Focus Areas

Where We Go Deep

We have a deepened focus in four strategic areas: Climate Ventures, Social Ventures, Community Wealth, and Social Innovation. Our areas of focus help determine the issues and topics we address in our programs and projects.

Climate Ventures

Entrepreneurs are helping lead the way to a carbon neutral future and healthy environment. CSI’s Climate Ventures supports the entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders working on climate solutions and climate justice. From farming to fashion, our members are building the low-carbon economy and a better future for all. We provide workspace, community, an advisor network, events, training and national accelerator programs. Learn more about Climate Ventures.

Programs & Projects

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  • CSI Accelerates
  • Climate Ventures
Apply by: January 16, 2022
Prove your venture's potential. This 6-week program will help you validate your value proposition and business model, hone your pitch, develop your minimum viable product, and more.
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  • CSI Accelerates
  • Climate Ventures
Accelerator programs for Canadians tackling climate and water challenges through the power of entrepreneurship. Access mentors, advisors, training, and networks with Accelerate from Anywhere. All you need is an internet connection!
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  • CSI Educates
  • Climate Ventures
Apply by: March 2022
Learn the foundations of impact entrepreneurship and begin your journey, from identifying the right problem to turning your solution into a sustainable business model.
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  • CSI Accelerates
  • Climate Ventures
We launched a competition on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Climate CoLab platform to solicit a broad range of possible solutions to help SMEs in Ontario reduce their direct and indirect GHG emissions while helping them thrive.
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  • CSI Accelerates
  • Climate Ventures
Climate Ventures fast-tracks the success of innovators developing solutions to the climate crisis. A joint initiative of CSI and Foresight Canada, we also collaborate with investors, industry, government and academia to solve challenges and scale solutions.
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  • CSI Accelerates
  • Climate Ventures
Apply by: Applications Closed
Earth Tech is a six-month accelerator for those working on climate or water technology solutions that will positively impact communities and ecosystems across Canada.
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