Holiday Giving Catalogue

Buy good, do good

The giving season is upon us once again, and the CSI Institute has brought back our Holiday Giving Catalogue to spread some love and cheer. 

This year, we have over 30 vendors across food and drink, health and wellness, business services, home goods, and more — all CSI Members and Alumni.

The best part? Every time you buy from a participating business using the CSIHolidayGiving promo code, you’ll be supporting a local small business and donating to CSI. All promotions are valid from November 30 to December 31, 2021.

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How it Works

Browse through the participating enterprises’ websites below. See something you’d like to give (or get) this December? Add it to your cart and use “CSIHolidayGiving” at checkout. That’s it!

Once you’ve made your purchase using the code, our participating vendors will make a donation to the CSI Institute.

P.S. Want to make a direct donation to the CSI Institute? You can do that too! All donations above $20 will get a tax receipt.

Participating Vendors

Accessories

Chemistry and Craft rucksacks

chemistry + craft

We hand craft rucksacks using natural fibre, plant-based dyes and waterproof them with local beeswax.

$5 on each rucksack purchase will be donated.

Necklaces from Lovassion Jewelry. Photo by Hayley Andoff.

Lovassion

Inspirational jewelry hand-made, crafted, and designed with love.

Save 10% on your purchase, and 10% will be donated.

Bicycle bags from Pedal People displayed on a red bike.

Pedal People

We offer globally handcrafted and wearable art that brings beauty to your bike.

5% of your purchase will be donated.

Business Services and Consultants

Illustration of stick figure with thought bubble

Challenge Factory

Challenge Factory and its clients shape the Future of Work. This holiday, we are offering a course to help individuals shape their own careers.

20% of purchase will be donated.

Introduction to Sustainable Investing, an online course from Good Investing

Good Investing

Good Investing helps people align their investment portfolio with their values. Introduction to Sustainable Investing is an online course to help people at the start of their investment journey create and implement a sustainable investment portfolio.

Save 25% on your purchase, and $25 will be donated.

Rise to Zero

Marketing consulting for climate and environment focused organizations.

Complimentary 1 hour consultation. 15% of any project fees will be donated.

Tapestry Community Capital

Tapestry Community Capital

Community bonds unlock the capital needed to finance your project and grow your organization. They turn your community into a powerful source of financing. We support organizations across Canada to successfully raise and manage Community Bonds. We guide you every step of the way!

Food And Drink

Fanjoy Culinary and Wellness Centre

Fanjoy Culinary + Wellness Centre

Gourmet to Go prepared meals, innovative culinary counselling and Junior Chef cooking classes, and culinary gift baskets.

$5 donated from all baskets and $10 donated from each private 1:1 Junior Chef class booked. $50 donated for each corporate team holiday booking.

*To be booked in January or February 2022, must be working toward an SDG.

Women participating in Newcomer Kitchen programs

Newcomer Kitchen

Newcomer Kitchen teaches an experiential food entrepreneurship training course to newcomer women wherein they share the revenue generated by the events they plan. Our current cohort, hailing from Syria, Turkey, Vietnam and Brazil, will be creating a holiday gift basket with an array of delicious creations.

5% of gift basket purchases will be donated.

Plentea

Born in Toronto, at Plentea, we don’t do the ordinary. We believe that teas should be custom hand-blended from scratch, starting with fresh teas, crushed spices and fragrant herbs. Try our fan favourite, Assam Chai!

10% of purchase will be donated.

Slices of sourdough bread from Spent Goods.

Spent Goods

Delicious foods that reduce climate change.

Save 10% on your purchase, and 5% of your purchase will be donated.

Temperance Tonics' non-alcoholic cocktails are displayed on a wooden table. Haritha Gnanaratna, Co-Founder, sits behind the table holding cards from their Tarot deck. Photo by Hayley Andoff.

Temperance Tonics

We sell alcohol-free cocktail kits and Tarot decks of our label art!

5% of purchase will be donated.

Fun And Games

Annex Improv students performing in The Garage at CSI Annex

Annex Improv

Annex Improv is CSI’s home-grown Laugh Therapy program, led by Brian G. Smith, an award-winning The Second City Alumnus. The culture of CSI permeates the class; it’s an inclusive, positive & fun place to exercise your brain and spirit. Classes will re-start early 2021, on Monday nights in The Garage.

