The Home of the Next Economy

Since 2004, the Centre for Social Innovation has been a home — both online and offline — for thousands of smart, kind, and principled people. We’re working together to create a system that puts people and planet first.

Our membership includes many of the world’s most respected organizations, enterprises, and NGOs. We are artists and activists, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, government agencies and national foundations, university departments and Fortune 500s. And we all envision an economy that is sustainable, equitable, and prosperous for all.

Whether you are a newcomer to the world of social innovation, a seasoned entrepreneur looking for tools to support your venture’s success, or a supporter of social impact projects, we have something for you.

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Why become a CSI Member?

People, initiatives, and organizations become CSI Members to:

Join a curated community of changemakers
Access tools, programs, and resources to scale impact
Support programs and projects that put people and planet first
Invest in solutions that move us toward the Next Economy

Featured Members and alumni

Mommy Monitor

Through programs and education, Mommy Monitor creates personalized maternal healthcare experiences for Black families. 

StopGap Foundation

The StopGap Foundation has deployed over 2000 colourful, volunteer-made ramps serving single-stepped entryways in North America. 

Ontario Nonprofit Network

Incubated out of CSI, the ONN has grown to become a major advocate for Ontario’s nonprofit sector as a key pillar of our society and economy.

Water Rangers

A venture in the first cohort of our Earth Tech accelerator, Water Rangers makes it easy for anyone to become stewards of our waterways.

CSI Membership is only $36/month

For just $36/month, you:

Once you become a CSI Member, you can customize your membership to meet your needs. The options are endless!

Don’t need all the bells and whistles? Stay connected to our work — for free — via the CSI Network.

Member Discounts

TechSoup Canada

Free or discounted technology resources

Ownr

20% discount on all Ownr products and services

Meeting Rooms and Events

40% discount on CSI meeting room and event spaces

Toronto Tool Library

Discounts on tools and access to the MakerSpace in CSI Spadina

UPS and Good Foot Delivery

50% savings on UPS Small Package Shipments

Coworking Passport

10 free coworking days at partner workspaces across Canada

Add What You Need

Our modular membership model means you’ll be paying for exactly what you use: no more, no less. Once you become a CSI Member, you can add the features you need to make your business a success.

+ Workspace

Once you’ve become a CSI Member, the workspace options are endless. Starting with just a mailbox, you can add a desk, a table, an office, or an auditorium as needed at CSI Annex (720 Bathurst Street) or CSI Spadina (192 Spadina Avenue).

Hot Desks

$150-$375
per month
Find an open desk and get to work, any time of the day or night. Whether you’re a new founder or a systems changer there’s a package for you.

Dedicated Desks

$550
per month
A desk to call your own. Includes a dedicated lockable cabinet to store your things and access to all of the amenities we have to offer.

Team Tables

$1210
per month
Like an office minus the walls. A large table for up to 4 people to work together plus lockable cabinets. An island co-working oasis.

Private Offices

$1250
Monthly starting rate, size dependent
Secure the space to bring your ideas to life in a more private setting. Put your name on the door and get to work! For teams of 3-20 people.
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+ Education

Learn from experts in social innovation, marketing and communications, funding, operations and strategy, impact creation and measurement, and personal and community resilience.

Check out our Education and Events Calendar. 

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+ Acceleration

Speed up the development, launch, and growth of your venture! Combining place-based and “accelerate from anywhere” online support, CSI helps entrepreneurs de-risk all aspects of their business, from raising capital to getting to market.

Check for open programs. 

Ready to become a CSI Member?

Let us know how you’d like to customize your membership. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or an organization, a networker or a serial socializer, a supporter or an optimist, or all of those things combined, we’ll welcome you with open arms!

CSI Membership ($36/month)

+ WORKSPACE

Hot desks, dedicated desks, team tables, private offices — we’ve got it all! 

+ EDUCATION

Attend member-only events and access expert advice on The Common Platform

+ ACCELERATION

Drive the growth of your venture with personalized training, coaching, and resources

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The CSI Network

If you aren’t ready to become a CSI Member yet, you can still stay connected to the community and our work through the CSI Network — for free!

You’ll be the first to know about impact jobs and events, get weekly updates on how CSI members are creating the Next Economy, and never miss a new program, accelerator, or funding opportunity again.