Where those shaping the
next economy find

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

A Community Celebration Goes Virtual and We Honour the Toronto Tool Library

Events
It’s snowing and the end of year is in the air as innovators across our community wrap up their work. At CSI, this usually marks the end of year holiday party, an all-out bash famous for its cocktail and cookie competitions and sweaty dance floor. Despite the challenges of being physically distant, we weren’t about to give up on a ritual. On December 18th we brought together over 250 of our nearest and dearest to celebrate community resilience in a year that showed us just how important community is.

Six Big Ideas for the Next Economy

Events, Next Economy
2021 is going to be a year of recovery, and we need big, bold ideas to get us started. We’ve chosen some highlights from the Next Economy Conversations we had last year, with the leaders from across Canada who are creating a future that is regenerative, equitable, and prosperous for all.

A Just Transition for Oil and Gas Workers: A Conversation with Bruce Wilson

Climate Ventures, Events
Bruce Wilson of Iron & Earth sat down with our Senior Programs Manager Shea Sinnott for an online conversation about the challenges faced by oil and gas workers, hydrogen as an energy source, and the complexity of the fossil fuel industry.

The Evolving Role of Workspace

Spaces, Staff
A year of remote work has proven that it is, indeed, possible — but it doesn’t spell the end of the office completely. Our CEO Tonya Surman spoke to The Professional Centre about office space, harbouring community, and leadership in our current world.

What's On

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Social Ventures
Social Entrepreneurship 101
Program Date: February 4, 2021 to
April 1, 2021
Apply by: January 31, 2021
Our Social Entrepreneurship 101 program covers all aspects of social entrepreneurship, from making sure you’ve identified the right problem, to testing solutions, turning your solution into a sustainable business model, and measuring its impact.
Every One Every Day
Community Wealth
Every One Every Day: TO
Program Date: January 15, 2021 to
March 31, 2021
Apply by: February 28, 2021
A new community project in Regent Park: get to know your neighbours and make our neighbourhood even better!
January 26, 2021
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January 26, 2021
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January 27, 2021
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