Programs and Projects

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From growing early-stage ventures in our accelerators to launching brand-new enterprises through our labs, we bring changemakers together and provide them with the knowledge, skills, connections and resources they need to accelerate their success and amplify their impact.

For events and workshops, check out CSI’s Programming Calendar.

Focus Area
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  • CSI Accelerates
  • Climate Ventures
Five accelerator programs for Canadians tackling climate and water challenges through the power of entrepreneurship. Access mentors, advisors, training, and networks with Accelerate from Anywhere. All you need is an internet connection!
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  • CSI Educates
  • Climate Ventures
Apply by: September 19, 2021
Learn the foundations of impact entrepreneurship and begin your journey, from identifying the right problem to turning your solution into a sustainable business model.
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  • CSI Accelerates
  • Social Ventures
Apply by: September 12, 2021
Ready to take your social purpose business to the next level? Grow is a three-month accelerator designed to support women-led, validation-stage social enterprises.
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  • CSI Educates
  • Social Ventures
Are you interested in exploring your purpose as a social entrepreneur? Do you have an early-stage idea that will create positive social or environmental impact?Join the Start program for women and gender non-binary entrepreneurs to uncover the possibilities of your social impact.
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  • CSI Connects
  • Community Wealth, Social Ventures
In this event series, you’ll hear from incredible leaders who create positive change and that builds the Next Economy - one that is regenerative, equitable, and prosperous for all.
Every One Every Day
  • CSI Solves
  • Community Wealth
A new community project in Regent Park: get to know your neighbours and make our neighbourhood even better!
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  • CSI Accelerates
  • Climate Ventures
Apply by: Applications Closed
Earth Tech is a six-month accelerator for those working on climate or water technology solutions that will positively impact communities and ecosystems across Canada.
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  • CSI Solves
  • Social Ventures
CSI Institute has partnered with Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and MaRS on a social innovation lab to understand how the ‘Financialization of Housing’ is impacting housing affordability in Canada, and support the goal of every Canadian having a home they can afford that meets their needs by 2030.
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  • CSI Solves
  • Community Wealth
The City of Toronto and CSI are working together to facilitate a set of meetings between homelessness experts and social entrepreneurs.
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  • CSI Accelerates
  • Social Ventures
The League of Social Entrepreneurs will combine their entrepreneurial energy with social innovation labs and the firepower of acceleration and incubation to create enterprising solutions that Build Back Better.
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  • CSI Accelerates
  • Climate Ventures
CSI’s Climate Ventures is home to the entrepreneurs, innovators, and advocates working on climate solutions and climate justice.
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  • CSI Accelerates
  • Social Ventures
CSI is offering social enterprise training programs for women and gender non-binary entrepreneurs as part of the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN).
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  • CSI Invests
  • Social Ventures
Apply by: Open intake on continuous basis
The Investment Readiness Sandbox is for women and gender non-binary people who lead established social ventures, who have a defined capital need, and who are preparing for funding or investment in the coming year.
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  • CSI Educates
  • Social Ventures
Are you a social entrepreneur or innovator looking to be part of a dynamic community? Do you love meeting new people and solving new problems every day? Would you exchange eight hours a week for a fantastic free workspace? The DECA program is perfect for you.