Here at The Cridge, we are starting to talk about social enterprises — “a social enterprise is a business whose primary purpose is the common good”. Within the Brain Injury Program, there have been several advances made in running a social enterprise for traumatic brain injury survivors, with the goal of giving them meaningful employment for real wages. To this end, we hope to also provide those survivors with the ability to support themselves and be contributing members of society, which also means a great increase in their emotional and physical well being. It’s a win-win situation!
I’m guessing that the idea of social enterprise is a foreign one for many people — so over the next few weeks, I am going to post some articles and links for you to read that will educate, challenge and possibly surprise you… and hopefully get you thinking about how you can get involved with a social enterprise.