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Fuelling social innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education.

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McConnell Social Innovation Fund

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Leading Together

The Foundation is pleased to present Leading Together: Indigenous Youth in Community Partnership produced in collaboration with Journalists for Human Rights and the Tyee Solutions Society. A collection of stories highlighting promising approaches in partnerships between non-profit organizations and indigenous youth.

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Foundation Initiatives

Our initiatives share some common characteristics: all are based on engaging people directly in learning and problem-solving, all have qualities of innovation in their approach and all seek not simply to solve problems, but to transform systems.

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Social inclusion lies at the heart of what it is to be a citizen. It is not simply to be accepted, but to be recognised for the qualities, skills and values each person represents. It is to belong and to contribute, to be fully a citizen with rights and obligations.

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Often invoked in relation to maintaining the natural systems supporting life, sustainability also refers to social systems: balancing the preservation of knowledge with the emergence of innovation. Briefly, sustainability can be defined as living as though we planned on staying here.

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Social Innovation

You can’t find new answers just by asking the old questions. For the Foundation, social innovation is the process of applying new approaches, perceptions or programs to meet social needs.

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Resilience links social and ecological systems; people and nature. Increasing resilience means investing in our collective capacity to face challenges at multiple levels. The Foundation works to support innovative approaches to this challenge.

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    Helping community sector leaders learn about, select, and implement new approaches to enhance their impact.

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New Report

Building Sustainable Food Systems in Canada: A Role for Investors
, is drawing attention to the social and environmental challenges facing global food systems and the implications for Canadian investors of unsustainable practices by food companies.

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