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Empowering Learners Through Social Enterprise, created by Workforce Literacy department at the Canadian Hearing Society

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Transcript of Empowering Learners Through Social Enterprise, created by Workforce Literacy department at the Canadian Hearing Society

Empowering Learners
Through Social Enterprise
What is Social Enterprise?
Social enterprises are businesses owned by nonprofit organizations, that are directly involved in the production and/or selling of goods and services for the blended purpose of generating income and achieving social, cultural, and/or environmental aims. Social enterprises are one more tool for non-profits to use to meet their mission to contribute to healthy communities.
-Social enterprise council of Canada, 2015
How does it benefit the learners?
Basis for the social enterprise
Include mission and vision
Description of merchandise or service being produced
Start up costs
Start-up costs would be determined after research of materials needed and pricing were calculated.
Costs associated with the following would need to be factored in when ordering materials.
hourly rates
shipping costs
exchange rates
The start-up costs would also be considered as a business loan unless an allotment of money is already available.
Company Design
Company design would outline job positions within the company and the organization chart.
Learners would not only determine types of positions needed for company operations, but also apply for the positions available just as they would for any employer.
Potential Market
Business Plan
Presented by Stefanie Gibbons-Pope
Workforce Literacy Instructor
Canadian Hearing Society
Initial Needs
Initial needs and start-up costs go somewhat hand in hand.
Initial needs details the materials needed to get off the ground to start production.
Some items might be already at your disposal yet others would need to be factored into start-up costs and purchased.
Where will the business be established and how will sales be made.
The possibilities of the online market could be beneficial as well as individual point of sale transactions in a particular setting.
Marketing Plan
Pricing, promotions and profits would be determined
Projection of goods produced
Advertisement to promote the social enterprise would also be examined and drafted to best reach the target market.
In terms of potential market, think of those who would be interested in the product or service. Which communities or other businesses would benefit or appreciate what is being marketed.
How is it implemented in the classroom?
How is it integrated with the OALCF Curriculum?
Workforce Literacy Instructor
Classroom Implementation
How does it benefit the learners?
Thank you
Benefit for learners
Skill building
Learners wanted to do something that could raise funds for a fundraising campaign during the month of May, deaf awareness month. Deaf awareness and history became our base idea that quickly spiraled into a full stage production.
After final performance
Business Ledger
Making and producing the products that will be sold instills a great sense of pride and accomplishment for the learners.
First Social Enterprise Project
Tickets sold
Promoting at Mayfest
What did Learners gain?
The feeling of accomplishment
What was the impact?
All discovered something about themselves.
What skills and attitudes were embedded?
Time management skills
ASL expressive communication
Learning to accept and receive constructive feedback
Pride in working toward a common goal and sharing success amongst the group
Money Raised for Agency
over $1000
Stategies to overcome fear of presenting to large audience
Self expression and communication skills
Importance of teamwork
Becoming reliable and dependable
Custom Designed Chocolates
Designing Chocolates
Packaged for sale
Mayfest Sales
Second Social Enterprise Project
Tasks and Skills Involved
What did Learners Gain?
Experience and practice with hands on learning

Transferrable skills for the workplace

Not only was the experience gratifying, but the social aspect and memories imprinted the learners.
Money Raised for WFL Department
Sales $1200
Profit $ 800
Creating abstract paintings
Creating hand dyed silk scarves
Early Bird Sale
Selling at Mayfest
Most Recent Social Enterprise Project
Feedback from the learners
Felt for the first time they were given the opportunity to create quality merchandise using quality products.

Felt like they mattered and were being taken seriously for their efforts.

Additional Personal Gain
Opportunity to submit photos of masterpieces to the Ontario Deaf Foundation calendar art contest for 2016.

