Is #SocialEnterprise our future?

Today we benefited from the legal advice and wisdom of Michael Blatchford and Susan Manwaring on the legal implications of social enterprise in Canada for non-profits and charities.

The future for the triple bottom line seems bright. In British Columbia there is proposed legislation to create a new organizational hybrid called a Community Contribution Corporation or 3C. Similar to B Corps in the US, this type of entity allows us to start blurring the line between for and non-profits. Can an idealist also be an entrepreneur? Can environmental sustainability and social justice be compatible with profit driven activity? Increasingly the answer is a resounding YES. For existing Canadian charities the only concern is to safeguard your charitable registration status which Michael and Susan are so well equipped to advise on. If you missed it, order the recording at

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