CSI Network News: Return to Work and the “Great Reprioritization”



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Stories from
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The 5 types of people you meet In office
CSI has reopened its doors! We caught up with CSI members back in office to see what they missed most, what they’re looking forward to, and what they can’t work without. From ‘the dog lover’ to ‘the barista,’ these are the five types of co-workers you’ll meet in CSI’s spaces. 

Exit Sign

It’s not the ‘Great Resignation’ but the ‘Great Reprioritization’
A recent study found that concerns around financial needs, poor work-home balance, and lack of remote work policies were the main drivers of an active job search.

Why does this matter? It’s another sign of movement towards what we at CSI call the Next Economy: one that puts people and planet first. Folks are rejecting traditional capitalistic definitions of productivity and opting out of unhealthy work environments in search of opportunities that give them the flexibility to connect with people and hobbies that bring them joy. 

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day. Here’s how you can participate. 
September 30 is Orange Shirt Day and Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It’s a day to honour the survivors and victims of Canada’s residential school system. How are you spending the day?  

Members of the Munduruku indigenous tribe protest at the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Tapajos River in the Amazon rainforest, 2014. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Climate activists are being killed for trying to save our planet. There is a way to help.
“They are at risk, in the end, not so much because of another local person who pulls the trigger or plunges the blade; they’re at risk because they find themselves living on or near something that some corporation is demanding,” writes Bill McKibben, leader of 350.org. 

CSI Accelerates

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!

CSI Connects

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. 


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Winning with the Right Team: How to Hire

Winning With The Right Team
Monday, September 27, 5:00 – 6:30 PM ET
Hiring the very first employee is a landmark moment in your venture. How do you know when the timing’s right? How can you be sure you’re finding the right fit? What process can you use to ensure they have the skills you need? Get the answers in this webinar from CSI Member Sheridan EDGE.

Financial Strategy in Turbulent Times

Financial Strategy In Turbulent Times
Tuesday, September 28 & Thursday, September 30, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET
How can we work toward maintaining and improving financial health while so many variables are unknown or changing? This two-part workshop from CSI Member Sustainability Network guides nonprofit leaders toward a deeper understanding of financial strategy and how to implement it in your organization.

Getting the Most from Email

Getting the Most From Email: Segmentation, Automation & Lists
Thursday, October 7, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
You know you should be emailing: you’ve been meaning to start, but you’re not sure how or if you’re doing it right. This training will help! Join CSI Member Windwater Marketing and learn how a little prep and set-up goes a long way in making sure your emails are set up to succeed.

Nature x Carbon: Catalyzing Tools for Nature-based Climate Solutions

Nature x Carbon: Catalyzing Tools for Nature-based Climate Solutions
Tuesday, October 5, 1:00 – 3:00 PM ET
Learn how technology is being used to drive positive impact for nature, climate, and people in this event from our Climate Ventures partner, WWF-Canada.

Xcelerate Summit

Xcelerate Summit
October 19-22
Learn practical techniques and participate in business engagement opportunities through an agenda packed with a keynote presentation, workshops, and panels.


Job Board

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

Director of Communications | Apathy is Boring
Deadline: October 1
Want to help support and educate youth to be active and contributing citizens in Canada’s democracy? Join this CSI Member’s team!

Digital Content Creator | Twenty One Toys
Deadline: October 3
Help make the world a more empathic, inclusive, and resilient place! Longtime CSI Member Twenty One Toys is looking for a creative storyteller to showcase their Failure and Empathy Toys.

Senior Partnerships and Development Manager | Cycle Toronto
Deadline: October 3
Help build a safe, healthy, vibrant cycling city for all as this CSI alumni’s fundraising go-to!

Customer Services Operations Manager | Cyber Seniors
Deadline: Rolling
This CSI Member provides tech-training for senior citizens using an intergenerational volunteer model. They’re looking for someone to lead end-to-end implementations of their service contracts.

Salesforce Implementation Specialist | Mustard Seed
Deadline: Rolling
This CSI Member is seeking someone to help design, build out, and integrate new Salesforce implementations, and support continuous improvement of existing implementations. 


Go For It

Are you working on a project that can protect the Greenbelt, increase environmental, social, cultural, and economic benefits, enhance the health of the Greenbelt, support farmers, or foster a sustainable rural economy? Apply for a grant from CSI Member Greenbelt Foundation. Deadline for LOI: October 6

Do you want to lead positive impact in your community while building your skills and network? Access exclusive resources and drive your own climate action initiative through YCI’s Youth Climate Leadership Program. Deadline: October 10

As Seen At CSI

Members at CSI Spadina gather for a community engagement session during Pop-up Laneway Coworking.

Over the past couple of weeks, the CSI Spadina Laneway Collaboration Space has been used to cowork, and gather feedback and ideas from our members. We explored how we convene, what rituals look like, and how we can rebuild and reconnect the community.

CSI Spadina Members: you’re invited to join us in the laneway (or indoor patio, if weather keeps us inside) every Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM!

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