Inactive Initiatives

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Allies

ALLIES imagined a better society for newcomers to Canada, one in which it would be easier to share their talent and creativity, and be widely recognized for their professional experience.

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ArtsSmarts

ArtsSmarts used the arts as a canvas for impacting student learning and building a more inclusive educational system.

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Community Service Learning

The Community Service Learning (CSL) program was a model of experiential pedagogy designed to achieve community goals and to instil in students a sense of civic engagement.

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Green Street

Green Street was a national program equipping young people with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to contribute to a sustainable future.

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Net-Zero Carbon Economy

This initiative’s aim was to contribute to Canada transitioning to a net-zero carbon economy in a way that ensures productive, equitable outcomes for all.

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Possible Canadas

Possible Canadas was a partnership of diverse organizations dedicated to enabling conversations about the future of the country, helping us to imagine the kind of society that we and our

Possible Canadas was a partnership of diverse organizations dedicated to enabling conversations about the future of the country, helping us to imagine the kind of society that we and our successors would relish living in.

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Reconciliation

The McConnell Reconciliation Initiative focused its efforts on bringing forward the societal change necessary for a reconciliation economy.

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Renew

Our goal in this initiative was to help ensure the long-term ecological health of the planet, while building social equity.

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Social Innovation Generation (SiG)

SiG’s goal was to be a catalyst for supporting whole system change by contributing to changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to

SiG’s goal was to be a catalyst for supporting whole system change by contributing to changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.

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Sport for Development

Sport for Development envisioned and supported a network of community leaders to actively use sports programs to help build more resilient places to live.

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Supporting Family Caregivers (Care Renewel)

The Care Renewal program funded 13 community-based projects that tested new ways of helping family caregivers experience relief physically, emotionally, psychologically, socially and spiritually.

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Vibrant Communities

13 Canadian “Trail Builder” communities experimented with poverty reduction strategies. The impact was significant: several cities reported a 10% reduction in poverty.

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WellAhead

WellAhead aimed to improve child and youth mental health by integrating social and emotional wellbeing into K-12 education.

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