Innoweave funds 100% of social innovation coaching to enable organizations to increase their impact. Socius can help you submit an expression of interest by August 15th.

By Joel Marier The Innoweave program of the JW McConnell Family Foundation offers free webinars, action-oriented workshops, accessible tools and funding to non-profit organizations so they can work with specialists like our team. Socius has put in place an approach based on social innovation. With ten specialized modules, Innoweave ( helps organizations be more

Université de l’Ontario français: a 21st-century university

Here is an article published in Academic Matters, March 28th, 2019, by Marc L Johnson. Ontario’s French community has been asking for a university governed by and for Francophones. Even without the support of the Ontario government, could the modern curriculum proposed for the Université de l’Ontario français provide a way forward? A deeply

The Université de l’Ontario français: Here’s what it could become

Here is a article we published in The Conversation, February 24, 2019. By Marc L. Johnson The Government of Ontario’s hasty decision to cancel plans and funding for the Université de l'Ontario français recently generated an outpouring of protests and a surge of solidarity with the university founders, with close to 13,000 signatures being added

Collective Impact in Lifelong Learning

The RESDAC (Réseau pour le développement de l'alphabétisme et des compétences) has just published a guide to help local French-speaking minority communities to develop Collective Impact strategies in Lifelong Learning.  The Guide is also available in an English-language version. Marc L. Johnson, principal at Socius Research & Consulting, worked closely with the RESDAC at facilitating

Socius invited to the Tourism and Social Good 2017 Summit in NYC

Joël Marier of Socius Research and Consulting is one of 150 innovators invited to the Tourism and Social Good 2017 Global Summit in New York. The Summit is a partner event of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism (2017). Joël is interested in social economy and, more broadly, in social innovation. Responsible and sustainable tourism

New partnership between Socius and the Tamarack Institute

The Tamarack Institute is recognised as a connected force for community change across Canada. One of its areas of expertise is Collective Impact, for which it offers a wide range of practical tools. Socius Research and Consulting is proud to collaborate with Tamarack in producing French-language adaptation of its toolbox. A first tool has just

Measuring Impact: Six Good Practices for NPOs

By Joël Marier Photo of Samuel Zeller in Unsplash Many of us are concerned about our social impact, as it is now a key component of the non-profit organization (NPO) management process. However, not everyone understands it in the same way. Many confuse activities and impact, others see it as a mere deliverable

We Are In Good Health! Santé!

Socius Research and Consulting is proud to undertake a new assignement with Entité 2, the French-Language Health Services Planning Entity for Hamilton-Niagara-Haldimand-Brant and Waterloo-Wellington, in Ontario. Joël Marier and Marc L. Johnson will be leading the Entité's strategic planning exercise in the coming months. This assignement is yet another service provided by Socius to the

Socius expands!

I am pleased to introduce Joël Marier who is Socius Research and Consulting's newest associate. Joël is a long time friend who will bring his management and governance expertise, as well as his pragmatic and positive outlook to our consulting practice.