• Alberta,  Atlantic Canada,  British Columbia,  Indigenous,  Manitoba,  Ontario,  Quebec,  Social Innovation,  Social R&D

    Important Moments for Canadian Social Innovation in 2018

    This was a important year for social innovation in Canada. The biggest news is probably that the federal government announced an $805M investment in social innovation, the importance of which can not be overstated. But that funding exists because Canada has already become a global leader in social innovation, thanks to work being done from coast to coast by social innovators and organizations everywhere. As we begin this new year, we’re looking back on some of the important moments and learnings from 2018 that will help shape the year ahead.   The Social Innovation and Social Finance Committee Releases Their Policy Report A 17-person committee appointed by ESDC from government…

  • Ontario,  Social Innovation

    Unlocking Canadian Social Innovation

    From Centre for Social Innovation: “With historic new federal investments for social innovation coming down the pipe, we’re re-sharing our CEO’s over-view of the social innovation landscape in Canada. Drawing on decades of experience on the front-lines of social innovation, “Unlocking Canadian Social Innovation” was produced for Innovation, Science and Economic Development and submitted to Employment & Social Development Canada: Social Innovation and Social Finance Co-creation Committee Consultation Process. The paper takes an inclusive approach to social innovation that spans systems change, social entrepreneurship and culture. This paper will do three things: 1) offer frameworks to understand social innovation; 2) explore the importance of social innovation ecosystems to the success…

  • Events,  Ontario

    Centre for Social Innovation Presents: Impact Fest 2018

    Join us for Impact Fest! The Centre for Social Innovation would like to invite you to Impact Fest on November 21st starting at 3 pm at CSI Annex! The world is converging to advance the Global Sustainable Development Goals. Social enterprises are providing choices for you to make a positive impact on our planet. Join us and discover new products and services that put people and planet first. Social entrepreneurs will connect with companies who are interested in your product or service offering, meet new potential collaborators, mentors, co-founders, funders, volunteers, and friends! Take part in workshops, group activities, discussions and networking. Spots are limited so RSVP now to attend.…

  • Ontario,  Social Innovation

    CSI’s Climate Ventures members are offering real climate solutions

    A recent Globe and Mail editorial put forward an interesting thesis: While our political leaders have largely signed on to the existence of climate change, there is now a rampant denial of climate solutions: Climate solutions are frequently attacked by politicians and media pundits who acknowledge the problem, but offer no alternative. Canada has not only entered a new era of climate policy – we’ve entered a new era of denial. CSI, however, is taking concrete action. This autumn, we launched Climate Ventures, an incubator for climate entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders. Climate Ventures is all aboutclimate solutions. From farming to fashion, our members are building the low-carbon economy and a better future for all.…

  • Jobs,  Ontario

    Implementation Specialist

    GrantBook is looking for a talented and highly productive Implementation Specialist to work closely with a host of leading grantmakers across North America. The successful candidate will join GrantBook’s growing team based out of the Centre for Social Innovation (Annex) in Toronto, ON. Ideally, the candidate will be based in Toronto, ON; however, strong candidates based in philanthropic hubs, including the U.S. Northeast, Detroit, Chicago, and the West Coast may also be considered. To learn more about GrantBook’s expertise, team, services, and philosophy, please refer to our website: www.grantbook.org. Responsibilities The Implementation Specialist is responsible for researching, recommending and assisting with the implementation of cloud solutions for grants management and related functional…