Partner with Ashoka Canada
Ashoka Canada is an ideal organization to partner with to achieve social impact. Our work is to amplify the real world experience of our network of social entrepreneurs, who number over 50 in Canada and 3,000 globally. Ashoka fellows consistently inspire, energize and stretch our partners, and help them achieve their goals.
If you are a forward thinking organization and would like to partner with Ashoka Canada, consider one of these ways to become involved:
Pro Bono Partner:
Ashoka Canada and its fellows rely on a number of partner organizations to deliver social impact. Please join this valued group of partners to begin contributing your organization's unique skills to achieve national social impact. We are actively seeking pro bono partners to support Canadian fellows in the areas of management consulting, marketing, communications, graphic design, financial management and technology. Please reach out to today to learn more.
Network Partner (General Ashoka support)
There are many inspiring programs and events that offer opportunities to engage with Ashoka Canada. Partners may contribute products & services, staff or volunteers, or financial resources. All are contributions are appreciated!
Ashoka Canada relies on support from visionary partners to advance the work of Ashoka Fellows and to implement programs to move closer to an Everyone a Changemaker world.
Our past visionary partners include:
- Vancouver Foundation
- The Counselling Foundation of Canada
- The O'Neil Foundation
Ashoka has developed a range of relationships since 1980, from local-level pro bono and voluntary engagements to strategic and visionary engagements with companies. Ashoka's global network enables us to collaborate quickly with key partners around the globe. We respond effectively to large-scale problems in society, breaking down barriers between business, society, and the public. And we introduce new modes of collaboration beyond the typical funder-fundee relationship.
Ashoka relies on individuals, foundations, and corporate contributions to develop our work in supporting social entrepreneurs around the world, and to further our vision of an Everyone A Changemaker World.
Through the Executive in Residence program, corporate executives work on-site with leading social entrepreneurs around the world for a period of two weeks up to six months. During this time, the executive tackles a challenge that is critical to the social entrepreneur’s ability to scale his or her impact.
Simultaneously, by working with the world’s leading social innovators, executives bring back lessons learned about new innovations, emerging markets, and leadership techniques. At the end of the on-site placement, the executive and social entrepreneur continue to collaborate virtually together and have the opportunity to create shared value partnerships for their organizations.
Executive in Residence was a great opportunity to expand my marketing skills and to apply them in a different setting. I have always been in health care manufacturing, and know how to market to providers and health plans, but haven’t really had much opportunity to think about how to market to the patients. This was all about thinking about the family members and people affected by a specific disease.
– Gati Dharani, Senior Associate Director, Boehringer-Ingelheim, worked with Ashoka Fellow Aled Edwards in 2015
The Ashoka Support Network offers innovative leaders from a variety of fields the opportunity to go beyond traditional philanthropy and co-create the world’s best social entrepreneurs in partnership with Ashoka Fellows. ASN members engage with Ashoka Fellows in a variety of ways, based on their interests and capacity. ASN offers opportunities to advise Fellows about scaling-up strategies through the Ashoka Globalizer program, hear exclusive investment pitches from Fellows through Ashoka’s social finance accelerator, and brainstorm solutions to Fellows’ organizational challenges during local retreats and global summits.