Save 10% off any course, and 10% of your purchase will be donated.

Jan Keck, Founder of Ask Deep Questions, reads a question from his deck. The rest of the cards are displayed in three piles on a black table. Photo by Hayley Andoff.

Ask Deep Questions

A deck of 48 thoughtful questions that go below the surface to create meaningful connections. Get to know your partner, family, friends, strangers or even yourself.

Save US$3 and CA$5 will be donated.

LUMI glow sticks

LÜMI

A female-led, clean-tech startup creating reusable glowing accessories. LÜMI is a completely rechargeable glowstick that uses rare earth nanocrystals to collect glowing power from virtually any light source.

Save 10% on your purchase, and 10% of your purchase gets donated.

Gifts and Stationery

Abeda Okutar, Founder of Paperspree, holds her Christmas ornaments up for display while sitting on a couch in the third floor lounge at CSI Spadina. Gift boxes, notebooks, and wrapping paper are spread out on the coffee table in front of her. Photo by Hayley Andoff.

Paperspree

100% sustainable, eco-friendly, handcrafted products, made within a zero-waste circular economy. Paperspree products are available at Artlake.ca.

Save 10% on your purchase and 5% of your purchase will be donated. Corporate discounts available on purchases greater than CA$450 at Paperspree.com.

A grouping of local items including a blanket, jam, and a jar of honey.

Saul Good Gift Co.

A gift basket business featuring local artisan producers. 

Save $5 on your purchase and $5 will be donated.

Health And Wellness

Inside Outside Retreat Centre

Retreats and programs that offer inviting, reflective space to ponder the questions, challenges and opportunities that arise on our path and allow us to listen and respond to others with kindness and compassion. 

For every registration to “It’s About Time: an introduction to re-crafting our relationships with Time,” registrants will get $5 off and 10% of the registration fee will be donated.

Office of Karyn Rowe, Registered Massage Therapist

Karyn Rowe, RMT, RCRT

Special offer: a one hour massage or reflexology service combined with the Amethyst BioMat for 90.00 plus HST. Regular fee for this service is $175.00 plus HST.

$10.00 of this service will be donated.

Montana Skurka sits cross-legged in front of a couch on the third floor of CSI Spadina.

Montana Skurka, Integrative Wellness Educator

I am passionate about helping folks connect to their inner healing potential and reduce stress through mindfulness and movement. This offering is for private 1:1 or group yoga and meditation classes. 

Save $10 and $10 will be donated for every session purchased.

Susan Green poses near the ramp on the ground floor of CSI Spadina. Photo by Hayley Andoff.

Susan Green

Postural Reeducation through movement, including slouch free and comfortable body usage at the computer. Online or in person, individual and group sessions are available.

Save $10 of your purchase and $10 will be donated; OR pay the full amount and $20 will be donated.

Dr. Nicole Hess

I help Toronto professionals to relieve lower extremity and spinal pain, improve their posture, and prevent overuse injuries. My therapy of choice is custom orthotics, since it is highly effective but does not require major lifestyle changes.

Save $25 on your first pair of custom orthotics or orthotic sandals; and $25 will be donated.

Home Goods And Lifestyle

Buy Good Feel Good items including jewellery, soap, and shoes.

Buy Good Feel Good

Your one-stop shop for ethical and sustainable gifts. From footwear and apparel to jewelry, pantry and home must-haves, every product at Buy Good. Feel Good. has a positive impact on people and planet.

Free shipping on your purchase and 10% of your order value will be donated.

People and Planet First Hoodie, People and Planet First Crewneck, People and Planet First Tote Bag, CSI Create Mug, and CSI Logo Hoodie.

Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Merch

Ready to tell the world you’re all about putting people and planet first? That’s right, you can proudly live your values with official CSI crewnecks, hoodies, tote bags, and mugs! This is a limited run, so snag your faves ASAP.

Proceeds will be donated.

Three terrariums from The Indoor Forest sit on a wooden coffee table on the third floor lounge at CSI Spadina. In background, Stevie Klick, founder of The Indoor Forest, sits on a couch reading a magazine. Photo by Hayley Andoff.

