Social Innovation Generation
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.
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.
December 8, 2010
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.
November 1, 2010
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.
October 29, 2010
Primer on Social Innovation: A Compendium of Definitions Developed by Organizations around the World
A reference tool to help understand social innovation, social finance, and the vocabulary used to discuss the two. Originally published in The Philanthropist.
October 29, 2010
Explores systems change, scaling social innovations, and the role funders can play in these processes. Originally published in The Philanthropist.