How Social Enterprise Connects People with Jobs & Jobs with People

Published by Enterprising Non-Profits in 2014 and funded in whole or part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement, Success Themes in Supportive Employment describes the key practices of employment social enterprises (ESEs) that have been successful employing people who face multiple barriers to employment.

The report is based on interviews with 50 well-established employment social enterprises and explored:

  1. best practices,
  2. models,
  3. systems, and
  4. supportive frameworks.

Report, Findings, and Recommendations

Research interviews, findings, conclusions, and recommendations is available:

Case Studies

A number of social enterprises participating in this project have shared their stories and experiences in creating supportive employment development:


Focus Areas