Winnipeg's Social Enterprise Centre was founded in 2011 as a partnership between Pollock's Hardware Co-op, Building Urban Industries for Local Development (BUILD), and Manitoba Green Retrofit (MGR). The wonderful space they've occupied at 765 Main Street -- on the north side of the CN tracks -- is filled with other groups like Lite (Local Investment Toward Employment)and the social enterprise Aki Energy. Interested in community-driven economic development founded on training and job creation? Check these folks out.
Twelve Canadians is a multimedia series about women and men who’ve been devoting their lives to social, economic or environmental justice, and to the healthy development of Canadian communities and the world. Each episode examines a specific issue or situation, through the voices of people who’ve been active in that area. Lots more than just twelve. Thanks to the UNIFOR Social Justice Fund for its generous support. Thanks as well to CKUW, University of Winnipeg Radio.
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