Our Partners

Ottawa Community Foundation

The Ottawa Community Foundation (OCF) is a charitable organization that has been connecting people who care with causes that matter since 1987. The Foundation works with the community as a trusted partner to fulfill impact philanthropy and bring about positive, systemic and sustainable change in our city, regionally, nationally and beyond.

Areas of Expertise

Grant-Making
Donor Engagement
Fund Management
Social Enterprise

Centre for Social Enterprise Development

Established in 2013, CSED is an Ottawa-based not-for-profit which enables and inspires the development, launch and growth of social enterprises. CSED has worked with hundreds of social enterprises to build their capacity and support their success.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Coaching and Consulting
Community Engagement
Program Development and Delivery
Social Financing
Socia Locial Procurement
Training

City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa’s vision is a city made up of vibrant, distinctive, connected and safe neighborhoods that are economically diverse, strong, and affordable, with accessible and sustainable transportation, embracing our diversity, social and cultural activities, and leading in environmental stewardship. Towards that vision, the City of Ottawa engages the public, provides public policy and programming, and supports neighbourhoods, sub-municipal regions and community agencies and groups with funding support in order to address community, social, economic development, environmental and recreational objectives.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Public policy and programming
Physical and social infrastructure
Public engagement
Funding contributions
Interface between private, public and non-profit sectors

KarmaDharma Strategy & Marketing

A private sector partner unleashing the potential of organizations through the deliberate intersection of strategy, operations and marketing, with a proven track record of also supporting not-for-profits and registered charities to advance their social enterprises.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Branding
Go-To-Market Products and Services
Digital Strategy

Innovation by Design (IBD)

Established in 2016, IBD is an Ottawa-based agency focused on bringing a new set of design thinking inspired tools, methods and knowledge to organizations to enable them to create and deliver innovation and positive social impact as sustainable enterprises.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Working with social purpose organizations seeking to shift their business strategy to improve their bottom line, generate innovation, increase their social impact and/or launch new products and services.

mécènÈSS

Fully bilingual, mécènÈSS facilitates the organizational and entrepreneurial capacity development of non-profit and charitable organizations, cooperatives, social enterprises and collective business initiatives.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Social Entrepreneurial Training
Self-Assessment
Research
Coaching
Accessing Capital Support
Studies
Strategic Business Planning

Alterna Savings

Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited (Alterna) has been the good in banking since 1908. Alterna is made up of Alterna Savings and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alterna Bank. As the first full-service, member-owned co-operative financial institution outside Quebec, Alterna Savings is one of the largest credit unions in Canada. Alterna also operates a Micro-Finance Program and loan funds they help to administer in partnership with local community organizations in the Toronto and Ottawa regions.

Areas of Expertise

Community Investments
Economic Development
Social Financing
Partnerships and Sponsorships
Financial Literacy