We’re looking for Canada’s leading Social R&D projects

Social R&D call for case studies

We need your help to tell the stories of organizations, individuals and governments who are doing amazing work in Social R&D in Canada under the radar. Social R&D is a growing field enabling organizations to leverage a range of research and development approaches to help tackle social challenges and serve communities. We want to share…

Introducing the Social R&D Program

Social R&D

For a long time, many social purpose organizations have been working to respond to the social and environmental challenges facing our communities. But, the systems that we work in are changing quickly, and we need to improve our ability to evolve and apply new methodologies to tackle the intractable challenges. For those of us who…

Whose responsibility is climate action? Reflections from the Montreal march

On Friday 27 September, over 500,000 people took to the streets of Montreal to march for the climate. This was the biggest mobilization in the history of Quebec and a truly phenomenal thing to witness and take part in. 500,000 is 25% of the population of the island of Montreal, the city centre was closed…

Social innovation begins with bravery

Social Innovation begins with bravery

We all know that to create the radical systems change required of this time we need to be brave. Brave enough to see that actually the systems we are trying to change live within us as well as outside of us. Brave enough to look at our privilege. Brave enough to face the ecological crisis…

The Social Innovation Circle Launches in Ontario

Change begins with the personal steps we take to learn from one another, how we honour our histories, our relations, and the lands. We start here. We bring ourselves to the hard work of changing the systems around us to become receptive to initiatives, policies, and mindsets that put people and planet first. To do…

A Season of Six Degrees of Social Innovation in Toronto

Once a month social innovators from across the city of Toronto gather for an informal meet up after work and exploration of a social innovation topic. Our purpose is to have some fun, build connections and get engaged with social innovation. From September 2017 to June 2018, we partnered with social innovators to animate and…

Webinaire gratuit offert par le Cercle des praticiennes et des praticiens en innovation sociale au Canada

Webinaire gratuit offert par le Cercle des praticiennes et des praticiens en innovation sociale au Canada. 25 juin 2019, 11h30 à 13h Développement d’entreprises féministes et innovation de genre Pour présenter le développement d’entreprises féministes et innovation de genre, la référente et entrepreneure sociale, Ethel Côté parlera d’abord de l’économie féministe et de l’Économie Sociale et…

A Social Innovation Practitioners Circle for Ontario and the Indigenous Territories

Why a Social Innovation Practitioners Circle? We all know people in communities and across traditional territories who are working to initiate or grow a product or a process for positive social and environmental change. Whether that is an edible forest project or a universal housing development. These ideas are often generated by a few people…

SI Canada’s Manitoba Hub Partners with Red River College’s Indigenous Social Innovation Program to Support Indigenous-led Two Day Gathering

On April 25th and 26th, Social Innovation Canada’s Manitoba Hub partnered with Red River College’s Indigenous Social Innovation program to support an Indigenous-led two day gathering, titled “Pathways to Economic Reconciliation: Is Social Entrepreneurship a step forward?” Over 80 people attending, including Indigenous high school students from both urban and Northern Indigenous communities, student’s of…

This Changes Everything

There’s a collective buzz building across Atlantic Canada. Voices from the margins are successfully calling out for a new form of collaboration between all four Atlantic provinces. There is a sense of readiness, rooted in our shared history of successful self-organization and cooperatives, and a proven resilience in this region that bodes well for a…