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The Centre for Social Innovation's Climate Ventures Mornings are a chance to hear from the city’s top climate innovators and leaders. This month we talked with Nicholas Parker about cleantech, climate action and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nick Parker is a cleantech pioneer (he's even credited with coining the term "cleantech") and has mobilized over $6B pioneering sustainability ventures, funds and initiatives around the world for over three decades, working with leading...
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May 10, 2019 CSI
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CSI Listserv – 0:39 (including info on Catapult Microloan Fund, the Soshent Platform, job opportunities, member events, peer circles, workshops and CSI’s slack group) Logging-In to the Intranet – 11:04 Connecting with Members – 13:24 Advanced Search – 15:02 Events & Job Postings – 16:58 Booking a Room – 20:27 The CSI Member Manual – 22:50 (Including info on CSI's Member Events calendar, and on invoicing) All this info and more is also available in the CSI Member’s Manual...
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Dec 13, 2018 CSI
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Alterna Savings and the Centre for Social Innovation are thrilled to invite you to a second-in-a-row intimate conversation with microfinance and social entrepreneurship pioneer Muhammad Yunus, February 2, from 7 - 9 pm at CSI Annex. (for the first conversation earlier that day, you can see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh8v9shJg7I ) Muhammad Yunus is the founder of the Grameen Bank, a pioneer of the microcredit movement that has helped lift millions of families around the...
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Alterna Savings and the Centre for Social Innovation are thrilled to invite you to an intimate conversation with microfinance and social entrepreneurship pioneer Muhammad Yunus, February 2, from 3 – 6 pm at CSI Annex. (for the second conversation later that evening, you can see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF6-xRwAUhg ) Muhammad Yunus is the founder of the Grameen Bank, a pioneer of the microcredit movement that has helped lift millions of families around the world out of...
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Dec 10, 2017 CSI
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Rania El Mugammar and the Social Innovation Institute This event explores the experiences of diverse Black Canadians at the intersections of race, sexuality, gender, faith, ability, class and beyond. Panelists will reflect on anti-Black racism in a Canadian context, connecting interpersonal and institutional experiences. The panel will explore approaches to addressing anti-Black racism, including allyship and community based interventions.
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Dec 8, 2016 CSI
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Dec 8, 2016 CSI
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The Centre for Social Innovation and Rania El Mugammar present a panel discussion and Q&A that explores manifestations of Islamophobia in the context of Canada from the lens of diverse folks with connections to Islam. The event is for anyone wanting to learn about how we can address Islamophobia together. Panelists: Kusha Dadui, Rania El Mugammar, Gillary Massa Moderator: Adil Dhalla
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Jan 14, 2016 CSI
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Every so often a member comes along that has a profound impact on our own work and thinking. CSI Member and Agent of Change Luke Anderson is shifting the landscape around accessibility and inclusion. His remarkable story and efforts to make cities across Canada barrier free profoundly moved us, so we made this short documentary with the support of Bell Fibe TV1. Watch it now and please share it! CSI's accessibility work done with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. CSI's...
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Dec 4, 2015 CSI
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In a world where every other month of the year we collaborate, this December, coming to a CSI near you, things are about to get festive.
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Sep 25, 2015 CSI
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It's Up to Us, Ep. 4 - Building Up CSI's Agents of Change program supports ten promising social enterprises with the spaces, services, programs and connections they need to succeed. Find out more at: http://socialinnovation.ca/agents-of-change Building Up is a non-profit social enterprise that provides training and employment in the trades to those who need it most. Find out more at: http://www.buildingup.ca
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Jun 5, 2015 CSI
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On May 21, 2015, the Centre for Social Innovation hosted some incredible speakers for our first ever, Untold Stories of Social Innovators. Hear real and raw stories from incredible changemakers. Filmed and edited by Green Majority Media
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Jan 9, 2015 CSI
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Workshop 2: BARISTAS, CLERKS & GEEKS: OWN YOUR OWN JOB Reba Plummer - Urbane Cyclist Worker Co-op Co-operatives, one of the earliest forms of social enterprise, have been part of Canadian communities and the economy for more than 100 years. And today’s co-op entrepreneurs are creating new approaches, entering new markets and creating waves like never before. Participants will learn about the distinctive features, benefits and various types of co-operative enterprises - how they are...
