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HSBC Social Innovation Academy

Assignments

Capstone Project - Field Guides

A deep-dive to understand the intricacies and dynamics of an issue. Due: Friday Mar. 26, 2021.

Modules

Designing for Inclusivity in the Social Impact Sector

Core Principles | Presentation | Led by: Pillar Nonprofit Network
1.5 hours
We cover the core concepts around anti-oppression, inclusion, and equity, and provide real-life examples of initiatives implemented in Canada's social impact sector.
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Anti-Oppression for the Social Sector

Core Principles | Presentation | Led by: Groundswell
3 hours
We dive in deeper into how anti-oppression and inclusivity tools can be applied into your personal and professional lives.
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Introduction to Social Finance

Core Knowledge | Online Module
1 hour
Overview of social finance concepts such as microfinance, crowdfunding, and VC; and where the sector is today.
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Introduction to Systems Thinking

Core Knowledge | Online Module
1.5 hours | Led by: Jill Andres (Creating Value)
Introduction to systems thinking: the concept, tools, and examples of how it works.
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Introduction to Mindfulness

Core Knowledge | Workshop
2 hours | Led by: David Choy
Understand the practice of mindfulness and how it applies to design.
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Practitioner Talks: Cherihan Hassun

Core Skills | Workshop
1 hour | Led by: Cherihan Hassun (Dossier)
Practitioner Talks: Design Thinking in Practice with Cherihan Hassun (Dossier)
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Impact Measurement

Core Skills | Workshop
1.5 hours | Led by: Dr. Kate Ruff (Carleton)
This workshop covers the basics of impact measurement to more advanced concepts and tools.
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Cost Benefit Analysis

Core Skills | Research | Online Module
2.5 hours
Understand the basics of a cost-benefit analysis model.
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Legal 101: Corporate Structures

Core Knowledge | Workshop
1.5 hours | Led by: John Bromley (Charitable Impact)
Non-profit, for-profit, charities, foundations - what are the differences, pros and cons for each structure?
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Introduction to Design Thinking

Core Knowledge | Workshop
1 hour | Led by: David Dunne (UVic)
Introduction to design thinking: the concept, tools, and examples of how it works.
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Research Ethics

Core Skills | Workshop
2.5 hours | Led by: Richard Colbourne (Carleton)
Understanding research ethics - how do we approach community engaged research?
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Practitioner Talks: Edwy Woo & Hugh Knapp

Core Skills | Workshop
1.5 hours | Led by: Edwy Woo & Hugh Knapp (IBM)
Practitioner Talks: Voices to Pixels - How Edwy & Hugh led a Rebrand Project
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Business Model Design for Social Impact

Core Knowledge | Online Module
2 hours | Led by: Richard Tuck (Wakopa Financial)
How might we design business models that fit the mission and vision of a social purpose organization?
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Practitioner Talks: Mathew Chow

Core Skills | Workshop
2 hours | Led by: Mathew Chow (IDEO)
Practitioner Talks: Design Thinking in Practice with Mathew Chow (IDEO)
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Practitioner Talks: Elsa Wong & Jessica Beketa

Core Skills | Workshop
1.5 hours | Led by: Elsa Wong (Bridgeable) & Jessica Beketa (CMHC)
Practitioner Talks: Service Design and the Design Research Mindset
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Financial Modelling Basics

Core Skills | Finance | Online Module
2.5 hours
Understand the building blocks of financial modelling.
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