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Social Value Canada Social Value February News Update

Join the Canadian Social Value Exchange on March 1, 2023

Social Value in Decision-Making: Transform Your Organization

Join us on March 1st in conversation with Sean Wiltshire, CEO of Avalon Employment.

It’s a first–hand opportunity to explore how social value thinking can enable you to maximize impact.

In Sean’s words, placing SROI and social value thinking at the heart of Avalon Employment’s work transformed the organization. “We ask better questions, and we listen more effectively. The people we serve are experiencing much better outcomes as a result.” A decade ago, Sean took part in an SROI study to express the value of Avalon Employment’s work. As he describes it, the SROI process transformed the organization.

We invite you to join us on March 1st at 12 pm EST, to engage in conversation with Sean and hear first-hand how embedding SROI into the work of Avalon Employment has led to clients experiencing better outcomes.

Click here to register for the webinar.

What is Social Value?

We are launching an exciting campaign: collecting voices from around the world on what social value means to them.

Stay tuned and keep an eye on our social media and future newsletter. Would you like to participate? Contact use here.

What can Social Value Canada do for you, because it’s 2023?


Take our short survey and let us know how SVC might support your work, your role, and your impact thinking. From webinar topics to workshops and research, we want to know!

Make your voice heard and get the content you want by participating in our survey.

Join us on the Practitioner Pathway!

Our next training course starts on March 27th – your opportunity to gain internationally recognized social value credentials. Be sure to grab a spot! Register Now.

Are you ready to take Level 1 Practitioner Exam? Join a growing group of colleagues establishing themselves as a social value ‘go-to’ resource in Canada. More information is here.

Further start dates include May 18 Register Now and July 10 Register Now. We look forward to seeing you.

The Pathway is your route to embed social value and impact management thinking into daily work and practice. Become a Practitioner. Let’s change the way the world accounts for value in 2023!

For more information about the Social Value Practitioner Pathway, click here.

News! News! News!

The IFRS, creator of ISSB, is hosting an inaugural Sustainability Symposium in February 2023. Register for the event here.

Pioneer’s Post introduces the social value trends to watch in 2023. Read the article.

At COP15 in December governments globally adopted the historic UN Biodiversity Global Biodiversity Framework, requiring businesses to assess and disclose their risks, impacts and dependencies on nature. Read more here.

Addressing the social pillar of sustainability is essential if we are to successfully adapt to and mitigate environmental change and degradation. The World Economic Forum released their Global Risk Report for 2022. Take a look here.

Social Value Canada Membership

Our Canadian network brings together a community of members interested in Social Value, Impact Management, and tools such as Social Return on Investment (SROI). Membership can be either individual or for a whole organization

Join Social Value Canada. Become part of an exciting global movement that seeks to change the way the world accounts for value. Be part of our international rising social value tide. Together we can lift all boats!

As an SVC member, you will be able to:

  • Gain access to the Canadian and international network of SVC
  • Be informed in the field’s newest developments
  • Build your expertise in social value and become a knowledge hub within your industry
  • Shape the agenda of the Canadian movement
  • Raise your profile and awareness of your cause

Become a Social Value Canada Affiliate

SVC Affiliates are organizations that share our Canadian and global vision to address inequality and climate change, through decision-making that seeks to enhance the wellbeing for all.

There is no cost to affiliation, merely a mutual commitment to cross-post news, knowledge, and information about training and learning opportunities. SVC affiliates can offer their own members discounted access to SVC ‘happenings’.

As an affiliate you will also receive ongoing recognition as part of our national and international movement on the SVC website, in newsletters, and on social media. Contact Arnaud for more details.