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Saving money and driving less: a TAF grant project shows it’s possible

What would you say to an idea that could help tackle urban congestion, cut greenhouse gases, save drivers hundreds of dollars a year, and wouldn’t involve spending a dime on new infrastructure? Summerhill Impact, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to engaging … Continue reading

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Working together – harder than it looks …

Recently I joined in the Collective Impact Summit hosted in Toronto by  Tamarack. Collective impact is all about different types of groups working together to advance a common goal, and while the practice is really nothing new, the work of … Continue reading

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Hackathon showcases winning ideas

Last Sunday I enjoyed the unique experience of being one of the judges in the ALERT Power of 50 Hackathon. ALERT stands for Affordable & Low-Income Environmental Renewal in Toronto – a project supported by the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance … Continue reading

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TAF profiled as an impact investing pioneer

Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) is one of four Canadian impact investment leaders profiled in a paper recently released by Ann Jackson and Denis Ho of Jackson/Martin/ImpactLink titled “Adopting Impact Investment Strategies: Lessons Learned from Pioneering Leaders”.  We are in good … Continue reading

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Wicked problems need “wicked cool” solutions

Guest post by Julie Sommerfreund On September 16th, I was fortunate enough to be invited to Social Innovation Generation’s (SiG) Lab Practitioners Gathering. As a new member with a government perspective, the organizer, Satsuko VanAntwerp (SiG), asked me to blog … Continue reading

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