The Centre for Social Innovation has teamed up with 15 outstanding partners to support eleven great ideas for a better Toronto.
Great cities are the product of engaged and active citizens. The types of people who insist on rolling up their sleeves to make their city a better place. The Agents of Change: City Builders program was created to give these dreamers, doers and innovators a helping hand. Over 12 months, the selected startups achieved a 461% increase in revenues, and 214% increase in paid staff.
Agents of Change: City Builders
Azeeza for Women
Azeeza for Women is a social enterprise designed to address the issue of violence against women through health and fitness training.
Building Roots/Food Forward
Building Roots is an emergent initiative of Food Forward, a grassroots non-profit organization, where Torontonians meet to create a better City through food.
Building Up is a non-profit social enterprise that will install energy and water efficient retrofits in low income housing, while training and employing the marginalized residents of these buildings to carry out the work.
Five/Fourteen is a social service agency providing services and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer and otherwise gender-non-conforming youth and young adults in and from foster care in Ontario.
Toronto Needs a Creative Director
Toronto Needs a Creative Director is a project to establish an office of Creative Direction within Toronto’s City Hall.