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Events at CSI: uncover opportunities for collaboration

Our Toronto and New York City Events Coordinators share some highlights from the past year...

By Erin Kang, Events Coordinator at CSI in Toronto

Toronto - Events at CSI exemplify the very spirit that sets us apart, showcasing the diversity and connectivity of the people in our community.

Introducing CSI’s Emeritus Council

On March 22nd, CSI will officially be 10 years old! It’ll be 10 years from the date we incorporated the Centre for Social Innovation. As you likely know, it’s been one heck of a ride since, and we have many of you to thank for that!

Building the pipeline for social entrepreneurship

In May 2013, the Centre for Social Innovation announced the launch of the Ontario Catapult Microloan Program enabling us to provide microloans ranging from $5K - $25K to members of our community.

Community building through public art

By Rudayna Bahubeshi

Bell murals It can be as big as a 250-foot mural, as small as a painting on a nondescript utility box, and as ephemeral as a mob of “gangsters” descending on a subway car to play ukuleles for unsuspecting morning commuters.

Getting to yes!

What would happen if we all thought about designing systems, products, or policies that were all about “getting to yes”?

By Adil Dhalla, Director of Culture a.k.a “The DOC”

ONN: Idea incubated at CSI goes from project to province-wide network for nonprofits

By Sarah Matsushita, Communications & Network Engagement Manager, Ontario Nonprofit Network

Ontario’s nonprofit sector is a driver of the economy with over 55,000 organizations creating $50 billion in economic impact for the province, and employing 600,000 people. The nonprofit sector is a key way for Ontarians to help shape their province.

Ten Things I'll Miss About CSI - a love story from a departing member

By: Victoria Alleyne, Founder of Career Skills Incubator.

Turnout Toronto - What it was and why it matters!

The Centre for Social Innovation recently hosted Turnout Toronto - a civic engagement fair for citizens looking for ways to get involved in their city.  Hundreds of Torontonians showed up to learn how to make Toronto even greater, and to share their ideas on how to bring on

The Funding Network raises $50K for deserving start-ups during recent crowd funding party

What does it look like when a live crowd funding event raises over $50K for innovative and deserving startup organizations? Check out this video of the The Funding Network's recent event hosted at CSI Starrett-Lehigh to find out. 

Building Social Entrepreneurship through the Power of Coworking

By: Tonya Surman - CEO, Centre for Social Innovation
Published in: Innovations, Volume 8, Issue 3/4,