During the visit to West Neighbourhood House, the First Minister said:
"Scotland and Canada are already known worldwide as social enterprise nations. Through this exciting partnership, we will be able to share our collective skills and expertise to support social entrepreneurs at home and around the globe. In Scotland, our expertise has been developed through a series of initiatives – such as hosting the Social Enterprise World Forum, our ten-year Social Enterprise Strategy, and funding for a specialist business support service for social enterprises.
"By working together to exchange knowledge and promote business models that contribute to the common good, we can take steps to improve the lives of those in our countries and further afield.”
Mike Toye, Executive Director of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCED Net), who operates the Social Enterprise Academy in Canada, said:
“The Social Enterprise Academy model for community leadership, learning and innovation is a powerful tool for social and economic change. We are pleased to partner with SEA International to accelerate the growth of inclusive and sustainable organizations and communities across Canada and around the world.”
Read the full news release on the Scottish Government website.
Find out more about our Canadian partners, the Canadian Community Economic Development Network.