The Government of Canada is launching a Call for Applications for a Social Innovation Advisory Council of stakeholders to help advance and oversee the implementation of Canada’s Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy with the aim of making real progress towards the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. We invite leaders, practitioners and experts from across social purpose sectors, including the community, cooperative, philanthropic, financial and research sectors, to apply.
This Call for Applications to establish an Advisory Council is a further step by Government to respond to the recommendations by the Co-Creation Steering Group in its report Inclusive innovation: New ideas and new partnerships for stronger communities of August 2018. Over the past year, the Government took steps towards the establishment of a Social Finance Fund and launched the Investment Readiness Program for social purpose organizations to improve their ability to successfully participate in the social finance market.
*Please note: Due to technical difficulties with the online application form, a PDF version of the application has been created which you can find here.*
Deadline for applications is September 2, 2018
If you have already submitted your application and want to confirm its reception, please contact social_innovation_sociale@