• Canadian Link to the Social Value International Network Launches

    Join the conversation!

     

    We asked more than 750 evaluators, project leaders, analysts and investors about what they wanted in a Canadian social impact hub.

     

    Join us on October 4 to share your views and hear ideas of others.

     

    Join the international social value conversation through involvement in Social Value Canada.

     

    October 4, 2018 - 10 AM PST / 11 AM MST / 1 PM EST / 2 PM AST

     

    To register, contact: svc@socialvalue-canada.org

    SROI and Social Value Training Dates Announced

    SROI Accreditation Training October 16-17, 2018 in Toronto and November 6-7, 2018 in Calgary. The course is a requirement for all individuals seeking accreditation by the Social Value International Network.

     

    For more information, including SROI Introductory Training, click here.

    A social innovation and social finance strategy for Canada

    "Innovate for Impact: As a diverse nation of innovators, Canadians should be optimistic about the future. That said, we still face some serious challenges. If we want better social, economic and environmental outcomes, the government needs to ‘do different,’ by rethinking the way social purpose organizations are supported. We need investment in social innovation and social finance." Learn more https://sisfs.ca/

    The Social and Human Capital Coalition

    This month, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development launched the new Social and Human Capital Coalition.

     

    The initiative aims to achieve the vision of consistently measuring social and human capital, and encouraging social and human capital to be valued in corporate, investor, government and organizational decision-making.

     

    For more information, please visit: http://www.social-capital.org/

    Social Value Canada board member, Jean-Michel Couture, talks social impact measurement and SROI

    New guide for social entrepreneurs on maximizing impact.

    Social Value UK created a great new resource for social entrepreneurs on how to maximise impact.

    Social impact measurement for Ontario social enterprises: moving toward a common approach

    The proposed Social Impact Measurement Standard is organized around a common 5-step process and connections to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. To get there, the action plan recommends that Ontario first focus on building the organizations and governance structures that are needed to co-create a standard.  With the infrastructure in place, the standard can emerge from the social enterprise community in an on-going process of creation and revision. 

    Impact Analysts and why we need them

     
    The Next Frontier in Social Impact Measurement Isn’t Measurement at All: Why we need skilled analysts to improve social capital markets.

    Certificate in Social Impact Analysis!  March 14, 2015.

    Schulich School of Business is offering a Certificate in Social Impact Analysis, taught by SIAA member Kate Ruff on March 14th.
     

    Participate in this one-day course following the principles for effective social impact analysis that have been drafted by the Social Impact Analysts Association Skills and Competencies Working Group and learn the fundamentals of Social Impact Analysis. All participants who complete the course will receive a certificate from The Schulich School of Business.


    This unique opportunity will…

    • Equip managers with the foundation necessary to understand and interpret social impact data and analysis in both for-profit and not-for-profit settings
    • Emphasize theoretical concepts that underpin social impact measurement and reporting
    • Introduce the leading qualitative and quantitative approaches to social impact measurement and reporting
    • Provide enduring knowledge that can be used to critically evaluate proposals and reports, even as the methods themselves evolve
    Click here for more information and registration.

    SIAA Challenge report released February 2015

    SIAA Canada created the SIAA Challenge as a learning and professional development opportunity for Social Impact Analysts. It is a case competition-style event, designed to deepen our global conversation about methods and approaches to social impact measurement and reporting; to showcase great work, and to critically reflect on differences within professional practice.

     

    The 2014 Challenge was an experiment in crafting a narrative from a sea of qualitative and quantitative data. Competitors were given the same real data from the same real charity and asked to create a comprehensive, concise and compelling assessment of a charity’s impact. Our aim was to understand how social impact analysts use data to effectively inform stakeholders about the charity’s performance. Read the report.
     
    Watch this space for details about the  SIAA Challenge 2015!

    SIAA Canada hosted SIAA's international conference in November 2014.

    The Social Impact Analysts Association‘s (SIAA) 2014 Annual Conference, Talking Data: Measurement with a message, was held in Toronto on November 3rd – 4th in partnership with Social Asset Measurements and Charity Intelligence Canada.

     

    Why are we Talking Data?

    Collecting data is not enough. Data will not speak for itself. There is always work to be done to ensure that measurements deliver the right message. Whether we are writing social impact reports for our funders, communicating to internal decision makers or telling stories to inspire our stakeholders, how we present the data has a huge effect on how it is interpreted and then used. This is why at SIAA’s annual conference this year we will be talking about data and how we make it speak. See the program here >>

    SIAA Canada launched in November 2013

    SIAA is an international professional body for social impact analysts. SIAA supports and represents its members worldwide.Canadians were among SIAA's founding members. The Canada country group was founded in 2013. We represent Canadian members of SIAA. To join, go to: http://www.siaassociation.org/membership/apply/ or click on the SIAA logo.

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