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Submitted by Durka Kumarathasan on Fri, November 28, 2014
“I realized that one of my strengths is bringing networks together to support social causes.” – Vicki S. Heyman “You can’t get innovation out of nothing, you need creativity.” – Jim Dickmeyer, Consul General There was no lack of passionate network builders or creativity...
Submitted by Durka Kumarathasan on Tue, November 11, 2014
Hungarian journalist Attila Mong made news himself in 2010 when he publicly protested a controversial and repressive media law by observing a minute of silence on his daily news show on the Hungarian Public Radio. That symbolic gesture was enough to get him suspended. Since...
Submitted by Durka Kumarathasan on Mon, October 27, 2014
 Are you driven to tell stories that help society advance solutions? Do you use storytelling to help others make better sense of our changing world? If so, Ashoka invites you to become our first Storyteller-in-Residence (STiR) in Canada - a rare opportunity...
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...

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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, December 3, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 12/03/14 The global community of Ashoka deeply mourns the loss of fellow Ibrahim Sobham. His visionary concept of “putting young people in charge” became a model in later years for the Youth Venture idea and Ashoka’s current work...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, December 1, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 12/01/14 With the events in Ferguson, MO dominating the news and the national conversation, it's easy to feel powerless, and cynical. But let's remember that in communities like Ferguson -- and similar ones all across the U.S. -- there...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, November 24, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 11/24/14 Jose Salcedo was one of the winners of Youth Venture and MTV Tr3s Agents of Change Campaign back in 2010. The campaign spotlighted the issues that affect the Hispanic community in the US including immigration, education, financial...
Submitted by on Mon, November 10, 2014
Position: Ashoka Canada Internship Type: Volunteer positions, three months or longer Organization: Ashoka Canada Website: http://canada.ashoka.org/ Location: Toronto, Ontario Opportunity to Change the World with Ashoka Ashoka Canada in Toronto seeks dynamic and...

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December 9, 2014
TORONTO, ON (December 9, 2014) — Dr. Aled Edwards, co-founder and CEO of Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), has been elected a Senior Ashoka Fellow.  The announcement was made by Ashoka Canada, which is part of a global network striving to shape a world that...
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...

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