CISED is built to support the Social Enterprise Sector 

The Centre for Innovative Social Enterprise Development, CISED, recognizes the challenges, and rewards, in scaling social impact through innovative social enterprises. 

CISED offers a continuum of supports for the social enterprise sector in the city of Ottawa, including access to technical expertise, coaching, financing, learning communities, training, and cross-sector partnerships.

Scaling the Sector

An exciting area of our work is developing opportunities for new and existing social enterprises by partnering with those corporations and institutions which purchase large amounts of goods and services.

Creating a Legacy

Operating a social enterprise doesn't always have to go through a start-up phase.  CISED is working to better understand how existing businesses can be acquired and converted into social enterprises.  

Education & Assistance

CISED has a long-standing history working with organizations through all phases of social enterprise development.