About our model
SSE Ontario is part of the School for Social Entrepreneurs global network. The SSE network currently operates in Ireland, Canada, Australia, and the UK with plans to open a new school in India later this year. Across the network of schools, SSE is supporting over 500 social entrepreneurs per year.
Why social franchising?
The network is run as a social franchise which means that we all share best practice, branding, and intellectual property. However, each SSE is run by a local team and maintains an independent governance structure. Social franchising has enabled the SSE to expand without growing in a traditionally hierarchical way.
Each SSE is run by a local team and maintains an independent governance structure.
The success of our social franchise model is based on four elements:
- Strong, consistent brand across all schools in all countries.
- Every school undergoes an annual audit to ensure programme delivery and student support frameworks meet quality standards.
- All schools use the same social impact measurement tools. This allows us to compare and share social impact outcomes across the entire network. An independent and external evaluation of the SSE’s social impact is undertaken once every three years.
- Our schools are run by passionate and committed social entrepreneurs. The SSE invests heavily in sharing innovations and knowledge across the whole SSE network. At the SSE, we believe we are stronger working together.
The SSE network currently operates in India, Canada, Australia, and the UK.
If you are interested in joining the Global Network as a social franchise partner, please visit our Global website for information on starting a school.