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Jan 9, 2015 CSI
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Workshop 3: Buy Out the Boss Warren Ragoonanan - Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP Co-operatives, one of the earliest forms of social enterprise, have been part of Canadian communities and the economy for more than 100 years. And today’s co-op entrepreneurs are creating new approaches, entering new markets and creating waves like never before. Participants will learn about the distinctive features, benefits and various types of co-operative enterprises - how they are structured, incorporated, create...
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Jan 9, 2015 CSI
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Workshop 2: BARISTAS, CLERKS & GEEKS: OWN YOUR OWN JOB Peter Cameron - Ontario Co-op Association Co-operatives, one of the earliest forms of social enterprise, have been part of Canadian communities and the economy for more than 100 years. And today’s co-op entrepreneurs are creating new approaches, entering new markets and creating waves like never before. Participants will learn about the distinctive features, benefits and various types of co-operative enterprises - how they are...
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Jan 9, 2015 CSI
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Workshop 2: BARISTAS, CLERKS & GEEKS: OWN YOUR OWN JOB Culum Canally - TWB Co-operative Brewpub Co-operatives, one of the earliest forms of social enterprise, have been part of Canadian communities and the economy for more than 100 years. And today’s co-op entrepreneurs are creating new approaches, entering new markets and creating waves like never before. Participants will learn about the distinctive features, benefits and various types of co-operative enterprises - how they are...
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Jan 9, 2015 CSI
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Workshop 3: Buy Out the Boss Russ Christianson - Ontario Co-op Association Co-operatives, one of the earliest forms of social enterprise, have been part of Canadian communities and the economy for more than 100 years. And today’s co-op entrepreneurs are creating new approaches, entering new markets and creating waves like never before. Participants will learn about the distinctive features, benefits and various types of co-operative enterprises - how they are structured, incorporated, create...
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Nov 28, 2014 CSI
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::music:: "Vintage Frames" by Kai Engel (http://kaiengelmusic.wix.com/kaiengel) "Dance" and "Dubstep" by Bensound (http://www.bensound.com/)
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Nov 10, 2014 CSI
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A talk by food philosopher and entrepreneur Dr. Aruna Antonella Handa on the Future of Food at CSI's Six Degrees of Social Innovation. Find out more about her and her work at http://alimentaryinitiatives.com/aruna-handa/.
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Nov 5, 2014 CSI
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Workshop 1: Could Shared Ownership Be the Right Fit for You? Hannah Renglich - Ontario Natural Food Co-op & Westend Food Co-op Co-operatives, one of the earliest forms of social enterprise, have been part of Canadian communities and the economy for more than 100 years. And today’s co-op entrepreneurs are creating new approaches, entering new markets and creating waves like never before. Participants will learn about the distinctive features, benefits and various types of co-operative...
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Nov 5, 2014 CSI
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Workshop 1: Could Shared Ownership Be the Right Fit for You? Peter Cameron - Ontario Co-op Association Co-operatives, one of the earliest forms of social enterprise, have been part of Canadian communities and the economy for more than 100 years. And today’s co-op entrepreneurs are creating new approaches, entering new markets and creating waves like never before. Participants will learn about the distinctive features, benefits and various types of co-operative enterprises - how they are...
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Nov 5, 2014 CSI
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Workshop 1: Could Shared Ownership Be the Right Fit for You? Abram Bergen - THAAT coop Co-operatives, one of the earliest forms of social enterprise, have been part of Canadian communities and the economy for more than 100 years. And today’s co-op entrepreneurs are creating new approaches, entering new markets and creating waves like never before. Participants will learn about the distinctive features, benefits and various types of co-operative enterprises - how they are structured,...
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It's Up to Us, ep. 3 - Driving Change Tired of seeing young men circulating back into the prison system, CSI member Jordyn Lexton decided to do something about it. We look at her organization Drive Change, which builds and operates locally sourced food trucks that hire, teach and empower formerly incarcerated youth. We also meet Andre Ward of the Osborne Association, which offers opportunities for individuals who have been in conflict with the law to transform their lives through innovative,...
