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Getting to Moonshot: Inspiring R&D practices in Canada’s social impact sector
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Getting to Moonshot: Inspiring R&D practices in Canada’s social impact sector

Canada spends over $300 billion annually on social outcomes, according to theOECD. Our fast-evolving societal challenges — ranging from mental hea…
1 December 2016Vinod Rajasekaran, Social Innovation Generation
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Wasan island retreat on funding systems change
Funders Node

Wasan island retreat on funding systems change

As part of SIX's funders node, we hosted a retreat on funding systems change with 22 global foundations and practitioners on the beautiful Wasan isl…
Events
6 September 2016
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How a small city in Alberta eliminated homelessness
Cities

How a small city in Alberta eliminated homelessness

Medicine Hat, a small city in southeastern Alberta recently became the first city to eliminate homelessness – simply by giving every homeless pers…
13 July 2016Maythe Han
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Sharing the Latest Lab Thinking
Capacity Building

Sharing the Latest Lab Thinking

The Engineering Change Lab is a platform for collaboration to allow individuals and organizations from across the profession to take action to addre…
2 June 2016Engineering Change Lab
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Social Impact Bonds: State of Play & Lessons Learnt
Finance

Social Impact Bonds: State of Play & Lessons Learnt

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) have spread around the globe in the past five years. At a time of pressure on public budgets following the economic crisi…
11 May 2016OECD
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Mobilearn: A mobile service for newly arrived immigrants
Migration

Mobilearn: A mobile service for newly arrived immigrants

Mobilearn is a mobile-based service that provides newly arrived immigrants important information in an easy and accessible way. Using modern technol…
5 January 2016SIE
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Intergenerational Innovation: Insights from the Inaugural Indigenous Innovation Summit in Canada
Wellbeing

Intergenerational Innovation: Insights from the Inaugural Indigenous Innovation Summit in Canada

Led by the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) in partnership with the JW McConnell Family Foundation, a group of about 300 indigenous…
2 December 2015Allyson Hewitt, MarsDD
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Highlights from Social Finance Forum 2015
Competitions & Prizes

Highlights from Social Finance Forum 2015

The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing hosted the 8th Social Finance Forum in November 2015. Highlights from the event in Toronto include: 450+ att…
18 November 2015MaRSDD
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Breaking Through: How Corporate Social Innovation Creates Business Opportunity
Scaling Innovation

Breaking Through: How Corporate Social Innovation Creates Business Opportunity

We are living through a great transition in how economies operate, markets function and societies thrive. The global economic crisis, high profile c…
26 May 2015KPMG, SiG, Volans & MaRS
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