What is Social Enterprise?
A Social Enterprise is any company that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being. According to Jed Emerson, “it is not financial OR social, it is financial AND social. It is the simultaneous achievement of both economic and social values.”
CUA Social Enterprise for a Day is a collaborative event focused on creating positive change in our communities. Students will learn about entrepreneurship and create their own social enterprise. All proceeds raised as a result of student designed social enterprises will be donated to a local Halifax charity (TBA).
What it’s all about
DAY 1: Students learn about social enterprise from industry experts and special guest and keynote speakers. The evening wraps up with an enthusiastic speech to motivate students as they endeavor to create a social enterprise of their own.
DAY 2: Morning: Students add the finishing touches to their newly created social enterprise. Afternoon: Students, facilitators and coaches “hit the streets” of Halifax to sell their business idea. Students regroup at The Mount to share the success of their day.
How you can support CUA SE4D?
Look for our students downtown in January and purchase their product or service.
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