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  • Title: McConnell Foundation
    Descriptive info: .. The J.. W.. McConnell Family Foundation.. Twitter.. Facebook.. YouTube.. Vimeo.. Français.. About.. Programs.. Granting.. Foundation Resources.. News.. Welcome.. McConnell Family Foundation is a private philanthropic organization funding programs that support Canadians in building a more innovative, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient society.. We encourage you to explore our site, share in our learning and contribute your voice.. Read more about the Foundation.. Community Service-Learning.. CSL Awards - Winners Announced!.. The CSL Awards recognize successful community initiatives supported by robust community service-learning programs.. Learn more about the winners.. The Foundation newsletter:.. Subscribe!.. To keep informed about The J.. McConnell Family Foundation s news, sign up for our monthly e-newsletter!.. Click here to sign up.. Spotlight.. Social Finance.. There has never been a better time to reconsider the role of capital markets in creating sustainable value for our society.. Learn more.. Introducing.. Innoweave.. Tools Networks for Social Innovation.. Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation.. Today s complex social challenges require the community, public, and private sectors to come together and collaborate to generate new solutions to persistent problems.. Read more.. Changemakers Competition.. Inspiring Approaches.. to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning.. Learn more about the competition.. Foundation Initiatives.. Our initiatives share some common characteristics: all are based on engaging people directly in learning and problem-solving, all have qualities of innovation in their approach and all seek not simply to solve problems, but to transform systems.. Read more about our work.. Active Grants Database.. Maintaining clear records of our recent granting history is an important part  ...   be defined as.. living as though we planned on staying here.. Resilience.. Resilience links social and ecological systems; people and nature.. Increasing resilience means investing in our collective capacity to face challenges at multiple levels.. The Foundation works to support innovative approaches to this challenge.. Social Innovation.. You can t find new answers just by asking the old questions.. For the Foundation, social innovation is the process of applying new approaches, perceptions or programs to meet social needs.. Previous.. Next.. Keep on top of the Foundation s news by signing up for our monthly newsletter.. Learn more about the winners.. Learn about the Foundation s latest publication.. Award Winners!.. Learn more about the winners of the Changemakers Competition.. Inspiring Approaches to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning.. Recent News.. Sustainable Food Systems Update.. Supporting Social Entrepreneurs.. Goodbye Claude.. Past McConnell Presidents Honored.. Black Out, Speak Out Campaign.. Foundation Updates.. Introducing Innoweave.. Tools Networks for Social Innovation.. The Foundation is excited to announce the launch of Innoweave, an initiative that provides community sector leaders with new tools and processes to effect large-scale change.. Learn more.. History.. J.. W.. McConnell Biography.. Staff.. Aboriginal-Focused Philanthropy.. ALLIES.. ArtsSmarts.. Engaging Youth.. Green Street.. Innoweave.. Social Innovation Generation.. Sport for Development.. Supporting Family Caregivers.. Sustainable Food Systems.. Vibrant Communities.. Granting Philosophy.. How we work.. Granting FAQ.. Apply for a Grant.. My Account.. Publications.. Reports.. Multimedia.. 1002 Sherbrooke W.. , Suite 1800, Montreal, Québec H3A 3L6.. Contact Us.. |.. Privacy.. Sitemap.. 2012 McConnell Foundation.. All rights reserved.. Site by.. Plank..

