The Ashoka community is an extensive one. . . . The reward for me to be engaged in this way is many dimensional, it gives me a great feeling of hope, my world has really changed being engaged with Ashoka.
Canada's Leading Changemakers
Social Innovation at Canadian Universities and Colleges
Ashoka in Canada
Ashoka’s country and regional offices around the world co-create and co-lead Ashoka’s programming. This enables our global changemaker community to capture and act upon emerging insights, knowledge, and talents of innovators from a wide range of cultural and regional contexts. See a full list of country offices
Ashoka's Priorities and Theory of Change
Ashoka focuses on four strategic priorities to help people understand and adapt to a world of accelerating change, where everyone is called on to be a leader:
Ashoka selects world-class social entrepreneurs who are leading the way to an everyone-a-changemaker world.
Empathy & Young Changemaking
Ashoka is leading a movement to transform how young people grow up so they thrive in today’s rapidly changing world where everyone must be a changemaker. Changemaking starts with empathy.
Peter MortifeeAshoka Support Network member since 2010
Ashoka's vision is where "everyone is a changemaker." Ashoka's Fellows have dramatic (often national and global scale) impact in their specific fields. And yet the biggest impact social entrepreneurs can have is not necessarily their solutions to problems; it is their recruiting thousands of local changemakers to give their ideas wings in community...World Bank
Through its vision of Everyone a Changemaker and its renowned selection process, Ashoka is filling a crucial need in Canada for direct, lifelong support for social entrepreneurs. I see Ashoka Canada building on global Ashoka’s strengths and history by growing a strong Canadian fellowship that will collaborate with social entrepreneurs worldwide...Bill YoungAshoka Support Network, since 2007
Bill Drayton emphasized to us [that] empathy is increasingly becoming our primary resource for dealing with the exponential rate of change the world is going through.Arianna HuffingtonFounder, The Huffington Post
How society helps children grow up needs fundamental innovation at least as urgently as in how it produces computers. That is why Ashoka is so important. It finds, helps launch, and then link and leverages the most powerful social innovations and innovators.Carol BellamyFormer Executive Director, UNICEF