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The Social Enterprise Network of Central Ontario (SENCO) is an initiative of the Centre for Changemaking and Social Innovation at Georgian College.

SENCO inspires, connects and equips those looking to engage in social enterprise to face cultural, environmental and social challenges in our region.

We work with social enterprises, budding social entrepreneurs, organizations, intermediaries and community leaders to support innovative economic approaches to strengthen our communities. Our goal is to be the bridge to new knowledge, resources and supporting business practices to achieve financial growth and sustainability through social enterprise.

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The Social Enterprise Network of Central Ontario (SENCO) is an initiative of the Centre for Changemaking and Social Innovation at Georgian College.

SENCO inspires, connects and equips those looking to engage in social enterprise to face cultural, environmental and social challenges in our region.

We work with social enterprises, budding social entrepreneurs, organizations, intermediaries and community leaders to support innovative economic approaches to strengthen our communities. Our goal is to be the bridge to new knowledge, resources and supporting business practices to achieve financial growth and sustainability through social enterprise.

    Part 3: Why is Social Procurement and Systems Change So Important?

    Part 3: Why is Social Procurement and Systems Change So Important?

    We’re back! Catch up with us as we reflect on the amazing work that’s been happening in the social enterprise sector over the last few years. In part 3, we dive deeper into something called social procurement, exploring the impact of purchasing from social enterprises and diverse-owned businesses. We chat with expert guests about their experience in the field, and share personal reflections on navigating systems change, some of the biggest challenges faced and why those challenges exist in the first place.

    Thank you to the supporters of this episode: Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ashoka Canada, Georgian College and RBC Future Launch.

    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lobo_Loco/my-favorite-folk-songwriter-compilation-remastered (Hopefully)
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Marcos_H_Bolanos/True_Stories (Rain Soaked Window)
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Robert_John/torpor (Surface)
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Fathomless_-_Ambient/Undersea_Garden

    • 43 min
    Part 2: How Can Social Enterprise Make a Big Impact?

    Part 2: How Can Social Enterprise Make a Big Impact?

    In part two, we chat with individuals and organizations who are using the social enterprise model to meet 2 basic human needs: food & water, and shelter. We also discuss the need for specific metrics to truly understand the impact they’re making. We bring in national experts to discuss the government’s role in social procurement and how social and environmental value can be embedded in their supply chains.

    • 53 min
    Part 1: What is Social Enterprise?

    Part 1: What is Social Enterprise?

    In part one, host Jenna Stevenato explores what social enterprise is (and is not), and how local and national entrepreneurs are transforming the way we do business. We hear the inspiring stories of trailblazers in the sector who are paving the way for social, environmental and cultural change. Join us in the conversation.

    "Door, Church, Close, E.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org

    • 40 min

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