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July 2020

Workshop: Clarify your project | Social Finance Investment Readiness

July 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Innoweave will be hosting a Social Finance Investment Readiness Workshop to help organizations clarify a project concept to be viable, feasible, and impactful. We highly recommend that 3-4 key leaders from your organization join the workshop to work through the exercises together. This workshop will cover: Brief review of the Social Finance Fund and Investment Readiness Program Practical exercises to: Develop your project financials: costs, income, financing needs Articulate and quantify your project impact Assess and identify your investment-readiness needs...

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August 2020

Tools for Harnessing Collective Creativity

August 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Date: Wednesday August 12, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET Speaker: Sylvia Cheuy Whether the meeting you are hosting is virtual or face-to-face, being intentional about how you design and facilitate it can make all the difference. This is especially true when you are hosting people from a diversity of sectors and perspectives. This webinar introduces participants to Liberating Structures: a menu of thirty-three simple, but highly effective, facilitation methods designed to encourage people to think, learn and...

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September 2020

Unleashing Local Capital – Introduction to Community Bonds

September 22, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

On October 23, Ian Capstick of Secret Agents will be hosting a Learn session on Emerging Impact Measurement Systems. Click here to register! About the Social R&D Community of Practice 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...

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November 2020

Build: Social R&D for Systems Change Collaborative Info Session

November 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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This project info session is dedicated to exploring and shaping the in-development drafting of a Facilitation Guidebook "Social R&D For Systems Change". During the 75-min session, project info and emerging insights will be shared and participants will have the opportunity contribute ideas and explore questions that help shape this project and the craft of facilitation for Social R&D. Click here to register! Project Overview As part of the Social R&D Program Social Innovation Canada is co-creating a facilitation guidebook for...

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Share: Creative Practices from the Laboratory for Artistic Intelligence

November 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Share: Creative Practices from the Laboratory for Artistic Intelligence, a Social R&D Community of Practice event

Our November 20, Helen Yung and Samita Sinha from the Laboratory for Artistic Intelligence will host a Creative Practice session as part of our Social R&D Community of Practice. Click here to register! In this workshop, artist and composer Samita Sinha will lead participants in vocal practice adapted from Indian vocal traditions that offer tools and pathways of connection to oneself and each other through listening and sounding, and opening the channels of voice and body. What you need for...

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December 2020

Learn: Insights from Exeko

December 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Learn: Insights from Exeko, a Social R&D Community of Practice Event

Le 11 decembre, Nadia Duguay, Cofondatrice de l'organisme Exeko, anime une session "Learn" comme partie de la communauté Social R&D. On December 11, Nadia Duguay from Exeko will be hosting a Learn session as part of the Social R&D Community of Practice. This session will be held in French with live interpretation in English. S'inscrire / Click here to register! Connaître son centre pour participer au décentrement du monde « Depuis une quinzaine d’années, je circule. Je visite des lieux,...

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January 2021

Social R&D Share Session: The Trampoline Effect

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Authors Dr. Schulman & Gord Tulloch explore how they leveraged social R&D to reimagine services for people with developmental disabilities. About this Event How do we shift our social systems towards equity and wellbeing? Come hear insights from the ground. Join Dr. Sarah Schulman and Gord Tulloch, authors of The Trampoline Effect: Redesigning our Social Safety Nets, for a reflection on seven years of bending, stretching, and reimagining services for people with developmental disabilities. Registration is FREE & includes entry...

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