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Welcome to Canada’s Largest Social Innovation Community

Members of the Centre for Social Innovation work across sectors to create a better world. We accelerate their success and amplify their impact through the power of coworking, community, and collaboration. Together, we’re building a movement to put people and planet first.

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CSI is home to over 3,000 members across two locations.
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CSI has supported over 5,000 social impact organizations since launching in 2004.
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Our members have a combined annual revenue of over $250M.

Everything our members need to thrive

Workspace, programs and community created with intention for and by today’s changemakers.

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Space

CSI is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the creation of shared coworking spaces for social innovation in Canada and beyond. We offer flexible hot desk packages right up to fully equipped offices with all the perks.

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Programs

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

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Community

We know the importance of building lasting relationships and strong networks. Our curated events and initiatives create ongoing opportunities for CSI members to come together, share, collaborate, and make change online and offline.

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Featured Story

Reflections on investing in Community Bonds and opportunities to improve the market

Community Wealth, CSI Solves
Through the leadership of organizations like the Centre for Social Innovation, community bonds have become much better understood by the coop and nonprofit sectors. Now organizations like Tapestry Community Capital are helping professionalize the delivery of these tools and campaigns.

CSI Network News: It’s time to rethink scale

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This week in CSI Network News: It’s time to rethink scale. Also: Why grantmakers need to look to communities for solutions

Rethinking Scale to Drive Down Carbon: A Conversation with Mary Pickering

Climate Ventures
In our latest Climate Ventures Conversation, we spoke with Mary Pickering, the Vice President of The Atmospheric Fund and Senior Advisor of Low Carbon Cities Canada. She discussed how TAF and LC3 are investing in low-carbon solutions across Canada, why this work has her rethinking scale, and how we can all be part of the solution.

CSI Network News: Why are climate solutions still struggling to scale?

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CSI Network News: Why are climate solutions still struggling to scale? Also: keeping CSI green during the pandemic.

What's On

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  • CSI Educates
  • Social Ventures
WOSEN’s Start Program
Program Date: April 28, 2021 to
June 30, 2021
Apply by: Applications Closed
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.
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  • CSI Invests
  • Social Ventures
WOSEN’s Investment Readiness Supports
Apply by: Open intake on continuous basis
The Investment Readiness Sandbox 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.
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