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  • Title: McConnell Foundation
    Descriptive info: La fondation de la famille J.. McConnell.. English.. La fondation.. Programmes.. Subventions.. Ressources de la fondation.. Nouvelles.. Bienvenue.. Organisme philanthropique privé, la Fondation de la famille J.. McConnell appuie des programmes qui aident les Canadiens à bâtir une société plus inclusive, plus viable, plus résiliente et plus novatrice.. Nous vous invitons à explorer notre site, à découvrir ce que nous avons appris et à nous faire part de votre point de vue.. Pour en savoir plus sur la fondation.. Apprentissage par le service communautaire.. Prix ASC - Les gagnants!.. Les prix de l ASC reconnaisent les projets communautaires à succès appuyés par de solides programmes d apprentissage par le service communautaire.. Pour en savoir plus sur les gagnants.. La infolettre de la fondation:.. Inscrivez-vous!.. À compter de 2011, la fondation publiera un bulletin mensuel en ligne.. Pour vous tenir au courant de toutes les activités de la fondation, inscrivez-vous dès aujourd hui!.. Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire.. En vedette.. Finance sociale.. Le moment n a jamais été aussi opportun de repenser le rôle des marchés financiers dans la création d une valeur durable pour notre société.. En savoir plus.. Nous vous présentons.. Outils et réseaux pour l innovation sociale.. Le Diplôme de deuxième cycle en innovation sociale.. De nos jours, la complexité des enjeux sociaux exige de la collaboration entre les secteurs communautaire, public et privé en vue de trouver des solutions nouvelles à des problèmes persistants.. Concours Changemakers.. Approches inspirantes.. pour l éducation des Premières nations, des Métis et des Inuits.. Pour en savoir plus sur le concours.. Initiatives de la fondation.. Nos initiatives partagent certaines caractéristiques: toutes visent à engager directement les gens dans l apprentissage et la résolution de problèmes, toutes font preuve d innovation dans leur approche et toutes cherchent non seulement à résoudre des problèmes mais à transformer les systèmes.. Pour en savoir  ...   large doit être de renforcer une éthique de la viabilité dans les systèmes de valeurs émergents des Canadiens.. Résilience.. La résilience lie les systèmes écologiques et sociaux, l être humain et la nature.. Accroître la résilience, c est investir dans notre faculté collective d affronter les défis sur plusieurs plans.. La Fondation soutient les approches novatrices en vue de relever ce défi.. Innovation sociale.. On ne trouve pas de réponses nouvelles si on pose seulement les anciennes questions.. Pour la fondation, l innovation sociale est le processus qui consiste à développer des approches, des perceptions ou des programmes nouveaux afin de combler des besoins sociaux.. Précédent.. Suivant.. Recevez toutes les nouvelles de la fondation!.. En savoir plus sur les gagnants.. Découvrez la plus récente publication de la fondation.. Les gagnants!.. Découvrez les gagnants du concours Changemakers.. Approches inspirantes pour faciliter l apprentissage chez les Autochtones des Premières nations, les Métis et les Inuits.. Nouvelles Récentes.. Soutenir les entrepreneurs sociaux.. Vidéos Bénévotemps.. Le point sur l initiative Systèmes alimentaires durables.. Au revoir Claude.. Anciens présidents de McConnell honorés.. Nouvelles de la Fondation.. Nous vous présentons Innoweave.. La fondation est ravie d annoncer le lancement de Innoweave, initiative qui entend offrir aux leaders du secteur communautaire de nouveaux outils et processus pour réaliser un changement à grande échelle.. Pour en savoir plus.. Histoire.. McConnell biographie.. Personnel de la fondation.. Philanthropie Destinée aux Autochtones.. ALLIÉS.. GénieArts.. Apprentissage par le service communautaire.. Engagement des jeunes.. Ma rue verte.. Génération de l innovation sociale.. Sport et développement.. Soutien aux aidants naturels.. Systèmes alimentaires durables.. Collectivités dynamiques.. Notre philosophie.. Notre façon de travailler.. Foire aux questions.. Demande de subvention.. Mon compte.. Bulletins.. Multimédia.. 1002 Sherbrooke Ouest, Suite 1800, Montréal, Québec H3A 3L6.. Nous Joindre.. Charte sur la vie privée.. Plan du site.. 2012 La fondation de la famille J.. Tous droits réservés.. Site par..

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  • Title: McConnell Foundation | About
    Descriptive info: Home.. Vision.. Our vision at the J.. McConnell Family Foundation is a Canada where all people feel a sense of belonging and contribute as active citizens to improving the well-being of all.. Mission.. The Foundation is a private family foundation funding programs to foster a more.. innovative.. ,.. inclusive.. sustainable.. , and.. resilient.. Canada.. Resources.. Monthly Newsletter.. About the Foundation.. Established in 1937 by John Wilson McConnell (1877-1963), The J.. McConnell Foundation grew out of Mr.. McConnell s deep commitment to the public good and his lifelong involvement with charitable work in Canada.. Renamed  ...   to improve the quality of life in Canada by building communities that help people develop their potential and contribute to the common good.. Over the years, our approach to this work has evolved; for the past two decades the Foundation has maintained a national focus, and many of its programs operate country-wide.. McConnell Family Foundation remains a private family foundation: the Board of Trustees is comprised of family members who set policy and assure the Foundation s good governance.. The Foundation has a small staff based in Montreal.. Learn more about the Foundation s history..

