Cx Spring 2015

"Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul.  Only kindness can do that."

-Jean Baptiste Henri

Community Spotlight: Art of Hosting   

Many social innovators and entrepreneurs these days are tackling complex problems that require working across sectors and hosting challenging conversations between people who don't normally see eye to eye, such as those involved in fighting climate change, poverty, and obesity.  Cx CoPilot alum Amy Hosotsuji traveled to the Systemic Innovation Zone (SIZ) in Greece this past April and shares three important insights into how the Art of Hosting can be an effective tool to help drive systemic change.  Read more!

Community Spotlight: Cultiv8tor 


Towa Beer and Ali Taiyeb are the co-founders of Cultiv8tor, a coworking space that seeks to bring together coworking, childcare and tech classes for youth. They were featured in last month's genIMPACT "Coworking Revolution" webinar, and we followed up with Towa and Ali to find out more about why and how Cultiv8tor will make a big difference for Torontonians. Read more!

Ecosystem Update: The 21st Century Leader 

Adam Lent, Director the European of Research and Innovation for Ashoka, recently wrote a great blog post about the how the rise of social media platforms has begun to change our perception of leadership. It's no longer about the "boss on top" and everyone working silos - it's about the team and people working together - and how 21st century leadership requires a fundamentally different skills set for those changing the world. Read more!


Network-driven Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship 
FREE Webinar
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In the 21st century, network-driven social innovation and entrepreneurship is changing the way we collaborate, communicate and create relationships with friends, colleagues and clients.  What does it mean to find, leverage, seek and learn from opportunities to change the world when everything and everyone is connected across multiple digital platforms and physical boundaries? 

The webinar will feature:
  • Tonya Surman, CEO, Centre for Social Innovation
  • Penny Scott, Diversification & Business Development Coordinator, Health Nexus 
We will cover topics such as:
  • How disruptive changes in technology and the economy shape the networks we create today.
  • Effective tools and approaches that enable networks of people and organizations to work better together.
  • The role that networks play in enabling "systems change".
  • Why networks sometimes fail - and what to do about it. 


GenImpact events are curated social events designed to spark + stimulate curiosity between social change and entrepreneurship.  Our goal is to be able to facilitate better impact and opportunities for young changemakers, innovators, entrepreneurs and explorers.   

 Events and Opportunities

May - July
YSI Collaborative's Young Spirit Circles

(London, Toronto, Sault Ste. Marie & Thunder Bay)

June 17: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Startup Finance Bootcamp
(Sault Ste. Marie, ON)

June 22: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Communitech Tech Jam
(Kitchener, ON)

June 23: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Liberating Structures Users Group 

(Toronto, ON)

June 26: 9:000am - 5:00pm
Civic Design Camp 

(Toronto, ON)

June 26 & 27
Social Innovation Challenge 

(Toronto, ON)

YouthREX Online Survey
State of the Youth Sector 2015



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