On April 12 Government of Nova Scotia released the Framework for Advancing Social Enterprise in partnership with the Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia. Find the documents and press release below.
SENNS Press Release:
Provincial Social Enterprise framework announced, levelling playing field for all business structures.
For Immediate Release-Halifax: The Government of Nova Scotia has released the Framework for Advancing Social Enterprise for 2017 in conjunction with the Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia’s Social Enterprise Sector Strategy.
These strategies reinforce the enormous value social enterprise brings to communities, small and large, in every corner of this province and is a testament to the fact that many people share a sense of hope that we can, and will do better, through business.
Along with the framework an initial $200,000 investment will support two projects led by the Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia secretariat Common Good Solutions: developing a portal where entrepreneurs can access resources and training, and conducting research into the economic and social value created by social enterprise.
“This means that the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Nova Scotia’s social entrepreneurs are going to be acknowledged for the vital role they play in creating prosperity, and be supported by the government to do so.” says Andy Horsnell, co-founder of Common Good Solutions.
A social enterprise is a business operated for the purpose of addressing social, cultural or environmental challenges. The majority of profits and surpluses are reinvested to support community needs.
“In every corner of our province you can see people and organizations building and running businesses that create social, cultural, and environmental value. This is social enterprise. It is not a new business model. It is not a fad. It is here to stay.” Cathy Deagle-Gammon, President, Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia.
The Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia (SENNS) is a non-profit, member-led society, building a movement on behalf of the 1000+ social enterprises in the province. SENNS is committed to advocating on behalf of entrepreneurs and businesses that are trying to build sustainable value in our communities.
SENNS, Secretariat Communications Coordinator
902-407-0822 ext 101