1. A multi-sector conversation about social innovation and how it can change the way we support and interact with each other in the 21st century. Social change is increasingly dependent on collaborative action, as well as ongoing experimentation. In the face of constant economic and social uncertainty, meeting the needs of Canadians requires even more creativity to address current and emerging social issues. To explore the growing impact of the community sector and share perspectives on creating optimum conditions for social innovation, the conference will focus on best practices in Canada and the role of all sectors – business, government, non-profit, and academe – in leading social change.

    MaRS - Building Canada’s next generation of global technology companies. marsdd.com

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  2. Dr. Frances Westley, J.W. McConnell Chair in Social Innovation at the University of Waterloo, SiG@Waterloo, presents a framework for understanding social innovation. Dr. Westley is also the author of the groundbreaking book, “Getting to Maybe”.

    Introduction by Tim Brodhead, CEO of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.

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  3. Collaboration in Action

    The Building Partnerships for Social Change summit was presented by three ministries of the Government of Ontario dedicated to promoting open communication with Ontarians and finding new ways to bring about social change. It provides an opportunity for business, government and community leaders to learn about social innovation, build partnerships and move forward with new solutions.

    The summit was presented in collaboration with SiG@MaRS.

    MaRS - Building Canada’s next generation of global technology companies. marsdd.com

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  4. Geoff Cape is one of Canada's best known social entrepreneurs. He's the founder of Evergreen, a charitable organization that encourages Canadians to take a hands-on approach to improving the health of their cities. Evergreen focuses on integrating nature into urban design through sustainable greening projects in schoolyards, parks, communities and at Evergreen Brick Works, a unique environmental community centre in Toronto. Since its inception in 1990, Evergreen has grown to over 115 employees and several locations across Canada. Come hear Geoff speak about his experiences in the world of social entrepreneurship.

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  5. In November 2009, the Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise was held. 2 days were organized at the MaRS Discovery District to specifically look at policy for the social enterprise sector.

    The team at SiG@MaRS invited the UK's Liam Black to speak to the audience on his learnings and lessons around support for social entrepreneurship.

    Director of Social Entrepreneurship and SiG@MaRS, Allyson Hewitt introduced Liam Black to the crowd.

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The Centre for Impact Investing is a social finance hub and project incubator that acts as a neutral collaboration space for all sectors—government, community and private—to strengthen our collective ability to mobilize private capital for public good.

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