Social Innovation & Social Finance: Case Studies in Canada

In 2017, the Government of Canada created the Social Innovation & Social Finance Strategy Co-Creation Steering Group. The group provided 12 recommendations to advance social innovation and mobilize social finance in Canada.

Funded by Government of Canada, the UBC Sauder Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing (SauderS3i) identified case studies of social innovation in action across Canada.

These case studies represent innovative and new ways of tackling serious challenges faced by Canada. Ranging from projects providing new platforms to finance clean energy projects in Ontario to cafés hiring individuals with barriers to employment in British Columbia, these case studies represent how social innovation can be applied to solve the social and environmental issues we so urgently need to address.

We’d also like to acknowledge the support from Territoires Innovants en Économie Social et Solidaire (TIESS).

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