SiG aims to foster a culture of continuous social innovation

We are a collaborative partnership of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, MaRS Discovery District, PLAN Institute and the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR).

Engaged learning


    Visit our SiG Knowledge Hub; a website designed to provide learning resources about creating conditions for social innovation.


    Innoweave helps community organizations learn about and implement new approaches to generate impact, more quickly, and at less cost.

Watch our latest Inspiring Action video

Philanthropy for Uncertain Times: Social Innovation and Systemic Change – MaRS Global Leadership from MaRS Discovery District on Vimeo.

Latest blog posts

  • Microtainer: social innovation & lab links we’re following (November 2014)

    Curator's note:
    From 2015, I will be handing over the creation of the monthly Microtainers to Terrie of the MaRS Solutions Lab. Terrie is extremely plugged in to all things design x social innovation and a natural fit for this bloggette. It has been an absolute pleasure to curate these lists ~ thank you for your readership and … Read More...

    Experiencing the shock of the possible in uncertain times…

    SiG Note: This article is cross-posted from MaRS Discovery District, with permission from the authors. 

    Indeed these are uncertain times that we live in… — Stephen Huddart
    Speaking to an over-200-person audience at MaRS Discovery District on November 24, Stephen Huddart, President and CEO of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, … Read More...

    Greater impact through youth collaboration

    Today marks the launch of a new program to foster youth collective impact initiatives in local communities throughout the province.

    Youth CI will support Collective Impact approaches designed to improve outcomes for youth in communities across Ontario. This new program is delivered by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation’s Innoweave … Read More...

News from the partnership

McConnellHigh-ResLogoCMYK-e RECODE officially launched! RECODE provides social innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for College and University students to become drivers of progress and change. More.
MaRS_logo293Cnobg MaRS Centre for Impact Investing announces the second Community Finance Solutions cohort.  More. B1x16ATIgAA6b-5
wisir_waterloo Frances Westley, Nino Antadze, Darcy J. Riddell, Kirsten Robinson and Sean Geobey publish “Five Configurations for Scaling Up Social Innovation: Case Examples of Nonprofit Organizations From Canada.” More
PLAN for websiteNovember is Financial Literacy Month in Canada and PLAN launches a new (free) RDSP CalculatorMore.
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