The BC Partners for Social Impact is a diverse network that leads social innovation in BC. The partnership includes leaders in government, non-profit organizations, businesses, universities and community groups, all working collaboratively to improve social outcomes for British Columbians.
The BC Partners for Social Impact derived out of the work of the BC Social Innovation Council. The Council was appointed in January 2011 to make recommendations to the Parliamentary Secretary for Non-Profit Partnerships and the Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, “on how best to maximize social innovation in British Columbia, with an emphasis on social finance and social enterprise.”
In April 2012, the Council presented a summary of their findings and an Action Plan to the BC Government. The recommendations focused on five key areas: supporting social enterprise; legislative enablement; social innovation labs; engaging communities; and learning and research. To implement this Action Plan they proposed the creation of the BC Partners for Social Impact.
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The BC Partners is a valuable network to join, offering connections and information regarding social innovation, social finance and social enterprise, aimed at, but is not exclusive to, BC innovators and entrepreneurs. If you are interested in learning more about the network or want to get involved, please contact us. You can also sign up to receive the Social Innovation Digest, a monthly newsletter that shares updates, news, event details and other important information regarding social innovation, social finance and social enterprise. It is aimed at, but is not exclusive to, BC innovators and entrepreneurs.