Albertan Social Innovation: Ecosystem Snapshot

From across the province, cross cutting various issue areas, our inquiry proved to us that there is no single formula for social innovation in Alberta.

Instead, we saw there is a heroic community of action, leading, supporting and driving social innovation in communities across Alberta.

In our report, we only had room to pay tribute to just a handful of the folks quietly (or not so quietly!) and collectively striving to address social and environmental problems at their root, stopping them from existing in the first place.

We wanted to share a broader snapshot of the rich and diverse social innovation ecosystem as we saw and navigated it. Below is a window into that ecosystem.

It is yours to explore, learn about, share and, above all, meet new and unusual suspects...

There are many more innovations, contributors and activities out there. Let us know about more of the social innovations and supports in your community. 

THIS IS WHAT IS POSSIBLE.

Anyone missing...? Let us know!

 CityLAB: Experimenting with placemaking as a tool to spark conversation around re-activating Edmonton's public spaces. Citizen Engagement + Lab & Design Processes + Ideation + Iteration & Pilot Projects #creativeplacemaking #YEG

 CityLAB: Experimenting with placemaking as a tool to spark conversation around re-activating Edmonton's public spaces.

Citizen Engagement + Lab & Design Processes + Ideation + Iteration & Pilot Projects

#creativeplacemaking #YEG

INNOVATE CALGARY: The technology-transfer and business-incubation centre for the University of Calgary; supporting what business needs to innovate. Capacity Building + Systems Thinking + Ecosystems Approach   #ideas2innovation2market #yyc

INNOVATE CALGARY: The technology-transfer and business-incubation centre for the University of Calgary; supporting what business needs to innovate.

Capacity Building + Systems Thinking + Ecosystems Approach  

#ideas2innovation2market #yyc

MOSAIC CENTRE: Alberta’s first net-zero commercial building; inspiring others to build A better way. LEAN Business Principles + Corporate Social Innovation #netzero  #YEG

MOSAIC CENTRE: Alberta’s first net-zero commercial building; inspiring others to build A better way.

LEAN Business Principles + Corporate Social Innovation

#netzero  #YEG

LKSOOTS: Supporting the development of an office of sustainability with the City of Calgary.  Systems Thinking + Intrapreneuership #consultforchange #YYC

LKSOOTSSupporting the development of an office of sustainability with the City of Calgary. 

Systems Thinking + Intrapreneuership

#consultforchange #YYC

ATB FINANCIAL: Implementing an internal department for innovation within traditional organizational structures.  Partnerships for Shared Value + Intrapreneur #frominsideout #YEG

ATB FINANCIAL: Implementing an internal department for innovation within traditional organizational structures. 

Partnerships for Shared Value + Intrapreneur

#frominsideout #YEG

UNITED WAY OF ALBERTA CAPITAL REGION - EMPOWER U: Collaboration of 12 orgs advancing financial literacy of women experiencing low income or poverty.  Resilience + Empowerment +  Collective Impact #womencentred #YEG

UNITED WAY OF ALBERTA CAPITAL REGION - EMPOWER U: Collaboration of 12 orgs advancing financial literacy of women experiencing low income or poverty. 

Resilience + Empowerment +  Collective Impact

#womencentred #YEG

CALGARY TOOL LIBRARY: Sharing tools as a way to support shared local ownership, reduce environmental impact and increased social sustainability.  Community Economic Development + Inclusivity + Sharing Economy #sharedvalue #YYC

CALGARY TOOL LIBRARY: Sharing tools as a way to support shared local ownership, reduce environmental impact and increased social sustainability. 

Community Economic Development + Inclusivity + Sharing Economy

#sharedvalue #YYC

AGENDA OF CHANGE PARTNERS: Unlocking new funding streams for social impact by directing 20% of agent commission per home sale to the home buyer’s  non-profit of choice. Triple Bottom Line + Social Finance #thebetterway #yyc

AGENDA OF CHANGE PARTNERS: Unlocking new funding streams for social impact by directing 20% of agent commission per home sale to the home buyer’s  non-profit of choice.

Triple Bottom Line + Social Finance

#thebetterway #yyc

CALGARY SEXUAL HEATLH CENTRE: Normalizing sexual health by providing evidence-informed, non-judgmental sexual and reproductive health programs and services. Holistic Approach + Collaborative Funding Model #healthysexuality #yyc

CALGARY SEXUAL HEATLH CENTRE: Normalizing sexual health by providing evidence-informed, non-judgmental sexual and reproductive health programs and services.

