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Nikky Manfredi

Nikky Manfredi

Communications and Content Specialist

Nikky is our Content and Communications Specialist, which is a fancy way of saying she is CSI’s in-house writer. Her job is to capture the cross-sector magic and game-changing solutions happening within CSI’s walls and across Canada’s social innovation ecosystem, translating the work we do into the stories you’ll find on the CSI Network News blog and in our weekly newsletter. 

Nikky is passionate about solutions-oriented journalism. She seeks an empathetic and data-driven approach to multimedia storytelling; an approach she’s honed through her work fact-checking magazines, interviewing artists and documenting the lives of those at the centre of social movements. These experiences often remind her that stories are a means through which we can imagine ourselves into new and transformative ways of being. Prior to joining CSI, she worked at The Walrus, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Pillar Nonprofit Network. 

In London, Ontario, where she studied political science, critical media theory and journalism, Nikky fell in love with the small-town-in-a-city feel. In Banff, she fell in love with the mountains. Now, in Toronto, it’s the people. When she isn’t getting lost in a story, Nikky likes to get lost in other ways: on a long hike, over a warm meal, on a dance floor, in a conversation.

Stories by Nikky Manfredi

Young people are known for online activism and grassroots organizing. Will that translate to the polls? CSI Member Future Majority explains what’s at stake and how “house parties” could increase youth voter turnout. 
election coverage
We asked what our members are reading (and writing) to make an informed vote in the lead-up to the election. From housing to health to climate, here’s what some of them had to share.
How to Vote
Election day is Monday, September 20. Do you have a voting plan? Let’s get you to the polls!
Opening Our Doors
Starting September 7, we begin the joyful work of bringing life and magic back into our spaces. What will our future look like together? Find out what community events, rituals, and renovations we have in store.
FoundHers banner
Amoye Henry, co-founder of Pitch Better and CSI WOSEN Coach, and her team developed the first national market study of Black women founders in Canada. The findings surprised her.
CSI Alum Secure 8M
After participating in either our WOSEN Investment Readiness Supports program or Earth Tech accelerator, four ventures recently leveraged what they learned to secure over $8M in funding!