Tim Draimin, Executive Director, Social Innovation Generation
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Executive Director

Phone: (647) ***-****  HQ Phone
Social Innovation Generation
Suite 145, MaRS Heritage Bldg., 101 College Street
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
People - Social Innovation Generation
www.sigeneration.ca, 3 Aug 2014 [cached]
Tim Draimin, Executive Director of Social Innovation Generation (SiG)
Meena Nallainathan, Executive Assistant to Tim Draimin
Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund | Board of Advisors - Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund
www.youthsocialinnovation.org, 4 May 2014 [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.
Urban Matters
www.urbanmatters.ca, 30 May 2014 [cached]
This question is running through the mind of Social Innovation Generation (SiG) executive director Tim Draimin this week, as global social innovation leaders gather in Vancouver for the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX) Global Gathering, May 26-30.
Tim spent much of his career working with the social sector â€" notably as founding CEO of Tides Canada Foundation. Now he plans to spend more time focusing on the role that the private sector can play in embracing a social innovation mindset and approach. He would like to see a culture that will enable cross-sector partnerships to move into “high gear.â€
“In principle a lot of people recognize that we have to collaborate more closely. In practice there are bedrock skills and competencies required to manage high quality collaborations towards transformational, innovative partnerships that actually solve tough problems,†he says.
www.yorku.ca, 4 Mar 2007 [cached]
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.
About | Kinincommon
kinincommon.com, 6 July 2014 [cached]
Mr. Tim Draimin, Executive Director, Social Innovation Generation, Toronto;
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