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Six Degrees of Social Innovation

May 3, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Centre for Social Innovation Annex Lounge
720 Bathurst St
Free - $10

Great ideas come from the collision of great people, and Six Degrees of Social Innovation is the place for people across Toronto's social change sector to connect.

We're adding a special twist to our monthyl networking event... we're thrilled to be launching a new initiative of honouring famous Canadian Social Innovators. The ones that first stood up to fight for their vision of a healthy city. The ones who first saw the injustices happening in our oceans. The ones who advocated for the voices of the muted citizens working in unsafe working conditions.

We all owe a great deal of gratitude to these exceptional individuals, so for the next six-months we will be honouring six Canadian advocates, thinkers, visionaries and doers that have made our world a better place. So far we've honoured Bob Hunter and Charles Roach.

This month we are honouring June Callwood.

“She gave this city its heart, its healing places, its refuges.” So starts the Toronto Star obituary for writer and social activist June Callwood. She began her career as a journalist, going on to write 30 books, more than 1,500 magazine articles, and working as a newspaper columnist and television host. But this news reporter was also a newsmaker. Courageous, controversial, a champion of the underdogs, June launched more than 50 social justice organizations, including the AIDS hospice Casey House, Nellie's women's shelter, Maggie’s for sex workers, and Jessie's Centre for teenagers. A Companion of the Order of Canada, June opened her heart to the world, and wherever she saw injustice, she fought to make it better. What will you fight for today?

Join us to honour June Callwood and meet a diverse mix of Torontonains who are making Toronto and our world a better place. Tickes are limited so reserve yours now!


CSI Members: Free
Non-Members: $10