On October 31, 2017, Simon Fraser University, the University of New Brunswick and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation hosted a Roundtable discussion on University Administration Perspectives on Building Social Infrastructure. Here’s an aide-mémoire of the event by RECODE.
Insight into B.C.’s social venture sector from a labour market perspective. This report provides information on the key issues and challenges facing social ventures and offers recommendations on the actions needed to facilitate further development of the sector across the province.
Webinar discussion with Scaled Purpose co-directors Miles DePaul and Sean Campbell to explore their findings from the recently released Scaled Purpose and Mount Royal University report: Where to Begin: How Social Innovation is Emerging Across Canadian Campuses.
Webinar: Re-thinking the conference—A model for hands on community building & innovative prototyping
A webinar with Simon Fraser University’s Shawn Smith and Groundswell’s Gilad Babchuk to discuss the design of SFU Surrey’s ReSchool event as a model for a hands-on conference and design sprint.
Interested in further building social infrastructure on your campus, but not sure where to start? Social procurement allows institutions to mobilize their purchasing power and decisions to increase community well being. In our latest resource for post-secondary institutions, we discuss social procurement strategies and how you can implement it at your school.
Karina LeBlanc and Jakob Wildman-Sisk share their experience bringing New Brunswick’s first public social innovation lab to life—an initiative that leverages multi-sector expertise in order to understand the region’s most pressing challenges and co-create solutions for them.
This course is illustrated by a series of problem-based case studies on migration in China, Mexico, and Germany/Europe. These cases demonstrate how social action and business leadership can exert positive impact on some of the unique challenges posed by mass migration.
Webinar with Mount Royal University’s James Stauch and Lesley Cornelisse to discuss their recently released report Strengthening Community Leadership Learning: Results of a Canada-wide research project on leadership learning for social change.
Highlighting the major outcomes of the Vancouver Island Social Innovation Zone’s (VISIZ) pilot Social Innovation Cohort, which matched selected social innovation initiatives with fnancial support, and partially funded fulltime co-op students between January-April 2016.
Solutions Finance Series, Issue #1: Beyond Impact Investing, Towards Solutions Finance
The Foundation is embracing solutions finance after a decade of supporting the development of social finance and the impact investing marketplace in Canada, learning from various successes and failures in managing impact investments.
DISCUSSION PAPER: Canadian Universities and Colleges supporting entrepreneurship and Indigenous communities
The purpose of this discussion paper is to provide an understanding of opportunities for post-secondary institutions across Canada at the intersection of entrepreneurship and Indigenous communities.
Webinar with Erin Freeland Ballantyne, Executive Director of the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning—a northern-led initiative delivering land-based, University of Alberta-credited educational experiences led by northern leaders, experts, elders and professors.
This study examines the benefits and challenges of partnership between higher education institutions and social enterprises in Canada. It is one of 12 country – and territory – level studies that informed the report “Social enterprise in a global context: the role of higher education institutions”.
Insights & Observations at the Intersection of Higher Education, Indigenous Communities & Local Economic Development
Report on our pre-Indigenous Innovation Summit dialogue on supporting Indigenous social entrepreneurship, which includes discussion notes, insights, observations, & suggestions for next steps.
Maximizing the Capacities of Advanced Education Institutions to Build Social Infrastructure for Canadian Communities
In our new discussion paper we explore how higher education institutions can harness and leverage their assets (financial, physical, relational, research and education) to build social infrastructure that will positively impact communities and advance societal well-being.