PEI Council of People with Disabilities

PEI Council of People with Disabilities Who we are: Provincial organization 12 full time staff Services to 10,000 islanders Core programs Govt funds 3 social enterprises

PEI Council of People with Disabilities Our Journey Social Enterprise the new way Becoming Calgary St. John

Scotland an enterprising non profit PEI Council of People with Disabilities Our Social Enterprises Snoezelen Room Summer Tutoring Program Designated Parking Permit Program PEI Council of People with

Disabilities Govt contribution / Return on Investment Snoezelen Room Govt largest customer Summer Tutoring Dept Ed & Wage Subsidies Designated Parking Legislation, Partnership & Contract PEI Council of People with Disabilities Structure

Three Possibilities: Within the non profit structure Separate Entity B- Corporation PEI Council of People with Disabilities Within the non profit structure Pros Gives the enterprise access to grants No Income Tax on generated revenues More flexible use of in-house staff, space, and equipment

Cons Not able to attract outside Investors organizations assets may be exposed to risks CRA only related business is permitted definition of related business is a gray area but if business is not related - charitable status can be revoked. business activity is only supposed to receive a minor portion of the charitys attention and resources PEI Council of People with Disabilities Separate Entity

Pros isolate and limit liability to NGO by creating separate taxable corporation Access to capital and financing and ability to share returns with investors organization can own and control the corporation and be the ultimate beneficiary, through share ownership and control of the board enterprise can make pre-tax charitable donations to the parent organization greater focus on business purpose arrangement can reduce perceptions of unfair competition with the private sector.

PEI Council of People with Disabilities Separate Entity Cons No access to charitable grants pay income tax on revenues (Although paying taxes is a sign the enterprise is making money, and the Income Tax Act allows a corporation to deduct 75 percent of its annual net income through charitable donations.)

Can use NGO resources but need a formal written contract agreement and should pay for services and space PEI Council of People with Disabilities Next Steps Look at existing operations Identify strengths Create wish list (gap analysis) Use strengths to fill gaps and generate revenue

Scotland Experience Embers Staffing Solutions MadLug Brewgooders Jaipur Rugs Womens Beans Project Hey Girls ARCH Australia's Centre for

Rural Entrepreneurs PEI Council of People with Disabilities Comments or Questions

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