Spotlight on new grants and contributions

The Trustees of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation approved funding for several organizations and initiatives: Revivre ($300,000) Revivre will use funds to scale its mental health self-management program J’Avance across Canada.   Evergreen ($3,750,000) Funds will be used by Evergreen to set up a new collaborative multisectoral initiative, the Future Cities network, which will develop […]

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New job opportunity: Re-Code Social Innovation Fellow

The Foundation is seeking a Social Innovation Fellow for the Re-Code initiative. Open to professionals in the early stage of their careers, this one-year, full time position is designed to support the program and administrative activities of the Foundation, while providing opportunities for the fellow to participate in training, exchange, and knowledge generation activities of […]

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New Job Opportunity: Junior Investment Analyst

  The is Foundation seeking an Investment Analyst to join its Finance team. Please send a cover letter and CV to hr@mcconnellfoundation.ca. Junior Investments Analyst Support the work of the Director, Investments in managing and safeguarding the Foundation’s investment assets. Supervisor: Director, Investments Main responsibilities: Assists in the monitoring and evaluation of existing and prospective […]

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New Job Opportunity: Junior Impact Investments Analyst

  The Foundation is seeking an Impact Investing Analyst for its Solutions Finance team. Please send a cover letter and CV to hr@mcconnellfoundation.ca. Junior Impact Investments Analyst   Purpose: Support the work of the Director, Solutions Finance and the Solutions Finance Development Manager in managing and safeguarding the Foundation’s impact investments. Supervisor: Director, Solutions Finance […]

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Building Innovators for Social Impact

By Vanessa Faloye, Social Impact Education Consultant NOTE: This article was originally published on Whatamission and has been cross-posted with permission of the author. There is much debate as to how social impact education can up the ante in building social innovators. (For an expert and very insightful cross-examination of this ongoing debate, check out The […]

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Cities as a commons: Sharing vision, resources and power

by Alex Gillis Uber, Airbnb and other sharing enterprises allow people to buy rides, rent homes and hire people for everyday chores, but are those initiatives really about sharing? “They are full of the steroid of venture capital,” explained Julian Agyeman, co-author of the book Sharing Cities and professor of urban and environmental policy and […]

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The future of SiG: Social Innovation at an Inflection Point

As Social Innovation Generation (SiG) transitions from its current status as a largely McConnell-funded initiative, social innovation’s future trajectory is promising, but uncertain. What are your thoughts? A decade ago, Social Innovation Generation (SiG) was launched as a partnership among McConnell, the PLAN Institute, the University of Waterloo and MaRS Discovery District, with the objective […]

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Spotlight on new grants

The Trustees of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation approved funding for several organizations and initiatives, including:     Rideau Hall Foundation ($125,000) Funds will be used to support Imagine a Canada – an initiative that engages children and youth across the country in expressing a vision of a reconciled nation.   Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission ($325,000) […]

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Collaborative Practice: From Evolution to Revolution

By Paul McArthur Picture yourself in a large hotel conference room, wearing your best ‘dress casual’ attire and sporting a lanyard proudly displaying your name and organization to the hundred or so fellow conference attendees. Like most people here, you travelled far and took time away from work in the hopes of developing new knowledge, […]

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Webinar: The role of food in healthcare

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 1:00pm-2:00pm Eastern Join Sustainable Food Systems program director Beth Hunter for a webinar on the role of food in health and healing. Learn about our research and preliminary findings, and to hear from one of HealthCareCAN’s members that has made significant progress in this area. You’ll have an opportunity to […]

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