Community Projects


Building on the momentum of Causeway’s three social businesses and funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Collaborative for Innovative Social Enterprise Development (CISED) will help to build a network to support social enterprise opportunities that improve access to jobs for traditionally hard-to-employ or disadvantaged workers. CISED is a partnership between Causeway, Ottawa Community Loan Fund, Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (3Ci), Algonquin College, the Business Innovation Centre and Vanier Community Service Centre. A first in Ontario, CISED will develop an integrated approach to identifying and providing services to new and established social enterprises in Eastern Ontario. Supports will include elements such as training and technical assistance, the establishment of a social enterprise fund, and the development of effective measures of social enterprise.