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  • Title: McConnell Foundation | Programs
    Descriptive info: Platformation Module Update.. The Foundation s granting programs are comprised of:.. Foundation initiatives.. , which include strategic granting portfolios and programs that have been created, or co-created by the Foundation.. These are often long-term, sizable investments.. Grants to organizations.. , which are grants to outside community organizations to support change that aligns with our.. granting philosophy.. All  ...   people directly in learning and problem-solving, all have qualities of innovation in their approach, and all seek not simply to solve problems, but to transform systems.. Optimally, our grants to organizations fit into our larger Foundation initiatives to coordinate collaboration among our grantees and ensure greater impact.. Community.. Service-Learning.. Social Innovation.. Generation.. Supporting.. Family Caregivers.. Sustainable.. Food Systems..

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  • Title: McConnell Foundation | Granting
    Descriptive info: Eligibility Quiz.. Online Grant Application.. McConnell Family Foundation directs its grants to a limited number of initiatives relating to four major challenges.. We seek to deepen the impact of our philanthropy through better understanding of complex issues; through the learning and adaptation that arise from working with strategic intent; and through the building of strong relationships.. The process of launching and managing Foundation  ...   request for proposals in areas that are under development or that are already launched.. The Foundation currently emphasizes grantmaking in four strategic areas:.. Innovation.. Unsolicited proposals are only considered via our.. online application process.. They are reviewed and may result in a request for a full proposal, be filed for possible future consideration, or, if they fall outside our granting guidelines, declined.. Learn more:..

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  • Title: McConnell Foundation | Foundation Resources
    Descriptive info: Evaluation.. Grantee reports.. John Cawley.. Stephen Huddart.. Sustainability Education.. Tim Brodhead.. Download Resilience.. ALLIES: A Network of Support, A Movement for Change.. Vibrant Communities:.. Cities Reducing Poverty.. More Reports.. Latest Reports.. February 2012.. Supporting The National Theatre School’s “Theatre Engaging Communities” Program.. by.. Kevin Chin.. December 2011.. Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good – Measuring Progress During Year One.. The Task Force on Social Finance.. More Publications.. Latest Publications.. November, 2011.. Cities Reducing Poverty (Introduction).. Mark Cabaj, Editor.. September 2011.. Tim Brodhead.. More Multimedia.. Latest Multimedia.. June 2012.. Video:.. Timeraiser: Speed Dating for Volunteerism.. Timeraiser: Volunteer Much?..

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  • Title: McConnell Foundation | News | CSL Awards—Winners Announced!
    Descriptive info: RSS.. Highlights from the Changemakers Summit!.. Mary Gordon Profiled in Times.. CSL Awards—Winners Announced!.. The Foundation is pleased to highlight the winners of the.. Community Service-Learning (CSL) Awards.. , which recognize successful community initiatives supported by robust community service-learning programs.. Announced May 11th at the.. 2012 Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning Conference.. at the University of Saskatchewan, the following community-university project winners take home a share of $30,000 in prizes:.. Lakehead University s.. Food Security Research Network.. ;.. l Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.. l Université de la Rue.. and.. l Écol Hôtel K.. ; the.. University of Ottawa s.. Ecojustice environmental law clinic.. ; and the.. University of British Columbia.. s.. The Aboriginal Community as Teacher.. program.. Click.. here.. to watch videos of the winning CSL projects.. CSL is a model of experiential learning that combines classroom learning with volunteer work designed to achieve community goals and to instill in students a sense of civic engagement.. Learn more about the Foundation s Community Service-Learning initiative.. Tags:.. CSL Awards.. This entry was posted on Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 3 h 00 min and is  ...   the foundation, the purpose of these new awards is to “celebrate the most innovative CSL initiatives while encouraging postsecondary institutions [.. ].. Leave a Reply.. Click here to cancel reply.. Name (required).. Mail (will not be published) (required).. Website.. Click here to access our RSS feed.. Monthly Newsletter!.. Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter.. Recent Posts.. Search News.. Search for:.. Tags.. social finance.. Frances Westley.. Social innovation.. MaRS Discovery District.. Open Source Business Resource.. The Globe and Mail.. Archives.. [+].. 2012.. (32).. June.. (7).. May.. (5).. April.. March.. February.. January.. (3).. 2011.. (41).. December.. November.. (2).. October.. (6).. September.. August.. July.. (4).. (1).. 2010.. (60).. (10).. (8).. 2009.. Newsletter Archives.. 2012 (6).. 06 June 2012.. 05 May 2012.. 04 April 2012.. 03 March 2012.. 02 February 2012.. 01 January 2012.. 2011 (12).. 12 December 2011.. 11 November 2011.. 10 October 2011.. 09 September 2011.. 08 August 2011.. 07 July 2011.. 06 June 2011.. 05 May 2011.. 04 April 2011.. 03 March 2011.. 02 February 2011.. 01 January 2011.. Blogroll.. Al Etmanski.. Caledon Institute of Social Policy.. MaRS.. SiG @ Waterloo.. 2010 McConnell Foundation..

