individual’s work availability, job readiness, skills, and back-to-work plan. 2009 enp grant recipient EMBERS Staffing Solutions Vancouver EMBERS (Eastside Movement for Business & Economic Renewal Society)
  30. 30. Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Services Agencies of BC 2006 enp grant recipient Vancouver AMSSA is an affiliation of over 75 multicultural agencies providing immigrant settlement and multicultural services in communities throughout British Columbia.
  31. 31. The Banqueting Table North Vancouver Catering social enterprise A non-profit catering company since 1998 Hillside Church
  32. 32. Sewing with Heart supports clients who are interested in employment as sewers through membership in the Common Thread Co-operative. COAST Sewing with Heart Vancouver 2003 enp grant recipient COAST Social Enterprise Foundation
  33. 33. 2007 enp grant recipient Street Youth Job Action (SYJA) Vancouver Family Services of Greater Vancouver
  34. 34. A women’s training and employment program in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside 2010 enp grant recipient Vancouver Tradeworks Custom Products
  35. 35. EWMA is a self employment initiative for women impacted by violence who face significant barriers to traditional employment. Enterprising Women Making Art Parent Organization has received an enp grant Vancouver Atira Women’s Resource Society
  36. 36. Provides a full selection of residential property management services. ATIRA Property Management Vancouver 2001 enp grant recipient Brian Harris Photo ATIRA Women’s Resources
  37. 37. Parent organization has received an enp grant Ten Thousand Villages is an organization which sells handicrafts from “developing” countries through its network of stores in Canada and the USA. The Lower Mainland, Okanagan and Victoria Ten Thousand Villages Mennonite Central Committee
  38. 38. Bella Coola Valley Sustainable Agricultural Society Bella Coola 2010 enp grant recipient
  39. 39. A Fraser Valley organic farm cooperative Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-op Abbotsford The farm runs a small Community Supported Agriculture program. Members of the CSA become partners with the farmers - they purchase a share of the crop at the start of the season and receive a weekly Harvest Box over 16 weeks in the summer.
  40. 40. Cariboo-Central Interior Poultry Association Abattoir Quesnel 2009 enp grant recipient CCIPPA endeavors to create economic diversification in communities of the Cariboo-Central Interior through agriculture initiatives. 
  41. 41. 2010 enp grant recipient Coquitlam Farmers Market Coquitlam
  42. 42. Slenyah Convenience Store Stellat’en First Nation Fraser Lake 2009 enp grant recipient The store has been operated by the band since 1998 and offers a range of fairly priced goods: gas, diesel, staples, packaged foods, nonalcoholic drinks, newspapers, automotive and household goods, cigarettes and apparels.
  43. 43. Parent organization received enp grant in 2005 Ecoworks The Fraser Valley Employment & Community Development MCC BC Ecoworks has demonstrated the ability to create a positive and safe learning/work environment that builds employability skills and self confidence. They perform quality landscape design and maintenance.  
  44. 44. Tom Uphill Manor Fernie Family Housing 2005 enp grant recipient Fernie (Actual building not as shown)
  45. 45. Supported by enp in 2010 Common Thread Sewing Cooperative Vancouver
  46. 46. Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society 2008 & 2010 enp grant recipient Queen Charlotte
  47. 47. The Talkin’ Donkey is a non-profit coffee house with a social, environmental and spiritual conscience. All profits support local and international needs. Frequent enp workshop catering provider The Talkin’ Donkey Salvation Army Vernon
  48. 48. Camp Elphinstone YMCA-YWCA Greater Vancouver Sunshine Coast A residential camp
  49. 49. Farm Folk / City Folk 2000, 2008, 2009 & 2010 enp grant recipient Vancouver FarmFolk/CityFolk is a not-for-profit society working to cultivate a local, sustainable food system
  50. 50. Christina Lake Living Arts Centre 2007 enp grant recipient Christina Lake
  51. 51. 2007 enp grant recipient Vancouver Vancouver Farmers Markets
  52. 52. Fiddleworks provides accessible, affordable music education for children and adults delivered with heart and skill by dedicated professionals. A music education social enterprise Fiddleworks Salt Spring Island
  53. 53. MP Enterprises 2009 & 2010 enp grant recipient Vancouver Mission Possible
  54. 54. Museum of Vancouver 2008 enp grant participant Vancouver
  55. 55. My Sister’s Closet Vancouver (Battered Women’s Support Services) 2003 enp grant recipient Profits are used to fund services and programs for women dealing with violence or abuse.
