Funding and Financing

Are you ready to take the next step towards making your idea a reality? Are you looking for access to finances for your social entrepreneurship initiative? If you are interested in increasing your financial capacity, consult the various funding opportunities available to changemakers in Northern Ontario.




Northern Ontario

Social Enterprise for Northern Ontario (SENO)

Social Enterprise for Northern Ontario (SENO) supports the development of early-stage, high-growth social enterprises in Northern Ontario by offering social enterprises and entrepreneurs access to capital, educational and support programs, workspace and other services to help launch and grow their non-profit and for-profit ventures.

In 2013, Ontario launched their Social Enterprise Strategy. The Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund (SEDF) is one of the key commitments to that strategy, supporting 11 social finance projects throughout the province. $4 million contribution that has leveraged $6 million in private investment. Social Enterprise Northern Ontario (SENO), a collaboration led by PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise is one on the successful social finance projects, receiving $250,000.00 for two years.


Please fill out the material below to demonstrate your intent to apply for SENO. Once we receive your form of intent, you will be contacted in order to continue your application process.

If you are interested in applying for the SENO program, please download the Application package, the Required criteria and milestones toolkit and the Self-assessment toolkit below!

For more information about the program and application process, please contact:

Jude Ortiz,
Research Coordinator

705-949-2301 ext. 4222




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