Holistic Approach + Collaborative Funding Model

#healthysexuality #yyc

Connecting leading data scientists with high impact social orgs  to advance "data in the service of humanity" Transparency + Data innovation + Social R&D #datadogooders #yyc

Connecting leading data scientists with high impact social orgs  to advance "data in the service of humanity"

Transparency + Data innovation + Social R&D

#datadogooders #yyc

Stewarding a member-based network that supports the capacity of nonprofit and charitable organizations in the Alberta Capital Region. Field Building + Social Capital + Capacity Building + Systems Approach #strongcommunities  #yeg

Stewarding a member-based network that supports the capacity of nonprofit and charitable organizations in the Alberta Capital Region.

Field Building + Social Capital + Capacity Building + Systems Approach

#strongcommunities  #yeg

MOMENTUM: Building momentum for a city where every person can have  a sustainable livelihood and contribute to community. Sustainable Livelihood Model + Community Economic Development #CED #yyc

MOMENTUM: Building momentum for a city where every person can have  a sustainable livelihood and contribute to community.

Sustainable Livelihood Model + Community Economic Development

#CED #yyc

HILLHURST SUNNYSIDE FARMER'S MARKET: Creating intentional community space for Calgarians to share knowledge, hosts markets, and learn from each other.  Community Space + Community Food Program Outreach #deepconnection #yyc

HILLHURST SUNNYSIDE FARMER'S MARKET: Creating intentional community space for Calgarians to share knowledge, hosts markets, and learn from each other. 

Community Space + Community Food Program Outreach

#deepconnection #yyc

THRIVE: Facilitating connection between individuals, nonprofits, business and government to build a thriving local economy via CED. Network Power + Aligning Efforts  #CED #yyc

THRIVE: Facilitating connection between individuals, nonprofits, business and government to build a thriving local economy via CED.

Network Power + Aligning Efforts 

#CED #yyc

MEDICINE HAT & DISTRICT FOOD BANK: Addressing food insecurity by distributing food, free of charge, to those deemed in need of temporary assistance in the City of Medicine Hat and Cypress County.  Deep Collaboration + Prevention #endinghunger #medhat

MEDICINE HAT & DISTRICT FOOD BANK: Addressing food insecurity by distributing food, free of charge, to those deemed in need of temporary assistance in the City of Medicine Hat and Cypress County. 

Deep Collaboration + Prevention

#endinghunger #medhat

BISSELL CENTRE: Empowering  people to move with dignity from poverty to prosperity through programs based on relationships, hope and trust. Prototyping Projects + Co-creating + Empowerment #frompoverty2prosperity #yeg

BISSELL CENTRE: Empowering  people to move with dignity from poverty to prosperity through programs based on relationships, hope and trust.

Prototyping Projects + Co-creating + Empowerment

#frompoverty2prosperity #yeg

SKILLS SOCIETY: Supporting the citizenship of people with disabilities through people- centred programming.  Innovative Business Culture + Project Citizenship + App for Client Use #socialinclusion #yeg

SKILLS SOCIETY: Supporting the citizenship of people with disabilities through people- centred programming. 

Innovative Business Culture + Project Citizenship + App for Client Use

#socialinclusion #yeg

SOLAR ALBERTA: Building a directory to  advance awareness, understanding and use of solar energy, renewable energy and conservation technologies in AB. Field building #solarpower #yeg

SOLAR ALBERTA: Building a directory to  advance awareness, understanding and use of solar energy, renewable energy and conservation technologies in AB.

Field building

#solarpower #yeg

PROPELLUS: Strengthening organizations to help people who care about our community make the change they envision. Capacity Building + Learning Communities + Membership Model #nonprofitempowerment #yyc  

PROPELLUS: Strengthening organizations to help people who care about our community make the change they envision.

Capacity Building + Learning Communities + Membership Model

#nonprofitempowerment #yyc  

INNOVATION PLATFORM: Supporting public and nonprofit sector leaders who are pursuing innovative solutions to complex issues.  Systems Thinking + Capacity Building + Leadership  #capacity4good #yeg

INNOVATION PLATFORM: Supporting public and nonprofit sector leaders who are pursuing innovative solutions to complex issues. 

