Women’s Day 2017: Courage, Leadership & Equality

International Women’s Day on 8 March created a hook for discussion about women’s rights, with its theme of gender equality in the workplace. The UN called for all actors to “Step It Up for Gender Equality towards a Planet 50-50 by 2030 by ensuring that the world of work works for all women”. Did this convoluted call to action change …

Insights into Social Entrepreneurship and Reconciliation: Why the Narrative Matters

RECODE Dialogues bring together Canada’s community-engaged post-secondary institutions to investigate and discuss issues of importance to Canada and the world. RECODE is a program of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation that provides social innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for College and University students to become drivers of progress and change. On the day before the 2016 Indigenous Innovation Summit, in partnership with …

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 …

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 …

Social Change Institute Impact Bio: Sharon Gregson

Having had four kids as a working mother while struggling to finish university, Sharon Gregson knows first-hand “there aren’t enough quality childcare spaces for children, fees are too high for many families, and wages of early childhood educators are below a living wage.” Since she was a young single mom in the late 80s, Sharon Gregson has been a longstanding …