The Indoor Forest

We are a biophilic design company. We make preserved moss art, moss walls and living walls.

Just Vertical

Indoor vertical hydroponic gardens.

Save $251 off the AEVA and $152 off the EVE. $10 will be donated per purchase.

Organic cotton pillows from Organic Lifestyle

Organic Lifestyle

Organic Lifestyle’s mission is to help reduce your exposure to common toxic chemicals in the home by carrying products that are made with little/no chemical exposure like pesticides or toxic dyes. Our range includes everything from pillows to mattress protectors, all sustainably sourced with fair trade labour.

Save 10% and get free shipping on orders over $75; and 5% of your purchase will be donated.

Durant Barristers

Durant Barristers

We are a law firm with a focus on civil litigation, sports, environment and Aboriginal law. We have experience supporting small and not-for-profit organizations, particularly those in the sports field, with managing vaccination policies and mandates.

Special price for clients from the CSI community, and 1% will be donated.

Green Economy Law logo

Green Economy Law

A corporate, commercial, and environmental law firm for green businesses and nonprofits. We also offer online courses: “Understanding Canadian Carbon Pricing”, “Intro to Canadian Psychedelic Law”, and “Sustainable Business and Finance 101” (coming in December).

First 20 people to sign-up for a Green Economy Law online course using the promo code get 20% off and we’ll donate $10 per promo code purchase. Offer expires January 1st, 2022.

Personal And Professional Development

Celia Fernandes

Celia Fernandes

I’m a Transformative Business Coach dedicated to supporting women-identified entrepreneurs build profitable and sustainable businesses by combining their unique skills with the service they feel called to contribute.

Save 20% on the coaching package and 1% will be donated.

Challenge Factory's Workforce Architecture magazine

Challenge Factory

Challenge Factory and its clients shape the Future of Work. This holiday, we are offering a subscription to our new digital magazine, Workforce Architecture, to support leaders shaping the future of their workforce.

20% of purchase will be donated.

Jessica Tudos

Jessica Tudos

Helping multi-passionate go-getters organize their time, energy, and space more mindfully and productively in order to thrive. Claim your POWER HOUR BREAKTHROUGH 1:1 Creative Solution Session to help you prioritize your next steps and design a life you love!

$10 will be donated for every purchase.

Jo Rodrigues

Jo Rodrigues

I’m a Life and Career Coach. I help clients create clarity and build an implementable strategy to move forward in their life and careers without compromising their values.

For every purchase of the Clarity Session (Coaching Session), $25 will be donated.

Other

Ecocharge

Ecocharge

EcoCharge is the first Canadian charity-owned network of fast charging stations and you can be an agent of change and support this initiative. Invest in Earth Day Canada’s EcoCharge program and earn up to 4% interest while you help the planet!

A person sitting on a green couch receives a delivery from one of Good Foot Delivery's couriers. Photo by Hayley Andoff.

Good Foot Delivery

Courier business providing same day delivery service to Toronto-based individuals and businesses.

For every order placed, 5% of the total will be donated.

ProjectBoard

The social platform for STEM projects, events, and student fairs.

With every event hosted on ProjectBoard, engineering.com will donate 10% of the purchase up to a maximum of $1000.

Toronto Tool Library

Toronto Tool Library

Access a wide variety of tools for home renovations, gardening and lawn maintenance, repairs, DIY projects and more. Start borrowing today!

CSI Members get 15% off their membership in either the Toronto Tool Library or the TTLMakerspace. With each membership, $5 will be donated.

Water Rangers Freshwater Explorer Kit

Water Rangers

Water Rangers works to advance citizen science and engagement in water monitoring by providing test kits, education and a data platform and smart phone app for sharing and exploring monitoring results. 

For each test kit purchase, 10% will be donated.

The Pay It Forward Fund

The Pay It Forward Fund has been established to accelerate the transition of CSI, our affiliate charity the CSI Institute, and CSI Members towards the creation of the Next Economy: one that puts people and planet first; one that is regenerative, inclusive, equitable, and prosperous for all.

The Pay It Forward Fund will help community members access resources during the pandemic and beyond. Donations will contribute to direct member support and services, help women-led social enterprises retool and adapt, support community resilience dialogues, and more.

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