Social Innovation Fund Update

Launched in August 2012, in celebration of the Foundation’s 75th anniversary, the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) supports the consolidation and growth of breakthrough ideas and organizations that are building a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient Canada.
To date, six organizations have received support from the fund: Ashoka Canada, to support operations and select Aboriginal Ashoka Fellows; Chantier de l’économie sociale—Commerce Solidaire, to develop a social purchasing portal linking governments and social enterprises; Ecostrust Canada—ThisFish, for a unique food traceability initiative; Jane’s Walk, to adapt the business model of its urban civic engagement program; Réseau Québécois en Innovation Sociale (RQIS), to strengthen a social innovation research and practice network; and Wapikoni mobile, to share its mobile music and video production program with Aboriginal communities outside of Quebec.
To learn more about the Fund and about opportunities for support, click here.