The CSI Institute

Everyone can be part of the solution

The CSI Institute is a registered charity helping Canadians use social innovation to get at the root causes of systems-level problems. The Institute is an affiliate of the Centre for Social Innovation and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Building the Field of Social Innovation

Social innovation is about getting better at putting people and planet first.
At their best, social innovations address the root causes of problems that have resisted traditional methods and institutions.

Read more about our work below and in our annual reports!

Centre for Social Innovation Institute


Connecting social innovators with the tools, knowledge, and skills needed to solve real and complex problems.
SI Canada is informed, designed, and governed by practitioners, who emerge from a wide range of backgrounds: grassroots, corporate, and front-line workers or facilitators. SI Canada is building an open ecosystem for people and planet first by leveraging and connecting existing assets. Visit SI Canada’s Website

An interactive online space for innovators to collaborate, find resources, share their ideas, and connect to better align for impact.


Benefactor ($500,000+)
  • McConnell Foundation
Visionary ($50,000+)
  • Peter Gilgan Foundation
  • Suncor Energy Foundation
  • Suncor Inc.
Sustainer ($1,000 - $4,999)
  • Brian Iler
  • Denny Manchee
  • Eric Meerkamper
  • Helen Yung
  • Marie Moliner
  • Natalie E Telfer
  • Tonya Surman
  • TD Bank
Friend ($25 - $499)
  • Adam Jamkhou
  • Allyson Hewitt
  • Amy Furness
  • Anahita Belanger
  • Angela Bischoff
  • Anna Liu
  • Ann Armstrong
  • Annelies Tjebbes
  • Anne Simpson-Porco
  • Anonymous (4)
  • Brian & Carolyn
  • Hoessler
  • Brittany Twiss
  • Cheryl May
  • Common Thread
  • Collective
  • Darryl Moore
  • Debra Lary
  • Denise Thomson
  • Eli Levin
  • Elisa Smith
  • Geoffrey Singer
  • George Dark
  • Ivan Bilicki
  • Jane Zhang
  • Jason Dojc
  • Jennifer Zelmer
  • Joanna Reynolds
  • John Napoleone
  • Katie Perconti
  • Kelly Hawke Baxter
  • Khondkar Rabbani
  • Louanne Chan
  • Matthew Price
  • Paul Antze
  • Pluck Tea Inc.
  • Ratna Omidvar
  • Rick Findlay
  • Ron Koperdraad
  • Ronny Yaron
  • Ryan Knight
  • Saira Ansari
  • Sharon Lovett
  • Smooth River
  • Consulting
  • Solange Belluz
  • Stanislav Zlobinski
  • Steven Dolman
  • Tanya Cothran
  • Urbane Cyclist Worker Co-op
  • Valerie Adriaanse
  • Valerie Fox
  • Wayne Miranda

Audited Financials