Food Cluster Membership Application Introduction

In 2018/19, the Toronto Enterprise Fund (TEF) will launch a Food Cluster, a series of supports to employment social enterprises (ESEs) in Peel, Toronto and York region that operate in the food industry. The Food Cluster will provide enterprises with the opportunity to share best practices, collaborate to improve enterprise efficiency and effectiveness, and connect with peers and industry leaders. 
Thank you for your interest in participating in the Food Cluster in 2018/19. Cluster participation will provide you with access to Cluster Project Grants, the Food Cluster Facebook Group, Cluster Meet-Ups, and Cluster Mentors. 

This Food Cluster Application will ask for information about your organization, your business activity, and your social impact activity. This information will be shared with other members of the cluster, and some of the information will be used on the TEF website. Where information will be used on the TEF website, the survey will indicate as such. We anticipate that it will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete this form. In future forms (e.g. cluster project grant applications), we will endeavor to use the information you provide us here, so you won't need to fill out the same information again and again. 

To complete this form, you will need: 
  • Organizational information, including: enterprise name, address, contact information, website address, social media handles, your logo, an image of your business. 
  • Business information, including: 2017/18 revenue (including sales and donation revenue), products / services sold
  • Social impact information, including: target populations served, 2017/18 employment numbers (e.g. # of target population employees, type of employment), employment outcomes (if available) 
  • The name and contact information for anyone who you'd like to suggest as either a 'ESE Participant / Former Participant' for the Cluster Project Review Committee; or for any individual you'd like to recommend as a 'Cluster Mentor' for 2018/19

You will need to complete this form in one sitting, as there is no option to save your answers and resume the survey later.
We look forward to working with you as a member of the 2018/19 Food Cluster!