Our Approach

Moving towards the Next Economy

“The Next Economy is one that puts people and planet first. It is regenerative, inclusive, equitable, and prosperous for all. “

We believe the shift to the Next Economy is urgent and possible, and that applying social innovation principles and practices is essential for identifying, creating, demonstrating, amplifying, and scaling the solutions that will be required to create it.

Together with our members we are building the Next Economy.

Our Approach


Engage our community in events, rituals, and a culture that fosters connection and expands networks.


Equip people, organizations, and systems with the skills, knowledge, and networks to learn and evolve their practices.


Support entrepreneurs with solutions that drive change through Acceleration and Incubation.


Create Labs, Challenges, and prototypes that demonstrate new models & solutions are possible.


Incubate early experiments to fund and finance the Next Economy.

Our Focus Areas

Climate Solutions

Entrepreneurs are embracing a carbon neutral future. Our Climate Ventures accelerators, advisory services and workspaces brings together and supports those working on the creation and implementation of climate solutions.

Community wealth

Communities create value and need to be a part of the solution. Through Community Economic Development (CED) and through institutional partnerships, we are increasing access to capital, expanding public services, anchoring jobs locally, building local economies and broadening local ownership. 

Social Ventures

Social entrepreneurs and social enterprises are developing viable ventures that also achieve a social outcome. From ideation to scaling, CSI works from labs to scale to support social ventures. Our focus is on early-stage, nonprofit and organizations that have a social mission at their core.

Social Innovation

SI Canada empowers people, organizations and systems with the tools, knowledge, skills and connections they need to solve real and complex problem. They strive to connect social innovation practitioners, build the capacity of the sector, and to elevate this work in Canada and beyond.

Our Impact

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