Kale lover turned sustainability entrepreneur – Conner Tidd, Just Vertical

1. Introduction: My name is Conner Tidd, sustainability entrepreneur and lover of kale. My real passion lies in creating a global shift in the way we view our food production system and grow our food. I’ve traveled the world from Geneva to Taiwan, studying and meeting with leaders from different …

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The Intersection of Profit, Purpose and Talent. What It Means to Job Seekers Looking for Meaningful Work: Imagine Canada Study

The 2019 Corporate Community Investment Report by Imagine Canada – Profit, Purpose, and Talent: Trends and Motivations in Corporate Giving & Volunteering, was released on November 12th, 2019. It brings to light that high levels of community engagement lead to long-term business advantages. In today’s workforce, it’s increasingly important for …

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The power of community – an interview with Ryan Collins-Swartz, Social Impact Manager

Ryan Collins-Swartz, Social Impact Manager at Tapestry Community Capital shares his career path and insights on the future of community bonds.

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Best CSR and social good conferences left in 2016

Conference Season is coming (and it may already be here). Here’s our list of the best CSR and Social Good conferences for the rest of 2016- including social finance and nonprofit events. Use up your professional development budgets on one of these events and don’t forget to share the list with your boss and …

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Top 5 quotes for finding meaningful work

Are you looking for meaningful work but wondering where to start? The impact professionals we’ve interviewed have been there, and they’ve come out the other side with a job, a purpose, and a paycheque. Wondering how they did it? We’ve compiled the top 5 quotes from our interviews on advice …

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5 social impact trends for 2016

The social impact sector will be an exciting field to be a part of in 2016. What started as a small niche has grown steadily and we anticipate that this movement towards meaningful work will continue to thrive in 2016. Whether you are looking to excel in your career, impress your boss or …

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3 leaders share the biggest opportunities in Social Impact

While no one can be certain what the future will hold, understanding the past and connecting the dots can help predict what may occur. This is important because succeeding in the future is about taking advantage of potential opportunities today. To help you in your career and do your job better, …

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Zahra Ebrahim. Founder and Principal. ArchiTEXT

Don’t wait for permission to create the change or job you want. That is one of the many life lessons we can learn from Zahra Ebrahim, founder and principal of ArchiTEXT- a design think tank and consultancy focusing on design based approaches to social innovation for government, charities and philanthropic organizations. Zahra’s …

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Diane Solinger

Diane Solinger the Manager of GooglersGive at Google

Diane Solinger has what many would say is one of the coolest job ever (us included). Working at Google in social impact, Diane holds one of the most envious job titles managing the GooglersGive program. Leveraging her experience from the nonprofit sector, Diane and her team help the 60,000 Googlers …

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Joeri van den Steenhoven, Director MaRS Solutions Lab

Joeri supervises and manages MaRS’ Solutions Lab, a team committed to tackling complex societal and economic challenges that require systems change. More than a think tank, the Solutions Lab is action oriented, applying tools and techniques from various fields, taking social innovation to another level. We love the work they’re doing …

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Anil Patel

Anil Patel. Managing Director, Digital Strategy. GrantBook

Anil Patel is a social innovator, someone who challenges the status quo and is creating change in the sleepy philanthropic industry. After a decade in the philanthropic world, both with funder and fundee experience, Anil saw what wasn’t there- a simpler way to do grants. Infusing tech and strategic thinking into his company, Anil co-founded GrantBook, …

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Toronto's Most Meaningful Summer Internships

Toronto’s most meaningful summer internships

Toronto’s Most Meaningful Summer Internships is an initiative to highlight careers in the social impact sector. We want to encourage the next generation entering the workforce to pursue careers with a purpose and a paycheque. In its first year, we showcase six internships at organizations making important contributions to the …

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Alexandra Snelgrove. Director, Social Impact. LIFT Philanthropy Partners

It’s no secret that we’re all about jobs with a purpose and a paycheque. But what we love most is discovering the interesting companies and people making a difference with their work. This week, we meet Alexandra Snelgrove, the Director of Social Impact at LIFT Philanthropy Partners, a not-for-profit that takes a venture philanthropy …

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Maria Piñeros Murillo. Graphic Designer & Illustrator. JDC.

From a very young age Maria Pineros Murillo knew she wanted to be a designer. What she didn’t know, was how she could use design as a force for good… until she met the folks at social good consulting company Joint Development Consultants. With a shared vision, Maria joined the team and is …

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Kristy O’Leary. Vision Broker and Strategist. Scout & Burrow

We recently met Kristy O’Leary at the Social Finance Forum in Toronto and immediately felt a kindred spirit. As a fellow social entrepreneur, we admired her vision and passion for social impact creating Scout & Burrow, a non-traditional agency. Kristy’s career story is a good reminder how career paths in the …

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5 rookie mistakes that career switchers make

As a career switcher into social impact, your primary goal is to get across why you above everyone else applying are the best person for the job. You may have the right skill set and bring a wealth of experience from a different sector, but still find it challenging to …

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A secret to career switching

Most recruiters won’t tell you all the things you need to do to switch into a social impact job. Beyond the traditional advice of networking and informational interviews – there’s one super important secret for career switching that is rarely discussed.

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Blair Smith. Marketing Manager. Evergreen Canada

In addition to demonstrating your passion, the message of developing your skill-set is one that we continue to emphasize at Bmeaningful. Like the sports analogy “there’s no I in team”, Blair Smith’s career story and advice reminds us that as top talent, the key to success is focusing on the …

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Andrew Hall. Co-founder. Mealshare.

One of the most exciting things about working in the impact economy is seeing the rise of cool social enterprises like Mealshare, taking the buy one give one model to the culinary world. Andrew Hall is the co-founder and co-mastermind behind this budding West Coast based organization. From consultant to …

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Joanna Reynolds. Associate Director. MaRS Centre for Impact Investing

Experts in Social Finance Series: Joanna Reynolds’ story is a great example of a career in the impact sector, seamlessly transitioning from the arts and nonprofit to social finance. Joanna is at the forefront of impact investing and a trailblazer in the field- we need more Purple Sheep like her!

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