Buy for a cause
Blending people, passion, purpose and profit.
Imagine getting the products and services you or your business need, while also positively impacting the community you live in. You can do this by purchasing from social enterprises.
The social enterprise sector is diverse, with enterprises operating in a range of industries offering a wide variety of products and services.
As this sector grows, CSED is working with the city’s anchor institutions and corporations to engage them in social value purchasing.
We work with the leadership teams of these organizations to transition spending towards social enterprise, which will lead to more opportunities for our community.
Beyond Your Business Model Canvas
CSED’s Hyper-Accelerator is a highly focused, unique training program that provides social enterprises from the food sector with the key requirements needed to successfully access and respond to large scale procurement opportunities.
Participants take a deep dive into product development, product marketing, human capital development and sales mapping. Expect concentrated sessions with best in class mentors and high-quality content leaving you ready and able to deliver on social procurement opportunities.
Beyond Your Business Model Canvas will run for 2 half day sessions, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, December 7 and December 12 at Bayview Yards.
December 7, 2018
Packaging & Labelling: Learn, understand and ensure you’re following the Canadian Food Inspection Agencies’ (CFIA) labelling and packaging requirements.
Product Package Design: Packaging design is just as important as your product; it doesn’t need to just look good it needs to be packaged well to protect it from damage on it’s journey from manufacturer to consumer.
December 12, 2018
Bill 47: Employee Standards Act & Best Practices: Confused about Bill 47 (formerly Bill 148)? In this session an expert employment lawyer will provide guidance and answer your questions ensuring you get it right.
Mapping Your Sales Process: Planning for the sale when you are scaling is’t easy. Learn what resources you’ll need and how you can maximize the resources you currently have to succeed.
Want to play a part in the social procurement work in Ottawa?
ARE YOU ONE OF THE FOLLOWING?
- Anchor Institution
- Small & Medium Enterprise
- Supply Chain Representative
Contact us for more information!
Ottawa's Social Enterprise Directory
Find goods and services from the city’s vibrant social enterprises on CSED’s SE Marketplace.
Do you know that you have the power to positively influence society by purchasing through a social enterprise?
Here’s your chance. Find goods and services from the city’s vibrant social enterprises on CSED’s SE Marketplace. Check out the list of social enterprises around Ottawa. Give back so others can bounce back.
Not on our list? Let’s get you on there!