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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 three 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

We can give more when we give together

News, Next Economy
You can give to your community as your community gives back to you. Namely, when you buy something from our Holiday Giving Catalogue, you will get a discount on your purchase, while our Community Resilience Fund gets a portion of the proceeds.

Toronto will more than double its supply of winter park washrooms

CSI Solves, Social Innovation
The increase of 79 new locations brings the total number of washrooms available from 64 to 143. Winter accessible public washrooms are also available in community recreation centres, libraries and City-owned buildings throughout Toronto. The City is working to post a comprehensive list and map of locations on the City’s website.

The Role of Economic Policy in Climate Justice: A Conversation with Marc Lee

Climate Ventures, Events
Marc Lee, Senior Economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, sat down with our Director of Programs Barnabe Geis for an online conversation about his research, what he’s learned over the years, and the possibilities the future holds.

Member Moment: Venture for Canada

CSI Connects, Member Stories
“We have a vision of a Canada where young people can really explore their entrepreneurial potential, to build the most inclusive and prosperous place in the world.” – Venture For Canada’s Juanita Lee Garcia

What's On

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Social Ventures
WOSEN’s Investment Readiness Sandbox
Program Date: January 6, 2021 to
June 7, 2021
Apply by: December 18, 2020
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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Social Ventures
CSI Coaches
Program Date: November 9, 2020 to
March 31, 2021
Apply by: December 27, 2020
Creating a resilient, sustainable social enterprise model involves community – not only those who support your business, but also those who support you! CSI Coaches offers one-on-one coaching to help women and gender non-binary entrepreneurs create lasting impact.
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