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Social Innovation Generation

101 College Street Suite 100

Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7


Company Description

Social innovation is an initiative, product, process or program that profoundly changes the basic routines, resource and authority flows or beliefs of any social system. Successful social innovations have durability and broad impact. While social innovati ... more

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Employment History

Member, Institute On Governance Strategy Council

Institute On Governance



Advisory Council Member
MaRS Centre

Board Member
Trico Charitable Foundation

Board Member
Catherine Donnelly Foundation

Board of Advisors Member
Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund

Member, Scientific Advisory Board
Grand Challenges Canada

International Advisory Group and Members Council
Partnership Brokers Association

Member, Advisory Council, Sustainability Transition Lab
The Natural Step

Board Member
Centre for Social Innovation

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board
Governance Strategy Council of the Institute on Governance

Advisory Board Member

Board Member
Institute for Media , Policy and Civil Society

Foundation Member
Downtown Vancouver Association

Board Member
The Synergos Institute

Jesuit High School

Advisory Board of the International Studies Program
University of Toronto

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Tides Foundation

Board Member
Canadian Environmental Grantmakers' Network

Board Member
Social Investment Organization

Community Foundations of Canada

Board Member
Impac Mortgage Holdings , Inc.

Member of the Finance Action Group
Voluntary Sector Forum

Board Director
Partnership Brokers Association


Koru International Network

Senior Policy Advisor
Canadian Council for International Co-operation

Senior Fellow
Board Associates

Executive Director and Senior Fellow


Bachelor's Degree

University of Toronto

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Tim Draimin, the Executive Director of Social Innovation Generation, will be the guest speaker.

social innovation | Communities Collaborating Institute Online [cached]

Resource Type: Publication | Author: Tim Draimin, Social Innovation Generation (SiG) This article by Tim Draimin, E.D. of Social Innovation Generation (SiG), makes the case that the focus of innovation is increasingly focused on developing new kinds of systems. He then profiles the discipline of Systems Thinking - sharing principles and resources -- and suggests that social innovators wanting... Read more >>

Board of Advisors - Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund [cached]

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.

Scientific Advisory Board | Grand Challenges Canada [cached]

Tim Draimin (Canada)

Executive Director of Social Innovation Generation

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