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Climate Ventures, CSI Accelerates
The number of water-related crises around the world run as deep as the ocean, but impact entrepreneurs at the Centre for Social Innovation are finding innovative ways to tackle water issues, locally and globally.
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Photo of Climate Change debate at CSI Annex with University-Rosedale MPP candidates Jessica Bell, Andrea Barrack, and Dianne Saxe. Tonya Surman hosting.
CSI hosted a hybrid virtual/in person debate at each of its locations ahead of the June 2 provincial election, and invited candidates from all four major political parties to participate.
Canadian Innovation Week Banner
It’s Canadian Innovation Week once again! It's 2022, so we're looking back at 22 of our favourite innovations to come out of CSI over the years, pulling from our founding members (Stephen Lewis Foundation!) programs and accelerators, and our time in New York City, to showcase some of the greatest hits that have emerged from our 18 year old experiment in social innovation. 
CaST co-op students stand by a river.
CaST enriches student experiences by offering students a cooperative education program with CSI member organizations.
Header image for ecoschools.ca. A child is holding a compost box.
Through a unique online platform, EcoSchools Canada is tracking and certifying environmental actions of students coast to coast.
Lights and candles
As we continue to live with COVID-19, employers must recognize that people bring their whole selves to work. Maria Vassiliou writes about how organizations are on the cusp of a grief crisis, and how their response can create an economy that is more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous for all.
Single tree overlooks blue body of water
The number of water-related crises around the world run as deep as the ocean, but impact entrepreneurs at the Centre for Social Innovation are finding innovative ways to tackle water issues, locally and globally.
Elsie Amoako, Founder of Mommy Monitor, speaking at the Women with Purpose event at CSI Annex.
This International Women's Day, we sat down with Mitalie Makhani to talk about the unique, circular approach to program design at the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN).
Sticky notes on a wall.
We don’t have the knowledge or skills to work across multiple complex fields; we have yet to discover what the interconnections are or how the pieces fit together; this work requires building trusting relationships with groups we don’t usually work with, a process that takes significant time and investment. In many spaces policy makers and bureaucrats are actively encouraged to silo their solutions to avoid stepping on toes, or delaying action. It all seems extremely time consuming at a moment when we feel we should be accelerating our efforts. How do we even begin?
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