Pro Bono in Canada

Written by: Neil Gangal We are currently in the midst of Global Pro Bono Week! It is a global campaign that celebrates the thousands of professionals who volunteer their skills and professional expertise to support non-profits all around the world. The global movement of pro bono has long been ignited, and is attracting new international […]

Social Enterprises Galore at our Gala!

By: Jen Eldridge – Marketing Coordinator It’s hard to believe that the Investing for Impact Gala is finally here! We have so many great social enterprises that will be featured at the event, all of whom are making significant impact in their chosen field:   Ladies Learning Code is helping to increase the number of women […]

Zoo Share

By: Jen Eldridge – Marketing Coordinator Poo.  Power.  Profits.  Not only is ZooShare’s slogan eye-catching, it is descriptive of a revolution in energy creation.  ZooShare recycles manure from the Toronto Zoo along with food waste, converts them into biogas, and turns it into a source of renewable power for the Ontario grid.  The long list […]

Far & Wide – See them at our Gala!

By: Jen Eldridge – Marketing Coordinator Far & Wide Collective is building long-term economic growth in post-conflict and emerging countries.  By connecting talented artisans to international buyers, this social enterprise adds value directly within these societies, improving people’s lives in an effective and sustainable way.  A perfect complement to the increased demand for unique, high-quality, […]

Free Geek – Featured at our Gala!

Written by: Jen Eldridge – Marketing Coordinator Free Geek is a non-profit social enterprise in the heat Queen West helping to bridge the digital divide. The enterprise takes unwanted tech wage and turns it into opportunity for the benefit of the community. They accept donations of electronic waste, refurbish computers and re-sell them at an affordable […]

Twenty One Toys – Featured at our Gala!

Written by: Jen Eldridge – Marketing Coordinator Twenty One Toys is changing the way we learn.  This social enterprise is cracking the case on how to teach the key skills of the 21st-century: Creativity, Collaborative Learning, Innovation and Problem Solving.  What better way to help people in the classroom, the boardroom, or the public sector […]

Textbooks for Change – Gala Booth Participant

By: Jen Eldridge – Marketing Coordinator Textbooks for Change is transforming the education of African university students.  This social venture collects used textbooks to either donate to African university students, sell at affordable prices to North American students, or divert from landfills.  An organization that personifies the adage, “One man’s [or woman’s] trash is another man’s […]

How to Bring Meaning into Your Career and Life Post Event Debrief

By: Jen Eldridge, Marketing Coordinator Last week’s “How to Bring Meaning into your Career and Life | Expert Panel” event was full of practical tips and inspirational insight into how people in all types of positions and organizations can drive change and find meaning in their careers.  Here are the top ten insights we gained […]

Living the Acumen Way

By: Jen Eldridge – Marketing Coordinator “Changing the way the world tackles poverty”.  Acumen’s tagline is an inspirational way of thinking that resonates strongly with socially minded millennials.  Many of us believe that traditional ways of addressing poverty haven’t worked.  We’ve heard of a few examples of new and innovative models that have the potential […]

Pioneer+TO 2014 Grant Winner!

Ladies and gentlemen, we are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Pioneer+TO social impact grant. Please welcome us in congratulating Toronto Tool Library for being chosen as the grant recipient! As the winning team, Toronto Tool Library will be awarded a $7500 grant, as well as a one year membership to CSI Regent […]

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