Thinking Like a Movement
To learn more about the event—designed for social innovators in business, government, and the citizen sector who want to extend the impact, durability, and scale of their work—click here.
Social Finance Forum Highlights
Recipients include Foundation grantees and collaborators: Lucy Barylak, CSSS Cavendish;
Vickie Cammack, Tyze Personal Networks;
Bonnie Schroeder, VON Canada; Nora Spinks,
The Vanier Institute of the Family; and Sherri Torjman, Caledon Institute, among others.
In this issue of the Foundation's e-newsletter, we highlight Innoweave news; celebrate the winners of BC Ideas; share a Call for Proposals; and spotlight upcoming events and learning opportunities.
With 2012 quickly coming to a close, we wish all our readers a healthy, happy holiday season. See you in 2013!
To learn more about Innoweave, including upcoming workshops on social finance, developmental evaluation, social enterprise, and cloud computing, visit Innoweave's recently launched beta website at www.innoweave.ca.
BC Ideas—Winners Announced
The Foundation congratulates the winners of the online Ashoka Changemakers competition, BC Ideas: Solutions for Stronger Communities. BC Ideas sought innovative solutions to complex health, social, and environmental challenges facing British Columbia communities.
Selected from 466 entries, 33 competition winners received grants of $500 to $20,000, including one from the Foundation awarded to Beauty Night, an organization building self esteem and changing the lives of women and girls living in poverty, through wellness training, life skills development, and makeovers.
Call for Proposals to
Canadian Sistema-Inspired Programs
The Foundation has created, in partnership with the National Arts Centre, a $60,000 fund to assist Canadian organizations that are launching Sistema music programs. El Sistema—founded in Venezuela in 1975—provides children in low income communities with access to musical instruments and a demanding regimen of instruction at no cost.
The fund is open to: programs currently in the pre-launch and fundraising stage; programs in operation for less than three years; and established programs that propose a research project with the potential to benefit Sistema-inspired programs nationally. Eligible organizations can access matching funds up to a maximum of $10,000 for a variety of purposes, including operations, evaluation, research, and administration.
To learn more about the eligibility criteria and submission process click here.
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