We all profit
The Centre for Social Enterprise Development (CSED) is a not for profit organization that supports organizations whose primary objective is to drive systematic social change. CSED provides a continuum of support for social enterprises at all stages of development throughout the Ottawa region. We believe in the power of the social enterprise sector, and its ability to make the world a better place.
CSED is THE “go to source” for social enterprise in Ottawa.
CSED champions social value purchasing and is changing the way social enterprises and buyers see their roles in the marketplace.
CSED is an innovative “market maker”.
What exactly is a social enterprise? What does a social enterprise look like in your industry?
We are up for the task of deepening your social knowledge.Learn More
Are you in ideation or business planning stages? Need the expert support as you tackle business structure?
Getting started is the hardest part. We’re ready when you are.Learn More
Are you ready to scale your social cause? Wondering what growth strategies are most suited for your unique endeavours?
We’re your gateway to growth.Learn More
CSED is Hiring!
Director, Sector Development
As a key member of the CSED team, the Director, Sector Development provides one-on-one coaching and group-based support to new and existing social enterprises who are looking to start, grow and scale their business operations. Knowledgeable and trusted, the Director, Sector Development is a go-to resource and community connector who leads key projects and programs designed to enable the accelerated transformation of the social enterprise sector.Apply Here
Because value is more than just money.
Are you looking to buy from social enterprise and become part of the social ecosystem? Do you need support as you navigate the procurement process? You can do good by purchasing social goods.Learn More
Ottawa's Social Enterprise Directory
Need a specific product or service? Do you know that you have the power to positively influence society by purchasing through a social enterprise?
Here’s your chance. Check out the list of social enterprises around Ottawa.
Not on our list? Let’s get you on there!
Give back so others can bounce back.View Directory
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