Illuminating stories, innovations, and trends shaping social impact in Canada

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Canada’s International Aid Sector is Betting on Innovation

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Why It Matters

Technological, mission, and demographic shifts are changing the way international organizations work. For Canada to be at the forefront of addressing global challenges, experimentation must become an embedded capacity in aid and development organizations.

Crafting Multiculturalism 2.0

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Why It Matters

Humility as Canada's brand in the international community served us well in the last 50 years but given what's at stake globally in the next 50, Canada's social impact leaders must step up and be loud about our strengths as the modern world's most successfully diverse country.

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Gotta Have Faith

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Why It Matters

Faith-based institutions have a rich history of community-building. Given this history and their presence, United Church properties have the potential to become the first cross-Canada grassroots network of community-based social innovation centres.

A Social Finance Fund That is Relevant For Our Kids

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Why It Matters

This is the single biggest commitment to social finance ever in Canada. This change isn't happening in a bubble, the finance industry and system itself is rapidly changing, and in order for this fund to be effective a decade from now, it needs to mesh with what’s emerging in the finance industry today.

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Collective Intelligence can Unleash a New Type of Knowledge Mobilization

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Why It Matters

The world is about to experience a massive rewiring of the human-data-machine relationship. Collective intelligence, a new fast-growing field can contribute to recasting knowledge access and mobilization for change.

Making Social Impact Sense of Smart Cities in Canada

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Why It Matters

For all their virtues, it must be said that smart cities can’t solve all the social issues rooted in complex and entrenched systems. As a leader, you have a role in maximizing the social potential of smart city initiatives where you live.

2019 Bold Ideas To Watch

Canada’s International Aid Sector is Betting on Innovation

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Why It Matters

Technological, mission, and demographic shifts are changing the way international organizations work. For Canada to be at the forefront of addressing global challenges, experimentation must become an embedded capacity in aid and development organizations.

Crafting Multiculturalism 2.0

By

Why It Matters

Humility as Canada's brand in the international community served us well in the last 50 years but given what's at stake globally in the next 50, Canada's social impact leaders must step up and be loud about our strengths as the modern world's most successfully diverse country.

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