ASHOKA CANADA
THE POWER OF THE NETWORK

With our visionary partners we are illuminating solutions, supporting high-impact changemakers and seeding a new generation of change leaders. We welcome your best self here.

LEADING A CHANGEMAKING MOVEMENT

Creating The Future We Want

A world where solutions outrun problems and everyone is a changemaker

We dream big. We want to create a radically better future not just for Canada but for every human being. We have the vision, skills and — most of all — the network of engaged, passionate changemakers to realize our dreams and yours.

Disrupting Systems

Social problems don’t exist in silos — neither do their solutions

After more than three decades of building the social entrepreneurship field, we know that sustainable change requires rewiring broken systems. Our network of innovators are working tirelessly to achieve long lasting social change.

Photo Credit: Andy Wright

Activating Future Change Leaders

We see changemakers everywhere

We relentlessly source and connect innovative institutions and leaders who can inspire the mindsets required for the new generation of changemakers.

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The need for Ashoka Fellows has never been greater – the demand for young changemakers has never been stronger – the path to positive change is clear.

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Welcoming our newest Ashoka Canada Fellows

Jeff Cyr

Raven Capital Partners

Structuring a new reconciliation economy to bring full economic citizenship to Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Shelly Elverum

Ikaarvik

Leveraging the unique abilities of Inuit youth to bridge western and Inuit worldviews for better Arctic research and reconciliation.

Vanessa LeBourdais

Planet Protector Academy

Tackling the disconnect between climate change and consumerism by empowering kids to be environmental change agents within their family.

Brett Matthews

My Oral Village

Designing solutions that empower illiterate and innumerate adults to participate safely and independently in the digital financial world.

Highlights from the Network

Head + Heart

Ashoka Canada Fellows, funders, partners and leadership speak to the profound impact of being part of a network of changemakers, thought leaders and social entrepreneurs.

The Unlonely Planet

Read the results of Ashoka’s 2018 Global Fellows Study — the largest global study of systems change in social entrepreneurship to date — to learn how our Fellows accelerate impact.

What do fishers, school cafeterias and the Catholic church have in common?

They’re all allies in the fight against climate change. Ashoka’s Konstanze Frischen discusses “Culture Change for Climate Change” in Forbes.

What is Ashoka?

Ashoka is “the most amazing day-by-day, year by year tutorial in how the world works, where the world is going — and also in courage and values.” Our story, told by our community.