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CYC560 Social Innovation in Practice: Useful websites

On the web

Atlas of Social Innovation

A comprehensive overview on the multifaceted concept of Social Innovation, including a map of over 1000 social innovation projects around the world, and an ebook with analysis and insight from leading SI researchers.

Neighbourhood Change

The online home for a major research initiative focussed on long term trends relating to the urban impact of growing income inequality and socio-spatial polarization in Canada and in cities in similar nations.

MaRS Library

The MaRS Library contains articles, templates, reports, workbooks, reference guides and videos covering a range of topics, including accounting, funding, governance, intellectual property, leadership, legal issues, marketing, product management, selling, social innovation, strategy and talent.


Imagine Canada - Sector Source


Connects charities and nonprofits with resources that help develop organizations and support community efforts.


Tamarack Institute


Information and resources on collective impact, community engagement, collaborative leadership, community development and evaluating community impact.


SiG Knowledge Hub


A website designed to provide learning resources about creating conditions for social innovation and to highlight examples in Canada and around the world.


Social Innovation Challenge


Get inspired by browsing past winners of this start-up funding initiative.


Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR)


The core goal of the institute is to generate new inter-disciplinary knowledge about social innovations and the social innovation process (the dynamics of learning, adaptation and resilience) in Canada and internationally.


Center for Social Innovation

MaRS Entrepreneurship Toolkit


Imagine Canada - Sector Source