Introducing our newest Canadian Ashoka Fellow Claudia Li

Leading social entrepreneur Claudia Li of Shark Truth joins Ashoka Global Fellowship

How do you know when you've revolutionized an industry?

We define impact as the system changes that result from the fellows, ideas, and networks we support. Check out our 2013 Global Impact Study and find out how Ashoka is amplifying systems change.

National campaign launches to inspire and support social innovation

Help students across Canada crowdfund for social change and qualify for matching funds from Ashoka Canada.

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Ashoka is "a day-by-day tutorial in how the world works, where the world is going -- and also in courage and values."

What is education for?

Ashoka Canada shines spotlight on education innovators in a special series for the Globe and Mail.
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 “...
Submitted by Durka Kumarathasan on Fri, January 10, 2014
This is a guest post written by Ashoka Fellow Mike Morrice. Mike is the Executive Director of Sustainability CoLab. I was driving home after speaking at the Niagara Sustainability Initiative (NSI)’s launch event, in January 2011, when I first fully came to grips with an...

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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, September 16, 2014
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 09/16/14 Young people everywhere crave having a purpose in our rapidly changing world. This has serious social, economic, and political implications for the sub-Saharan Africa region because it is on track to have the largest...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, September 10, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/10/14 Editor's Note: Below is a Q&A with Timothy J. McClimon is president of the American Express Foundation and vice president for Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express. Read more about the Ashoka...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/02/14 Irwin Zahn founded General Staple Company in 1954 in the garment district of New York City. This initial concept grew into a global electronic interconnect company, later named Autosplice, Inc. and moved to San Diego, California...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, August 25, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 08/25/14 Editor’s Note: Names of children in this article have been changed for children’s privacy. ...and a new tool that will help you build and practice it! Gloria Perez smiled as she closed down the snack-stand after a busy day. The...

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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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