Follow us on facebook

What We Do

The Toronto Enterprise Fund provides support to catalyze the growth of new employment social enterprises, sustain existing ones, and scale those that are ready to grow significantly, in the Toronto region.

Throughout 2018, TEF will announce the launch of new programs in each of these three areas. Sign up to our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to stay apprised of new program announcements.  

Catalyzing New ESEs

TEF provides information, workshops, Accelerators and grants to support the start-up of new employment social enterprises.

Sustaining Existing ESEs

TEF supports the sustainability of existing employment social enterprises through clusters, advocacy, and access to capital (grants and loans).

Mixed Capital Opportunities Fund

TEF’s Mixed Capital Opportunities Fund (Mixed Cap) offers a grant/loan hybrid up to $30,000, in partnership with Alterna Savings. Mixed Cap is designed for existing employment social enterprises that have a business opportunity or expansion plans, and job creation potential, particularly for people who are socially marginalized.

Operating Grants

TEF provides operating grants to a portfolio of non-profit employment social enterprises. Learn more about our portfolio.

Scaling and Growing ESEs

TEF fosters the scaling of ESEs through access to capital (grants and loans), and through support for ESEs to engage in social procurement.


TEF conducts research and evaluation, and shares these learnings with the sector. 

Translate TEF

English Arabic Finnish French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish Swedish Vietnamese Welsh