Social Enterprise

We believe that business can create positive social impact

Anhart is a network of community contribution companies (C3s) that are controlled by a charity, Anhart Community Housing Society. The C3 is a hybrid corporate model in British Columbia designed to bridge the gap between for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations. Anhart’s C3s were founded to develop, construct and operate affordable housing, and the society ensures that they serve the needs of beneficiaries and not just the bottom line of profit.

We have seen how businesses can directly create positive social impact through our Community Champions program, in which local construction professionals provide discounts on their services to support affordable housing. Their efforts can help to solve our housing crisis.

Social enterprise is also the heart of Sustainable Villages, which invests in community-based organizations in countries of low GDP, developing small businesses and building health clinics and schools.

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