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Tim Nash the Sustainable Economist speaks about Community Finance at Six Degrees of Social Innovation
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Oct 16, 2014 CSI
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On April 10th, the Centre for Social Innovation hosted a civic engagement fair - imagine grassroots community meets the job fair model - so that we can all learn about how to get involved in our city from civic leaders/advocacy groups/other citizens/etc. Video by Paul Dore http://pauldore.com
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Oct 10, 2014 CSI
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Filmed at the Centre for Social Innovation: Annex Location, Six Degrees is a monthly event to introduce our wonderful space to the public and also inspire great ideas about how to improve the world around us. This months topic is "The City" and features Matt Blackett from Spacing, Shilbee Kim from CSI, Mojan Jianfar from STEPS initiative, Jared Kolb from Cycle Toronto, Ryan Dyment from the Institute for a Resource Based Economy and Dave Meslin from ScenicTO (and 1000000 other projects...
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May 29, 2014 CSI
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A Michael Krauss / Lhara Eben Production - www.MichaelKrauss.ca Social innovation refers to the creation, development, adoption and integration of new and renewed concepts and practices that put people and the planet first. We can all be a part of the solution. Because it's up to us.
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It's Up to Us, ep.2 In our second episode, we look at how the Sharing Economy is changing the way we consume and interact with products, spurring collaboration, and making the tools and resources we need more accessible. CSI member the Toronto Tool Library, an initiative of the Institute for a Resource-Based Economy, offers a low-cost, resource-sharing, and space-saving alternative to purchasing and owning tools. It's also democratizing the means of production, allowing people to innovate and...
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Jan 24, 2014 CSI
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The Funding Network holds dynamic live crowd funding events around the world to support small non-profit organizations that are selected by committee. The Funding Network (TFN) originated in the U.K. eleven years ago and is rapidly growing globally. At their pilot event in New York, over $50,000 was raised for 4 small non-profit organizations working hard to improve local and international communities. 80 attendees were expected, but 170 people showed up and raised their hand to pledge anywhere...
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Jan 20, 2014 CSI
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A video from 2012 describing what we do and why it matters. The footage is from our CSI Annex location in Toronto.
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Jan 20, 2014 CSI
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In 2009, we decided to bring our model of shared spaces for social innovators to the rapidly changing neighbourhood of Regent Park, Canada's oldest and largest social housing project. On Sept. 25, 2012, we celebrated the opening of CSI Regent Park with community members, partners, supporters, friends and tenants. Come visit us at socialinnovation.org to find out more. Music: "Sandu" by Hugo 'Droopy' Contini (myspace.com/rawbounce)
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It's Up to Us, ep.1 In our first episode, we look at how the STEPS Initiative transformed a 32-story social housing building in Toronto into the world's tallest mural. The mural's central design incorporates the motif of a bird soaring up, emblematic of a phoenix rising, to counter the negative stereotypes associated with St. James Town, one of Canada's most densely populated communities. Other designs represent themes of diversity, accessibility, local culture, safety, and happiness. Local...
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Jan 20, 2014 CSI
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Every year we bring our members together for the CSI Summit, an opportunity to make new connections and to reveal the assets in our community. This video was for our 2012 summit, and contains footage from our 2011 summit at CSI Annex in Toronto. Music: "Jovanko" by The Underscore Orkestra theunderscoreorkestra.com
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Jan 20, 2014 CSI
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Spadina vs. Annex. Bring it.
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Jan 20, 2014 CSI
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We have a tradition of getting pretty competitive around the holidays. To keep the tradition going, our animation team turned the heat up on the smack talking...
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Jan 20, 2014 CSI
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The Centre for Social Innovation teamed up with the Toronto Atmospheric Fund and the Toronto Community Foundation in 2011 to launch the ClimateSpark Social Venture Challenge. This amazing project had three phases. In ClimateSpark Ignite we used an online platform to find, support and evaluate projects that reduce the causes and impacts of climate change. In ClimateSpark Accelerate we took ten winners from the Ignite phase and brought them through an in-person, two-day business development...
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Jan 20, 2014 CSI
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Tonya Surman, the CEO of the Centre for Social Innovation, speaking about Community Bonds in 2012. The Community Bond is an innovation in social finance that allows a nonprofit or charity to leverage its community of supporters to pursue its mission, build its resiliency, and create more vibrant communities. See the Community Bond guidebook at http://communitybonds.ca/
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