A Community Beyond Coworking

CSI is best known for our first social innovation: coworking. But did you know that almost half of CSI’s members work outside of our (very) awesome Toronto coworking locations?

It’s true. CSI Members come in all shapes and sizes: they are people and organizations, they are big and small. They are artists, activists, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs; but they are also government agencies, national foundations, university departments and Fortune 500s. They participate in incubators and accelerators, take courses, host conferences, and lots even live outside of Toronto.

CSI is a community asset, a non-profit like no other, and a sum made great because of its parts. CSI Membership may not be what you think it is, and becoming a member may be easier than you think. Keep reading to find out how, or if you’re already ready…

CSI Members are like you: part a movement that is using social innovation to shape culture, change policy and shift markets. 

Together, we are creating the Next Economy: one that is regenerative, equitable, and prosperous for all! 

Join Canada's Largest Social Innovation Community

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CSI is home to over 3,000 members online and in our two physical locations, and more than 20,000 people follow what’s happening at work through the CSI Network. 

Whether you’re just dipping your toes into the social innovation space, working out a side-hustle that will have positive impacts on your local community, or planning to change the world, you’ll find like-minded entrepreneurs, innovators, advocates, activists, artists, and changemakers here at CSI. And if you’re new to the sector, or new to Canada, community starts at CSI.

If you’re looking for someone to say: “Hey, I get what you’re doing, I get the challenges you’re facing, and we’ll get through this together,” then CSI is right for you too. 

Create, Grow, and Fund Your Social Venture at CSI

Barnabe Geis, CSI's Director of Programs, awarding a cash prize to the winner of the Agents of Change: Climate Solutions Pitch Night

Whether you need to learn new skills, upgrade existing ones, connect with potential partners, investors, or donors, or secure funding, we’ve got all the tools you need to succeed at CSI.

When working offsite, get all the best parts of working in an office (minus, you know, the actual office). All CSI Members get access to our super-cool Virtual Coworking Space, wherever they are in the world. Members also get 40% off of CSI meeting rooms and event spaces, so book a room to work in when you need one, and go remote the rest of the time. And if you need a little more, you can add a business address with mail service. 

Support solutions that put people and planet first

CSI Membership is unlike most non-profit memberships because membership gets you access to lot of great stuff. But it’s like most non-profits because membership fees are what funds the work we do here. By becoming a CSI Member, you fund CSI’s work and create a positive impact on people and planet.

Through programs and partnerships, like CSI Climate Ventures and the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN), and research and advocacy, like our Report on Basic Income and the incubation of the Ontario Nonprofit Network and Social Innovation Canada, your CSI Membership helps shape the policy, culture, and markets of the future, forging the Next Economy.

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