IN THE MEDIA
Narinder Dhami, Managing Director of LEAP | Pecaut Centre for Social Impact discussing the challenges, the successes and the way forward to a more socially productive and better Canada at the Canada Club Social Innovation Panel with Valerie Chort, Geoff Cape, and moderated by Allyson Hewitt.
Over the past 12 months, we’ve seen up close that Canadian non-profits can do tremendous things when they are given not only the tools, but also the room to fail and the freedom to spend capital where they most need it in order to meet their bigger goals. The lessons we have learned together over the past year are applicable far and wide.
Helen Burstyn, Centre’s co-founder and board member has been appointed to the Order of Canada. Created in 1967, the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
The Mentoring Partnership’s 2015 Recognition Reception celebrates leaders who make it possible.
At one and the same time, the late David Pecaut exemplified the power of one person to make positive change, and the unique power of teamwork in moving mountains. Weeks before his death, Pecaut wrote that “The potential of Toronto lies not so much within its architectural or economic or social possibilities as in what it could represent to the world as a place where amazing things get done.”
When we say social finance, we are talking about investment tools like microfinancing, community investing and sustainable business. The Agenda explores the ways social finance can make a difference.
The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) announces development plan through an investment by LEAP: The Centre for Social Impact, bringing transformative hands-on support over five years at its Annual Recognition Reception.
Ryerson University has recently welcomed Helen Burstyn, Centre’s co-founder and board member, as a distinguished visiting professor in social innovation and enterprise. Burstyn has been involved in government, community service and business for 35 years and has a wealth of knowledge to share with students.
Stop Now And Plan (SNAP), Canada’s leading mental health program for children with behavioural problems, has been selected by the Centre.
Bill Young, founder of Social Capital Partners and centre’s board member, wants to see virtually every company in the country implement a community hiring program.