The Collider: CSI’s community magazine

The Collider is CSI’s community magazine! It connects and champions our members, and showcases social innovation in action. You can find the latest magazine issue on our site or pick up your own copy at any of our locations.

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Emergence cover

Starting back when the Centre was just a glimmer in the eyes of a few social entrepreneurs, Emergence follows our growth from concept to operation to scale.

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Rigour cover

This book is a manual for those planning or operating a shared space. It reveals the accumulated knowledge of six years of experience and offers a ton of tips, lessons and tools for developing a strong organization and vibrant community.

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Proof cover

This report shares our most recent research on the impact of the Centre for Social Innovation in order to demonstrate just what shared spaces for social innovation can accomplish.

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Community Bond cover
Community Bonds

Turn your supporters into investors. The Centre for Social Innovation turned its community of supporters into investors with the Community Bond. This DIY guidebook can help you do it! Check out the Community Bonds website to read an excerpt from the book, purchase the guide and templates, find out about other community investment opportunities, and much more.

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Network Evaluation
Cultivating healthy networks for social change

This imaginative book explores the unique character of networks and offers a new framework for assessing their impact. It’s goal: to further empower the success of networks that are making a difference

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From Social Enterprise to Social Franchise
From Social Enterprise to Social Franchise: An Introductory Guide to Achieving Scale Through Replication

This book will introduce Canadian social enterprises to the concept of social franchising by first taking a look at how social franchises compare and differ from traditional models of commercial franchising and then by exploring some of the inherent benefits and challenges of this approach.

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Crowdfunding Guide
Crowdfunding Guide for Nonprofits, Charities and Social Impact Projects

HiveWire and the Centre for Social Innovation are proud to present the 2015 Crowdfunding Guide for nonprofits and charities. With insights gained from examining over 27K nonprofit crowdfunding campaigns, this comprehensive guide will help your nonprofit or charity in the journey for crowdfunding success. This guidebook is a project of ESDC.

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Cover of the report on Guaranteed Annual Income
Pilot Lessons: How to design a basic income pilot project for Ontario

Co-presented with the Mowat Centre, this report examines the potential for a basic income pilot in Ontario and explores how basic income could impact entrepreneurship, innovation and our society’s relationship to work in general.

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Watch StopGap Foundation video
Cities Are for Everyone – Creating a barrier-free world

Sometimes a member comes along that has a profound impact on our own work and thinking. CSI Agent of Change Luke Anderson is shifting the landscape around accessibility and inclusion. His remarkable story and efforts to make cities across Canada barrier free profoundly moved us, so we made this short documentary with the support of Bell Fibe TV1.

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Watch It's Up to Us series
It’s Up to Us – A video series

Our video series looks at emerging issues and trends in social innovation, and features our members doing outstanding work. Watch It’s Up to Us and other videos on our YouTube channel.

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Clarence Ford at CSI Regent Park party
Changing the world and just trying $#!% since 2004

What is the Centre for Social Innovation? After 11 years of catalyzing social innovation, five locations in two countries, 2,500 members and a community of social entrepreneurs and innovators with annual revenues of $250M, we still get asked this question all the time. We hope this video says it all, though, as we keep growing, we’re sure it’ll be out of date in no time. 😉

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