From growing early-stage ventures in our accelerators to launching brand-new enterprises through our labs, we bring changemakers together and provide them with the knowledge, skills, connections and resources they need to accelerate their success and amplify their impact.

CSI Institute has partnered with Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and MaRS on a social innovation lab to understand how the ‘Financialization of Housing’ is impacting housing affordability in Canada, and support the goal of every Canadian having a home they can afford that meets their needs by 2030.
Accelerator programs for Canadians tackling climate and water challenges through the power of entrepreneurship. Access mentors, advisors, training, and networks with Accelerate from Anywhere. All you need is an internet connection!
Earth Tech is a six-month accelerator for those working on climate or water technology solutions that will positively impact communities and ecosystems across Canada.
Adopting Common Measures is a national three-year project that aims to support Social Purpose Organizations as they measure and track their impact towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopting Common Measures is being led by the Centre for Social Innovation, in partnership with Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) and the Common Approach to Impact Measurement.
Climate Ventures fast-tracks the success of innovators developing solutions to the climate crisis. A joint initiative of CSI and Foresight Canada, we also collaborate with investors, industry, government and academia to solve challenges and scale solutions.
CSI is offering social enterprise training programs for women and gender non-binary entrepreneurs as part of the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN).
Ready to take your social purpose business to the next level? Grow is a three-month accelerator designed to support women-led, validation-stage social enterprises.
Are you interested in exploring your purpose as a social entrepreneur? Do you have an early-stage idea that will create positive social or environmental impact?Join the Start program for women and gender non-binary entrepreneurs to uncover the possibilities of your social impact.
Investment Readiness Supports is for women and gender non-binary people who lead established social ventures, who have a defined capital need, and who are preparing for funding or investment in the coming year.
The Digital Transformation program is designed to support woman-identified and gender non-binary entrepreneurs in transforming their business digitally and learn more about social media marketing, search engine optimization, e-commerce and other digital marketing categories.
Join our Communities of Practice to connect and learn from and with social innovators across the country.
Working towards better impact measurement for social purpose organizations.
The CSI Community Living Room is a neighbourhood level experiment to build community wealth, community enterprise and social enterprises at the ground level.
Learn the foundations of impact entrepreneurship and begin your journey, from identifying the right problem to turning your solution into a sustainable business model.