Podcast: Charles Enns, Siloam Mission and Reducing Non-Profit Costs with Social Enterprise

Updated: Jul 25

Siloam Mission has turned a large expense into a social enterprise opportunity.

Charles Enns is the Building Futures program manager at Siloam Mission in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Part of his duties involve managing a small commercial grade laundry social enterprise that is currently serving the internal needs of the Siloam shelter.

The Siloam Laundry shifted approximately $150,000 in laundry expenses from an external provider, into an internal opportunity for their community members to build up employable skills. Siloam is also considering how they might be able to take this laundry facility that they’ve created and start serving other businesses, social enterprises and non-profits within their neighborhood.

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Matthew Rempel is a social enterprise development coach, with a focus on marketing. He helps social enterprises focus in on the core values of their business, and present them in clear language for their customers and clients. He has also connected and interviewed many social enterprise leaders in his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is also a lifelong nerd, and will gladly use analogies from games and movies to explain complex topics.