Providing loans with a 15-year capital repayment moratorium. This quasi-patient capital is designed to support enterprises' operations and contribute to their real estate
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.
Webinar with the Local Economic Development Lab's (LEDlab) Program Manager Kiri Bird, where she'll share the details of their Mitacs partnership and funding model.
Report on our pre-Indigenous Innovation Summit dialogue on supporting Indigenous social entrepreneurship, which includes discussion notes, insights, observations, & suggestions for next steps.
A webinar with freelance writer Dave Lank to learn strategies for effective online writing.
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.
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.
RECODE Webinar on Constructive Engagement, with Innoweave's Ryan Conway.
Webinar discussion with the Advocacy School's Sean Moore. Sean shars some of the benefits of advocating for a field, the challenges of doing so, and shares some examples of effective advocacy in the Canadian context.
Information session to learn more about running the Global Challenge at your school. We'll be joined by the Skoll Centre to answer questions and guide you through the process.
Providing students the tools to build sustainable local economies. Delivered part-time, over eight weeks, the program gets people active in their communities, offering a unique opportunity to grow professional networks.
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".
Check out The importance of play, a TED Talks playlist featuring eight talks on play as a driver of creativity, collaboration and thinking outside of the box.
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.
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.
Ilona Dougherty outlines how educators and those working with young leaders and innovators can better support them
Results of a Canada-wide research project on leadership learning for social change.
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.
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.
This guide is based on the Foundation’s internal due-diligence process and it offers a framework to assess impact and financial risk and return of potential investment opportunities.
Explore the key findings from our Post-Secondary Education Mapping Survey, which asked students, professors, campus leadership, and diverse stakeholders how can the post-secondary sector better support innovation?
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.
A part-time program for professionals in the public, private and non-profit sectors who want to find effective, innovative and sustainable solutions to difficult problems.
Chad Lubelsky and CHNGR Concordia's Nicolas Nadeau talk about their vision of social innovation, the connections they see with post-secondary education and how to engage the broader community in these efforts to maximize impact. Produced as part of Concordia University's Living Knowledge series.
Report examines how universities and other higher education institutions around the world are collaborating and engaging with social enterprises.
The first issue of The Ashoka Journal, a collection of articles, thought pieces and insights from the Ashoka global network.
Through B Lab's online resource, professors that want to teach about B Corps in the classroom can find extensive resources; start experiential learning B Impact Teams; and connect with other professors via a LinkedIn Group.
Explore the role universities can play as "anchor institutions" within their community.
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.
The Impact Reporting platform allows RECODE to collect, analyze, gain insights, and report on trends within and across all schools.
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.
Host Cheryl Rose walks us through the key questions involved in designing a campus change strategy.
Webinar with Leith Sharp, Director of Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership, a program of Harvard University's Center for Health and the Global Environment. Leith explored the common barriers to change and innovation in organizations and introduced participants to a new model for creating agile, innovative, and change-capable organizations with the ability to drive sustainability into their core mission and business.
RECODE Collaborate is a student-led, national program designed to engage students through collaboration and dialogue on the future of higher education in Canada.
Webinar discussion with SoJo's AJ Tibando and Riipen's Dana Stephenson to learn how their social businesses can support RECODE work on campus.
A deep dive into models of social innovation hubs across North America.
Dr. James Tansey and Jana Svedova discuss UBC's impact investing and seed fund strategy.
Sarina provides a framework for how individuals and organizations can begin to move beyond individual agendas — and egos — and towards more meaningful, lasting, and sustainable collaborations.
Report calls for a new grand bargain that can better unite cities and their anchor institutions for mutual gain.
MIT MOOC - see the world in new ways and practice a method that allows leaders, entire organizations, and larger social systems to connect with and actualize their highest future possibility.
This report is one of several that describe the assets, gaps and community feedback to guide our collective direction forward.
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.
GROOC (a MOOC for groups) to collaborate with others globally and create social change.
This report is intended to support informed discussion and guide decision-making in the emerging field of community wealth-building.
Futurpreneur Canada makes it easier for aspiring young business owners to access mentorship, secure financing, and launch their businesses.
Deepen your understanding of the systems in which you live and work, and increase your capacity to make positive change happen.
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation senior social innovation fellows: Cheryl Rose and Allyson Hewitt guide us through a host of resources that look at how to create conditions for change to happen.
Detailed set of step-by-step, practical recommendations for the design and delivery of a Social Innovation Lab.
A social finance hub and project incubator that acts as a collaboration space for all sectors – government, community, and private—to strengthen our collective ability to mobilize private capital for public good.
Un fonds de capital de risque à but non lucratif qui oeuvre uniquement en économie sociale et qui a pour mission de rendre accessible un financement adapté à la réalité des entreprises d’économie sociale.
Photos from RECODE's IGNITE gathering January 2015.
This report advances priority recommendations for governments—the federal government in particular—to enable and catalyze impact investment in Canada.
An introduction to RECODE and Q&A.
An online community and information hub for social finance and impact investing in Canada.
The purpose of this report is to evaluate the size, scope and scale of the impact investment sector.
Spring 2014 - RFP is now closed
The Chantier de l’économie sociale is committed to building a plural economy that aims to produce returns for the community and protect the common good, in function of communities' needs and aspirations.
A local, impact-first platform connecting social ventures, impact funds, and impact investors.
This progress report highlights some of the developments relevant to the recommendations of the Task Force since the report's release.
This report calls on institutional investors, corporations, philanthropists, foundations and governments to work together to build a robust impact investing marketplace in Canada.