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Every Sunday, we curate solutions, stories, community events, jobs, and funding opportunities in our weekly newsletter. Here’s this week’s CSI Network News.

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Election Day is tomorrow: don’t forget to exercise your democratic right to vote. If you didn’t get your voting card, you can register at the polls. Here’s what our members are reading to make an informed vote.

And because we had a bit of a tech issue last week, we wanted to reshare this piece about the youth vote. Young people are the largest voting demographic, making up 40% of the population. Their votes could decide the election. And CSI Member Future Majority is mobilizing young Canadians to go out to the polls with relational organizing (or, as they call it, “house parties”).

Impact doesn’t stop at voting. As individuals and collectives, we also have the power to create change in our own communities.

If you’ve got a business idea that will help create positive social or environmental change, we want to give you free entrepreneurship training to get your idea off the ground. It’s all virtual, so you can log on from anywhere in Canada. Classes start October 11.

Today — September 19 — is the last day to apply for Impact Entrepreneurship 101, but we may make an exception for passionate applicants.

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Solutions


What Does It Take to Build An Inclusive Economy? 

What does inclusion look like in practice? What are the policies, frameworks and models we need to implement and scale to build an inclusive economy?

These are the questions Vanessa, Anam, Bruna, and André, in collaboration with social innovation specialists across the sector, endeavoured to to find out. They spent their summer as SI4 Fellows, a program of the Inclusive Economy For Mid-Sized Cities Network, where they implemented inclusive practices in London, Kingston, and Windsor.

Stories from
the Network


Lunch & Learn: How to Graphic Record 
Put away your spreadsheets and get out your pencil crayons. It’s time to translate those stuffy meeting notes into beautiful animations you’ll actually want to review six months from now. In this blog, CSI Member Laura Hanek of Swoop Media gives a beginner’s guide to graphic recording. 
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CSI Accelerates

Impact Entrepreneurship 101

Today is the last day to apply for Impact Entrepreneurship 101. Impact entrepreneurs are building companies that respond to social & environmental challenges. Learn foundations, upgrade skills, and start your impact journey for free in this Accelerate from Anywhere program.

Deliver, an Accelerate from Anywhere program

Align your tech and business goals for success. As part of Climate Ventures’ Accelerate from Anywhere initiative, the Deliver program provides sector-specific training and hands-on EIR support as you build your technology development roadmap. CTOs and Technical Leads in cleantech, agtech, and industrial innovation — apply before October 8!
 
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CSI Connects

Grand Reopening: CSI Annex Member Kitchen

[Members Only] Grand Reopening: CSI Annex Community Kitchen
Monday, September 20, 11:00 AM ET
Some of you will remember this kitchen fondly as the (pre-pandemic) home of Bagel Bonding. So after an 18-month closure and complete renovation, we are opening the 3rd Floor Community Kitchen! We’re thrilled to be able to offer the community this upgrade to our facilities and shared spaces. 

Lunch and Learn: Canadian Psychedelic Law

Lunch & Learn: Canadian Psychedelic Law
Monday, September 27, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Explore the history of and current developments in Canadian psychedelic law in this Lunch and Learn with CSI Member Marc Goldgrub of Green Economy Law Professional Corporation.

Facilitating Breakthrough: A Conversation with Adam Kahane and Tonya Surman

Facilitating Breakthrough: A Conversation with Adam Kahane and Tonya Surman
Wednesday, September 29, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Join author Adam Kahane and CSI CEO Tonya Surman as they dive into the practice and realities of working with teams and moving forward together, even in the face of polarization and extreme positions. 

Community
Events

Want to get your events on our events calendar? Find out what membership could look like for you!

Befriending Your Body: Women’s Healing Circle

Befriending Your Body: Womxn’s Healing Circle
Saturday, September 25, 3:00 – 4:15 PM ET
Explore mindfulness practices and embodiment tools for connecting more deeply to your body. This healing circle is co-hosted by Wellness Educator and CSI Member Montana Skurka. Trans and non-binary women are welcome.

The Post Election Political Landscape: Preparing your Government Relations Strategy for the New Parliament

The Post Election Political Landscape: Preparing your Government Relations Strategy for the New Parliament
Monday, September 27, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Learn about upcoming key milestones, lobbying tips, and strategies to ensure your issue and organization are well-positioned in this workshop from CSI Member Sustainability Network.

Deep Diversity Book Launch

Fireside Chat with Loretta Ross
Wednesday, September 29, 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
CSI Member Anima Leadership is celebrating their Deep Diversity book launch with a series of fireside chats. First up: racial justice leader and elder Loretta Ross. Explore the evolution of the anti-racist movement from a culture of shame and blame, towards a more compassionate and inclusive approach.
 
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Community

Job Board

Want to post your opportunities to our job board? Find out what membership could look like for you!

Innovation Specialist, Creative Space For Newcomers | North York Community House (NYCH)
Deadline: September 22, 5:00 PM ET
Our newest CSI Member NYCH is launching a project that engages Filipino and Arab-speaking newcomer families in co-designing new, innovative services to meet their emerging needs. They’re looking for someone to help implement the project.

Facilitator, Networking Programs (Volunteer) | Pride at Work Canada
Deadline: September 27
This CSI Member is looking for a volunteer facilitator to support their networking events that work to address barriers to LGBTQ2+ people in employment.

Consultant | Santis Health
Deadline: September 30, 5:00 PM ET
This leading healthcare consulting firm (and CSI Member) is seeking a Consultant to provide strategic problem solving, public policy analysis, research services, and project management support.

Researcher | Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA)
Deadline: September 30
One of Canada’s oldest charities working to advance the right to adequate housing and longtime CSI Member, CERA is looking for a researcher with expertise in housing law and policy.

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Go For It

The Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnerships Fund supports partnerships and collaborations that create new opportunities and visibility for Indigenous-led arts and culture. Indigenous artists, groups, collectives, and organizations can apply for grants of up to $10,000. Deadline: October 1, 5:00 PM ET

Have a business/business idea? Do you want personalized mentorship? Access to action-oriented business training? Help to prioritize your goals? Community support? Apply for a training program with CSI Member Business in the Streets. Deadline: October 1

As Seen At CSI

CSI Members lining up for ice cream at CSI Annex's garden patio.

Did you miss our rituals? Members got the scoop (wink wink) in our beautiful new garden patio at CSI Annex. Huge props to Tara, our Community Animator, for organizing this afternoon pick-me-up in a COVID-safe way. Join us out here every Wednesday at 3:00 PM!

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