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Social Enterprise
  • Two-year (twenty-one month) diploma
  • September entry date
  • Exchange District Campus (formerly Princess Street Campus), Winnipeg

This program will focus on creating the next generation of leaders in the Social Enterprise sector. You will learn about the social economy sector in Manitoba and the role of shaping public policy to support it. Community economic development models and the fundamentals of business administration that are required to work in the social enterprise field are part of the course content. Integrated into this program will be an understanding of reconciliation, Social Enterprise’s role in promoting economic reconciliation and respect for traditional Indigenous knowledge systems and how they inform the development of the Social Enterprise sector.

You will learn to create business solutions to social problems by applying theory, models and tools, along with innovative and critical thinking, to enhance opportunities for Indigenous communities.

Using a historical context, you will analyze the environment to identify gaps, barriers and opportunities within Indigenous communities (i.e. social, political, business, environmental, legal, economic and philosophical).

Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Social Enterprise Program, you will have learned to…

  •      Build collaborative partnerships with various stakeholders (i.e. competitors, sponsors and community) to share information and resources in order to develop synergies.
  •    Work within a variety of governance structures, regulations and Indigenous traditional knowledge systems to develop business models and philosophies within the Social Enterprise sector.  
  •    Apply a core set of entrepreneurial skills (managing human resources, finances and operations) to develop, launch and maintain a Social Enterprise.
  •    Create a business plan using critical and innovative thinking that includes considerations for universal design, trauma-informed programming, and community risk management.
  •    Field Study Experience with a Social Enterprise.

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