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  • Title: McConnell Foundation | Newsletter
    Descriptive info: Applying for a Grant.. Learn more about seeking Foundation support.. Foundation Programs.. Read about our current grantmaking activities.. Explore how we hope to change our systems for the better.. Newsletter.. Newsletter Signup.. Just fill in the form below and press Submit.. Thank you, and welcome!.. This form needs Javascript to display, which your browser doesn t support.. Sign up here.. instead.. Pour vous abonner à l’infolettre français, cliquez ici..

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  • Title: McConnell Foundation | Foundation Resources | Spotlight | Social Finance
    Descriptive info: View Archives.. Spotlight: Social Finance.. In December 2011, one year following the release of the.. Canadian Task Force on Social Finance.. s landmark report,.. Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good.. , nearly four hundred people came together in Toronto to celebrate the launch of the.. MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.. and to take part in the.. 2011 Social Finance Forum: Investing in Good Deals.. The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing jointly funded by the.. Rockefeller Foundation.. , the McConnell Foundation and.. TMX Group Inc.. , is a national hub designed to increase the awareness and effectiveness of social finance to catalyze new capital, talent and initiatives dedicated to tackling social and environmental problems in Canada.. The Centre builds on the foundational work of.. (SiG), including the landmark report by the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance.. The forum and launch of the Centre also coincided with the Task Force s release of.. Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good Measuring Progress During Year One.. , a progress report highlighting some of the developments relevant to the recommendations of the Task Force over the past year.. As Ilse Truernicht states in her introduction to the report, There has never been a better time to reconsider the role of capital markets in creating sustainable value for our society.. We invite you learn more about social finance, the.. Task Force on Social Finance.. , and the Foundation s place in the discussion.. December, 2011.. The Task Force on Social Finance.. A follow-up to the Task Force s December 2010 report,.. , this progress report highlights some of the developments relevant to the recommendations of the Task Force since the report s release.. Tags:.. December,  ...   released their report and recommendations for the growth of the impact investment marketplace in Canada.. Pioneers in impact investing and social innovators alike from around the world offered these words of encouragement and congratulations.. Article.. December 2010.. CEGN interview with Tim Brodhead following the release of Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good.. CEGN Issues & Updates.. The Canadian Environmental Grantmakers' Network (CEGN) interview with Tim Brodhead, as appearing in their December 2010 CEGN Issues & Updates Newsletter.. In the interview, Tim speaks about Task Force on Social Finance's report, Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good and how funders can adopt its recommendations.. Tyze.. Learn more about the The Belonging Fund, a social finance strategy of Tyze and the Foundation’s.. See the Foundation s past Spotlight sections.. read more.. Visit our Resources section to access our latest reports and publications.. What is Social Finance?.. Social Finance is an approach to managing money that delivers social and/or environmental benefits and, in most cases, a financial return.. Social finance encourages positive social or environmental solutions at a scale that neither purely philanthropic supports nor traditional investment can reach.. (from.. SocialFinance.. ca.. ).. What is the.. Canadian Task Force.. on Social Finance?.. In 2010, SiG assembled a task force of prominent Canadian business and community leaders to deliver recommendations to ignite the development of an investment marketplace dedicated to addressing Canada s social and environmental challenges.. In The News.. Demonstrate by Doing, Engage Others: McConnell Foundation s Strategy to Promote Social Finance,.. Axiom News.. featuring Tim Brodhead.. Business Ready for Shared Values, but Government Lags,.. The power of private foundations,.. Globe Advisor.. Shooting the Rapids - Ballast from the Social Finance Task Force, Al Etmanski..

