Future Start

Social Entrepreneurship is a business venture that also has a social mission. This means that profit, though important to sustain the organization is not the sole motivation. The other motivation is to improve the social structure of a community. For example it could be a café—on the outside it's looks like any café where you'd go for coffee, tea and food. On the inside it's run by young people who are on social assistance building their employment and social skills; it serves fair trade coffee and local food; and it is a community development hub. The ARC in Bridgewater is an example of a social enterprise employing individuals with varying levels of abilities who create art and craft items for sale to support the business venture. Everyone wins!