Pollock's Hardware Co-op

The Social Enterprise Centre building (765 Main) has proudly become Winnipeg's first social enterprise hub! Below I have listed the participating tenants to our new Social Enterprise Centre with a breif description and a link for you to discover more on each organization.


Who they are:

Local Investment Toward Employment (LITE) is a non-profit granting organization that supports community economic development (CED) initiatives that build capacity and provide jobs in Winnipeg's inner city.  



Who they are:

Building Urban Industries for Local Development (BUILD is a non-profit organization delivering the Warm Up Winnipeg program. BUILD is dedicated to combining environmental stewardship and poverty reduction. We train people with limited experience in the formal labour market primarily to retrofit existing buildings. Our work includes increasing insulation levels and installing water saving fixtures.



Who they are:

"The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) is a national member-led organization committed to strengthening Canadian communities by creating better economic opportunities and enhancing environmental and social conditions.  We are a member-led organization committed to strengthening communities by creating economic opportunities that improve environmental and social conditions.   We bring people and organizations together to share knowledge and build a collective voice for CED action. Our members are part of a movement creating community-based solutions to local and global challenges. "  (write up from CCEDNet website) 



Who they are:

Point Douglas Residents Committee.  Committed to keeping the community informed and involved in upcoming and current events and news in Point Douglas.  Visit their blog http://pointdouglasresidentscommittee.blogspot.com/ for more info on what they are up to!


ACT Mount Carmel Clinic

Who they are:

The Assertive Community Treatment team, known as ACT, is one facet of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s ‘At Home/Chez Soi’ Project, providing culturally-relevant and -sensitive programming to homeless people with severe and persistent mental illness from both a client strength and harm reduction perspective. 

Manitoba Green Retrofit

Who they are:

Manitoba Green Retrofit, MGR is a non-profit social enterprise which offers energy efficiency retrofits and other residential construction projects. Our team of trained professionals, employed from within Winnipeg’s inner city, takes pride in providing our clients with affordable and efficient services. By earning the trust and satisfaction of our customers, MGR is helping to create meaningful employment, more affordable housing, and stronger communities.

Written by Allison Slessor — February 27, 2012

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Welcome To Pollock's Hardware Co-op

Pollock's Hardware Co-op is one of Winnipeg's oldest and coolest hardware stores! Established in 1922 we are one of the few independent hardware stores to make it through the boom of big box stores. While thriving in the North End we are committed to staying true to our community, our members and Winnipeg. To add to that we partnered with Build and MGR and with that are now proud owners Winnipeg's first Social Enterprise Centre. The S.E.C. is making a huge impact on Winnipeg as it is promoting and providing space for many of Winnipeg's social enterprises. Pollock's Hardware Co-op is all about community, tradition, and staying true to the word of small independent businesses. Big box stores have nothing on the little hardware store that could! We now have a 3rd location in South Osborne as well! You would be amazed at how much product we squeezed in to that place! Like a mini version of our North End store you would think it was there forever! A must see! A big giant thank you to all our members, share holders, our awesome board and devoted employees.... we wouldn't be here with out you!

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