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Impact Fest - Presented by Centre for Social Innovation

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Centre for Social Innovation - Annex

720 Bathurst Street

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4


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Join us for Impact Fest!

The Centre for Social Innovation would like to invite you to Impact Fest on June 27 starting at 3pm at CSI Annex!

The social mission sector doesn’t always have the opportunity to connect, share learning, and find opportunities to support one another or collaborate, let alone celebrate.

So we’re creating an experiential, immersive celebration and mingling of social innovation and entrepreneurship! Come discover and connect with the enterprises in CSI’s accelerator programs, and take part in workshops, group activities, discussions and networking. You can even practice your pitch in our shark tank/pool room! Spots are limited so RSVP now to attend. It all starts at 3 pm on June 27 at CSI Annex.

  • 3-6pm: meet the startups, workshops, activities and pitches

  • 6-8pm: networking and drinks

What can you expect?

We’ll share the full schedule beforehand so you can plan your experience, but here’s the gist. Starting at 3 pm, use a map to pick your journey through the CSI Annex ground floor and meet the social enterprises in our accelerator programs that most interest you; attend different workshops and activities taking place throughout the afternoon in our meeting rooms; and take part in activities that will get you to participate closely with others in exploring how to create impact in the world.

Then from 6 pm to 8 pm we’ll gather in the ground floor lounge for some facilitated networking, drinks and food. Come meet new potential collaborators, mentors, co-founders, funders, volunteers and friends!

Best of all, it’s all free. Our little summertime gift to you, and everyone else in Toronto’s vibrant social change sector making our city and our world a better place.

Spots are limited so RSVP now to attend, and to receive a full list of all the workshops and activities ahead of time so you can plan your time at Impact Fest!

*** UPDATE ***

What you can expect: over 25 social enterprises presenting their work and the following activities and workshops.

The Shark Tank:

Stop by to soak your feet in our pool and hear pitches from twelve social enterprises + the feedback of six distinguished judges

The Impact Room (3rd floor):

3:15-4:00: Impact Investing & Social Finance with Trish Nixon, Chief Impact Investing Officer at CoPower

4:15-5:00: Fundraising for Social Change – Uncover the fundraising opportunities that are the best fit for you, with Cindy Wagman, President at The Good Partnership

5:15-6:00: The Perfect Pitch – How to avoid common pitching pitfalls with Alex Gill, Social Innovator in Residence at Ryerson SocialVentures Zone, and Vera Belazelkoska, Project & Partnerships Lead at Ulula

The How to Be an Ally Room (2nd floor):

3:30-5:00: (door closes at 3:45) Anti-Oppression workshop with anti-oppression + equity educator Rania El Mugammar & CSI Regent Park Manager Shilbee Kim. Drop in after between 5:00-6:00 to learn more about the How to Be an Ally Series.

Animation to Impact Room:

3:00-3:45: Bagel Bonding Money Matters – experience one of our community rituals

4:00-4:45: Creating an Environment for Community Animation (like CSI!)

5:00-5:45: The CSI Some-of-it – Experience a 45-minute CSI Summit, our convening for collaboration

The Wellness Room:

3:00-3:50: The Art of Doing Nothing – Self Care for Changemakers with the Nomadic Nutritionist, Hema Ramsingh

4:00-4:50: Perspiration to Inspiration – Unblocking the Mind through Yoga with Halyna Zalucky of The Roots Collective

5:00-5:50: Feel Good, Do Good – Emotional Wellness with coach Barbara Erochina

See you there!

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