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  • Title: McConnell Foundation | Programs | Innoweave
    Descriptive info: Related.. news.. multimedia.. Platformation Module.. For an update on the Platformation module, click.. For the Platformation community click.. In Canada s community sector, business as usual isn t delivering the results we seek.. Rather than more of the same bigger budgets, more activities we need new ways to get things done, more quickly, and at less cost.. Innoweave is an initiative of The J.. McConnell Family Foundation, in collaboration with.. (SiG), thought leaders, academics, and prospective partners from the private and public sectors, which provides community sector leaders with new tools and processes to effect large-scale change.. In any number of areas clarifying impact and strategy, social finance, developmental evaluation, ChangeLabs, social media and cloud computing new tools and processes are emerging that change the way organizations can create the conditions for leading change and producing impact.. Innoweave aims to help community organizations access and implement these tools to increase their impact..  ...   will include case studies, presentations by leading consultants and practitioners, and an opportunity to explore new ways to create conditions for change.. Coaching: Helping organizations implement new tools and processes.. Links to resources: A roster of consultants, practitioners, mentors and financial resources.. Peer support networks: Providing a space for like-minded individuals and organizations to discuss, exchange, and learn from one another on a variety of topics.. In November 2011, Innoweave delivered a.. Platformation.. learning event which explored ways to use cloud computing to enhance impact.. A.. fund.. to support implementation was subsequently launched.. for more information.. Strategic Vision.. Through this initiative, the Foundation aims to help community organizations explore and implement new tools and approaches to enhance their impact.. The following Innoweave modules are currently under consideration or in development:.. Impact and Strategy.. Developmental Evaluation.. ChangeLabs.. Collective Impact.. Knowledge Mobilization.. Corporate Shared Value.. Continue checking the website for Innoweave updates and announcements..

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  • Title: McConnell Foundation | News | Changemakers Competition
    Descriptive info: Posts Tagged Changemakers Competition.. Saturday, April 28th, 2012.. From April 16 to 18 in Gatineau Quebec, nearly 175 people gathered for the national summit celebrating winners of the online Changemakers Competition.. —a competition of.. Ashoka Canada.. , Aboriginal organizations and several foundations, including the McConnell Foundation, to solicit innovative projects and ideas to improve First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning.. Competition.. winners.. —30 selected from 266 entries—received a share of $90,000 in prizes and summit attendees heard from featured speakers, including The Right Honourable Paul Martin; Mary Simon, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami; and Commissioner Wilton Littlechild of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.. McConnell Foundation President, Stephen Huddart and Senior Program Officer Dana Vocisano also spoke at the event.. On the final day of the summit,.. The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.. (The Circle) joined Askoha Canada to host a session on “The Path Ahead” and discuss plans for The Circle s Collaborative Circle on Education and Learning.. For more summit highlights, presentations and blog entries, click.. To learn about the McConnell Foundation s on-going commitment to Aboriginal-Focused Philanthropy, click.. Posted in.. |.. No Comments.. Changemakers Competition: Award Winners Announced!.. Wednesday, March 28th, 2012.. The Foundation is pleased to congratulate the winners of the online Changemakers Competition.. Through the competition,.. , Aboriginal organizations, and several foundations, including the McConnell Family Foundation, solicited innovative projects and ideas to improve First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning.. In all, 266 entries were received, 30 of which will take home a share of $90,000 in prizes.. “The Changemakers initiative on First Nations, Metis and Inuit learning demonstrates how much can be achieved when organizations work together with the national Aboriginal leadership” stated The Right Honourable Paul Martin.. “I am very pleased to see the range of submissions.. The projects and ideas demonstrate that creativity and partnership can combine to create innovative solutions.. ”..  ...   Inuit Learning.. Community Awards finalists will be chosen by a panel of First Nations, Métis and Inuit leaders in education and announced (online) on March 7th.. Winners will be chosen by the public, so visit the.. competition website.. to vote for your favourite idea or project! Voting ends on March 21st and winners will be announced March 26th.. Regional Awards within Canada and awards for specific areas of learning will also be given—click.. for a full list of awards.. Winners will be celebrated at a national summit to be held in Gatineau April 16-18.. The.. Public Policy Forum.. recently released the.. Aboriginal Youth Collaborative Feasibility Study.. , which confirms broad based support for developing a multi-sector approach to fostering new ways to empower and enable Aboriginal youth to fulfill their goals.. The study summarizes interviews and roundtables with over 75 participants, including Aboriginal youth leaders and senior representatives from Aboriginal organizations, businesses, foundations, governments, and NGOs.. Providing a basis for further action, the study also outlines a potential collaborative model and proposes next steps.. Learn more about the study.. Changemakers Competition Now Open!.. Thursday, October 27th, 2011.. It s official! The Changemakers Competition,.. , is now open.. The competition—an initiative of.. and several foundation partners, including McConnell—will solicit innovative projects and ideas to improve First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning, using the Changemakers collaborative online platform.. The platform will allow participants to share ideas, access resources and connect with a community of innovators from across Canada and around the world.. Prizes will be awarded in each region of the country, and cover Early Childhood Education to Post-Secondary Education and Career Training.. Do you have ideas for new and inspiring approaches to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning? Ashoka Changemakers wants to hear them.. For more information about the competition and awards, visit.. Changemakers.. com.. Inspiring Approaches to First Nations.. Métis and Inuit Learning..

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