Social Innovation Exchange - June

TOPIC: Culturally Integrative Family Safety Response 

Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration (MRCSSI) strengthens family safety and mitigates escalating conflict by complementing services required for collectivist value-based cultural groups, but not available from mainstream organizations. MRCSSI provides counselling, support, case coordination, resource development, training to service providers and capacity building for community leaders.

Mohammed Baobaid, Executive Director, and Yasmin Hussain, Violence Prevention Coordinator, Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration


Born of Pillar’s initiative to create a London social innovation shared space, now called Innovation Works, the Social Innovation Exchange is a monthly gathering for cross-sector innovators, entrepreneurs and collaborators to come together for vital conversations.  

Using the London Community Foundation Vital Signs community report ( as its launch pad, the 2016 Exchange will focus on key issues impacting our city. 

Each month will be a different topic jointly led by Pillar Nonprofit Network and London Community Foundation.

The Exchange will take place at Goodwill Industries on the 3rd Wednesday morning of the month from 7:30-9:00 am: 

  • January 20
  • February 17
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15 

Target Audience: Cross-sector innovators, entrepreneurs, collaborators and community-builders 

The Social Innovation Exchange is being presented in partnership with Goodwill Industries, London Community Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation and Pillar Nonprofit Network.


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