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2018 was a big year for TEF. From a new strategy to new Accelerator programs -- we were busy! Read on for 18 things you may not know we did in 2018. 

90+ ESE Managers Gather for TEF’s First Annual Conference

On Friday, March 29, over 90 members of Peel, Toronto, and York Region’s Employment Social Enterprise sector gathered at Building Capacity, Building Community: TEF’s First Annual ESE Conference.

3 Entrepreneurs Awarded Catalyzing Grants at TEF Pitch Competition

On Tuesday, June 4, five emerging social entrepreneurs pitched their early-stage business ideas to a panel of expert judges at TEF’s pitch competition, each seeking to secure up to $10,000 to further develop their idea.


Through an innovative partnership between TEF and Alterna Savings, Mixed Cap facilitates the expansion of early stage, high growth non-profit social enterprises by providing a hybrid form of capital, comprised of a combined loan (50%) and grant (50%). Funds are for a business opportunity that requires staffing up, stocking up or purchasing capital equipment.

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