How We Help
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
Shared Spaces for Social Innovation
We provide the social mission sector with office, meeting and event spaces designed for creativity, collaboration and serendipity. We have four locations in Toronto and one in New York City all packed with people changing the world.
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Join a community
The CSI Community is home to 1,000 nonprofits, charities and social ventures in Toronto alone, employs over 2,500 people, and generates combined annual revenues of $250 million. We support our members with the spaces, knowledge, tools, resources and connections they need to grow their impact.
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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 Hookup is a free, member-powered service designed to connect individuals needing advice with CSI members who are experts in design, strategy and business modelling, legal and governance, funding and fundraising, impact measurement, and other areas. The service is available to any member through our Intranet network.
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Peer circles are regular facilitated meetings in the community that leverage peer-to-peer expertise to foster shared learning, growth and collaboration.
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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.
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We organize amazing events as well as host an incredible array of them, from capacity-building workshops to discussions of emerging issues and frameworks. See for yourself!
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Soshent connects social entrepreneurs & innovators to the programs, opportunities and funding they need to accelerate their success and amplify their impact.
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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!
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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.
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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.
Together or Die
We believe in the synergies of connection, the explosive potential of partnership, and the transformative power of movements. No one can do it all. We must work together. Collaboration is in our DNA. It isn’t just nice—it’s imperative.
Keep it Real
We won’t pretend to be something we aren’t. Authenticity and transparency keep us grounded in truth. You may not like what you see, but at least you will know exactly who we are. We bring our values & vision to this work.
We are a dynamic group of bootstrapping entrepreneurs who navigate chaos and embrace opportunity. We will not forget that being resourceful, nimble and humble make us who we are. We are innovators.