Systems Thinking + Capacity Building + Leadership 

#capacity4good #yeg

STUDENT ENERGY: Delivering  accurate, unbiased energy information to students across the world so they can engage effectively in the conversation around energy. Field Building to Support Energy Transition + Systems Thinking  #systemsthinking #yeg

STUDENT ENERGY: Delivering  accurate, unbiased energy information to students across the world so they can engage effectively in the conversation around energy.

Field Building to Support Energy Transition + Systems Thinking 

#systemsthinking #yeg

I150: Igniting Canada’s sesquicentennial  by asking Canadians to  explore the question “how do we create a smart and caring nation” Imagination Cafes + Deep listening #canada150 #yyc

I150: Igniting Canada’s sesquicentennial  by asking Canadians to  explore the question “how do we create a smart and caring nation”

Imagination Cafes + Deep listening

#canada150 #yyc

ALBERTA COLAB: Supporting the development of Design Thinking and Strategic Foresight in the Government of Alberta.  Systemic Design + Prototyping #signalforshift #yeg

ALBERTA COLAB: Supporting the development of Design Thinking and Strategic Foresight in the Government of Alberta. 

Systemic Design + Prototyping

#signalforshift #yeg

SHELDON KENNEDY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTRE: Coming together to wrap services  around children, youth and families impacted by child physical and sexual abuse, and to put an end to abuse. Community Partnership + Systems Thinking + Collective impact + Youth Centred #endabuse #yyc

SHELDON KENNEDY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTRE: Coming together to wrap services  around children, youth and families impacted by child physical and sexual abuse, and to put an end to abuse.

Community Partnership + Systems Thinking + Collective impact + Youth Centred

#endabuse #yyc

PETRO CULTURES: Supporting research on the social and cultural implications of oil and energy on individuals, communities, and societies around the world today. Systems Thinking + Critical Thinking + Energy Futures Fellow #criticalthought #yeg

PETRO CULTURES: Supporting research on the social and cultural implications of oil and energy on individuals, communities, and societies around the world today.

Systems Thinking + Critical Thinking + Energy Futures Fellow

#criticalthought #yeg

MRU - INISKIM CENTRE: Supporting First Nations, Métis and Inuit students at MRU through increasing awareness of distinct cultures, history and protocols. Indegenization #innovationisindegenous #yyc

MRU - INISKIM CENTRE: Supporting First Nations, Métis and Inuit students at MRU through increasing awareness of distinct cultures, history and protocols.

Indegenization

#innovationisindegenous #yyc

CALGARY CHAMBER OF VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS (CCVO): Promoting and strengthening the nonprofit and voluntary sector, building capacity and giving voice to critical issues affecting the sector in Calgary. Systems Thinking + Capacity Building + Network Power #strongvoice #yyc

CALGARY CHAMBER OF VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS (CCVO): Promoting and strengthening the nonprofit and voluntary sector, building capacity and giving voice to critical issues affecting the sector in Calgary.

Systems Thinking + Capacity Building + Network Power

#strongvoice #yyc

CYCLEPALOOZA: Igniting community connections through a bicycle-themed festival promoting arts, culture, events, and fun in Calgary.  Culture Shift + Community-Centred + Sustainable Transport #cyclingculture #yyc 

CYCLEPALOOZA: Igniting community connections through a bicycle-themed festival promoting arts, culture, events, and fun in Calgary. 

Culture Shift + Community-Centred + Sustainable Transport

#cyclingculture #yyc 

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE FUND: Pioneering loans to organizations starting or scaling a social enterprise;  lending across the province to clients with any corporate structure.  Social Innovation Funding + Social Finance + Philanthropic Innovation #moneyonamission  #yeg

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE FUND: Pioneering loans to organizations starting or scaling a social enterprise;  lending across the province to clients with any corporate structure. 

Social Innovation Funding + Social Finance + Philanthropic Innovation

#moneyonamission  #yeg

JS DAW & ASSOCIATES: Supporting the co-design of breakthrough community strategies, initiatives and partnerships that create shared value and accelerate positive social change.

Partnership Brokering + Shared Value + Thought Leadership

#dogoodbetter #yyc

CHRYSALIS: Encouraging active participation of persons with disability through meaningful  employment and opportunities to engage with  community. Human Centred Design + Systems Thinking + Adaptive Leadership + Collective Impact + Social Enterprise #changegrowthopportunity #yeg

CHRYSALIS: Encouraging active participation of persons with disability through meaningful  employment and opportunities to engage with  community.

