At CSI, we are all about working together to find solutions that put people and planet first. Last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we dug deep into our community, and came up with a multi-pronged approach to supporting our members. Now with the light of vaccines providing a timeline out of this reality, we are focussing on ensuring that our members are in the best possible position to dive into the post-COVID world and forge the Next Economy.
Here’s what we’ve got to help get through this time! Our work is evolving as we hear more from our members about the effects of COVID-19 on their businesses and organizations.
Common Platform: Our newly launched platform allows you to connect with CSI Members across Canada and in New York City. It’s a place for you to post your jobs and events, and even get expert advice from our in-house advisors.
Events: Miss working near other folks? Drop in to our virtual coworking space whenever you crave some light chit-chat or need someone to hold you accountable to your goals for the day. Need a place to pitch your business? Look out for our one-of-a-kind networking events. We’re here to ensure that you’re still meeting the people you need to meet — even in a lockdown.
Calendar: CSI Recovers is all about supporting the success of our members. We’re launching new workshops each week, convening members around important topics, and providing places for our members and the broader community to connect, collaborate, learn, and share. And our Events Calendar is the place to find it all!
Programs: Our accelerators and educational courses such as Social Entrepreneurship 101, the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN) programs, and CSI Climate Ventures’ Earth Tech are all now taking place online.
How to CSI: We’ve pivoted our weekly Wednesday meet-up to be all about skills-building. Join us to learn about social media strategy, fundraising, marketing, and so much more! And if you miss the session, no sweat. Our expert will be available to answer questions on The Common Platform the following week.
Grants & Fundraising: Ever wanted a group dedicated to helping you find and understand grants and fundraising opportunities? Good news, we’ve got you covered on The Common Platform.
Looking for help with the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy? Check out this How to CSI video!
Newsletters: As we look toward recovery, there is a plethora of supports for small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, and nonprofits from the government, community, and other organizations. We collect these resources and stories about how the social impact community is building back better in a weekly newsletter (in your inbox, every Sunday). Sign up here!
Your Stories: Now more than ever, we want to amplify your work by sharing your stories on our channels (blog, our newsletter, and social media). Have an offering, event, or opportunity to promote? Use the CSI promotions form to let us know!