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Social Innovation & Social Finance Strategy

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The Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy Co-Creation Steering Group of experts and leading social innovators, with the Government of Canada, is co-creating a strategy to improve and strengthen our communities and regions through social innovation and social finance.

To better inform the development of the Strategy, the Steering Group has launched an online consultation to hear about new and innovative ideas in communities and regions across Canada.

We want to enable and support communities and organizations to advance new and innovative approaches to persistent social problems.

The overall goal is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable Canadians, and help our communities and regions thrive and flourish in an inclusive and sustainable way. This means helping all Canadians access good jobs and homes, healthy food and strong social connections.

If you’re interested in learning more about this engagement, we invite you to read the Consultation Document.

We invite you to provide a written or visual submission of your ideas by email, using following email address: social_innovation_sociale@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca.


The Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy Co-Creation Steering Group of experts and leading social innovators, with the Government of Canada, is co-creating a strategy to improve and strengthen our communities and regions through social innovation and social finance.

To better inform the development of the Strategy, the Steering Group has launched an online consultation to hear about new and innovative ideas in communities and regions across Canada.

We want to enable and support communities and organizations to advance new and innovative approaches to persistent social problems.

The overall goal is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable Canadians, and help our communities and regions thrive and flourish in an inclusive and sustainable way. This means helping all Canadians access good jobs and homes, healthy food and strong social connections.

If you’re interested in learning more about this engagement, we invite you to read the Consultation Document.

We invite you to provide a written or visual submission of your ideas by email, using following email address: social_innovation_sociale@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca.


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  • Capacity and Skills

    by Dan McKillop, about 2 years ago
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    What program supports could help Canadians develop new solutions to social and economic challenges?  What new skills would be most helpful for social entrepreneurs and people who work in community organizations to enable innovative approaches (design thinking, research and development methods, etc.)?




    What program supports could help Canadians develop new solutions to social and economic challenges?  What new skills would be most helpful for social entrepreneurs and people who work in community organizations to enable innovative approaches (design thinking, research and development methods, etc.)?




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  • Funding and Capital

    by Dan McKillop, about 2 years ago
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    How can we help social innovators and social entrepreneurs find the funds they need to launch new social projects or reach more people?  How could the provision of public money to support innovation be set up?





    How can we help social innovators and social entrepreneurs find the funds they need to launch new social projects or reach more people?  How could the provision of public money to support innovation be set up?





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  • Market Access

    by Dan McKillop, about 2 years ago
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    How can the federal government make it easier for social enterprises to participate in bids for government contracts to provide goods and services?  How should we assess the social impact of the work of these organizations?




    How can the federal government make it easier for social enterprises to participate in bids for government contracts to provide goods and services?  How should we assess the social impact of the work of these organizations?




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  • Policy and Regulatory Environment

    by Dan McKillop, about 2 years ago
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    How can the federal government improve existing rules, programs or policies to better help organizations tackle complex social issues in our communities? What kinds of changes could make testing social innovation or social finance tools easier, to help build more sustainable and inclusive communities?



    How can the federal government improve existing rules, programs or policies to better help organizations tackle complex social issues in our communities? What kinds of changes could make testing social innovation or social finance tools easier, to help build more sustainable and inclusive communities?



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    How can the federal government and organizations better share and spread information about best practices and innovative approaches across Canada?  How do we better measure the social impact of innovative programs and service approaches?



    How can the federal government and organizations better share and spread information about best practices and innovative approaches across Canada?  How do we better measure the social impact of innovative programs and service approaches?



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  • Mobilization and Awareness

    by Dan McKillop, about 2 years ago
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    What are your ideas of ways to tell Canadians about the potential, and promise, of social innovation and social finance, including new approaches?  What kind of supports or tools could help social enterprises mobilize across sectors?





    What are your ideas of ways to tell Canadians about the potential, and promise, of social innovation and social finance, including new approaches?  What kind of supports or tools could help social enterprises mobilize across sectors?





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