Job Opportunity – Program Manager (AKA – Control Freak for Social Change)
CSI is seeking an extraordinary individual - part left brain, part right brain, part project manager, part entrepreneur and part mother Theresa. We have insanely high expectations and are only interested in working with the cream of the crop world-changers. Control freakish, action-focused, charming, professional and crystal clear... is it really so much to ask?
Submitted by yumi hotta on June 16, 2009 - 11:53am
Every couple weeks, we send out a newsletter called the Innovators Update to keep everyone updated (hence the name!). Some of the highlights from this past issue are news about our 5th anniversary, the newly released CSI brochure, a conference on social enterprise, and an event titled "Collaboration through Co-Location: Strategies for Sharing Resources".
There is a tremendous opportunity to support enterprising nonprofits through the economic stimulus fund. These social enterprises can play a key role in revitalizing both our communities and our economy. From CSI's perspective, Toronto cannot be forgotten in and is home to social enterprises that want to be part of fixing our future. CSI is actively engaged in collaboratives that would begin shovel-ready projects. We would love to see the fed's pay attention to the multiple bottom line solutions that we can create on the ground in Toronto.
CSI is a proud partner in the Ontario Social Economy Roundtable and is delighted to announce that we are hiring. OSER is a collective of independent and connected organizations interested in facilitating a conversation about growing Ontario's Social Economy. We are looking for "an experienced bilingual project manager to manage the Roundtable activities in the first phase of Building the Ontario Social Economy, a province wide project funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation". Check out the attached job description.
We chose to celebrate our 5th anniversary last Friday with a party at CSI! I thought it was so incredibly appropriate that we started the celebrations with an intimate cake cutting ceremony and story sharing with the tenants about the early days in the original suite downstairs. It was good to celebrate the birthplace of CSI and then continue our celebrations on the 4th floor where CSI had expanded to (a few years ago) for the great big party!
We are absolutely thrilled to confirm that the Enterprising Non-Profits (ENP) Toronto program is back for 2009!
Enterprising Non-Profits is a social enterprise skills training and funding program. ENP began 10 years ago in British Columbia to help nonprofits pursue their missions, fill gaps in the marketplace, and diversify their funding sources. Last year, the Centre for Social Innovation brought a pilot program of ENP to Toronto in partnership with twelve progressive funders.
At long last, the Centre for Social Innovation has a brochure. A real, honest-to-goodness promotional brochure!
The back-story is that we have started and stopped a brochure about a dozen times since opening our doors. We'd get half-way through its structure and decide it wasn't working. Or we'd write 80% of the content and then decide the tone just wasn't suitable. Or that the design didn't feel right. And in the meanwhile, visitors kept asking if we "had anything" they could take away to understand more about what we do.