Human Centred Design + Systems Thinking + Adaptive Leadership + Collective Impact + Social Enterprise

#changegrowthopportunity #yeg

EDMONTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: Encouraging philanthropy and funding charitable activities; ECF assembles and administers  permanent pools of capital so the returns can be perpetually reinvested into communities. Community Investment + Social Finance + Philanthropic Innovation #impactinvesting #yeg  

EDMONTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: Encouraging philanthropy and funding charitable activities; ECF assembles and administers  permanent pools of capital so the returns can be perpetually reinvested into communities.

Community Investment + Social Finance + Philanthropic Innovation

#impactinvesting #yeg  

SUSTAINIVAL: Showing the world what’s possible for the sustainability of our lives, families and communities through the world’s first green carnival.  Social Enterprise + Public Engagement #integratedsustainability #ymm

SUSTAINIVAL: Showing the world what’s possible for the sustainability of our lives, families and communities through the world’s first green carnival. 

Social Enterprise + Public Engagement

#integratedsustainability #ymm

HERE TO THERE CONSULTING: Developing practical ways to understand, plan and evaluate efforts to address complex issues. 'Craft' of Social Innovation + Thought Leadership #craftingsocinn #yeg

HERE TO THERE CONSULTING: Developing practical ways to understand, plan and evaluate efforts to address complex issues.

'Craft' of Social Innovation + Thought Leadership

#craftingsocinn #yeg

S. CAMERON: Advancing social impact as an integrated approach to businesses in Alberta.  Thought Leadership  #socialimpact

S. CAMERON: Advancing social impact as an integrated approach to businesses in Alberta. 

Thought Leadership 

#socialimpact

ACCA: Strengthening Alberta communities by providing co-op leadership development and fostering co-operative values. Co-op Development + Adaptive Leadership #sharedownership #yyc

ACCA: Strengthening Alberta communities by providing co-op leadership development and fostering co-operative values.

Co-op Development + Adaptive Leadership

#sharedownership #yyc

THE NATURAL STEP: Developing tools supporting how organizations  infuse sustainability into their everyday work. Holocracy + Social Lab Process + Energy Futures Lab + Systems Thinking #acceleratechange #yeg 

THE NATURAL STEP: Developing tools supporting how organizations  infuse sustainability into their everyday work.

Holocracy + Social Lab Process + Energy Futures Lab + Systems Thinking

#acceleratechange #yeg 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS BIGS BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EDMONTON & AREA: Addressing the physical, emotional, academic and overall wellness of children and youth through innovative programs. Service Integration #youthempowerment #yeg 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS BIGS BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EDMONTON & AREA: Addressing the physical, emotional, academic and overall wellness of children and youth through innovative programs.

Service Integration

#youthempowerment #yeg 

BANFF IDEAS BANK: Developing conversation cafes that support deep thinking and engagement on  civic issues.  Daily Civic Engagement + Mindsets for Change  #civicengagement #banff 

BANFF IDEAS BANK: Developing conversation cafes that support deep thinking and engagement on  civic issues. 

Daily Civic Engagement + Mindsets for Change 

#civicengagement #banff 

THINK JAR COLLECTIVE: Helping build capacity in community, the private and public sectors to navigate complexity better, and learn the tools and culture to foster innovation.  Public Speaking on Social Innovation and Design Thinking + Social Lab Design + Non Profit and Public sector innovation Labs + Resources on innovation tools and culture + Consulting #thinkjar #yeg 

THINK JAR COLLECTIVE: Helping build capacity in community, the private and public sectors to navigate complexity better, and learn the tools and culture to foster innovation. 

Public Speaking on Social Innovation and Design Thinking + Social Lab Design + Non Profit and Public sector innovation Labs + Resources on innovation tools and culture + Consulting

#thinkjar #yeg 

CREATE VALUE INC: Working alongside inspiring organizational leaders to amplify social impact. Adaptive Strategy + Collective Impact & Systems Change +  Service Design + Social Enterprise #creativevalue #YYC

CREATE VALUE INC: Working alongside inspiring organizational leaders to amplify social impact.

Adaptive Strategy + Collective Impact & Systems Change +  Service Design + Social Enterprise

#creativevalue #YYC

ARUSHA CENTRE: Using community economic development and community resilience programs with a combination of practical resources to educate and inspire people and projects.  Systems Thinking + Capacity Building + Hub Model  #socialjustice #yyc

ARUSHA CENTRE: Using community economic development and community resilience programs with a combination of practical resources to educate and inspire people and projects. 