One of our learners was selected and won a cash prize and will receive royalty payment for publication.
Additional Business Anaylsis
Money Raised for WFL Department
Sales $ 2550
Profit $ 1200
Developed and followed schedules
Designed beautiful chocolate treats
Read recipes
Watched tutorials
Packaged products
Followed proper handling and hygiene practices
Created signage
Designed display for presenting merchandise
Counted cash floats
Made change for customers

Conducted the preliminary work of pricing, purchasing supplies, and entering expenses and sales into the business ledger.
Appreciating the reward of hard work and dedication
Blue Jays game
Signs restaurant
Mandarin Lunch as a reward for working hard as a team
Appreciating the reward of hard work and dedication
Integration of Curriculum
A Find and Use Information
D Use Digital Technology
B Communicate Ideas and Information
C Understand and Use numbers
E Manage Learning
Ontario Adult Curriculm Literacy Framework
MS #1 MS#8 MS#14
MS# 37 MS#38
MS#15 MS#16 MS#28 MS#34 MS#36
Analyzed other vendors and artisans at the Toronto One of a Kind show
Booth presentation
Competitive pricing
Target market
Production hours and wages
Mileage and transit costs
Donations of materials, sale pricing, coupons
WFL branding and advertisement
F Engage with Others
A1.1 Read instructions on a product label for precautions and use of product
A2.1 Follow an illustration that outlines steps to create hand dyed scarves
A3 Observe a demonstration to learn about the use of a new product
A3 Attend a brief team meeting to obtain information about job duties
B1.1 Describe a routine task (step by step procedure to making hand dyed scarves)
B1.1 Interact with a hearing person using guestures to tell price and sell a painting or scarf
B2.1 Write instructions to describe how to crete one of a kind scarves and paintings
B2.1 Send a text message with directions to Mayfest
B3.1 Create Sales signage
B3.1 Write a to-do list for the project
B1.2 Brainstorm to generate solutions to a problem
B1.2 Discuss various approaches to a project and express opinion
B1.2 Explain safety procedures to a co-worker, and answer questions
B1.2 Participate in a group discussion to determine roles and responsibilities in a group project.
B2.2 Write an email to explain steps involve in a project
B1.3 Negotiate budget requirments as part of a proposal for funding for your small business
B2.2 Write a memo to other employees outlining the cleanup routine in the WFL classroom, and
assign duties
B3.3 Complete or create a budget template with sub-categories for expenses and income
B3.3 Create a multi-phase chedule for booth coverage and making products
B3.3 Create chart or table to display the results of the social enterprise project
B4 Create hand dyed scarves and abstract paintings to contribute to project
C1.1 Calculate change from a purchase
C1.1 Subtotal the costs of a list of materials for a project
C1.1 Use coins and bills (or "mock" money) to count out the exact change for the
purchase of small items
C1.2 Calculate the unit price of each item sold in a package
C1.2 Calculate the total cost (including HST) for the purchase of three items such as
paint, frames, and canvas
C2.1 Calculate travel time for departure and arrival times to arrive at Mayfest
C2.1 Schedule you work day, including two 15 minute breaks and a half-hour lunch break
C3.1 Identify various standard measuring tools to select which ones would be used for
different projects or tasks
C4.1 Count the number of paintings and scarves to record inventory
C4.2 Estimate how much product to produce based on last
event sales
MS #57 MS#60
D2 Send a text message to follow learner to communicate arriving at Mayfest
D2 Internet search differnt stores that sell material needed
D2 Create and save a spreadsheet for business ledger
D2 Tally expenses using Excel formula
D2 Search youtube videos or blogs explaining artistic process for hand dyed scarves/paintings
D2 Take photos and share on social media art peice
D2 Insert a table to enter schedule information
A1.2 Read information and instructions online of procedures and processes for
making scarves

E1 Demonstrates positive attitude toward learning
E1 Accepts positive and constructive feedback
E1 Takes risks in learning situations
E1 Takes initiative
E1 Willing to work independently
E1 Identifies steps required to acheive goal
E1 Begins to identify barriers to acheiving goal
E1 Begins to use limited number of learning strategies
F Understands one's role; seeks clarification as required
F Recognizes roles of others
F Acknowledges/identifies responsibilities
F Accepts one's share of responsibilities
F Acknowledges's and accepts others' perspectives
F Adapts behaviour to the demands of the situation
F Shows awareness of group dynamics
F Meets group expectations (prepared to participate, meets deadlines
F Demonstrates a willingness to help others
F Demonstrates tolerance and flexibility
F Make contributions that take into account one's strengths and limitations
The brainstorming process is ideas about everything that could possibly be related such as;
what can be produced
customer base
budget, etc.

The brainstorming will later become the business plan
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