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September 2020

Unleashing Local Capital – Introduction to Community Bonds

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Are you an organization looking for financial stability in a time of chaos? Are you an organization with broad community support for your mission and services? Looking for ways to your social capital into financial capital? Do you have a capital project on your organization's plans, such as buying your building, starting a housing project, a renovation and expansion – that has been too long in the waiting? We may have the solution! Alberta Community and Co-operative Association (ACCA), along...

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Investment Readiness Program Info Session

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free
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The Investment Readiness Program (IRP) is a new $50M fund that aims to help social purpose organizations’ (including charities, non-profits, social enterprises, for-profits with a social purpose, and co-operatives) to build their capacity to participate in Canada’s growing social finance market. The IRP is also designed to help social purpose organizations prepare for the Government of Canada’s broader investment in social finance via the Social Finance Fund, a historic new $755M commitment which was announced in November 2018" (Community Foundations...

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October 2020

Share: Connecting with Community in the Context of Social Distancing

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How do we do social R&D in the context of a global pandemic? How do we connect the communities we serve in the context of social distance? The Social R&D Community is a network of practitioners dedicated to growing the craft of research and development in the social sector. Social R&D practitioners use creative approaches to generate new knowledge and innovations (services, programs, initiatives or products) to address complex social, environmental and cultural challenges.This fall there will be 4 monthly...

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Learn: Emerging Impact Measurement Systems

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn about Emerging Impact Measurement Systems hosted with Ian Capstick of Secret Agents. The Social R&D Community is a network of practitioners dedicated to growing the craft of research and development in the social sector. Social R&D practitioners use creative approaches to generate new knowledge and innovations (services, programs, initiatives or products) to address complex social, environmental and cultural challenges.This fall there will be 4 monthly social R&D community of practice sessions that engage practitioners to Learn, Share and Build...

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November 2020

Social R&D and Investment Readiness Roundtable

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

How might we leverage social R&D practices to support Social Purpose Organizations towards investment readiness? You’re invited to a half-day online gathering of 40-60 leaders from the social finance sector and the social R&D sector to learn from each other’s work and identify how their two worlds can connect to reinforce one another. This gathering will:Build connections between these sectorsBridge these sectors in terms of language and way of working Identify concrete ways to collaborate on a common purpose (ie:...

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Share: Creative Practices from the Laboratory for Artistic Intelligence

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A Creative Practice session hosted by Helen Yung from the Laboratory for Artistic Intelligence. The Social R&D Community is a network of practitioners dedicated to growing the craft of research and development in the social sector. Social R&D practitioners use creative approaches to generate new knowledge and innovations (services, programs, initiatives or products) to address complex social, environmental and cultural challenges.This fall there will be 4 monthly social R&D community of practice sessions that engage practitioners to Learn, Share and...

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December 2020

Learn: Insights from Exeko

December 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A Learn session hosted by Nadia Duguay from Exeko The Social R&D Community is a network of practitioners dedicated to growing the craft of research and development in the social sector. Social R&D practitioners use creative approaches to generate new knowledge and innovations (services, programs, initiatives or products) to address complex social, environmental and cultural challenges.This fall there will be 4 monthly social R&D community of practice sessions that engage practitioners to Learn, Share and Build the field. Our December...

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