is a global leader in supporting talented and passionate entrepreneurs building
sustainable models that tackle social challenges.
Centre for Social Innovation, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, Toronto+Acumen, and
the Social Enterprise Incubator know that these entrepreneurs and innovators are
hard at work and need to focus on the opportunities that will further their
missions and accelerate their success.
Imagine having the
opportunity to help define and build a new type of market. It’s not yet clear
who the key players are going to be. You get to create some of the first
research, first products and first deals. You get to shape the future.
Amazing member success
stories happen all the time at the Centre for Social Innovation. Yet we never
tire of them. Au contraire! They thrill us every time!
is especially thrilling to me because, well, it’s about me.
we talk a lot about the impact our members have on each other. After all, they
come to CSI to find collaborators, to accelerate their missions, or to simply absorb
the kind of energy they can’t get at home in their pyjamas.
Actor Daniel Stolfi was
undergoing chemotherapy treatment when he started writing a one-man comedy show
about cancer. His friends and family thought he was crazy. No one was going to
laugh at cancer, they told him.
For the third consecutive year, CYBF and Spin Master Ltd., Canada’s most innovative toy company, are teaming up to offer financing, mentoring, an innovation workshop and more to innovative entrepreneurs through the Spin Master Innovation Fund.
The official launch was April 8, with applications being accepted until May 21. The fund will support up to ten innovative start-ups with each recipient receiving:
to open a space in NYC came out of nowhere. There we were in Toronto,
minding our own damn business, when the chance to expand suddenly presented
itself to us. Fate can take many shapes; in this case, it took the shape of
David Gise, a serial entrepreneur and our new Director of Operations in New
There is no
doubt Regent Park is in a period of massive transformation. The revitalization
of Regent Park is converting what was once Canada’s oldest and largest social
housing complex into a mixed-income, mixed-use community.
But change is
happening beyond the cranes and bulldozers, and has been happening long before construction
“I think if you
search you could see many, many examples of the change that residents themselves
are making,” says Adonis Huggins.
The second issue of CSI's burgeoning community
newspaper, The Collider, is out and available to download and share!
Featuring articles, photos, stories, events and more from the world's
most dynamic community of social innovators.Download here.
Swerhun Inc. designs and delivers multi-stakeholder decision making processes. She works for towns and cities across the GTA, the US, and internationally to help build relationships between leaders and the constituencies they serve.