Social Enterprise for Canada (SEC) is a people-centered, agile, and innovatively responsive social purpose organization with both a charitable and enterprise arm. We focus on identifying and implementing innovative and collaborative solutions to pressing issues in order to contribute toward forging a society in which everyone belongs and is empowered to contribute.

In short: SEC provides services to improve societal outcomes through innovation and collaboration

Our Vision

We envision a community that exemplifies Canadian values, where all people realize their full potential and have the opportunity to belong in, and contribute to, a prosperous and inclusive society.

Our Mission

SEC promotes integration and equity for diverse populations in need through:

  • Promoting community development
  • Providing direct human services for unmet needs.

SEC is committed to igniting community development and providing tailored human services to meet the evolving needs of Canada’s diverse population by creating pathways for professional and personal growth, especially for newcomers, and by leveraging our expertise to promote a future where every individual has the opportunity to thrive and contribute to a dynamic and cohesive society.

Our Values

We practice kindness
  • Recognizing kindness as the foundation of truth and reconciliation, those who work at SEC establish and maintain mutually respectful relationships with each other and with all people who engage with SEC, affirming the dignity, strength, and value of each person
We find solutions together
  • SEC functions as a team: both with fellow staff members and with those who use our services. The synergy of teamwork enables the surfacing of innovative and achievable solutions to the issues and challenges we face together.
We look for ways to do things better
  • SEC continually seeks to improve its services and impact through thoughtful, positive innovation and collaboration with like-minded groups and social entrepreneurs to forge a society where everyone belongs and is empowered to contribute.
We build trust
  • The strength of SEC is found in each person contributing to the whole and practicing open, transparent communication that facilitates trust, fairness, and commitment to shared goals.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

At SEC, we are committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in all aspects of our business practices and serving our clients and communities. We firmly believe that fostering and demonstrating an environment of respect, value, and understanding is essential to building a strong and inclusive community. We embrace EDI as fundamental pillars that drive our decision-making processes, collaborations, and community engagements.

At SEC we recognize the inherent value and unique perspectives that each individual brings to the table, and we are dedicated to creating an inclusive space where all voices are heard, and all contributions are celebrated.

At SEC we actively seek diverse talent and perspectives, understanding that diversity not only enriches our organization and services but also enhances our ability to innovate and adapt in an ever-changing world.

Through continuous education, ongoing training, and open dialogue, SEC is committed to actively encouraging open conversations about EDI-related topics and issues to foster a deeper appreciation for the diverse experiences and challenges faced by different communities. Together, we aim to build a stronger, more unified organization that reflects the richness of the world we live in.

We are committed to a more inclusive and equitable future for all.

AODA – Multi-Year Accessibility Plan

This accessibility plan outlines the strategy of SEC to prevent and remove barriers for people with disabilities and comply with the requirements of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

SEC Multi Year Accessibility Plan Jan 1, 2024