Systems Thinking + Capacity Building + Hub Model 

#socialjustice #yyc

Helping you build giving and social good into your corporate profile.   'Donor Link Charity Index' + Data Innovation + Aligning Efforts #strategicphilanthropy #yyc

Helping you build giving and social good into your corporate profile. 

 'Donor Link Charity Index' + Data Innovation + Aligning Efforts

#strategicphilanthropy #yyc

Provoking innovation and building capacity in social entrepreneurship through education, field building , grants, the Social  Enterprize Awards. Funding Innovation + Capacity Building + Social Entrepreneurship + Field Building #provokinginnovation #yyc

Provoking innovation and building capacity in social entrepreneurship through education, field building , grants, the Social  Enterprize Awards.

Funding Innovation + Capacity Building + Social Entrepreneurship + Field Building

#provokinginnovation #yyc

FCSS RED DEER & DISTRICT: Regional partnership 6 municipalities supporting preventive initiatives, programs, and services with combined funding from Provincial and local government.  Collaborative Funding Model + Deep Partnership + Prevention-Focus + Social & Community Capital #prevention #RedDeer

FCSS RED DEER & DISTRICT: Regional partnership 6 municipalities supporting preventive initiatives, programs, and services with combined funding from Provincial and local government. 

Collaborative Funding Model + Deep Partnership + Prevention-Focus + Social & Community Capital

#prevention #RedDeer

ROCK STRATEGY & LEADERSHIP: Uniting diverse stakeholders in discovering and pursuing a common cause. Adaptive Planning + Collaborative Action #collaborationforacommoncause #yyc

ROCK STRATEGY & LEADERSHIP: Uniting diverse stakeholders in discovering and pursuing a common cause.

Adaptive Planning + Collaborative Action

#collaborationforacommoncause #yyc

REAP: A directory of and for locally owned businesses that care about the community and the environment. Field building + Connecting + Aligning efforts + Network power #fieldbuildingforchange #yyc  

REAP: A directory of and for locally owned businesses that care about the community and the environment.

Field building + Connecting + Aligning efforts + Network power

#fieldbuildingforchange #yyc

 

CAPRA: Supporting and advocating for the  reduction of poverty from the systems level to ignite a long term impact on poverty.  Collective Impact + Systems Thinking + Systems Approach #knowinspireact #RD

CAPRA: Supporting and advocating for the  reduction of poverty from the systems level to ignite a long term impact on poverty. 

Collective Impact + Systems Thinking + Systems Approach

#knowinspireact #RD

JASPER PLACE HIGH SCHOOL: Opening intentional  spaces for students by students to develop programming based on student need. Program Design through the “Global Cafe” #globalcafe #yeg

JASPER PLACE HIGH SCHOOL: Opening intentional  spaces for students by students to develop programming based on student need.

Program Design through the “Global Cafe”

#globalcafe #yeg

VOLUNTEER ALBERTA: Supporting people, connecting Alberta, sharing knowledge , and finding funding to support the non-profit sector in Alberta.  Network Power + Cross-sector Partnership  #bettertogether #yeg #yyc

VOLUNTEER ALBERTA: Supporting people, connecting Alberta, sharing knowledge , and finding funding to support the non-profit sector in Alberta. 

Network Power + Cross-sector Partnership 

#bettertogether #yeg #yyc

ACTION LAB: A space to think differently and make ideas happen.  Prototyping + Human Centred Design + Social Enterprise + Social Lab Processes #actionlab #yeg

ACTION LAB: A space to think differently and make ideas happen. 

Prototyping + Human Centred Design + Social Enterprise + Social Lab Processes

#actionlab #yeg

RED DEER RIVER WATERSHED ALLIANCE: Designing, testing, and iterating solutions to water quality challenges in the Red Deer River watershed. Social Lab Processes + Collective Impact + Prototyping + Systems Thinking #watersociallab #RD

RED DEER RIVER WATERSHED ALLIANCE: Designing, testing, and iterating solutions to water quality challenges in the Red Deer River watershed.

