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social enterprise, social issues, community, well-being, social entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurship, societal impact


Social enterprises are increasingly recognized as innovative and effective means of addressing complex social issues and enhancing community well-being. Understanding the driving factors behind social entrepreneurs launching new ventures has become important from both practical and theoretical perspectives. The geographical context is based in Ontario, Canada. The mandate is to investigate and present the motivating factors of social entrepreneurs which are specifically relevant to change-making, social innovation, and entrepreneurship. The study involved one-on-one, semi-structured online interviews with ten social entrepreneurs who are founders of various companies. The findings from this research expose valuable insights into the mindset of these particular social entrepreneurs, providing a comprehensive understanding of their sources of inspiration. A clear outline of their path and processes can be instrumental in encouraging other individuals to embark on a course of social entrepreneurship, fostering positive social impact and promoting expansion in the field.


Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies (FAHCS)


Bachelor of Social and Community Development

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