The inaugural Indigenous Innovation Summit (#IIS2015) was a groundbreaking event. This gathering brought together many stakeholders who don’t necessarily always work together: Elders, youth, service providers, academics, artists, social entrepreneurs, foundations, government representatives – the list goes on. A total of 320 people attended the proceedings from November 18-20, at the beautiful Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Hosted by the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC), and organized in partnership with the Winnipeg Boldness Project, the 4Rs Youth Movement, Canadians for a New Partnership, the Circle, and the Foundation, the Summit convened people interested in social innovation, solutions finance, social entrepreneurship and more.
As the first of three planned summits, the focus of this one was to develop a common language around social innovation and solutions finance; to connect those with resources to those with ideas; and to highlight some of the most innovative work currently taking place in Canada and abroad. (more…)