Social Lab Processes + Collective Impact + Prototyping + Systems Thinking

#watersociallab #RD

MINDFUL MENTAL TRAINING: Cultivating affordable and accessible mental health supports through the use of mobile technology and evidence-based mindfulness programs.  Social Enterprise + Tech for Good + Social Tech #mentalhealth #yyc

MINDFUL MENTAL TRAINING: Cultivating affordable and accessible mental health supports through the use of mobile technology and evidence-based mindfulness programs. 

Social Enterprise + Tech for Good + Social Tech

#mentalhealth #yyc

UNITED WAY CALGARY AND AREA - LEADING BOLDLY: A network for social change focused on building new capacity for Collaborative Social Innovation. Collective Action + Convening for Community Action + Systems Change Intervention #agreatcityforall #yyc

UNITED WAY CALGARY AND AREA - LEADING BOLDLY: A network for social change focused on building new capacity for Collaborative Social Innovation.

Collective Action + Convening for Community Action + Systems Change Intervention

#agreatcityforall #yyc

YEG TINY HOMES: Reimagining how cities and citizens can use infill space to create affordable and intentional housing communities.  Connecting Community + Community- Centred Design  #intentionaldesign #yeg

YEG TINY HOMES: Reimagining how cities and citizens can use infill space to create affordable and intentional housing communities. 

Connecting Community + Community- Centred Design 

#intentionaldesign #yeg

CITY OF EDMONTON: Reimagining and working in complex challenges to tackle how the city of Edmonton meets citizen needs.  Intrapreneurship + Systems Thinking + Social Enterprise #intrapreneurship #yeg

CITY OF EDMONTON: Reimagining and working in complex challenges to tackle how the city of Edmonton meets citizen needs. 

Intrapreneurship + Systems Thinking + Social Enterprise

#intrapreneurship #yeg

ENERGY FUTURES LAB: Bringing together teams of thought leaders, innovators, and influencers to guide a social process design for transforming Alberta’s energy system. Systems Thinking + Newtonian Shift + Social Lab Processes + Reflective Practice  #transitioningenergy #yeg # yyc 

ENERGY FUTURES LAB: Bringing together teams of thought leaders, innovators, and influencers to guide a social process design for transforming Alberta’s energy system.

Systems Thinking + Newtonian Shift + Social Lab Processes + Reflective Practice 

#transitioningenergy #yeg # yyc 

theSedge.org: Community building around social enterprise  through an online  educational platform and peer collaboration network. Knowledge Sharing + Network Power + Craft #collaborativecommunities #yyc

theSedge.org: Community building around social enterprise  through an online  educational platform and peer collaboration network.

Knowledge Sharing + Network Power + Craft

#collaborativecommunities #yyc

THE GRAIN EXCHANGE CO-OP: Locally oriented and worker-owned bakery that adheres to the principles of artisan, small-batch production. Co-op + Local Investment #workerowned #yyc 

THE GRAIN EXCHANGE CO-OP: Locally oriented and worker-owned bakery that adheres to the principles of artisan, small-batch production.

Co-op + Local Investment

#workerowned #yyc 

THE LOCAL GOOD: All about bridging local community. We get excited about ways to live a bit more simply and sustainably. Social Capital + Capacity Building #connectinglocaldo-gooders #yeg

THE LOCAL GOOD: All about bridging local community. We get excited about ways to live a bit more simply and sustainably.

Social Capital + Capacity Building

#connectinglocaldo-gooders #yeg

PARKLAND INSTITUTE: Studying the economic, social, cultural, and political issues facing Albertans and Canadians, using the perspective of political economy. Critical Thinking + Thought leadership  #thinkcritical #yeg 

PARKLAND INSTITUTE: Studying the economic, social, cultural, and political issues facing Albertans and Canadians, using the perspective of political economy.

Critical Thinking + Thought leadership 

#thinkcritical #yeg 

CONSCIOUS BRANDS: Helping businesses activate sustainability and integrate it into their DNA. Holocracy + Systems Thinking + Integrated Learning about Sustainability #integratedsustainability #yyc    

CONSCIOUS BRANDS: Helping businesses activate sustainability and integrate it into their DNA.

Holocracy + Systems Thinking + Integrated Learning about Sustainability

#integratedsustainability #yyc  

 

WELCOME TO PARENTHOOD: Linking parents to parenting supports, mentors, and other vital resources through the provision of a Baby Box. Integrated Service Delivery + Policy Partnerships + Systems Thinking #born2thrive #yyc

WELCOME TO PARENTHOOD: Linking parents to parenting supports, mentors, and other vital resources through the provision of a Baby Box.

