Employment Social Enterprise 201 - Workshop in Peel Region

August 28, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
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Postal address: 
United Way Greater Toronto (Peel Office, Boardroom)
90 Burnhamthorpe Rd W.
Toronto, ON


You’re invited to Employment Social Enterprise 201, a workshop that will provide you with an opportunity to explore your readiness to launch an employment social enterprise, and provide you with an opportunity to begin to generate employment social enterprise business ideas. 

Employment social enterprises are businesses that create training and employment opportunities for people facing barriers to employment, including: people with disabilities, newcomers, and people with mental illness.

The workshop will feature:

  • an activity to explore your entrepreneurial readiness / organizational readiness for employment social enterprise development
  • an activity to support you in developing employment social enterprise business ideas
  • an activity to enable you to filter business ideas, identifying your highest probability business idea
  • a presentation from an existing employment social enterprise manager
  • a Q&A session with a representative of the TEF (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 Peel, 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.

Note: ESE 201 is well-suited for entrepreneurs and agencies in Peel who are ready to explore developing an ESE and have have participted in Employment Social Enterprise 101 (password Xr2FR9pp) or have a basic understanding of ESEs.

Refreshments and a light snack will be provided. If you have any accessibility needs, or any questions about this event, please contact Courtney Ayukawa at cayukawa@uwgt.org

To register please click here