NOTE: This article was originally published on the SiG website and has been cross-posted with the permission of the author.
“The truth about stories is that that’s all we are…”
― Thomas King,
The Truth About Stories (2003)
In 2015, the
Trico Charitable Foundation published four extensive case studies on the 2013 Social EnterPrize winners. Each case study was developed in partnership with the winning social enterprise and a post-secondary institution, converging the rigor of frontline experiential learning with the rigor of a critical academic lens.
The result? “A series of
social entrepreneurship case studies that, in terms of the breadth of the organizations studied and the depth of the analysis, is the first of its kind in Canada” (Trico Charitable Foundation, April 2015). Together, each social enterprise and academic team revealed and codified key insights, challenges and lessons from these four thriving social enterprises.