Join the Rural Alliance
SERA CV came to the conclusion that we could play a significant role in providing support, education, and a model for the participant organizations and others across rural Central Ontario. By building a connecting rural alliance, offering both face to face and electronic platforms, SERA CV can lead the creation of connectivity that rural community developers and social enterprises need and desire to increase the success of their own socio-economic community development initiatives. SERA CV can be a catalyst for collaboration to help diverse groups work together to build improved and more resilient rural communities.
Members enjoy the following –
Full voting rights at SERA CV Annual General and Members Meetings.
Eligible for nomination and participation in the SERA CV Board of Directors and committees.
Eligible to be a SERA CV client to receive social enterprise support
Member rates for webinars, workshops, publications and SERA events.
Being able to be part of a movement and network with other alliance members.
Online Membership Application Form
SERA Vision: Transforming needs into opportunities to build vibrant and sustainable rural communities’ economy.
SERA Mission: Our mission is to promote and support social enterprises by assisting entrepreneurs through knowledge sharing, access to resources and venture development while we establish a collaborative rural alliance for the purpose of encouraging social innovation.
SERA Principles: Seek economic solutions to create progressive social change > Social Justice! Seek innovative responses that enhance rural community life > Innovation! Seek community-based approaches to deal with rural needs > Empowerment!
What is SERA – Social Enterprise Rural Alliance
A social enterprise is a business that operates to fulfill a social and/or environmental mission, while generating revenue to sustain its operations. The Alliance is aimed to build a movement composed of organizations and individuals who are committed to advancing social enterprise in a direction that creates genuine and positive change.