The Road To Resilience: Working Together

This article was provoked by an invitation to speak at the Ontario Nonprofit Network conference in April 2010, inspired by what I heard at that conference, and informed by many thoughtful articles in recent issues of The Philanthropist. It was also shaped by my experience as the founder of Canadian Policy Research Networks, a nonprofit…

L’innovation Sociale Dans Le Contexte Du « Modèle Québécois »: Acteurs, Composantes Et Principaux Défis

Authors: Juan-Luis Klein, Jean-Marc Fontan, Denis Harrisson, et Benoît Lévesque1 Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales (CRISES), Université du Québec à Montréal mots clés : Co-construction; Gouvernance; Économie sociale; Économie plurielle; Innovation sociale; Modèle québécois; Québecintr o duction ce texte vise à d onner un aperçu de l’appro che développée par le Centre de recherche…

Funding Social Innovation: How Do We Know What To Grow?

“… more people today have the freedom, time, wealth, health, exposure, social mobility, and confidence to address social problems in bold new ways. Supply is up; so is demand” (Bornstein, 2007, p. 7). Introduction Social innovations abound. In every Community, and perhaps in all times and places, human beings seek to solve problems. In doing…

Video: Frances Lankin

Frances Lankin’s reflections in this video, “reflections from the retiring executive director of the Toronto United Way,” Frances Lankin discusses the need to pull voices from different communities together to collectively work toward sustainable change. She addresses some of the major challenges facing communities: poverty and engaging youth. Lankin feels that the required changes need…

Book Reviews

Letters To (not Always Of ) Joy By Bob Wyatt Published by the Muttart Foundation, Edmonton, ab. Available for download from www.muttart.org http://www.muttart.org/sites/default/files/MTF%20Wyatt%20WEB%202010.pdf A lot has changed since Bob Wyatt left for a Muttart fellowship sabbatical in 2005 to address some nagging questions he had about the power of the voluntary sector to influence policy: governments have been…

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