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.
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.
Tender care: keeping CSI green during the pandemic
With greenery making a comeback after a distinctly isolating winter, it feels like the right time to spotlight a few of CSI’s unsung heroes: our plant caregivers, Veronika and Deenie. Over the last year, they have spent many hours watering, pruning and taking care of CSI’s countless plants, and their work should not go unnoticed. Let me explain why.
Putting up my Hand
I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and grew up in a small town called Dundas, a suburb of Hamilton, Ontario. My parents came to this country from the Philippines so that I could have a better life. My parents were both well educated in the Philippines, but their degrees were not recognized in Canada.