Tender care: keeping CSI green during the pandemic
With greenery making a comeback after a distinctly isolating winter, it feels like the right time to spotlight a few of CSI’s unsung heroes: our plant caregivers, Veronika and Deenie. Over the last year, they have spent many hours watering, pruning and taking care of CSI’s countless plants, and their work should not go unnoticed. Let me explain why.
And things were going so well!
It feels strange to talk about it now, but our fiscal year 2019/20 was on track to generate a healthy surplus, while delivering excellent programs and phenomenal services to over 1000 social purpose enterprises, and engaging networks of social innovators from coast-to-coast.
How 12 Women Entrepreneurs are Building the Next Economy
CSI Connects,Member Stories
As we continue to celebrate International Women’s Day, we spotlight some of the brilliant women entrepreneurs at CSI building the Next Economy by combatting the climate crisis, creating healthcare solutions, developing new technologies, and mentoring the next generation.
I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and grew up in a small town called Dundas, a suburb of Hamilton, Ontario. My parents came to this country from the Philippines so that I could have a better life. My parents were both well educated in the Philippines, but their degrees were not recognized in Canada.
CSI’s Director of Programs Recognized as Emerging Leader by The Globe and Mail
We are so honoured and delighted to announce that CSI’s Director of Programs Barnabe Geis has been selected as one of 50 changemakers and leaders by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine. We’re thrilled that social entrepreneurship and social innovation are becoming more and more accepted and mainstream!
From aspiring entrepreneurs to early-stage ventures to established organizations, there is no one profile of a CSI Member. Membership can mean a lot of different things, and we invite you to find out what it means to you!
The Centre for Social Innovation acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. CSI also acknowledges that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.