Social Enterprise Podcast #4

CCC Podcast: Essential listening for all board members of charitable organisations wishing to generate earned revenues by operating a business.

Clarifying the CRA rules surrounding earned business revenues within a charity.  How British Columbia’s new Community Contribution Company, a CCC, could be of benefit for raising capital for social/community causes.

Lawyer Michael Blatchford, a not for profit specialist at Bull Houser in Vancouver, BC, delivers 25 minutes of invaluable board governance advice in this podcast which is the latest in a series of Social Enterprise broadcasts presented by Sandra Hamilton with the Sandermoen School of Business at the University of Fredericton. More information at


0:40-4:15 – Michael Blatchford discusses what it is that defines a “Social Enterprise” as well as distinguishing the difference between a “non-profit organizations” (or NPO) and a “charity”

4:15-6:00 – Michael defines what constitutes a “related business” as run by a charity

6:15-8:34 – Sandra and Michael breakdown the definition of the new Community Contribution Company (or C3) as introduced by the province of British Columbia

8:35-15:27 – Michael explains the benefits to a social enterprise choosing to incorporate as a C3 and the tax parameters that surround it

16:13-18:00 – Sandra discusses the impact that the Sandermoen School of Business has had on her knowledge of Social Enterprise and the innovative initiatives coming out of businesses designed with a social mission

18:00-24:53 – Sandra and Michael discuss the future of charities in the wake of the social enterprise, what to expect from the first C3’s as well as which other provinces and countries have taken or are taking the initiative to create their own versions of the C3

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Why Social Enterprise is an essential growth area for the non-profit sector

Sandra Hamilton speaks with Marcel Lauziere, President and CEO of Imagine Canada, about their earned revenue framework and the importance of Canada’s first MBA in Social Enterprise Leadership as professional development for the sector.

Interesting points worth your attention: 

1:59 – Marcel Lauziere talks about the importance of Social Enterprise in Canada and the three broad sources of funding for non-profits and charities.

3:19 – Marcel talks about what charities and non-profits need to consider to get involved in Social Enterprise.

4:51 – Marcel talks about how Imagine Canada and its partners are helping to develop the sector as a whole.

6:30 – Marcel talks about how to attract the best and the brightest to get them interested in working in a non-profit organization or charity.

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What “Next Gen” Social Entrepreneurs Stand to Gain from Canada’s 2013 Social Enterprise World Forum

Canada will this year host the globally-renowned Social Enterprise World Forum. In today’s podcast, Sandra Hamilton talks to Dan Overall, Director of Collaboration & Innovation at the Trico Charitable Foundation, about the conference and why it might be the perfect opportunity for the next generation of social entrepreneurs to connect with international leaders in the field and grow as professionals.

Here are some important points worth your attention:

  • 1:10: Dan explains how social enterprise is an important part of the Trico Foundation.
  • 2:05: How the Trico Foundation played a role in bringing the Social Enterprise World Forum to Canada.
  • 4:00: Who’s coming and what you can expect to learn.
  • 10:00: Dan lists the speakers and how the forum will unfold with respect to tracks and sessions.
  • 11:17: How the social enterprise sector is changing and how Sandermoen and The Social Enterprise World Forum appeal to the next generation of social entrepreneurs.
  • 11:56: Who should come to the World Forum and why.
  • 13:56: Where, when, and how to register.


The Social Enterprise World Forum 2013 will take place in Calgary, Alberta, October 2-4. Visit the Social Enterprise World Forum website for more information. Get more information about Sandermoen’s MBA and Executive MBA in Social Enterprise Leadership here:

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Introducing the Sandermoen School of Business Social Enterprise Podcast

Sandra Hamilton talks with David LePage about the creation of Canada’s first MBA and Executive MBA in Social Enterprise Leadership.

Interesting points worth your attention: 

00:35 – David LePage discusses Canada’s first MBA and Executive MBA in Social Enterprise Leadership.

01:05 – David LePage explains his history of involvement in the social enterprise space.

02:15 – David LePage explains how the creation of an MBA in social enterprise leadership represents a tipping point in the sector.

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