Upcoming Events

  • June 2, 2015Toronto, ONPhilanthropitch
    The Pitch Competition for Charities, Non-Profits and For Profit Social Enterprises (Revenues of $500,000 or less) Wanting to Make a Social Impact taking place June 2nd at MaRS!

    Your organization may have the opportunity to pitch in front of a panel of high profile judges and at least 100 attendees including donors, funders and investors.

    Philanthropitch supports selected and eligible established, innovative, high-potential organizations seeking funding for their venture that drives social impact in the GTA.

    The competition presents a “One Stop Shop” opportunity to expand an organization’s profile and visibility with potential funders through Philanthropitch’s single application known as “Soshent” developed by CSI.
  • June 4, 2015Toronto, ONBusiness & Technology Partnership Opportunities - Finland
    • learn about opportunities in Finland’s ICT and Healthcare IT markets
    • present on their companies’ capabilities to an audience of business leaders from Finland
    • hear from senior executives of Finnish technology companies about their technology, success stories and partnerships being sought
    • learn about the Ontario Business & Partnering Mission to Finland (November 10-13, 2015)

    For more information view this PDF
  • June 11, 2015Toronto, ONCreative Catalyst: Symposium on Art and Social Innovation

    Creative Catalyst is a symposium that brings together Canadian artists, researchers, industry, and community members in discussion on how arts and culture catalyzes social innovation. 

    In the face of "wicked" social problems, radical innovation is required to change perspective and shift culture. Artists and creatives are at the forefront of communicating social change, using artistic expression and creative practice to open up a space for critical reflection, dialogue, and idea generation.

    Tickets to Creative Catalyst include an opening night reception on June 11th featuring keynote speaker, noted Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky. The symposium will also premier a documentary on the topic of the role of art and social innovation, and exhibit an interactive art installation by Madeleine Co. and the Bodhi Collective.

    Early bird tickets are available until March 30, 2015

    Early Bird Students/Artists: $25

    Early Bird Regular: $75

  • August 7, 2015Toronto, ONAccessibility Innovation Showcase
    A disability can affect anyone at any stage throughout their life.

    The Accessibility Innovation Showcase is a first-of-its kind event hosted by the Ontario government to raise the profile of accessibility, demonstrate advances in technology and market-ready innovations, and stimulate investment and growth of the industry.
    Coinciding with the 2015 Parapan American Games and in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this high profile five-day event (August 7-11, 2015) will bring together top innovators, investors, local and international dignitaries, government and the public.

    This is a unique opportunity for:
    - Innovators to showcase and pitch their products while building valuable business networks
    - Investors to preview new ready-for-market products
    - The public to experience and learn about accessibility technology first-hand

    Located at the MaRS Discovery District, this Showcase features both a public and industry-focused program including: exclusive investment and networking opportunities, interactive demonstrations, kids zone, sports zone, speaker series, hack-a-thon, rapid prototyping and public tours.

    Organizations interested in exhibiting their accessibility technology/assistive device or in a speaking opportunity at the Showcase are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). The EOI process will begin at the end of May.

    If you would like to receive more information about this exciting opportunity and are interested in putting forward a submission, please contact Martin Desouza, Project Officer, at or 647-680-4217.