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Social Value Canada – Newsletter Update July 2022

Get to know the Practitioner Pathway!

Social value and social return on investment (SROI) training gives professionals the tools to maximize the impact of their work and promote its value more effectively. Social Value International (SVI) sets standards for the use of social value tools, and Social Value Canada is the gateway to access this international accreditation for Canadians.

The SVI Practitioner Pathway has three tiers that are designed to reflect developing skills, knowledge and practice in social value. In addition, each level offers an advancement in impact management and the practical application of the SVI framework in social impact assessment and SROI.

In this newsletter we will introduce you to Level 1 of the Practitioner Pathway

Whether your organization is focused on maximizing impact, achieving social development goals, or addressing sustainability through ESG, now is the time to acquire the skills of social value thinking!

By joining the Professional Pathway, you will be showcasing your skills and expertise to potential clients, employers, or partners. You will also be joining an amazing community of experts who are shaping the standards and changing the way the world accounts for value.

The Level 1 course gives you the knowledge and tools necessary to measure and maximize the social value of your activities. To achieve Level 1 status of “Associate Practitioner” the applicant needs to prove a demonstrated theoretical competence in Social Value and Impact Management in line with the SVI Framework.

Criteria used for assessment include: 

  • Successful completion of online Social Value and Impact Management exam.
  • Applicants must sign a Commitment to Good Practice statement of interest and commitment to Social Value, Impact Management and Social Impact assessment or SROI

Opportunities for progressions: 

  • You can progress to AP Level 2 or AP Level 3
  • Eligibility for delivering short Social Value, Impact Management or SROI courses accredited by SVI

The Associate Practitioner certification is achieved through writing an online exam. Preparation is based upon a reading list and other self-directed experience. To access the exam through Social Value Canada, one must be a member. The Associate Practitioner Status is valid for 2 years.

Level 1. Associate Practitioner signifies theoretical competence in social value and impact management in line with the SVI Framework.

Stand out from the crowd, and demonstrate your knowledge and skills in social value and impact management. Embark on the Professional Pathway today!

SVC Practitioner Database – Soon to be Launched!

At SVC we are working to meet the growing demand for SROI and Social Value Practitioners.

In order to do that we are launching a database for all people providing services connected to social value and impact. The database will help you connect with other practitioners and will support you in expanding your network.

We will be reaching out to all AP Level 1,2, and 3 Practitioners. If you would like to have your name and details in the database please get in touch here.

Upcoming Courses

Join us on September 26th, for a one-day, online course Introduction to Social Value and SROI.  

In three 90-minute sessions, explore the fundamentals of SROI and how individuals and organizations can truly account for social value. This course is a great foundation for the two-day SROI practitioner course, great prep to sit the AP1 exam, or a useful standalone experience for those seeking to learn more about SROI. Click here to register! 

All Upcoming SROI Introduction Courses: 

Join us for Accredited Practitioner Training – a prerequisite for achieving AP Level 2. The next start date is September 19 (online). This course is designed for all seeking to deepen knowledge, to build skills in application, and to advance on the SVI Practitioner Pathway.

All Upcoming Accredited Practitioner Courses: 

  • September 19-23 (10am-1pm) & September 29 (10:30-11:30), Register Now!
  • November 14-18 (10am-1pm) & November 24 (10:30-11:30), Register Now!

Get Involved in the SVI Member Portal

As a member of Social Value Canada, you will benefit from access to the Social Value International Members Area. This online platform provides a space for our Canadian and global community to connect, collaborate and accelerate our movement for change. You will be able to enjoy a dedicated space for Social Value Canada members as well as connect with international peers who are active in the social value movement.

The SVI members area is designed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and support, provide improved networking opportunities and enhance your ability to engage and communicate with one another at a national and international level.

The members area contains a wide range of useful features, including

  • a Live Feed,
  • discussion forums,
  • an interactive member directory,
  • resources, and
  • sub-groups.

You will connect with fellow practitioners and professionals, enhance your skills and knowledge, and achieve your personal and professional goals.

This pioneering community contains approximately 3,000 members from 50 countries, drawn from a huge range of different sectors and disciplines. Our goal is to support, connect, and represent SVC members and through training, knowledge-sharing and networking we help our members achieve their ambitions.

We offer much more than a professional network. Together, we are building a movement for change!

There has never been a more important time to join Social Value Canada and the Social Value International global community and help change the way society accounts for value. Become a member now.