  56. 56. Kootenay Carshare Coop (Formerly Nelson Carshare Cooperative) Nelson 2009 enp grant recipient
  57. 57. Ray Cam Community Centre Vancouver enp workshop participant Vancouver Youth Radio Licensed Childcare
  58. 58. enp workshop participant and caterer Surrey Kla-how-eya Culinary Arts Program Kla-how-eya Aboriginal Centre of SACS
  59. 59. Career Development Services (CDS) Trail Association for Community Living 2007 enp grant recipient Trail City of Trail Landscaping Contract since 1989        Gyro & Haley Park Concession Stands since 2001     Thrifty Treasures Thrift Store since 2004     West Kootenay Youth & Adult Woodshop since 2006     Trail Blazers Property Maintenance since 2008
  60. 60. Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2006 enp grant recipient Vancouver
  61. 61. 2009 enp grant recipient Vancouver W2 Community Media Arts
  62. 62. Mis’cel’la’ny Finds enp workshop participant Vancouver Women Working With Women (W4) A thrift store that trains hard to place women
  63. 63. "community... with earth in mind" 2006 & 2010 enp grant recipient Shawnigan Lake O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE
  64. 64. Pacific Rim Health Services Co-operative is a multi-stakeholder co-op with around 100 members. They are comprised of six local organizations, the co-op doctors, 10 founding members and individual community members. Pacific Rim Health Services Cooperative Port Alberni 2007 enp grant recipient
  65. 65. The Painter Sisters Vancouver Parent organization has received an enp grant
  66. 66. 2009 enp grant recipient JUSTRENOS Vancouver
  67. 67. 2008 enp grant recipient White Rock White Rock Hospice Society Thrift Store Generating a reliable source of income throughout the year, the Thrift Store allows the Hospice Society to be less dependent on fundraising events and government grants.
  68. 68. New Vista Café Burnaby 2005 enp grant recipient The New Vista Café is located on the first floor of the Care Home and is open to all New Vista residents, tenants and visitors. The café offers delicious and nutritious meals at very reasonable prices.
  69. 69. NK’MIP (Inkameep) winery includes a golf course and conference centre and is owned by the Osoyoos Indian Band Social enterprise wine offered at most enp events Osoyoos NK’MIP Winery
  70. 70. Light House – Sustainable Building Centre Vancouver 2006 & 2007 enp grant recipient Light House is an enterprising non-profit society dedicated to advancing and catalyzing sustainability in BC's built environment.
  71. 71. 2011 enp workshop participant Vancouver Our Community Bikes PEDAL: Pedal Energy Development Alternatives
  72. 72. "Helping the needy get nerdy since the beginning of the 3rd millennium" Ethical Computer Recycling A computer recycling social enterprise Free Geek Vancouver
  73. 73. Crafthouse at YVR & Crafthouse Granville Island 2008 enp grant recipient Craft Council of BC Vancouver
  74. 74. Nelson 2008 enp grant recipient Association des Francophones des Kootenays Ouest French community radio, language classes, Internet services, summer camp, and library services
  75. 75. The Gathering Place Catering and Hospitality Services Prince George Native Friendship Centre Prince George 2006 & 2010 enp grant recipient
  76. 76. 2001 enp grant recipient for related venture The Grape Box Burnaby Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI) This small woodshop provides training as well as employment opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities
  77. 77. CirKids 2006 & 2007 enp grant recipient Vancouver
  78. 78. Harrop Procter Community Forest – Forest Products Procter 2002 enp grant recipient
  79. 79. Venue and caterer for enp events H.A.V.E. Culinary Training Vancouver
  80. 80. Health & Home Care Society of BC (Formerly Victoria Order of Nurses) Vancouver enp original pilot project participant and 2009 & 2010 grant recipient
  81. 81. Hope in Shadows Vancouver 2009 enp grant recipient Hope in Shadows is a charitable organization creating positive social change for people and communities impacted by poverty and marginalization.
  82. 82. The Improv Centre (Granville Island) Vancouver Venue for enp ’s 15 th anniversary party ????.
