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Keep watching this space for resources from the Community Innovation Hub and other communities of faith  about social entrepreneuship, community hubs, and other socially innovative movements! Let Sarah know about resources that you think should be on the page by emailing info@communityinnovationhub.org.

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Community Innovation Hub co-founder Peter Miller interviews the social innovators making a difference in the world with their work. Social enterprise changes lives!

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Agriculture

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Community and Social Hub with Christa and Stas. Air Date: March 17, 2021
Christa and Stas have purchased a 100-acre farm and are investigating options for what to do with it.  Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

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Concierge Strategies with Alex Bishop. Air Date: November 6, 2020
Concierge Strategies’ corporate social responsibility commitment includes work with communities of faith and a plan to build detox centres for people in non-emergency addiction and/mental health situations. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Coworking Organizers

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Diana Award Winners

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Food Security

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Clean Slate Industries with Ralph Gutkin. Air Date: October 14, 2020
Clean Slate Enterprises is a social enterprise, founded by Ralph, that creates job opportunities for people facing employment barriers.  Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Compassionate Justice Speaker Series with Dan Lang. Air Date: May 27, 2020
Dan talks about Eglinton St. George United Church's extremely successful Compassionate Justice Speaker Series and his plans for it. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

Indigenous Organizations

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Creative Minister Bill Booth. Air Date: March 18, 2021
Bill is the minister at Trinity Memorial United Church in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Initiatives for Youth

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Choices for Youth and Impact Construction with Brian Hanley. Air Date: November 12, 2020
Choices for Youth and Impact Construction are social enterprises helping youth learn and apply construction and other life skills. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Innovative Organizations

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Matching Suppliers to Those in Need

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Has your organization considered giving back to community by developing and implementing a social innovation innovation? Here are some ideas that others have tried and had success with!

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Community Innovation Hub with Carla Langhorst and Colleen Lowrie. Air Date: November 16, 2019
Interview with Carla Langhorst and Colleen Lowrie, igniters of the Community Innovation Hub. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

Corporate Social Responsibility. Air Date: November 16, 2019
A discussion of how businesses of all sizes, as well as non profits and charities, can give back to the community through small or large actions, programs, or support. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, or Spotify.

COVID-19 Positivity: Acts of Kindness. Air Date: April 4, 2020
COVID-19 has changed the world in so many ways…including giving rise to positivity and acts of kindness! Also, pandemic activities and scheduling tips. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify

Has the Giveback Podcast made you think wonder how you or your your organization can make your community a better place by giving back and working to connect people? Here are even more ideas that have been successful for others! 

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Innovative Ideas

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Café
Inside or outside...or even both! Read about the Trinity Square Café, which helps adults living with mental health conditions develop interpersonal and employability skills.
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Car care clinic
Get volunteers from community organizations to run care clinics (repairs, cleaning) or to teach basic car care skills. Read about Tulsa's Car Care Clinic Ministry. (Oklahoma)
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Chair Dancing
Start in-person or online chair dancing classes  for people with limited opportunities to exercise and or/socialize with others. Read about Humber Valley United Church, which offers Zoom dance classes. (Ontario)
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Choir
Choirs are a wonderful addition to communities, both for the participants and the people listening, and can perform inside, outside and online. Read about Lawrence Park Community Church's choir and music groups. (Ontario)
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Christmas Bazaar, Silent Auction & Raffle
Consider a package of options to raise funds for maintenance and repairs. Read about Church of Holy Trinity Guildwood's Virtual Christmas Bazaar. (Ontario)

 

 
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Christmas Event
Run an outdoors Christmas event on your property or someone else's (with permission.) Read about Mapleview Mennonite Church's Outdoor Christmas Eve Service. (Ontario)
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Christmas Fair
Hold a Christmas Fair for your community outdoors on your property or someone else's (with permission.) Read about the the First Presbyterian Church's Tartan Fair. (New York)
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Community Gardens
Set up a small team and identify a location to seed and grow a garden that provides supplies for food banks and people in need. Read about the Parish Community Garden at Blessed Frédéric Ozanam Roman Catholic Church. (Ontario.)
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Community Partnering/Collaboration
Reach out to communities of faith, academic institutions, government, businesses, charities, non-profits, and social innovators to develop and implement projects that strengthen communities. Read more about the United Church of Canada's People in Partnership Project. (Canada)
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Community Theatre
Community theatre brings joy to those create it and those who view it. It can be performed inside or outside, and viewed online. Read about the St. Jean's Players Community Theater Group. (New York)
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Community Walkabout
Lead walks to create opportunities for exercise and socialization. Read about Dubbo Anglican Church's Walkabout Ministries and the different events it offers. (Australia)
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Community Yard Sale
Organize a yard sale as community event or a fundraiser. Read about the Jubilee Community Church Annual Community Yard Sale, which gives community members the opportunity to sell their stuff and have a great day together. (Ontario)
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Cooking Lessons
lConduct cooking lessons in-person or online for interested groups. Target groups could include seniors, singles, students, and people interested in learning particular styles of cooking (low-fat, vegan, etc.) Read about Fellowship Chicago's Cooking with the Ship program. (Illinois)
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Creating an Inclusive Community
Conduct a Community Round Table to discuss how to make your community more inclusive. Be sure that people representing marginalized groups are in attendance. Read the United Church of Canada's position on Disability and Inclusion. (Canada)
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Creative Journalling
Start a creative journaling group or teach about creative journaling in-person online. Read the Presbyterian Church of Canada's resource page on Creative Bible Journaling. (Canada)
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Croquet
Start a croquet league for fun, exercise, and socialization opportunities. Learn more about the game at Croquet Canada. (Canada)
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Cultural Exchange
Find ways to extend hospitality to newcomers who may be feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of adjusting to life in a new country. Read about Hope Community Church's International Cultural Exchange. (Pennsylvania)
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Current events discussion
Create a group, online or in-person, for community members who would like a place to discuss how current events affect their lives. Read about Avondale United Methodist Church's Current Events Discussion Group. (Alabama)
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