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Submitted by Durka Kumarathasan on Tue, September 23, 2014
Ashoka Canada is pleased to announce the election of two new Canadian social innovators to the global Ashoka Fellowship:  Shaun Loney of BUILD Inc. and Christie Young of FarmStart. These two game changing Canadian social entrepreneurs exemplify top systemic innovation...
Submitted by Durka Kumarathasan on Wed, July 16, 2014
We’re excited to announce that on July 1st Canadian Fellow Al Etmanski, President and co-founder of Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) was appointed to The Order of Canada. Al is an author, advocate, and social entrepreneur. His organization PLAN is helping to...
Congratulations from Ashoka Canada to the three early entrant winners of the current national Changemaker challenge, The Play Exchange! Trottibus, COMPASS, and Forest and the Femme Society will each receive $1,000 to help put their ideas into action.  Since the...
This post was written by Ashoka Intern Sophia Faria.With a gathering of over 225 people to celebrate the Sustainability CoLab launch event, a vision turned into reality for Ashoka Fellow Mike Morrice and his team at Sustainable Waterloo Region. Morrice truly believes “...

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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, October 16, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 10/16/14 "Everyone wants to "make a difference" but with an overwhelming array of charitable causes and organizations, the question is:how? Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn set out to find the answer in their new book,...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, October 16, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 10/16/14 "A Path Appears," by Nicholas D Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn  is about making a difference here and abroad. According to its publisher it is  a  sweeping tapestry of people who are using research, evidence-based...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 10/10/14 Ashoka is honored to announce the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday, October 10, 2014 to Ashoka fellow Kailash Satyarthi from India and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai a passionate advocate for education.The Norwegian Nobel...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, September 18, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/18/14 Join a community of innovators making the most of information and communication technologies to create social impact and change the world!How do YOU use ICT to create social impact?"ICT for the sake of ICT is a waste of precious...

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September 4, 2013
TORONTO (September 4th, 2013) – Ashoka Canada is excited to announce the election of Paul Born of Tamarack Institute and Michelle Lem of Community Veterinary Outreach as the two newest members of the Ashoka Fellowship.  These two Canadian social entrepreneurs have been...
February 19, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Ashoka engages Canadian colleges and universities in creating “learning networks” for changeToronto, Ontario - February 19, 2013 - World-class education prepares students to change the world. This bold vision for learning is shared by more and more...
October 31, 2012
The Former Chief Operating Officer (COO) at "Obama for America", Henry De Sio, believes the world needs more changemakers. Today Henry is a VP of Ashoka, a global association of social entrepreneurs who are cultivating a world in which everyone can realize their...

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