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Social enterprise survey

June 18, 2015

Help the British Council understand what support services are offered to social enterprises around the world by taking part in their short survey.

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Gala et journée d’apprentissage sur l’entreprise sociale 20 et 21 mai 2015

Le 20 mai, le gala seCatalyst présentera conférenciers inspirants, argumentaires éclairs du type Les dragons et juges experts en vue d’accroître la visibilité d’entreprises sociales de l’île de Vancouver et de l’ensemble du secteur de l’entreprise sociale.

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RECODE: How universities can help make cities great

Published in the Montreal Gazette on March 24, J.W. McConnell Family Foundation President and CEO Stephen Huddart shares his thoughts on how universities can help build thriving, innovative cities in his op-ed, How universities can help make Montreal great.

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4th Annual Deshpande Symposium

June 9, 2015

Join us at the 4th Annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education:

June 9-11, 2015 in Lowell, Massachusetts

The Deshpande Symposium is a gathering of like-minded practitioners focused on accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship across the college and university environment. The Symposium provides a venue for attendees to learn from each others’ experiences; to gain wider exposure for their ideas, successes and start-ups; and to collaborate on activities that increase innovation and entrepreneurship in their academic communities.

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Webinar: Creating the Conditions for Change

On June 3, RECODE presented Creating the Conditions for Change: Lessons and Resources, a webinar hosted by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation senior social innovation fellows, Cheryl Rose and Allyson Hewitt.

Cheryl and Allyson shared a host of resources that look at how to create the conditions for change to happen, including a suite of tools and guides from SiG@MaRS; Social Innovation for Complex Problems, a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed by SiG@Waterloo; and much more.

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C2UExpo 2015 at Carleton University

May 26, 2015


C2UExpo 2015 is about changing the world through citizen solutions and better policy. With over 200 presenters attending C2UExpo this year, this is an event guaranteed to educate and inspire.

This year’s conference will take place at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON from May 26 – 29. Befitting its location, the conference will seek to explore citizen solutions for a better world by delving into the array of policy work being done to advance solutions in areas such as health, environment, food security, and employment.

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Georgian College: Move it Forward!

May 25, 2015

Celebrate social innovation in Simcoe County!

Georgian College, in collaboration with the Ontario Social Service Workers Association (OSSWA), is hosting Move it Forward, a free, professional development experience at the Orillia Campus on Monday, May 25.

The event will give members of local community organizations an opportunity to meet and also acknowledge the socially innovative work being done in Simcoe County. It’s also intended as a thank you for the many community partners who have supported Georgian College students through field placements and Community Projects Initiatives.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for Georgian College community partners and $50 for other interested stakeholders.

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Meet RECODE’s Social Innovation Fellow!

May 14, 2015

We are excited to welcome RECODE’s newest team member — Danica Straith, Social Innovation Fellow. Danica will be working on our national engagement strategy, evaluation framework, social finance strategy, and with RECODE working groups. She is also a resource for our national communications and outreach initiatives, including the soon to be launched RECODE blog and webinar series.

Connect with Danica at dstraith@mcconnellfoundation.ca.

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ReSchool: Transforming the Future of Learning

May 1, 2015

On May 29 and 30, join RECODE grantee Radius SFU and 100 education innovators for two hands-on days of designing and prototyping the future of education.

Click here to register.

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CHNGR – Become an Ambassador!

In the context of RECODE Concordia, financed by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, and in partnership with Concordia University (Karl Polanyi Institute, District 3 Innovation Center), the Chantier de l’économie sociale and the TIESS, we invite you to discover CHNGR.

With a mission to encourage social innovation and the development of collective and social entrepreneurship projects, CHNGR is searching for its first cohort of ambassadors! The successful applicants will receive a Community Engagement Fellowship, valued at 4000$ (or 2000$ in CEGEPS).

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REGISTER: Cross-Canada series of talks and workshops on System Change Leadership with Daniela Papi-Thornton

September 09, 2017 at 12:30 PM

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