The L3 Community

L3 Community

What is the L3 Community?

The L3 Community is a fast-evolving group of stakeholders that are involved in designing, delivering, or supporting products, services, and initiatives that will enable social acquisitions (.pdf) in their own communities and contexts. Their involvement can range from participating in L3 Design or Activation Streams, supporting participants of those streams at various points in their development, attending L3 Community events, developing or sharing social acquisition tools and resources over L3 communication channels, or simply following along with L3 and L3 members’ work. Anyone who is involved with L3 is a part of the L3 Community. There may be some people, however, who are only part of the L3 Community and not the Streams.

When does the L3 Project end and what's next for the Community?

L3's first iteration as funded by the Investment Readiness Program at the Government of Canada will end on March 31 2021, but that doesn't mean the Community will end with it. We are publishing a series of reports and working with Community members to help support a transition into the next phase of activities. Read the continuity report.

What is the purpose of the L3 Community?

The purpose of the L3 Community is to assemble and activate a national community of professionals and organizations that will support and advance of the strategy we call Social Acquisitions for Business Recovery (SABR), or the practice of converting a conventional enterprise into a co-operative or social enterprise or another social purpose form in order to revive and sustain it through an unplanned disruption like the COVID-19 crisis or a business succession/ownership transition. 

Who makes up the L3 Community?

The L3 Community is an open community made up of any participants in the L3 Activation and/or Design Streams, any professionals or organizations that participate in L3 Community events, and any other professionals and organizations that are involved in activating and enabling more and better conversions of conventional enterprises into co-operative and social enterprises. See a full list of stakeholder groups impacted by L3’s work