NEW Resource Guide for Co-ops and Social Enterprises in New Brunswick
Contains information on all the grants, foundations, technical supports, and other resources that we could find, broken down by sector and funding body.
Social Enterprise - A best practices guide
This comprehensive guide was prepared with financial support from the Economic and Social Inclusion Network for individuals and organizations considering, or already operating, a co-op or social enterprise in New Brunswick. It includes the best practices used in all aspects of start-up and operations.
Final report on Survey of NB Social Enterprises
CECNB undertook a comprehensive survey of social enterprises in our province in partnership with Simon Fraser and Mount Royal universities, and with funding from the Province of New Brunswick. It includes organizational profiles, social impact, financial info, and much more.
Business Succession: A community-based approach
This booklet gives concrete examples of how many businesses that might otherwise close can be successfully run as a co-op or social enterprise. It also describes the benefits of this approach and the general conversion process. Presentations by CECNB on using co-ops or social enterprises in succession planning are available upon request. Write or call 506.227.9607
Off Grid East Coast Magazine
Off Grid East Coast is a magazine produced by CECNB in 2017-2018 to showcase the innovation and creativity of Maritime leaders in renewable energy, passive building, local food, and dozens of other sustainable living practices and technologies. We hope you learn as much as we did!
Co-ops and Social Enterprise: Building our Economy and Sustainable Communities
CECNB prepared a report on the co-op and social enterprise sector in New Brunswick along with a set of recommendations that came out of a special Interdepartmental Working Group on Social Enterprise established by the provincial government and aimed at advancing the sector in our province. The recommendations remain as relevant today as they were in 2014 and CECNB continues to advocate with government for action.
Other helpful resources
Co-op and Social Enterprise Guides
Evaluation and Measuring Impact
Social Innovation and Social Finance
Technical Advice and Financing
Below is a listing of programs and partners that provide programs, services and supports that can help in starting your business venture.
Other organizations with helpful resources
Videos and Podcasts
Click on the top right icon below to see the full list of videos for co-ops and social enterprises. Let us know if you have others of interest to add!