Integrated Service Delivery + Policy Partnerships + Systems Thinking

#born2thrive #yyc

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION: Educating about mental health and illness, advocating for better conditions in  community, and helping people build strong supports for community life. Systems thinking + Service integration + Adaptive leadership + Capacity building #mentalhealthforall #yeg

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION: Educating about mental health and illness, advocating for better conditions in  community, and helping people build strong supports for community life.

Systems thinking + Service integration + Adaptive leadership + Capacity building

#mentalhealthforall #yeg

MRU INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY PROSPERITY: Connecting learning, research and change leaders to build community and strengthen the common good. Systems Thinking + Change Leadership + Knowledge Mobilization + University-Community Partnership #prosperityredefined #yyc

MRU INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY PROSPERITY: Connecting learning, research and change leaders to build community and strengthen the common good.

Systems Thinking + Change Leadership + Knowledge Mobilization + University-Community Partnership

#prosperityredefined #yyc

MAKE SOMETHING EDMONTON: Bridging makers and go getters to support how we can make our own fun, culture, and community. Platform Approach + Community-Centred + Co-Creation + Strength-Based #whatareyoumaking? #yeg

MAKE SOMETHING EDMONTON: Bridging makers and go getters to support how we can make our own fun, culture, and community.

Platform Approach + Community-Centred + Co-Creation + Strength-Based

#whatareyoumaking? #yeg

BetaCityYEG: Convening the city and region’s civic tech meet-up community to design and work together on innovative tech projects for civic engagement. Capacity Building + Cross-Sector Partnerships #newtechlab #yeg 

BetaCityYEG: Convening the city and region’s civic tech meet-up community to design and work together on innovative tech projects for civic engagement.

Capacity Building + Cross-Sector Partnerships

#newtechlab #yeg 

SUNCOR ENERGY FOUNDATION:  Supporting and cultivating community leaders, building skills and knowledge to inspire innovation, and engaging citizens to collaborate for our energy future Funding Emergent Projects + Deep Partnership + Building Resilience #lastingcontributions #yyc

SUNCOR ENERGY FOUNDATION:  Supporting and cultivating community leaders, building skills and knowledge to inspire innovation, and engaging citizens to collaborate for our energy future

Funding Emergent Projects + Deep Partnership + Building Resilience

#lastingcontributions #yyc

OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY - U OF A: Facilitating institutional efforts across campus to build a culture of sustainability through Engagement, Teaching, Research, Operations and Facilities.  Integrated Systems Approach + Student Engagement #integratedsustainability #yeg

OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY - U OF AFacilitating institutional efforts across campus to build a culture of sustainability through Engagement, Teaching, Research, Operations and Facilities. 

Integrated Systems Approach + Student Engagement

#integratedsustainability #yeg

REOS PARTNERS: Helping governments, companies, and civil society organizations worldwide make progress on their most important and intractable challenges. Social Lab Processes + Human-Centred Design + Prototyping #systemschange #yyc

REOS PARTNERS: Helping governments, companies, and civil society organizations worldwide make progress on their most important and intractable challenges.

Social Lab Processes + Human-Centred Design + Prototyping

#systemschange #yyc

MEALSHARE: Turning dining into helping out by partnering with restaurants to provide meals to youth in need.  Partnership + One2one Model #buyonegiveone #yyc #yeg

MEALSHARE: Turning dining into helping out by partnering with restaurants to provide meals to youth in need. 

Partnership + One2one Model

#buyonegiveone #yyc #yeg

MEDICINE HAT COMMUNITY HOUSING SOCIETY: Implementing integrated community supported living to ensure people can participate in society socially, economically, and culturally. Housing First + Systems Approach + Systems Thinking #endinghomelessness #medhat

MEDICINE HAT COMMUNITY HOUSING SOCIETY: Implementing integrated community supported living to ensure people can participate in society socially, economically, and culturally.

Housing First + Systems Approach + Systems Thinking

#endinghomelessness #medhat

SANGUDO OPPORTUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Supporting new and existing businesses that keeps local wealth invested locally. Community Economic Development + Co-op + Local Investment #shoplocal #sangudo #ruralAB

SANGUDO OPPORTUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Supporting new and existing businesses that keeps local wealth invested locally.

Community Economic Development + Co-op + Local Investment

#shoplocal #sangudo #ruralAB


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