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Social Innovation Generation (SiG)

Social Innovation Generation (SiG) are a group who believe that serious social problems can be solved. Their focus is on fostering social innovation to achieve impact, durability and scale by engaging the creativity and resources of all sectors.

SiG is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Their ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish. 

Social Innovation Generation (SiG) seeks to address Canada’s social and ecological challenges by creating a culture of continuous social innovation. Their focus is on social innovation that has the potential for impact, durability and scale.

The former Executive Director of SiG, Tim Draimin, sits on SIX's executive board. SiG partnered with SIX for the 2014 Summer School in Vancouver, the 2017 Wayfinder event in London, and co-hosted the Wasan Island funder's retreats in both 2016 and 2017