Social Entrepreneurship

Four years of reflections on Social Innovation

In September, The Philanthropist and the McConnell Foundation co-published a new book called Social Innovation in Canada: Reflections on Past, Present and Future Directions. It explores the possibilities, opportunities and challenges that the social innovation movement has faced and will continue to face in support of transformative systems change in Canada. The book includes insights […]

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Our commitment to contributing to racial justice in Canada

The systemic racism against Black and Indigenous communities and people of colour (BIPOC) has taken on renewed significance for everyone working at the Foundation since the senseless deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Chantel Moore in New Brunswick, and so many others. These tragic incidents are representative of a brutal history and centuries of injustice […]

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What is Social Infrastructure and what does it mean to me?

If you’ve been following the work of Re-Code over the last few years, you’ll likely know that ‘Building Social Infrastructure’ has been the organizing framework for much of our work. Broadly speaking, social infrastructure is the set of organizational arrangements and investments in society’s systems, relationships, and structures that enable us to create a more […]

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Why do Canadians need to go all the way to Boston to connect?

By Danica Straith, Ashoka U, Chad Lubelsky, Re-Code and Jen Lockerby Earlier this month, some 800 social impact educators, students and administrators gathered in Boston for the Annual Ashoka U Exchange. United in the belief that post-secondary has been and continues to be a force for positive change in the world, this event showed us how we can […]

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