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CECNB Resources


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

Copy of Fall 2015

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!

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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.

Highlights of CECNB’s 2019 Annual General Meeting

CECNB is poised on the edge of a new beginning. One in which there is growing support for businesses who act ethically and care as much about people and the planet as they do about making profit. This summary highlights CECNB's activities and accomplishments for 2019 and plans for the coming year

Other helpful resources

Co-op and Social Enterprise Guides

Business Succession

Evaluation and Measuring Impact

Social Innovation and Social Finance



 Technical Advice and Financing


 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!