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From social finance to shared spaces to networks for social change, we want to share our best strategies and models with you. Read them, share them, use them.

All that we ask is that you send us an e-mail with feedback about how you're using this knowledge

Shared Spaces

Centre for Social Innovation Shared Spaces BooksShared workspaces are redefining how we think about work and space
The Centre for Social Innovation is internationally recognized as a leader in the creation of shared spaces for social innovation. We’ve open-sourced our model to help you along! Discover the Shared Spaces Books

Community Bonds

Community Bonds GuideTurn your supporters into investors
The Centre for Social Innovation turned its community of supporters into investors with the Community Bond. This DIY guidebook can help you do it! Check out the Community Bonds website to read an excerpt from the book, purchase the guide and templates, find out about other community investment opportunities, and much more. 
Check out the Community Bonds Site


Network Evaluation

Centre for Social InnovationCultivating healthy networks for social change
This imaginative book explores the unique character of networks and offers a new framework for assessing their impact. It's goal: to further empower the success of networks that are making a difference. Read the Network Evaluation Book





Crowdfunding Guide for Nonprofits, Charities and Social Impact Projects
HiveWire and the Centre for Social Innovation are proud to present the 2015 Crowdfunding Guide for nonprofits and charities. With insights gained from examining over 27K nonprofit crowdfunding campaigns, this comprehensive guide will help your nonprofit or charity in the journey for crowdfunding success.

This guidebook is a project of ESDC. Download Crowdfunding Guide

Social Franchising

From Social Enterprise to Social Franchise: An Introductory Guide to Achieving Scale Through Replication
This book will introduce Canadian social enterprises to the concept of social franchising by first taking a look at how social franchises compare and differ from traditional models of commercial franchising and then by exploring some of the inherent bene ts and challenges of this approach.

Download for free 


The Collider Newspaper

The ColliderCSI's community newspaper
The Collider is the place to go to find out about what's going on in our community. You can download the inaugural Jan. 2013 issue, the April 2013 issue, and the Winter 2013-2014 issue.


The Collider Magazine

The Collider MagazineCSI's community magazine
We took our community newspaper and turned it into a glossy magazine that champions our members and showcases social innovation in action. Read the magazine now!






Cities Are for Everyone - Creating a barrier-free worldCities Are for Everyone - Creating a barrier-free world
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. CSI's accessibility work done with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. CSI's accessibility audit done by Enable Wellness. Watch 


Changing the world and just trying $#!% since 2004 - The Centre for Social InnovationChanging the world and just trying $#!% since 2004 - The Centre for Social Innovation
What is the Centre for Social Innovation? After 11 years of catalyzing social innovation, five locations in two countries, 2,000 members and a community of social entrepreneurs and innovators with annual revenues of $250M, we still get asked this question all the time. We hope this video says it all. Watch 


CSI You Tube It's Up to Us - CSI's video series
Our video series looks at emerging issues and trends in social innovation, and features our members doing outstanding work. Watch It's Up to Us and other videos on our YouTube channel.







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