Action Plan Recommendations to Maximize Social Innovation in British Columbia (2012)

In 2011, the BC Social Innovation Council was established to help the government of British Columbia find new ways to tackle social challenges. The council included representatives of government, Aboriginal and community organizations, and business agencies with an interest in social entrepreneurship, including credit unions, foundations, investors, and social entrepreneurs.

This final report from the council contains eleven recommendations, focusing on five key areas: supporting social enterprise; legislative enablement; social innovation labs; engaging communities; and learning and research.

The recommendations include establishing a social enterprise investment tax credit to attract new investors and capital for non-profits and social enterprises; including social enterprises under eligibility criteria for government-sponsored business development programs that target small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); and completing the establishment of Community Contribution Companies (CCCs) as a new corporate structure to raise capital and achieve a social mission.

Some of the recommendations focus specifically on the needs of British Columbia’s Aboriginal people, including one that recommends the formation of a broadly based partnership to develop a targeted strategy to build social entrepreneurship and social innovation capacity in the province’s First Nations communities.

For more on the council’s work, please click here: http://www.innovatebc.ca/.

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BC Social Innovation Council. Action Plan Recommendations to Maximize Social Innovation in British Columbia 2012. Web. 4 Dec. 2022 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/action_plan_rec/action_plan_rec.pdf>
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