Development

Social Enterprise for Northern Ontario (SENO) CoStarter for Change

Abstract: 

Social Enterprise for Northern Ontario (SENO) CoStarter for Change supports the development of early-stage, high growth social enterprises in Northern Ontario by offering social entrepreneurs access to capital, educational and support programs, workspace, and other services to help launch and grow their non-profit and for-profit ventures. In 2013, Ontario launched the Social Enterprise Strategy (https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontarios-social-enterprise-strategy-2016-2021).  The  Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund (SEDF) (program closed) is one of the key commitments to the strategy, supporting 11 social finance projects throughout the province.  A $4 million contribution has leveraged $6 million in private investment.  Social Enterprise Northern Ontario (SENO) a collaboration led by PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise is one of the successful social finance projects, receiving $250,000 for two years.

If you are interested in applying for the SENO CoStarter for Change program, please download the Application package, the Required criteria and milestones toolkit and the Self-assessment toolkit.

Project Team: 

Elizabeth Macmillan, Zach Falldien

Links: 

Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund (SEDF)

Social Enterprise Northern Ontario (SENO)

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise

Application package

Required criteria and milestones toolkit

Self-assessment toolkit