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Lisa Amerongen

Lisa Amerongen

Director of Communications

Lisa Amerongen is an Albertan expat with a penchant for making fun things happen in an organized fashion. She’s driven by a strong belief in systems change for social good. Lisa is a communications specialist whose interests and experience bridge social innovation, arts and culture, adult and youth education, and strategic design. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta, and has recently completed Master of Leadership and Community Engagement degree at York University, a program which brings a social justice lens to her work.

Lisa is the Director of Communications at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) in Toronto, where she focuses on content creation, strategic engagement, and project management. Prior to joining CSI Lisa was the General Manager of the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre for five years. She is an experienced improviser and facilitator with over fifteen years of experience teaching and performing improv theatre in Canada.

A bit of a non-profit jack of all trades, she finds the intersection of chaotic creativity and purposeful process a delightful space to work in!

Stories by Lisa Amerongen

The Community Bond in Action

Community Wealth, CSI Solves
In 2018, when SKETCH Executive Director Rudy Ruttimann saw that commercial rent was projected to rise 4.5% annually in Toronto, she knew it was time to act. If the rent increases continued SKETCH could no longer afford to stay in Toronto by 2023.

Togetherall supports Ontarians with free online mental health services

Member Stories

It’s Time to Come Back


CSI Members Awarded First Round Investment Readiness Program Funding

Member Stories

Join the League of Social Entrepreneurs

CSI Solves, Programs

Testing the Waters with Water Rangers

Member Stories