Tim Draimin, Executive Director, Social Innovation Generation
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Executive Director

Phone: (647) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: t***@***.ca
Social Innovation Generation
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7

Company Description: Social Innovation Generation (SiG) is a collaborative partnership between the Montreal-based J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS...   more

Employment History

  • Chief Executive Officer
    Tides Canada Foundation
  • Contributing Editor
  • Director of Policy
    Canadian Council for International Cooperation CCIC
  • Director, Central America Program
    Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice
  • Regional Field Director, Central America and Mexico

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Web References
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Tim Draimin, Executive Director of Social Innovation Generation (SiG)
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Tim Draimin, Executive Director at Social Innovation Generation (SiG) National
SiG is a partnership of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, Toronto's MaRS Discovery District, the University of Waterloo; and Vancouver's PLAN Institute. By fostering social innovation, SiG enables the creativity of social innovators to tackle the profound social and environmental challenges facing Canadians. As Executive Director, Mr. Draimin supports SiG's growing network of academics, practitioners, social entrepreneurs, allied institutions and partnerships in expanding Canada's Social Innovation ecosystem. SiG's role is to help enable Canadians' ability to innovate to overcome large scale complex social and environmental challenges through change- or solution-labs and new forms of cross-sectoral partnerships. SiG convened the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance, a blue ribbon panel that proposed a seven-point agenda for mobilizing private capital for public good. leader in the non-profit sector, Mr. Draimin was the founding CEO of Tides Canada Foundation. Mr. Draimin guided the Foundation's expansion, established Canada's first national support system for social entrepreneurs - Tides Canada Initiatives - and supported a world-renowned model of integrated conservation: BC's Great Bear Rainforest initiative. Tim is the author of Canada's first national study of social entrepreneurship and a frequent advisor to government, non-profit associations and business. Tim Draimin brings to SiG over 30 years of international career experience. He has worked for or consulted in Canada and abroad with the Canadian Council for International Co-operation, the International Development Research Centre, Synergos, and Ford Foundation. He has served on many international delegations and participated at UN prepcoms. He was a member of Canada's official delegation to UNCED.
An active volunteer, Tim serves on the boards of the Catherine Donnelly Foundation (Toronto) and the TRICO Charitable Foundation (Calgary). Tim is a senior advisor to the new MaRS Centre for Impact Investing (CII), a hub created to increase the awareness and effectiveness of social finance by catalyzing new capital, talent, and collaborative initiatives to deliver innovative solutions to Canada's social and environmental challenges. He was an advisor to Community Foundations of Canada's Responsible Investing Pilot Project and a past board member of the Social Investment Organization (SIO), Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network (CEGN), IMPACS, and past member of the Voluntary Sector Forum's Finance Action Group.
Who We Are - Leadership & Staff -
www.tidescanada.ca, 20 June 2008 [cached]
Tim Draimin - CEO
Tim works with Tides Canada's donors and collaborative partnerships and focuses on a range of key initiatives, including accelerating the growth of social finance to bring new forms of capital to Canada's underfinanced social and environmental sectors.He is the Founding Executive Director of Tides Canada Foundation and Sage Centre and has 35 years experience in the charitable and non-profit sector in Canada and abroad, including: the Canadian Council for International Co-operation, CUSO, and the Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice.Tim has also consulted on topics such as non-profit management, resource diversification, and non-profit,private sector partnerships for domestic and international clients including the Canadian Public Health Association, Ford Foundation, Synergos Institute, International Development Research Centre, and Steelworkers Humanity Fund.
Tim is coordinating a collaborative initiative of several foundations and the Canadian Co-operative Association on Social Finance, which aims to accelerate the expansion of social finance capital for public interest initiatives and organizations.He is on the Advisory Board of the International Studies Program, University of Toronto.
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Project Directors: John Foster, United Church of Canada; Tim Draimin, CERLAC Fellow at Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice; Liisa North, Political Science, York University
Tim Draimin and Liisa North, "The Central American Peace Process and Canadian Foreign Policy: An Overview", Working Paper (Toronto: Canada-Caribbean-Central America Policy Alternatives (CAPA), February 1988.
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Tim Draimin
Tim Executive Director of Social Innovation Generation (SiG) - a four-institution partnership supporting Canada's emerging social innovation ecosystem. He is the author of Canada's first national study of social entrepreneurship, and a frequent advisor to government, non-profits and business. He serves on the boards of the Catherine Donnelly Foundation and the Trico Charitable Foundation and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Grand Challenges Canada and the Strategy Council of the Institute On Governance. Tim is a senior advisor to the new MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. In his SiG role, Tim convened the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance, a blue ribbon panel whose agenda for mobilizing private capital for public good has catalyzed new Canadian policy and legislation.
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