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Nikky Manfredi

Nikky Manfredi

Communications and Content Specialist

Nikky is our Content and Communications Specialist, which is a fancy way of saying she is CSI’s in-house writer. Her job is to capture the cross-sector magic and game-changing solutions happening within CSI’s walls and across Canada’s social innovation ecosystem, translating the work we do into the stories you’ll find on the CSI Network News blog and in our weekly newsletter. 

Nikky is passionate about solutions-oriented journalism. She seeks an empathetic and data-driven approach to multimedia storytelling; an approach she’s honed through her work fact-checking magazines, interviewing artists and documenting the lives of those at the centre of social movements. These experiences often remind her that stories are a means through which we can imagine ourselves into new and transformative ways of being. Prior to joining CSI, she worked at The Walrus, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Pillar Nonprofit Network. 

In London, Ontario, where she studied political science, critical media theory and journalism, Nikky fell in love with the small-town-in-a-city feel. In Banff, she fell in love with the mountains. Now, in Toronto, it’s the people. When she isn’t getting lost in a story, Nikky likes to get lost in other ways: on a long hike, over a warm meal, on a dance floor, in a conversation.

Stories by Nikky Manfredi

women entrepreneurs
From creating circular fashion designs to increasing representation in data science, these entrepreneurs are changing the world – and raising the capital to do it.
orange shirt day
September 30 is Orange Shirt Day and Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It’s a day to honour the survivors and victims of the residential school system and reflect on the atrocities Canada committed against Indigenous Peoples.
return to work
CSI has reopened its doors! We caught up with five members back in office to see what they missed most, what they’re looking forward to, and what ‘type’ of co-worker they are.
graphicrecording
Put away your excel spreadsheets and get out your pencil crayons. CSI Member Laura Hanek of Swoop Media teaches the basic of graphic recording.
inclusive economies
Meet the SI4 Fellows who are working with the Inclusive Economy Network to implement inclusive practices in London, Kingston and Windsor.
climatecrisissigns
Young people are known for online activism and grassroots organizing. Will that translate to the polls? CSI Member Future Majority explains what’s at stake and how “house parties” could increase youth voter turnout.