INKspire: Help Launch the Future of SpeakUpforChange.ca

This website, Speak Up for Change, has been running since 2008. It started in the early days of ACCESS as a way to discuss and engage youth in a wider range of social justice issues (both local and global), accepting… Continue Reading →

15 Social Innovators and Changemakers of 2015

15 people changing the world in 2015 at the Centre for Social Innovation 2015 was a big, challenging year for The Centre for Social Innovation and its members. It was also a tough year around the world with many social and environmental crises escalating. They are… Continue Reading →

5 Reasons Why Unemployed Millennials Should Volunteer

By Chris Martin If you’re young, say 18-24 years old, getting a job is hard. Actually, it’s beyond hard. More like landing a rover on Mars hard. If you’re a recent secondary or postsecondary graduate, the odds are you’ve already learned this… Continue Reading →

Why Canada Should Have a Ministry of Social Innovation

A Push for Canadian Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship By Barnabe Geis Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new cabinet includes a Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Mississauga-Malton MP Navdeep Bains. That transformation is timely as Canada’s national innovation ecosystem is… Continue Reading →

How Charitable Canadians Are

8 Online Tools for Successful Non-Profit Communications

Services to Help Promote and Plan for Social Good Running a non-profit organization, project or youth-led initiative can be super time-consuming. Thankfully, there are some super helpful online tools to help manage communications. A few (mostly free) online tools that can help… Continue Reading →

The Future of Talent in Social Change: Ashoka Change Leaders Forum

We live in a world characterized by change. We know the future problems facing humanity will be even greater and more complex than those we face today. In a world where hierarchies are becoming networks; technology is replacing repetitive jobs;… Continue Reading →

Why Empowering Girls Matters to Us All

Simply put: To reach our global goals, we have to reach girls. The theme of the International Day of the Girl, “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030,” highlighted the importance of girls to achieving the global goals for… Continue Reading →

Background Reading on Inequality

Here are a few classic inequality-related titles. For a much longer list of books, click here. The Big Change: America Transforms Itself, 1900-1950 Frederick Lewis Allen (Harper & Brothers, 1952) Over a half century ago, in 1952, America’s most celebrated popular historian… Continue Reading →

Proof that the World is already changing for the better

The United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals is an audacious to-do list for the world: In 15 years, the U.N. wants everyone on earth to work together to eradicate poverty, stop climate change, and undo inequality and injustice. Though solving… Continue Reading →

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