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."
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 Fri, August 15, 2014
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 08/15/14 We have to change the way the next generation of children learn, think and interact with people and the environment (both built and natural). “This world requires a new paradigm for growing up and therefore also for...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 07/17/14 Editor's Note: This article was written by Daniel Schiff who works with the Ashoka Support Network Team at Ashoka. It would be impossible to solve the world’s most difficult problems without collaboration and co-creation among...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, June 30, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/30/14 People take time out and recruit themselves to accomplish extraordinary things. Around the world, 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs ("Ashoka Fellows") have taken this leap into the unknown, driven by a new idea that they know...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, June 19, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/19/14  “Wellness” a multifaceted and multi-billion dollar industry in many countries across the west. This “industry” is only starting to emerge in various countries across sub-Saharan Africa. Diseases like malaria, tuberculosis,...

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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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