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Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot

Ontario’s basic income pilot will eventually assist 4,000 low income residents in Hamilton, Brantford and Brant County, Thunder Bay and Lindsay, providing individuals with $16,989 annually from the province. Watch this video from The Agenda, featuring Hugh Segal, special advisor to the income pilot program, to discuss how to track its success and whether it…

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Nature-based Solutions

What kind of natural hazards does your community face? From coastal erosion to stormwater flooding, this collection of resources and case studies (by region, community type, scale, and cost) offers design solutions.

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Empathy Map Tool

Empathy maps can be a great tool to round out one’s understanding of user experience. This simple exercise can help ground you in the perspectives of those who your project serves or affects, and can prompt you to refine the engagement, design or delivery of your work.

June 7, 2017 Visit Site
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10: A Guide for Businesses Reducing Poverty

Are you a business leader, a poverty reduction practitioner, a community activist, or a concerned citizen? Find inspiring accounts of how business leaders and their colleagues are having success in improving lives and community conditions nationwide in this guide. It’s a great reminder of how critical business involvement in poverty reduction truly is.    

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Examining the potential impact of a basic income on social entrepreneurs

How can a basic income stimulate more innovation and entrepreneurship? This paper presents the results of a new survey administered to 1,473 members of Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) as well as a focus group and several individual case study interviews to examine the potential impact of a basic income on social entrepreneurship.

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What Next for Digital Social Innovation?

While it should be obvious that any 21st-century innovation strategy must encompass the work of digital social innovators, often public power and money are still locked in much more traditional methods, monopolised by big business and big science in just a few sectors. This report aims to take us closer to the tipping point of mainstreaming…

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Voyage d’études à Boston

À Boston, on trouve des projets d’avant-garde d’entrepreneuriat social, de revitalisation des quartiers et d’innovation citoyenne et de participation des jeunes à l’innovation sociale. C’est la raison pour laquelle nous nous y sommes rencontrés pour discuter de la manière de bâtir des villes plus inclusives, plus résilientes et plus innovantes.

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Boston Study Tour

From November 14 to 16, 2016, a group of 28 Canadian innovators met with representatives from 13 Boston changemaking organizations and professors from Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tufts University to share expertise and feedback on how to build more inclusive, resilient and innovative cities. Read just a few of the highlights!

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Jane’s Walks 2017: Press Release

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What are the Commons?

This is an excellent primer for understanding what the civic commons are, why they are important, and what social and ecosystems are necessary to sustain them .

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