Become a member

Let’s work together to create the change we seek

We are a national community of members in Canada who provide social enterprises, impact-focused startups and changemakers with the tools they need to succeed. We offer networking, resources, mentorship, and educational content to help you build your business for good. 

Become part of our member-driven community for exclusive support, advocacy opportunities, and to share your vision for positive impact.

As a member, you and your social enterprise can:


Build your venture’s impact and capacity, and expand your outreach.


Learn how to manage your social enterprise and grow positive impact sustainably.


Connect with other members, partners, and experts in our community.


Inspire others to take actions, share your story and raise awareness

community badge for social enterprise

Share your vision.

As a member, you get access to an exclusive community badge to identify your commitment to social enterprise. This commitment is broken down into 5 key principles:

  1. Products or services available for sale or in development to generate revenue
  2. A clear mission to create positive social, environmental or cultural impact
  3. Initiatives for inclusive community engagement and raising awareness for those impacted by your mission
  4. Key performance indicators and reporting for your impact goals
  5. Operating and decision-making structures that prioritize the social enterprise mission

Exclusive Member Features

Designed especially for social enterprise leaders


Use the community badge to share your commitment to social enterprise


Access the learning portal or ask our staff for information when you need it most


Join meetup circles and chat with members to collaborate and share best practices


Get discounted and priority access to all workshops and learning programs

Private Chat

Access Slack channels to stay connected between events and opportunities


Share your work through our channels and network partners across Canada


Get advice and ask questions on the issues affecting you most


Participate in conversations on the future of social enterprise in Canada

Ready to join?


Review the tiers below and find the right fit for you. Individuals and new organizations are welcome.


Complete the registration form and pay the annual fee. Then, check your email inbox for next steps.


Make sure to join our Slack community and sign up for the next monthly member meetup to start connecting.

Become a part of our growing network of social enterprise members on the path to sustainable operations and impact.

To deliver accessible and relevant support for changemakers across Canada, our membership fees are tiered based on annual budget levels. All membership fees have HST applicable.

Startup membership is available for individuals and organizations with budgets under $100,000.

Enterprise membership is available for organizations with budgets over $100,000.

All You Need To Know

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you sign up as a member, you will be able to download the member commitment logo to publish on your website or promotional materials. See the Member Home Page for details on how to down and share it. You can share this as long as you have a valid membership. Read more about what the commitment is here.

Absolutely! We are here to help you take steps towards them with learning and peer support.

Our resources cover all aspects of starting and growth organizations, for profit and non profit. All support and learning resources are specifically from a social enterprise lens to support your commitment to social impact. Browse our blog to learn more.

We know you are busy wearing many hats to drive your vision forward. There is no minimum commitment but we encourage you to regularly attend a learning circle (once a month) to get the most out of our community. All resources and workshop insights are available in our learning portal to use when and as you need.

We have one simple annual fee to access our community and resources. The annual conference in November is the only program not included in this cost but members do get discounts on the ticket price.

Social Venture Circuit was launched from Mississauga, Ontario. We support social enterprises across Canada. Our programming is virtual with lots of self-paced options.