Building Business. Enriching Lives.

Who We Are

Social Enterprise for Canada (SEC) is a not-for-profit, registered charity that develops and manages a number of benevolent and social purpose services. These services include Family, Youth and Children’s Services, Newcomer Services and Strategic Consulting Services. You may know us under our former name, York Region Neighbourhood Services or YNS.

SEC also owns a single share profit corporation known as Social Enterprise Canada Corporation, which develops and operates business ventures such as Bridge Translations™, whose earned income serves to support SEC's social mandate.


At SEC, we are committed to public good and the provision of social services within the context of culture, community and family. We are particularly interested in the healthy development of children and youth. Throughout our history, we have been concerned with the issues of equity, diversity and access to services. SEC understands that a healthy civil society is a blend of strong economic foundations in concert with rich social capital and community support.

We are proud to be a forerunner in the evolution and practice of social enterprise. Click here for more information.

Social Enterprise for Canada (SEC)  meets the requirements of accessibility standards established by AODA regulations. Follow the link below to read the SEC Customer Service Policy.

Customer Service Policy – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA)

Social Enterprise for Canada maintains a fragrance-free workplace and as a result, ask employees, clients, partners and visitors to refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes and scented lotions or hair sprays on our premises. We appreciate everyone's cooperation in this matter.