Programs

Coworking is only the beginning. From CSI Summits designed to spark new collaborations, to acceleration programs such as Agents of Change, to microloans and free consultations with experts, our mission is to help get you to impact.

Check out the CSI Programming calendar to learn about upcoming CSI workshops and events!

Programs

Social Entrepreneurship 101 Program

The Centre for Social Innovation offers a Social Entrepreneurship 101 program that 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.


Learn More & Sign Up
CSI Members enjoying salad club
Desk Exchange Community Animator Program

CSI’s Desk Exchange Community Animator program is a work-exchange program that trades time for space. You work at a CSI welcome desk for 8 hours a week and we give you unlimited access to coworking space, membership in our dynamic community, and all the other benefits of being a member of CSI!


Become a DECA!
Group photo of 2015 Agents of Change: City Builders
Agents of Change

Agents of Change is one of CSI’s flagship acceleration programs. Every program is different but the goal is always the same: to accelerate the success and amplify the impact of a cohort of high-potential projects. The program includes unlimited use of workspace and all the benefits of membership plus events, mentorship, workshops and access to capital.

Read More
CSI’s Climate Ventures now open!

Climate Ventures – a cross-sector incubator for climate entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders – is now open at CSI Spadina, offering coworking, community, and programs.


Learn more

How We Help

TechSoup Canada Logo
TechSoup Canada

TechSoup Canada, a program of CSI, connects nonprofits and charities to donated and discounted technologies, such as graphic editing software, office productivity suites, accounting programs and more. Since 2003, over 26,000 nonprofits, charities and libraries in Canada have received over $303 million worth of software and hardware donations through TechSoup Canada! TechSoup Canada is a member of the TechSoup Global Network.


Visit TechSoup Canada Website
The Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund

The Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund enables social entrepreneurs and innovators to grow their world-changing enterprises with loans of $1,000 – $25,000, and CSI’s existing programming and services.

Read More
192 Spadina Lounge
CSI Summits

CSI Summits are designed to reveal the assets in our community, and spur collaboration and shared learning opportunities. They are our most intentional and successful initiative to connect members in our community.


Become a member
CSI Member working on computer
Soshent

Soshent connects social entrepreneurs & innovators to the programs, opportunities and funding they need to accelerate their success and amplify their impact.

 


Sign up today!
Two members of STEPS creating art
Incubated Projects

CSI has taken an active role in incubating certain projects like ONN. Some of these projects have fizzled out while others have spun out of CSI to form their own organizations. We’re proud of our support of previously incubated projects including: the Enterprising Nonprofits Program, Green Enterprise Toronto, STEPS, FPYN, and others.


Learn more
CSI Members sitting in a peer circle
Peer Circles

Peer circles are regular facilitated meetings in the community that leverage peer-to-peer expertise to foster shared learning, growth and collaboration.


Become a member