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.
Buy Social Canada Certification
We are thrilled to announce CSED is now serving as the Ottawa regional certifier for Buy Social Canada Certification. This third-party certification program recognizes your organization as a verified social enterprise and enhances your marketing potential as a business that actively prioritizes community benefits and social impact over private profit and shareholder returns.
Not-for-profits (with or without charitable status), Co-ops, Hybrids (i.e. CCCs or CICs) and For-Profits owned by Non-Profits are eligible.
Stand out from your competitors with the Buy Social Canada Supplier Certification – demonstrating your commitment to social and sustainable business.
CSED will follow-up with you once you have filled out the online application.Learn More & Apply Here
Play a part
ARE YOU ONE OF THE FOLLOWING?
- Anchor Institution
- Small & Medium Enterprise
- Supply Chain Representative
Contact us for more information!
We All Profit
Ottawa’s Social Enterprise Directory
Find goods and services from the city’s vibrant social enterprises on CSED’s SE Marketplace, We All Profit
You have the power to positively influence society by purchasing through a social enterprise.
Here’s your chance. Give back so others can bounce back.
Not on our list? Let’s get you on there! CONTACT US