Resource Library

In this resource library you’ll find examples of social enterprise policies, strategies, and studies that capture national, regional, and local action on social enterprise development. This list is not exhaustive, but is intended to capture the essence of the vast policy developments and research around the world that is advancing the social enterprise movement.

Glasgow City Social Enterprise Strategy

DATE: 10/09/2018 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 878 KB

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This strategy developed by the Glasgow City Council in coordination with the Glasgow Social Enterprise Network and other key stakeholders is an example of a city developing a social enterprise strategy at the municipal level. In the case of Glasgow, Scotland, this strategy also complements a national strategy.

Queensland Social Enterprise Strategy

DATE: 01/08/2019 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 1 MB

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In 2019 the State Government developed a social enterprise strategy that primarily focused on three key areas: building capability and capacity, making connections, and improving market access.

Québec’s Social Economy Action Plan

DATE: 01/05/2015 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 9 MB

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Québec’s Action Plan supports their Social Economy Act. While the Action Plan is only available in French, the object of this Action Plan is to recognise the specific contribution of the social economy to the socio-economic development of Québec, in numerous sectors of activity and in all of Québec’s territories.

Manitoba’s Social Enterprise Strategy

DATE: 01/02/2015 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 275 KB

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The Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy (MSES) is a co-constructed strategy developed by Manitoba’s social enterprise sector and the Province of Manitoba, which aims to grow the sector and create more first jobs, noting the value and opportunity presented by social enterprise.

Victoria State Government Social Enterprise Strategy

DATE: 01/02/2017 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 840 KB

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The Victorian social enterprise sector is recognised as the largest and most dynamic in Australia. It is estimated that there are currently more than 5,000 social enterprises trading across metropolitan and regional Victoria employing an estimated 75,000 people. This strategy represents the start of a stronger partnership, which will see the social enterprise sector grow, diversify, and become more robust as social enterprises play a key role in building social cohesion in Victoria.

Nova Scotia’s Social Enterprise Framework

DATE: 12/04/2017 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 8 MB

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The Government’s Framework for Advancing Social Enterprise supports the vision of Nova Scotians for vibrant communities where individuals do not have to decide between doing business and helping people, but can instead leverage social enterprise as a tool to do both. To see this strategy in action, consider attending SEWF 2020 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Newfoundland and Labrador Social Enterprise Strategy

DATE: 30/05/2018 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 6 MB

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This Social Enterprise Action Plan aims to support the development, expansion and enhancement of social enterprises that benefit Newfoundland and Labrador.

Québec Social Economy Act

DATE: 01/06/2018 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 154 KB

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Through this Act, the Parliament of Québec recognises the way social economy enterprises have been contributing to the development and socioeconomic vitality of Québec since the mid-19th century and underscores their commitment the sector. The Act also mandates the creation of an action plan to fully support sector development.

Nova Scotia Social Enterprise Sector Strategy 2017

DATE: 12/04/2017 TYPE: PDF SIZE: 2 MB

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On Wednesday, April 12th the Government of Nova Scotia gave formal recognition to the thriving social enterprise sector in its province, releasing the official Framework for Advancing Social Enterprise in conjunction with the Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia’s Sector Strategy. In doing so, they take a significant step forward in creating true prosperity across the province.