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November 2016

Report: Getting to Moonshot

by Vinod Rajasekaran

Canada spends over $300 billion annually on social outcomes, according to the OECD. Our fast-evolving societal challenges -- ranging from mental health, Indigenous communities’ access to quality education, and a lack of affordable housing -- demand equally fast-paced and nimble research, learning, experimental and replicating approaches so people can access the best possible services, supports and solutions, no matter where they live in Canada. This is where R&D comes in.

Tags: Social Innovation Generation

July 2012

Publication: Technology-Enabled Social Innovation: Selected Articles from the Technology Innovation Management Review

Highlights the promise and potential of technology-enabled social innovation and features contributions from some of Canada's leading social innovators and entrepreneurs.

Tags: Stephen Huddart, Social Innovation Generation, Social Finance

February 2012

Video: Introducing Innoweave

Innoweave, an initiative of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and Social Innovation Generation (SiG), provides community sector leaders with new tools and processes to effect large-scale change. Watch the video to learn more.

Tags: Social Innovation Generation, Innoweave, Innovation

December 2011

Report: Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good – Measuring Progress During Year One

by The Task Force on Social Finance

A follow-up to the December 2010 report from the Task Force, Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good, this progress report highlights some of the developments relevant to the recommendations of the Task Force since the 2010 report release.

Tags: Sustainability, Social Innovation Generation, Social Finance, Resilience, Innovation

September 2011

Publication: Resilience

by Tim Brodhead

In a world of unpredictable change, what Canada needs most is Resilience.

Tags: Vibrant Communities, Tim Brodhead, Sustainability, Supporting Family Caregivers, Sport for Development, Social Innovation Generation, Resilience, Innovation, Inclusion, Engaging Youth, Community Service-Learning, ArtsSmarts, ALLIES

December 2010

Article: CEGN interview with Tim Brodhead following the release of "Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good"

by CEGN Issues & Updates

The Canadian Environmental Grantmakers' Network (CEGN) interview with Tim Brodhead, as appearing in their December 2010 CEGN Issues & Updates Newsletter. In the interview, Tim speaks about Task Force on Social Finance's report, Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good and how funders can adopt its recommendations.

Tags: Innovation, Social Finance, Social Innovation Generation, Sustainability, Tim Brodhead

December 8, 2010

Report: Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good

by The Task Force on Social Finance

Outlines seven actions that Canada needs to undertake, in parallel, to mobilize new sources of capital, create an enabling tax and regulator environment, and build a pipeline of investment-ready social enterprises.

Tags: Social Innovation Generation, Social Finance, Resilience, Innovation, Sustainability

December 2, 2010

Video: Global congratulations for the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance

On November 30, 2010 the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance released their report and recommendations for the growth of the impact investment marketplace in Canada. Pioneers in impact investing and social innovators alike from around the world offered these words of encouragement and congratulations.

Tags: Social Innovation Generation, Social Finance, Resilience, Innovation, Sustainability

December 2010

Article: Tyze

Learn more about the The Belonging Fund, a social finance strategy of Tyze and the Foundation’s.

Tags: Innovation, Resilience, Social Finance, Social Innovation Generation, Sustainability

November 1, 2010

Report: Patterns, Principles, and Practices in Social Innovation

by Stephen Huddart

Explores various dimensions of the field of social innovation and discusses the evidence of its existence and its growth throughout the world. Originally published in The Philanthropist.

Tags: Social Innovation Generation, Resilience, Innovation, Inclusion, Stephen Huddart

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