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Our Business Students for Social Goals have been diving deep into the concept of Social Enterprise. Please join them during Small Business Week (October 14th to 21st) as they host a series of public events to raise awareness of local Social Enterprise.
MBO is excited to announce our partnership with the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, which will see them starting a new Social Enterprise. MBO is providing the start-up financing for this Online Learning Portal, which will offer e-learning classes and training related to hearing loss and noise awareness across the province and the world.
Business Students for Social Goals is a joint initiative of Metro Business Opportunities and the College of the North Atlantic that will introduce the concept of Social Enterprise to business students and give them first-hand experience in Social Entrepreneurship.
SafetyNL offers their training services at fair market prices, generating revenue to support their organization and its community programming. By engaging in Social Enterprise, SafetyNL has benefitted from financial independence, the ability to hire core staff, increased fulfillment of their mandate, and valuable contributes to society.
Returning home to St. John's, Newfoundland, Danielle Aubut found limited training programs and opportunities for circus-arts performers. She's countered this by opening Cirque'letics, offering a wide variety of fun, challenging, and entertaining circus and aerobatics-based fitness classes - bungee dance, aerial arts, tumbling classes, doubles trapeze, and more.
The first in a series of blog posts highlighting not-for-profit organizations who are accomplishing their goals through Social Enterprise. Read on to learn about the work of Empower, the Disability Resource Centre and how their thrift store Take-Two is supporting their mission.
Some of Newfoundland and Labrador’s premiere tourism experiences are actually the result of Social Enterprise, with not-for-profit organizations generating funds to preserve local culture – the very same culture they then utilize to offer authentic experiences and products.
Metro Business Opportunities will be hosting a series of events and reaching out to our clients to celebrate Small Business Week! Check back soon for full details!
The public is invited to ‘Craft in a Box’, where they can help ‘craft’ a new offering from the Craft Council Shop. Senior CNA Business Management students will be on hand to guide participants through the event and gather their valuable feedback.
This information booth will help raise awareness about Pawsology and what they do. They are a Social Enterprise with a mission to treat mental illness before it reaches its most critical points.
UPS Donation Drive for Take Two Gently-used Clothing & More, a Social Enterprise of Empower. UPS trucks will be picking up donations for gently used clothing on Saturday, October 20th in the A1E postal code.