Social Enterprise in Canada: Structural Options

This report considers the various structural options for social enterprise from the perspective of a social entrepreneur contemplating a new social venture. It addresses the issues that should be considered before deciding upon a structure, and then describes available structures, outlining how each will suit different combinations of priorities. This report adapts for Canadian readers the work of Jim Fruchterman, who discussed structural options for social enterprise from this perspective in the US context. After reviewing the considerations that Fruchterman emphasizes as crucial before making structural decisions, the report writers then review some of the structural options available in Canada, and the pros and cons of each.

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Pages:

16

Publisher:

MaRS Discovery District

Place:

Toronto, Canada

Author:

Susan M. Manwaring, Andrew Valentine, Miller Thomson

Date:

December 1, 2011

Media Type:

Report

Category:

Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation