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Social Value Canada Social Value December News

As the year comes to a close, we want to share our excitement over your continued engagement, support for the Canadian network’s development, and growing collaboration with Social Value Canada.

In the past year, 32 professionals attended our social value training courses and engaged with the Social Value Practitioner Pathway. At practitioner, member, and public events, 289 individuals got involved in social value events – you will see our upcoming 2024 sessions below.

Looking ahead to 2024, we are eager to do even more. You may know that Social Value International has set a goal for 1,000 practitioners on the Professional Pathway by the end of 2024, and we hope Canada will be well-represented. Today, we have 12 professionals on the Pathway. Let’s aim for 100, 12 months from today.

Of note, SVC is increasingly being asked for the contact information of SROI practitioners and will launch a searchable Canadian database on the SVC website. If you are a practitioner and would like to be part of this initiative, please contact us at svc@socialvalue-canada.org for more details!

Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a prosperous and impactful 2024 ahead!

 

In Their Own Words Insights from Scott Richter

Meet Scott Richter, Business and Innovation Manager at the City of Medicine Hat’s Parks and Recreation Department. With seven years at the City of Medicine Hat and 13 years at the YMCA, including two as CEO, Scott brings significant experience from both the public and non-profit sector.

In our exclusive interview, Scott shares his insights from taking our SROI course, its practical implications for decision-making in municipal government and not-for-profit sectors, and more!

Click Here for Scott’s Full Interview

Curious About how SROI Measures Lived Experiences?

Dive into the story of Sanctum 1.5, a transformative program providing comprehensive care for pregnant women living with, or at risk of, HIV and/or at risk of infant apprehension by the child welfare system.

Lynette Epp, a recent Level 1 Practitioner from our Social Value training courses, is currently a research coordinator at the University of Saskatchewan. She is part of a team working on a four-year research project, “Hope Through Strength,” in which she and her colleagues Arianna Berthold and Holly McKenzie apply SROI analysis and Social Value Principles to evaluate Sanctum 1.5’s impact.

Click the link below for a closer look at their SROI journey.

Click Here for a closer look at their SROI Journey

Welcome Aboard Holly

We’re pleased to announce Holly McKenzie’s certification as an Associate Practitioner after completing our Level 1 Social Value Training and passing the Associate Practitioner Exam!

Holly is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Saskatchewan. Together with her fellow Level 1 Practitioner, Lynette Epp, she is involved in evaluating the impact of Santcum 1.5 project while employing Social Value Principles. The program in question offers comprehensive care for pregnant women who are either living with HIV or at risk of it, as well as those facing the potential risk of infant apprehension by the child welfare system.

As more people join our Practitioner Pathway, to eventually become Level 3 Advanced Practitioners, we are compiling a list of Canadian accredited SROI professionals to circulate across our network for those looking for consulting services regarding social impact management and measurement.

Click here to learn more about out Practitioner Pathway

 

Big thanks to everyone who joined us at last week’s practitioner gathering and special gratitude to Stephen from The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation – Canada (Award Canada) for shedding light on the nuances and challenges of SROI analysis.

Our dialogue covered diverse aspects, from the vital need to tailor SROI to local contexts, to navigating challenges in data collection, and the significance (or lack thereof) of awareness regarding SROI methodologies.

Check out our reflections of the event in this short blog highlighting some key takeaways for organizations looking to implement an SROI analysis!

Click here to read the full blog

 

On January 18, in collaboration with Impact Frontiers, Common Approach to Impact Measurement, Rally Assets, Impak Finance, Digital Governance Council we are hosting a consultation session on Impact Frontiers’ draft Impact Performance Reporting Norms.

This event is by invitation, please contact svc@socialvalue-canada.org to get more information and participate

 

  Join us on January 25th to explore the SROI journey of Furniture Bank with Dan Kershaw. Register here

Our next Level 2 Accredited Practitioner Course starts on February 26. Learn more and register here

 

 

 

Our global affiliate, Social Value International (SVI), has launched a new series of Member Coffee Chats. Held twice per month on Fridays, these offer a welcoming space for Social Value Canada members to connect with members from around the world. Find dates and registration links on SVI’s Events Calendar.  

And if you missed any of SVI’s insightful Top Tips professional development sessions or Social Value Case Studies presentations in 2023, recordings are available for viewing here in the SVI Members Area, to which all SVC members have access.

And if you missed any of SVI’s insightful Top Tips professional development sessions or Social Value Case Studies presentations in 2023, recordings are available for viewing here in the SVI Members Area, to which all SVC members have access.

 

 

 

Global capital flows are increasing climate change and inequality. But they don’t have to. The Social Value International movement (includes us at Social Value Canada) believes that a small change to international accounting standards would create a more sustainable world.

We all can help to make this possible — by taking this 60 Seconds to Change the World survey!

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