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Toronto will more than double its supply of winter park washrooms

CSI Solves, Social Innovation
The increase of 79 new locations brings the total number of washrooms available from 64 to 143. Winter accessible public washrooms are also available in community recreation centres, libraries and City-owned buildings throughout Toronto. The City is working to post a comprehensive list and map of locations on the City’s website.
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The Role of Economic Policy in Climate Justice: A Conversation with Marc Lee

Climate Ventures, Events
Marc Lee, Senior Economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, sat down with our Director of Programs Barnabe Geis for an online conversation about his research, what he’s learned over the years, and the possibilities the future holds.

Member Moment: Venture for Canada

CSI Connects, Member Stories
“We have a vision of a Canada where young people can really explore their entrepreneurial potential, to build the most inclusive and prosperous place in the world.” – Venture For Canada’s Juanita Lee Garcia

Get 60% Off The Office of the Week: Annex #313

News, Spaces
Looking for a private office for your team? Move into CSI Annex #311 and get up to 60% off your first six months of rent! This offer is only available until November 28, 2020.

EcoIndustrees is handcrafting beautiful and sustainable bags

Climate Ventures, CSI Connects
EcoIndustrees has made its entire catalogue available online! As production of their bags begins once again, the creators, artisans, and farmers involved with this early-stage startup will be positively impacted. You can support Mihir and his team by taking a look at their bags. We sat down with Mihir to talk about how COVID is impacting his business, and how being at CSI is helping.

Fitec Environmental Technologies is transforming organic waste into renewable energy

Climate Ventures, Member Stories
CSI member Fitec Environmental Technologies recovers organic waste from a variety of sources and transforms it into renewable fuels. They strive to provide robust and reliable solutions for farmers, municipalities, project developers, waste management companies, and more. We talked to CEO Tom Ferencevic about how COVID is impacting those efforts, and how what made him decide he wanted to be part of CSI. 

Maayan Ziv: Governor General Laureate and Community Advocate

Alumni Stories
Maayan was part of our 2016 Agents of Change: Community Health accelerator with her Access Now app. Using crowdsourced information, the app connects people with ratings, insight and information on the accessibility features and status of businesses and experiences in over 30 countries. In addition to being a social entrepreneur, Maayan is also an advocate and activist.

How A Global Pandemic Impacted Our Oceans

Member Stories, Reports & Studies
CSI member Ocean Wise have been examining COVID-19’s impact on the ocean. In COVID-19: Waves of change – How a global pandemic impacted our oceans, they examine how public health restrictions have resulted in lost ocean research opportunities, reductions or cancellation of volunteer-based ocean conservation activities, as well as shifts in seafood related industries.

Get 60% Off The Office of the Week: Annex #405

News, Spaces
Looking for a private office and multi-use space for your team? Move into CSI Annex #405 and get up to 60% off your first six months of rent! This offer is only available until Saturday, November 7, 2020.

SchoolMatch helps find the school that is right for you

Alumni Stories, Member Stories
Canada has great schools. Students from Canada and from all around the world choose to further their education by studying at Canadian universities and colleges. But how do you select the best school for you? How can you be sure which school is the right choice for you? Will your school live up to your expectations?
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