CSI’s work highlighted as an important moment for Canadian social innovation in 2018

CSI’s work highlighted as an important moment for Canadian social innovation in 2018

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Jan 20, 2019

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Social Innovation Canada recently published a blog post detailing some of the biggest social innovation developments that happened across the country in 2018. Some of our work here at the Centre for Social Innovation made the list. In addition to recommending our Unlocking Canadian Social Innovation paper, the post also shone a light on our Six Degrees of Social Innovation and Impact Fest events:

CSI also relaunched its long-standing convening and networking event, Six Degrees of Social Innovation. According to Jo Reynolds, CSI’s Director of Social Enterprise: Six Degrees of Social Innovation is all about fostering a culture of gratitude for social innovation trailblazers and our community. We share perspectives and ways of approaching social innovation and the Global Goals (SDGs). Over three meet-ups in September, October, and November we brought together 360+ people to learn and engage on social innovation topics about the Circular and Sharing Economy, Civic Innovation, and FinTech for Good. As we seek to change the systems so the social innovations can flourish.”

“We are inspired by the entrepreneurs and organizations that are shaping markets and culture. Last November, Impact Fest brought together over 300 people to engage an learn about social innovators that are placing people and planet first. Impact Fest was a high-energy event that inspired and promoted the choices we all can make to contribute to meet the Global Goals.”

You can keep track of CSI’s upcoming events like Six Degrees and Impact Fest on their events page here, and sign up from their newsletter here.

Check out their full blog post to learn why Indigenous social innovation is setting the benchmark for scale and impact, what was in The Social Innovation and Social Finance Committee’s Policy Report, how Future of Good is bringing impact stories to the mainstream, and so much more.