Social economy enterprises stand out for their dynamism and diversity of thoughts. They know how to find innovative solutions in response to the needs and challenges of their communities.
In a social economy enterprise, people take precedence over profit. Consequently, the surpluses generated do not enrich investors. Rather, they serve to accomplish the enterprise’s mission for the benefit of the community.
The number of social economy enterprises serving the regions in electricity before 1962
The number of social economy enterprises with one or more subsidiaries
Because they provide local services, create local jobs and revitalize our living environments, social economy enterprises contribute to the vitality of our territories.
Comparatively, women represent about 1/5 of the members of the board of private companies. In social economy enterprises, equality is a key value.
The number of social economy enterprises in housing which accommodates thousands of Quebecers
Social economy enterprises have been rooted in Québec for many years. They continue to evolve in response to the needs of the community. Many of them ensure the viability of various services.
The social economy is inclusive. Everyone has a place in the workplace and should enjoy a rewarding job—regardless of age, gender, culture, personal situation or limitations.
The total number of administrators who manage social economy enterprises across Québec
In Québec, to accomplish their various social missions, social economy enterprises generate 90% of their revenue through the sale of goods or services and through their members' contributions.
Social economy enterprises are democratic enterprises where members participate in decision-making. One member equals one vote. With 8 million inhabitants in Quebec, almost everyone is a member of more than one social economy enterprise.
This is the number of assets of all 11 200 social economy enterprises
82% of people in Québec between the ages of 18 and 34 believe it is important to work in an organization that aims to meet the needs of its members and their communities, improve society and give its members the right to vote. This is what the social economy is all about!
People who work in social economy enterprises are most likely to be happy, depending on the following factors: labour relations, self-improvement, recognition, accountability, fair compensation, and sense of belonging. Working in the social economy means working in accordance with your values. That's what happiness is all about!
**The Léger Happiness Index for NPOs and coops is 75.85%.
Social economy enterprises incite people to take action. Employees are not just numbers. The contribution of each person—a staff member, volunteer and collaborator—is essential and valued.
Social economy enterprises can take on various forms: cooperatives, enterprising non-profit organizations (NPOs),etc. Their activities range from retail to the high-tech sector. For these types of enterprises, social benefits and democratic management come before profits.