The purpose of this survey is to provide a snapshot-in-time profile of Ontario’s social enterprise sector, in order to increase awareness and inform actions to support its development.
This survey builds on previous research that the Canadian CED Network conducted in 2012, titled Inspiring Innovation. It also contributes to the national profile being created through similar surveys which have been conducted across the country to develop a better understanding of a national social entrepreneurial movement within the Canada. Specifically, the research captures key societal and financial dimensions of the social enterprise sector by highlighting the size, scope, and nature of their activities. The survey of social enterprises in Ontario was conducted in the summer of 2015, and respondents were asked to report on their activities during their previous operating period in 2014.
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