• Ontario

    New Opportunities for Professionals

    Social Innovation Ontario launches curated small-group video sessions for professionals to connect, learn, and lean into action. ———- Professional Development Circle If you are seeking to enhance your skills, stay challenged in your practice, and gain new insights than you are welcome to join this monthly Social Innovation Circle. Spaces are limited to 25 reservations per month. Monthly topics include: Creating Brave Spaces, Decolonizing Social Innovation, Strategy & Design Thinking, Facilitation & Emergence in Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives, Transformational Leadership, Feminist Enterprise Design & Gendered Innovation, Social Enterprise, Social Finance, Systems Change & Lab Practice, Bringing the Heart into our Work, Writing and Research, Council of All Beings, etc… ———- Deep Practice…

  • Ontario,  Social Innovation

    The Social Innovation Circle Launches in Ontario

    Change begins with the personal steps we take to learn from one another, how we honour our histories, our relations, and the lands. We start here. We bring ourselves to the hard work of changing the systems around us to become receptive to initiatives, policies, and mindsets that put people and planet first. To do this we need each other. The SI Practitioners Circle is a diverse cross-section of professionals who have expressed initial interest in creating an accessible social innovation ecosystem in Ontario and across Indigenous territories in the region. Our first Circle of 23 amazing social innovators gathered at the beautiful Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning on…

  • Ontario,  Social Innovation

    A Season of Six Degrees of Social Innovation in Toronto

    Once a month social innovators from across the city of Toronto gather for an informal meet up after work and exploration of a social innovation topic. Our purpose is to have some fun, build connections and get engaged with social innovation. From September to June 2018 we partnered with social innovators to animate and engage a crowd ready to connect and learn. Here are the topics and guest presenters. Circular and Sharing Economy with Fashion Takes Action Brave Soles, and Fresh Rents Civic Innovation with Civic Tech Toronto FinTech for Good with Claro Partners and ImpaK Finance Connections Networks and Communities with CSI’s Community Membership Social Innovation Challenge with Dejardins…

  • Ontario,  Social Innovation

    Webinaire gratuit offert par le Cercle des praticiennes et des praticiens en innovation sociale au Canada

    Webinaire gratuit offert par le Cercle des praticiennes et des praticiens en innovation sociale au Canada. 25 juin 2019, 11h30 à 13h Développement d’entreprises féministes et innovation de genre Pour présenter le développement d’entreprises féministes et innovation de genre, la référente et entrepreneure sociale, Ethel Côté parlera d’abord de l’économie féministe et de l’Économie Sociale et Solidaire porteuse d’égalité.  Par la suite, elle dévoilera une démarche collective internationale de co-construction d’outils en entrepreneuriat avec perspective de genre intégrant des valeurs et des pratiques solidaires visant l’égalité à toutes les étapes de création et de gestion des entreprises.  Pour s’inscrire : cliquez ici. Conférencière : Ethel Côté Impliquée activement en économie sociale et solidaire,…

  • Ontario,  Social Innovation

    A Social Innovation Practitioners Circle for Ontario and the Indigenous Territories

    Why a Social Innovation Practitioners Circle? We all know people in communities and across traditional territories who are working to initiate or grow a product or a process for positive social and environmental change. Whether that is an edible forest project or a universal housing development. These ideas are often generated by a few people who want to see positive change happen in their community. Many of these initiatives are reaching into our “systems”, such as food systems, health care, education, or our justice systems. It takes a lot of effort and dedication by these people to create the change that will benefit us all over the long term. We…

  • Ontario,  Social Innovation

    CSI’s Jo Reynolds Makes Social Innovation Personal

    Social innovation can be hard to get a handle on until we notice it around us.  Maybe that is because it take time for social innovations to really create long lasting change.  That is how it should be.  Change begins with the personal steps we take to learn from one another, how we honour our histories, our relations, and the lands. We start here.  We bring ourselves to the hard work of changing the systems around us to become receptive to initiatives, policies, and mindsets that put people and planet first.    For me, social innovation sparks an intention to make a positive and sustained difference. It starts with people…

  • 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.…