Social Enterprise Directory

 Social EnterpriseDescription
ACCESS County - Community GardenIndividuals who are on Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) get on the job training, growing and selling food to top up their income. The fresh produce is distributed to Community Service Agencies.
Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario - Chrysalis Day ClubProvides catering services to the public. Employment and training for individuals who face barriers to employment (Acquired Brain Injuries).
Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario - Vocational ServicesOffers a Participation Industries Day Program and Equal Ability Employment Support.
Border City Urban FarmsHyper-local, organic, sustainable produce, always fresh, all year. For restaurants, institutions and individual or family consumers.
The Capital TheatreGenerates revenues through concession stands and venue rental, which funds Windsor Symphony Orchestra operations.
Downtown Mission - ChariteesA retail shop, open to the public. Sells a wide range of promotional items. Provides employment and on-the-job training to those who face barriers
% of revenues invested back into the Downtown Mission.
Downtown Mission - Do Good DeliA diner, open to the public. Provides training to individuals who face barriers to employment
% of revenues invested back into the Downtown Mission.
Family Services Windsor-Essex - Family Services Employee Assistance ProgramProvides counselling and support services to individuals. Their Family Services Employee Assistance Program (FSEAP) is offered to the public. Revenues fund FSWE operations.
Goodwill IndustriesRetail stores, open to the public. Sells merchandise donated from businesses and individuals in Essex County: clothing, jewellery, shoes, electronics, e-waste, cameras, small appliances, linens, art, furniture, books, CDs, tools, toys, TVs, computers, artificial plants
Revenues fund job training and placement for those who face barriers to employment
Group Hug ApparelSells t-shirts, hoodies and other items locally and world-wide. A portion of the proceeds donated to charities and community organizations.
Habitat for Humanity - Habitat ReStoreRetail stores, open to the public. Sells materials donated from businesses and individuals in Essex County: appliances, kitchens, home furnishings, furniture, building supplies (plumbing, electrical, flooring), and a variety of other goods. Provides employment opportunities for individuals. Revenues are used to fund Habitat, which builds homes for families.
Paper-Knife TheatreCommunity Theatre Group. Shows are open to the public. Revenues help pay/support local budding artists.
Society of St Vincent de PaulResale stores, open to the public. Sells merchandise donated from business and individuals in Essex County: clothing, household goods
Revenues generated are reinvested in their charitable works and projects as well as providing food and necessities for those in need.
Spirit of ExcellenceRegistered charity that delivers workshops and sells merchandise to the public: beauty supplies, jewellery, dance costumes, clothes, books. Revenues generated are reinvested to reduce poverty: through education, counselling and food programs; helping children and families develop important entrepreneurial and leadership skills; and promoting the arts.
Ten Friends DinerA non-profit organization, this diner is open to the public, and has a catering business. Provides employment training for individuals impacted by mental health issues.
Ten Thousand VillagesA nonprofit Fair Trade Organization that creates opportunities for artisans in developing countries who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. Retail stores, open to the public.
Textbooks for ChangeProvides affordable and accessible educational material to students by collecting used textbooks and shipping to East Africa. Re-sells 20% to local students at a discount, which funds initiatives on local campuses.
Five FourteenA for-profit foster agency dedicated solely to providing services and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, two-spirit, and otherwise gender-independent children and youth in foster care.
Sustains programming through revenue-generating operations that provide opportunities for community service, job training and employment.
H&F FoodsA for-profit organization that provides antibiotic, hormone and pesticide free Ontario meats delivered directly from the farm to your door.
Bike Windsor-EssexA non-profit organization that advocates for a healthy, safe, cycling-friendly region. Employs marginalized people who deliver low cost bike repair courses.
Spiritual SoldiersA for-profit organization that sells apparel, which funds addiction awareness events and speaking engagements.
EnDesignA for-profit company that provides consultancy and design services including adaptive re-use, urban regeneration, and social-environmental and echo-tech design.
Building BridgesA non-profit organization that provides skills training and employment opportunities for homeless youth.