I’m a social entrepreneur and I have an inside track to the new School for Social Entrepreneurs here in Toronto, the SSE-O, as I am a part of the first cohort of twenty social entrepreneurs in the school’s 9 month fellowship program. Today I want to introduce you to three of my classmates. Meet Chris, Tom and Diana.
It’s been just over a year now since I joined forces with a friend of my husband’s to help start a social venture in the local, sustainable food space. After hearing the story and seeing the pictures of his work in Mexico, I was hooked; and so began my journey to become a social entrepreneur and support the growing of local food in Canadian cities.
As I helped to lay out plans for a Canadian version of the business, I went knocking on doors looking for advice, help and social enterprise expertise. Behind one of the doors I knocked on was Ontario’s new School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE-O).