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Intern Experience: Josie Wakefield

Sometime around the age of 16, British school kids are presented with an opportunity to gain work experience in roles and subject areas that pique their interest. This can be difficult for some—first to identify those areas and interests, and then to push themselves beyond their immediate circle to make new connections that can provide them with valuable work experience. Recenly, Junxion’s …

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United We Stand: A New Era of Consolidation in the Social Sector?

Two major announcements recently echoed across the social sector landscape. Grameen Foundation and Freedom From Hunger have united, and in Canada, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) has merged with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). Does this indicate the beginning of an era of consolidation in the social sector? And what does that mean for social impact? Mergers and acquisitions are common in business. Each passing …

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Reflections of our CEO: Responding to Troubling Times

“These are the times that try men’s souls.” So said Thomas Paine on the eve of the American Revolution. As the world looks on, America once again stands on a precipice: will she fall into the abyss of fear and darkness, or will she build a bridge to a new era? As I write this, I’m sitting safe and warm …

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Standing Rock: The Ghost Dance for a New Way

The Dakota Access Pipeline began construction in June 2016. The 1,572 mile, 30 inch diameter pipeline will carry 470,000 barrels of domestically produced light sweet crude oil from North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. The pipeline’s original route ran north of Bismarck, ND but was repositioned to run north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation after white citizens cited concerns over the …

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imagine1day | Education Innovation in Ethiopia

The mission of imagine1day is that, by 2030, all children in Ethiopia will have access to quality education, free of foreign aid. Junxion helped them develop a realistic strategic framework to achieve it. The Business Challenge The scale of Imagine1day’s ambition is matched only by their impressive determination to reach their goal. Since Shannon and Chip Wilson (of lululemon) launched …

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Hollyhock | Supporting the Next Generation of Change Makers

Junxion engaged nearly 300 stakeholders in the development of a new, far-reaching strategic plan for this renowned Leadership Learning Centre. The Business Challenge Located on Cortes Island, off Canada’s west coast, and nestled against the shoreline amid nearly 50 acres of stunning rainforest, Hollyhock is a leadership learning centre that exists to inspire, nourish and support people making the world …

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Social Venture Institute Impact Bio: Merissa Myles & Scott DiGuistini

Co-creators of Tree Island Yogurt, Merissa Myles and her husband Scott DiGuistini make grass-fed, artisan yogurt at their production plant in the Comox Valley, BC. They’ve earned a reputation as champions of the local food movement—while also shifting the thinking of farmers, retailers, and even the Ministry of Agriculture. Tree Island uses 100% fresh whole Canadian milk, and is committed …

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Social Venture Institute Impact Bio: Meghan French Dunbar

Meghan French Dunbar’s mission in life is to inspire and educate people on how business can be used as a force for good. Her ultimate goal? In 20 years, nobody will say “purpose-driven work” or “conscious business” or “sustainable business,” because doing good business will be the new ‘business as usual.’ As Co founder and Editor in Chieftess of Conscious …

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Intern Experience: Ray Hopkinson

Interning has a bad reputation. Between menial tasks, minimal supervision and unfair remuneration, internships can cost interns more than they cost employers! We believe there’s a better way to host students and other learners. At Junxion we aim to give our interns a workplan that ensures they make a valuable contribution and learn something while they are with us. In …