  83. 83. 2010 Social Enterprise MeetUP participant Inn at Laurel Point Victoria Owned by a foundation
  84. 84. Producer of enp ’s 2010 video on Social Enterprise Vancouver Intersections Media
  85. 85. Providence Farm Duncan 2004 enp grant recipient
  86. 86. 2009 enp grant recipient Vancouver The Kettle Friendship Society The Kettle Friendship Society is a member of the Common Thread Sewing Cooperative
  87. 87. Poco Dots provides quality daycare programs in a safe and nurturing environment for children from 30 months to age 12. A daycare social enterprise Port Coquitlam Poco Dots
  88. 88. Quince Paste & Butter Quince Jelly Kings and Spies Hard Cider 2002, 2005 & 2008 enp grant recipient Victoria LifeCycles
  89. 89. The Aboriginal Mother Centre started the Studio to make blankets, wall hangings, tote bags and other knitted products with genuine Aboriginal design. 2006 enp grant recipient Vancouver MaMa’s Wall St. Studio Aboriginal Mother Centre
  90. 90. Aleza Lake Research Forest Society Aleza Lake (Prince George Region) 2009 enp grant recipient * All photos courtesy of Aleza Lake Research Forest Society from their website at / The Aleza Lake Research Forest is a 9000 ha university-based outdoor research facility and working forest
  91. 91. Megaphone 2009 enp grant recipient Vancouver Street Corner Media Foundation Megaphone is a magazine sold on the streets of Vancouver by homeless and low-income vendors.
  92. 92. Metchosin Camp 2008 & 2009 enp grant recipient Victoria Boys & Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria
  93. 93. 2003 & 2009 enp grant recipient Jewish Family Services Vancouver Seniors Home Support Resettlement and Employment Services
  94. 94. Pearl’s Seconds Thrift Store Squamish 2008 enp grant recipient The most eclectic thrift store in Squamish offering quality second hand items at low prices! Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society
  95. 95. JUSTCATERING Vancouver enp event caterer & 2009 grant recipient
  96. 96. Potluck operates a fully professional Café and Catering enterprise. Revenue is directly invested back into its community social programs that are integrated into its daily operations. Photo: Brian Harris Potluck Catering Vancouver 2001 & 2008 enp grant recipient
  97. 97. Naramata Centre Naramata (United Church of Canada) Retreat and Conference Centre A social enterprise in the Okanagan
  98. 98. Prince George Native Friendship Centre Prince George 2006 & 2010 enp grant recipient The PGNFC maintains several meeting rooms and halls suitable for meetings, conferences, and training sessions.
  99. 99. Mary Winspear Centre 2009 enp grant recipient Sidney Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society
  100. 100. New Hope Cuisine The North Shore Salvation Army North Vancouver enp workshop participant New Hope Cuisine meals are ideal if you’re in a hurry, need a night off from cooking, or have limited mobility. Every meal sold supports The North Shore Salvation Army Community Programs
  101. 101. The Radio Station Cafe 2002 enp grant recipient Vancouver PHS Community Services
  102. 102. Providence Place Inn Port Hardy 2009 enp workshop participant and 2010 workshop venue host The Hotel with Heart
  103. 103. Moving On was started with a long-term purpose to help support social programs through Fraserside Community Services Society . Moving On , a moving company which specializes in small moves. Photograph by : Jason Lang/THE RECORD 2006 enp grant recipient New Westminster MOVING ON Fraserside Community Services
  104. 104. Village Arts Society 2010 enp grant recipient Invermere
  105. 105. Raincoast Conservation Foundation Raincoast Images Sidney 2002 enp grant recipient
  106. 106. Frequent venue for enp workshops & events Vancouver YWCA Hotel
  107. 107. Sanford Property Management 2005 enp grant recipient All profits are directed to Katherine Sanford Housing Society to help realize their mission of developing safe, secure and affordable housing for people with mental illness and/or addictions. Vancouver The Katherine Sandford Housing Society
  108. 108. Vancouver ReBoot 2006 enp grant recipient Reboot Vancouver is a non-profit retailer of refreshed PC's.
