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knowledge mobilization, knowledge translation, social entrepreneur, social enterprise, social venture, social innovation


Social enterprise is widely recognized as an innovative and impactful approach to tackling challenging social issues and enhancing community well-being. As highlighted by Samuelsson & Witell (2022), one of the key attributes of social entrepreneurship is its creation of new social values. Understanding social entrepreneurs’ motivations can help inspire more people to create positive contributions to our community. However, there is a lack of research on this topic within Ontario, Canada.

Our study interviewed 10 social entrepreneurs in Ontario to understand the “Factors Motivating Social Entrepreneurs to Learn About Change-making, Social Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.” The objective is encouraging more individuals to generate a positive societal impact through social entrepreneurship.


Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies (FAHCS)


Bachelor of Social and Community Development

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