TEA shares 7 best practices for climate engagement

By |March 22nd, 2016|

Guest blog post by Dusha Sritharan, Campaigner, Toronto Environmental Alliance



Without public support, green policies aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. In recent years, a number of low carbon policies have been eroded because they’ve lacked strong public support. For example, the Transit City Plan was scrapped […]

Saving money and driving less: a TAF grant project shows it’s possible

By |February 25th, 2015|

57% of participants did it!

Working together – harder than it looks …

By |October 22nd, 2014|

Recently I joined in the Collective Impact Summit hosted in Toronto by  Tamarack. Collective impact is all about different types of groups working together to advance a common goal, and while the practice is really nothing new, the work of Tamarack acknowledges that this […]

Hackathon showcases winning ideas

By |July 7th, 2014|

Last Sunday I enjoyed the unique experience of being one of the judges in the ALERT Power of 50 Hackathon. ALERT stands for Affordable & Low-Income Environmental Renewal in Toronto – a project supported by the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance and run by Ramtin […]

TAF profiled as an impact investing pioneer

By |January 6th, 2014|

Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) is one of four Canadian impact investment leaders profiled in a paper recently released by Ann Jackson and Denis Ho of Jackson/Martin/ImpactLink titled “Adopting Impact Investment Strategies: Lessons Learned from Pioneering Leaders”.  We are in good company along with Edmund […]

Wicked problems need “wicked cool” solutions

By |October 4th, 2013|

Guest post by Julie Sommerfreund

On September 16th, I was fortunate enough to be invited to Social Innovation Generation’s (SiG) Lab Practitioners Gathering. As a new member with a government perspective, the organizer, Satsuko VanAntwerp (SiG), asked me to blog my reflections on the event, […]

Jumping to solutions

By |June 4th, 2013|

I attended a seminar yesterday given by Dr. Sarah Schulman, co-founder of InWithFor — an Australian social innovation lab — and currently a guest practitioner at Amsterdam’s Kennisland. Sarah was invited to speak by Social Innovation Generation, the Centre for Social Innovation, and OCAD […]

Shaken, not stirred – partnering on new social ventures

By |March 7th, 2012|

What happens when you mix together academia, industry and non-profits and ask them to create social ventures that help the environment? Ontario Centres of Excellence wants to find out.

Last week I attended a session in Guelph presented by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) […]