Community Interest Company

Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies, Government of Nova Scotia • Applies only to: Nova Scotia

This business structure is a bridge between for-profit and non-profit, and enables you to pursue your social goals and contribute to the common good while still making money.

Examples of social enterprises include:

  • Farmers' markets
  • Community-owned wind farms
  • Businesses run by charities
  • Business employing marginalized or disenfranchised groups

Among other conditions, corporations registered under this designation must pay taxes, and must reinvest profits into the community or into the company's operations.

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