Calling all Ottawa area Social Enterprises!

The Collaborative for Innovative Social Enterprise Development (CISED) has been working hard to build the social enterprise sector in Ottawa since 2009.   At last count, we identified over 200 social enterprises in the Ottawa area, operating in a variety of sectors and for diverse purposes.  That’s an impressive number of businesses – contributing not only to the local economy, but to the good of the Ottawa community!

CISED’s main objective is to provide the most effective supports for social enterprises so they can thrive.  To do that to the best of our ability, we want to get a better snapshot of the sector so we can identify gaps and challenges to be addressed. The results of our study will inform how we develop and roll out new supports for social enterprises in areas such cluster development, social procurement, scaling and growth, and financing.

Please take 15 minutes to complete the survey now.  Your input is valuable and will become a vital piece in describing the sector, as well as shaping how it is supported.  All responses will remain confidential and any release of information will be only as compiled data and clearly not attributable to any organization or enterprise. Results of the study will be shared in a future newsletter and on the CISED website.

The deadline to complete the survey is October 29, 2015!

Thank you for your help and we look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions about the study or CISED’s work, please contact us by emailing brenda[@] Additionally, if you know of other social enterprises who may not have received this survey, please pass the link along, or let us know so we can follow up with them.

Kathleen Kemp

Director, Social Enterprise Business Development

CISED – Centre for Innovative Social Enterprise Development | 613.986.0616 | @cisedottawa

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