TEF Employment Social Enterprise 101 - ventureLAB in York Region

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You’re invited to Employment Social Enterprise 101 – a workshop for York Region that will provide you with an overview of employment social enterprises – innovative businesses that create training and employment opportunities for people facing barriers to employment, such as people with disabilities, newcomers, and people with mental illness.

The workshop will feature:

an overview of employment social enterprises, including: defining characteristics, key success factors, and outcomes

a scan of the employment social enterprise ‘development pathway’

a list of supports available to you through TEF should you be interested in launching an employment social enterprise (e.g. grants, coaching, resources)

a Q&A session with a representative of the Toronto Enterprise Fund, Canada’s leading supporter of employment social enterprises

The time is right for employment social enterprise development. Across Canada, and globally, employment social enterprises (ESEs) have demonstrated strong outcomes for their ‘target population’ employees. Based on this success, and on persistent employment barriers for many people in York Region, there is demand for additional jobs within ESEs. Additionally, based on increased ‘social purchasing’ behavior, there is greater demand for the products and services created by ESEs.

The workshop is well-suited to those in York Region who are entrepreneurs, agencies, educators, policy makers, funders and others who are new to the field of employment social enterprises.

You may also want to participate in the Employment Social Enterprise 201 workshop taking place in the afternoon, if so register here.

If you have any accessibility needs, or any questions about this event, please contact Paul Chamberlain, Manager, Toronto Enterprise Fund at pchamberlain@uwgt.org

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