  109. 109. Summerland’s Penny Lane Bargain Outlet provides a sustainable source of funding for youth initiatives through their retail success. The store provides both training and employment opportunities for youth. 2007 enp grant recipient Summerland Penny Lane Bargain Outlet
  110. 110. ReStores are located all across Canada including several in BC. Vision: A world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Victoria, Vancouver and Nanaimo Photo: Brian Harris ReStore Victoria: 2002 & 2008 enp grant recipient Nanaimo: 2001 enp grant recipient
  111. 111. Richmond Society for Community Living enp workshop participant Richmond
  112. 112. A First Nations social enterprise Atlin Taku Wild was formed by the TRTFN to enable the commercial sale of sustainably caught wild salmon products to benefit the Taku River Tlingit and to help fund conservation efforts in the Taku River basin. Taku Wild Smoked Salmon Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRTFN)
  113. 113. 2008 & 2010 enp grant recipient Nelson West Kootenay Women’s Association Recycled and reclaimed bags
  114. 114. The Right Stuff Greater Trail Community Skills Centre Trail Parent organization has received an enp grant
  115. 115. The Outdoor School Brackendale/North Vancouver 2009 enp grant recipient School District #44
  116. 116. Strathcona Community Dental Clinic 2009 & 2010 enp grant recipient Vancouver
  117. 117. Rotary Centre for the Arts 2010 enp workshop participant Kelowna
  118. 118. Sasamat Outdoor Centre Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC A residential camp Sasamat Outdoor Centre offers campers the opportunity to participate in a wide range of outdoor activities in a safe, supervised environment Port Moody
  119. 119. Senden Sustainable Agriculture Resource Centre 2008 & 2009 enp grant recipient Hazelton Upper Skeena Development Centre (USDC)
  120. 120. Started in 2004, Sewing With Heart focuses on providing income, work opportunities and skill development for people recovering from mental illness. Parent organization has received enp grants Vancouver Sewing With Heart Coast Social Enterprise Foundation
  121. 121. Richmond Family Place Thrift Store 2007 enp grant recipient Richmond
  122. 122. 2010 enp grant recipient Nelson West Kootenay Social Enterprise Society A janitorial social enterprise employing people with disabilities.
  123. 123. Camp Fircom United Church Residential Camp Gambier Island enp workshop participant
  124. 124. SFP Fun Zone Semiamhoo Family Place 2006 & 2007 enp grant recipient Surrey
  125. 125. SHARE Thrift Store Coquitlam 2003 & 2004 enp grant recipient
  126. 126. Public Dreams Vancouver Public Dreams produces events, rituals, and traditions that promote healthy and vibrant neighbourhoods. 2001, 2002, 2008 & 2010 enp grant recipient
  127. 127. Retreat & Conference Centre Sorrento Centre Sorrento 2009 enp workshop attendee Anglican Church of Canada
  128. 128. The Bean on Burrard Nechako Valley Community Services Society Vanderhoof Parent organization was an enp grant recipient The Bean’s primary objective is to provide employment for adults with special needs and to provide a greater level of integration into the community for individuals who are often significantly underemployed and isolated.
  129. 129. 2008 enp workshop participant Crews @ Work Victoria The Cridge Centre for the Family
  130. 130. Developmental Disabilities Association Child Development Centre Vancouver 2004 enp grant recipient Their Children's Services offer quality inclusive childcare programs in Vancouver and Richmond for both typical and special needs children.
  131. 131. Spark Youth Centre & Bookstore Kimberley 2010 enp grant recipient The Spark Youth Centre is the longest running youth centre in BC. Its music and bookstore sells new and used books, music CDs, and DVDs.
  132. 132. Starworks Packaging & Assembly Vancouver 2000 & 2004 enp grant recipient Developmental Disabilities Association Starworks employs people with developmental disabilities to perform light labour and assembly work. They employ over 25 on call workers in their 5000 square foot warehouse.
  133. 133. 2006 enp grant recipient Vancouver / British Columbia Western Canada Wilderness Committee Online store with calendars, cards, books, posters, maps, fair trade First Nations products and more.
  134. 134. Stillwood Camp & Conference Centre Cultus Lake A camp and conference centre Mennonite Brethren Conference of Churches
  135. 135. Vancouver United We Can <ul><li>In 2007 United We Can … </li></ul><ul><li>Recycled 16 million containers </li></ul><ul><li>Refunded $2.7 million back to the community </li></ul><ul><li>Created 22 full-time and 127 part time jobs for people with multiple barriers to traditional employment. </li></ul>A successful social enterprise in Vancouver’s DTES
  136. 136. 2007 & 2009 enp grant recipient Victoria WIN Shops Victoria Women in Need Cooperative
  137. 137. The coffee kiosk provides employment skills training and a community hub for people living in the area. The Kiosk sells espresso coffee products, BC Lottery tickets, teas and cookies. 2001 & 2005 enp grant recipient Vancouver South Vancouver’s First Cup Coffee Kiosk South Vancouver Neighbourhood House