Donors

COS welcomes individual donations for either the support of the Charity itself or to support designated COS Affiliates

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Affiliates

A range of Canadian social enterprises are the target of COS business and economic development strategy. If you are a social enterprise seeking support in gaining funding and advisory experience, you may apply to COS to see if you are qualified for assistance

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  • WHAT DOES COS DO

    WHAT DOES COS DO

    Community Ownership Solutions Inc. (“COS”) is unique in Canada. COS is a registered charity which functions as a development

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  • HOW IS COS DIFFERENT

    HOW IS COS DIFFERENT

    COS is aimed at creating and supporting businesses that offer high quality work experience and that contribute to poverty

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  • WHAT IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

    WHAT IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

    COS welcomes individual donations for either the support of the Charity itself or to support designated COS Affiliates.

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History

COS was initially founded by a small group of people working in the venture capital industry in Manitoba. Following extensive consultations and planning with a set of North American business and community development professionals, COS was formally established in 1999. At this time COS became Canada’s first registered charity using a focus on market-based business models to achieve social outcomes in poverty reduction and high quality employment.

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Affiliates

Community Ownership Solutions has worked with the following affiliates.

  • Manitoba Green Retrofit Inc.

    MGR offers its Winnipeg clients energy efficiency retrofits, residential renovations, and a service for…

  • AKI Energy Inc.

    Winnipeg-based Aki Energy is an award winning non-profit First Nations social enterprise that has…

  • Building Up Inc.

    Building Up provides a springboard into construction trades employment for individuals living with employment…

  • Inner City Renovation Inc. (“ICR”)

    ICR was a long-standing construction and renovation business that attracted national attention when first…