People - Tim Draimin
Social Innovation Generation
Executive Director of Social Innovation Generation
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.
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.
is the author of Canada's first national study of social entrepreneurship and a frequent advisor to government, non-profit associations and business.
brings to SiG
over 30 years of international career experience.
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
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.
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