The Women Who Inspire Us
Happy International Women's Day to all the women-identifying folks out there! CSI is a women-led organization, and just over 50% of our staff identify as women, so it's safe to say that at CSI, we're celebrating women all year long. Today, we asked our staff to highlight some of the women who inspire us every day. Here are the people whose cultural, social, economic, or political achievements inspire, encourage, and motivate us to continue putting people and planet first.
Black History Month 2023: Read, Watch, & Listen
As we celebrate Black History Month, we’re continuing our learning, and we thought an update to our Black history reading lists (see our lists from 2018 and 2020) was in order! This year, we turned to our CSI community to crowdsource their recommendations. We asked our members and staff to share with us a favourite book, essay, movie, show, or podcast that they found impactful about the Black experience.
Our Year Ahead
From all of us at CSI, we’re wishing you and yours a very happy new year! As we kick off 2023, we wanted to take a moment to pause and reflect on all of the progress, events, and people from 2022. And of course, we’re excitedly looking forward to all that 2023 will bring – impactful work from our members, growing our community, and more.
Meet CSI’s Summer Staff
While summer may be wrapping up, we’re still clinging on to all the sunshine, warmth, and memories. As we reflect, we’d be remiss to not mention and thank our wonderful CSI summer staff! We spoke to two of our summer staff members about their experience at CSI.
Tonya Surman Steps Down as Head of Social Innovation Canada, Andrea Nemtin Steps Up
"SI Canada is off to a great start and now new leadership is ready to take it to the next level.”
WOSEN’s Design Principles: Moving Beyond Checkboxes to Create Systems Change
CSI has been a proud member of the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN) since its inception. In this blog, the WOSEN team reflect on the unique approach they took to designing business supports: how they arrived at their seven design principles, and how their understanding of each principle evolved over time.
After 16 Months, the CSI Team is Taking A Moment To Breathe
It’s been an overwhelming year and a half, to say the least. That’s why, from July 19 to August 13, the CSI staff team is taking time to recharge and reflect before we reopen (when it’s safe to do so).
Reflecting on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation’s Announcement
Today is a day to reflect on this unthinkable loss and honour the 215 children who have been found, as well as the countless more who are still missing.