Weaving worlds together
Whether you’re a changemaker looking to start a social enterprise, shift purchasing power towards social impact or provide financial capital, CSED can help bring it all together.
We offer a continuum of support for social enterprise in the city of Ottawa, including access to technical expertise, coaching, financing, learning communities, training, and cross-sector partnerships. To date, we have worked with hundreds of clients developing their social enterprise plans and providing them with the tools, strategies, and support to perpetuate positive social change and grow profitably.
From our inception as a collaboration between community partners to our current status as a federally incorporated not-for-profit, CSED continues to build a strong ecosystem of supports for social enterprises at all stages of development throughout the Ottawa region.
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”.