Social Innovation Canada

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Connecting Canada’s
Social Innovation Ecosystem

Social Innovation Canada (SI Canada) is an initiative to connect social innovation practitioners, build the capacity of the sector, and to elevate this work in Canada and beyond.

Read our new report on the financialization of housing

For the last 18 months, SI Canada has been leading a lab to understand how the financialization of housing is impacting housing affordability. Our report presents the findings of the discovery phase of this lab, and outlines a new, “all-hands-on-deck” approach with possible pathways for innovative solutions.

Stories from the network

“A robust, connected, social innovation ecosystem will inspire new efforts to illuminate relationships between social innovators, bringing together key parts so they can combine to create a much greater whole.”

– 2017 Feasibility Study Participant

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Our work

Data and Stories

We are building a platform to aggregate data and stories that help social innovators demonstrate evidence of their impact. With a solid collaborative infrastructure in place, we can experiment with the UN Global Goals as an organizing framework to help align these stories

Navigation, Wayfinding, and Connection

By creating pathways into the social innovation field, we make it easier for social innovators to find each other and build connections. We're mapping the sector using taxonomies relevant to social innovation.

Capacity Building

SI Canada wants to ensure the social innovation community has the information and assets they need to implement systems of social innovation and social finance. We create the conditions for social innovators to build multi-sectoral collaborations, test and experiment with new ideas, pool resources, and attract new donors and investors.

Aligning for Action

We enable social innovation organizations and funders to collaborate on approaches to social problems that are proven or promising, develop better products and services, scale their impact and evaluate progress. This is where we see a fundamental shift to collaboration and impact.

Our Nodes and Partners

Our six nodes are organizations actively building social innovation ecosystems in their provinces. With deep roots in the communities, they are committed to support and connect innovators in the local and national levels.