Catalyzing Social and Environmental Change: a conversation with SI Canada’s Andrea Nemtin

We’re reposting this great podcast from June/21, in recognition of the important social innovation work to be done and being done in Canada, and the time and effort needed to socialize this systems-change thinking.  Enjoy!

Our guest today is Andrea Nemtin, Executive Director of SI Canada.

Sally and Andrea talk about what Social Innovation is, the history of the field in Canada, and how Social Innovation Canada (SI Canada) came to be. 

Andrea talks about the priorities of the organization as our country emerges from COVID, and how solutions to the complex challenges of social justice and climate change can be catalyzed and aligned through education, intentional networking at local and national levels across all sectors, and storytelling.  


Social Innovation Canada: 

Post Event Check-in with our National Gathering Design Team 

Igniting Local Actions for an Inclusive Economy 

Andrea Nemtin LinkedIn 

White Fragility Subscription Box:

Report: Unfunded:

Foundation for Black Communities:

NFB film The Children of Fogo Island:

SiG – Social Innovation Generation:

MaRS Discovery District

Tonya Surman:

Darcy Riddell:

Alex Ryan:


Manitoba’s Social Enterprise Centre:

Boldness Project:

Alberta’s ABSI Connect:

Quebec’s MIS – Maison de l’innovation sociale:

Atlantic Canada’s Inspiring Communities:

Democracy Collaborative:

Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority.

Circular Economy Act:

Michael MacMillan:

The Samara Centre for Democracy: