A Successful Post-Pandemic Recovery Requires Grief-Informed Business Leaders
As we continue to live with COVID-19, employers must recognize that people bring their whole selves to work. Maria Vassiliou writes about how organizations are on the cusp of a grief crisis, and how their response can create an economy that is more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous for all.
International Women’s Day 2022: Wrapping up WOSEN
This International Women's Day, we sat down with Mitalie Makhani to talk about the unique, circular approach to program design at the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN).
State of the [CSI] Nation
It’s been a while since we last heard from our CEO, Tonya Surman. Considering all the changes that have been happening around here—for example, did you know we’re hiring for a new COO and CPO? —we thought it was time for a check-in!
Reflections on investing in Community Bonds and opportunities to improve the market
Through the leadership of organizations like the Centre for Social Innovation, community bonds have become much better understood by the coop and nonprofit sectors. Now organizations like Tapestry Community Capital are helping professionalize the delivery of these tools and campaigns.
Why health care institutions need to build trust with the Black community in the fight against the pandemic
Bria Hamilton writes about the history of medical racism in Canada, and voices concerns that the inaccessibility of health care and the warranted medical distrust within Black communities will result in additional discrimination and immobility for Black people.
Six Big Ideas for the Next Economy
2021 is going to be a year of recovery, and we need big, bold ideas to get us started. We’ve chosen some highlights from the Next Economy Conversations we had last year, with the leaders from across Canada who are creating a future that is regenerative, equitable, and prosperous for all.
A Just Transition for Oil and Gas Workers: A Conversation with Bruce Wilson
Bruce Wilson of Iron & Earth sat down with our Senior Programs Manager Shea Sinnott for an online conversation about the challenges faced by oil and gas workers, hydrogen as an energy source, and the complexity of the fossil fuel industry.
The Evolving Role of Workspace
A year of remote work has proven that it is, indeed, possible -- but it doesn't spell the end of the office completely. Our CEO Tonya Surman spoke to The Professional Centre about office space, harbouring community, and leadership in our current world.
CSI CEO Tonya Surman talks to Bloomberg about The Future of Cities
The global pandemic changed everything in 2020. Now it is going to change everything forever. In their "The Future of" series, BNN Bloomberg looks at what is next for our transformed economy and daily lives. For their examination of The Future of Cities, they spoke with people like Richard Florida, and CSI CEO Tonya Surman.