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Strengthening the Social Enterprise Ecosystem in Ontario

The Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) with partners, MaRS, Ryerson’s Social Venture Zone and the Vaughan Small Business Enterprise Centre are thrilled to be working with the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, Social Enterprise Unit. The O.N.E. Social Enterprise partnership will increase the capacity of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs to support social enterprise acceleration, within communities throughout Ontario. Our focus is the Central Region and we are working alongside the leadership groups who are simultaneously, building capacity in the East, West and Northern regions.

The Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, announced the launch of the O.N.E. Social Enterprise Partnership Program today: Helping Social Enterprises Scale Up – Province Creates Partnerships to Accelerate Growth for Social Entrepreneurs

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A black and white photograph from the 1940s of the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
You may know Viola Desmond from school lessons, from history books, from the ten dollar bill, or from the Viola Desmond room on the third floor of CSI Spadina! Desmond was an entrepreneur who helped to catalyze the Canadian Civil Rights movement.
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STEPS Public Art, one of CSI's many esteemed alumni, celebrated a pretty big milestone recently - 10 years! After their big anniversary party at CSI Spadina, we knew we had to catch up with them to learn more about their experience and their first decade of social impact. Read on for the full interview!
A view of 720 Bathurst Street. It is a brick building, 5 storeys tall, and we are looking at the eastern facade, which faces Bathurst Street. The northern wall is covered in ivy.
On Monday, January 22nd, CSI launched the official RFP process for anyone interested in the purchase of the storied brick and beam gem, 720 Bathurst St., that has been home to CSI Annex for the last decade. 
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