CSI is thrilled to welcome Tim Draimin to CSI’s Board of Directors. With CSI’s initiatives focused on growing and strengthening the social innovation ecosystem in Canada, from our Catapult Microloan Fund to the purchase of our new building and our Community Bond offering, Tim’s expertise and experience could not come at a better time.
Tim Draimin has pursued a career across Canada and globally as a changemaker working in the nonprofit sector while bridging initiatives with government, the private sector, and international organizations. He is the Executive Director of Social Innovation Generation (SiG), a national initiative supporting the growth of the social innovation ecosystem in Canada. In 2010 Tim organized the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance, a blue ribbon panel that proposed a seven-point agenda for mobilizing private capital for public good. In 2000, from Vancouver, he started up Tides Canada Foundation and Tides Canada Initiatives. He’s also lived and worked in Ottawa and Latin America. An active volunteer, Tim serves on the boards of the Trico Charitable Foundation (AB), Partnership Brokers Association (UK), Social Innovation Exchange (UK) and on the Scientific Advisory Board of Grand Challenges Canada. Tim is a senior advisor to the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing (CII).
With many new, and some still unannounced, projects in the pipeline, we are grateful to have Tim’s considerable intellect, integrity and wisdom to help guide us forward in our mission of catalyzing social innovation in Canada and around the world.
Welcome to the Board, Tim!