Foundation Resources

Innovation

Sort By: Title | Date

February 2012

Video: Jane Zhang, Techsoup Canada — From Zero to Superstar

Jane describes how having the vision and the passion is sometimes not enough, and that thinking about the barriers that are holding you back from using technology as a catalyst for organizational change is important.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Kirstin Beardsley, CanadaHelps — The Social Shift

Kirstin talks about how communications technology has changed how we work, connect, and fundraise, explaining how non-profits can harness these tools to further their cause and mission.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Matt Thompson, Mozilla Drumbeat, a Mozilla Foundation project — How the Web won’t Change the World...but Web Thinking Might

Matt talks about the value of failures and the need for humility when working with technology: It’s not a panacea, and won’t save the world. Matt poses five thought-provoking questions to frame how people and organizations can use technology to make an impact on digital strategies.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Matt Thompson, Mozilla Drumbeat, a Mozilla Foundation project — Six Words that can Change Your (Digital) Life

Matt distils his philosophy of digital strategy into a mere six words that have a big impact: “Think small. Work open. Do less.” Matt explains how these ideas can change the way your organizational culture can become nimble and adaptive.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

December 8, 2010

Report: Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good

by The Task Force on Social Finance

Outlines seven actions that Canada needs to undertake, in parallel, to mobilize new sources of capital, create an enabling tax and regulator environment, and build a pipeline of investment-ready social enterprises.

Tags: Social Innovation Generation, Social Finance, Resilience, Innovation, Sustainability

December 2011

Report: Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good – Measuring Progress During Year One

by The Task Force on Social Finance

A follow-up to the December 2010 report from the Task Force, Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good, this progress report highlights some of the developments relevant to the recommendations of the Task Force since the 2010 report release.

Tags: Sustainability, Social Innovation Generation, Social Finance, Resilience, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Noorin Ladhani and Amanda Grainger-Munday, Framework — Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Cloud Technology in Action

Noorin and Amanda discuss how Framework has leveraged cloud technology to raise over 90,000 volunteer hours in 8 cities working in from the office and in airports, on trains, and in taxi cabs across Canada.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2010

Publication: On Not Letting a Crisis Go to Waste: An Innovation Agenda for Canada's Community Sector

by Tim Brodhead

Explores some of the implications of the economic downturn for Canada’s community sector and argues that new models and approaches are urgently required to ensure the community sector's health and to maintain Canadians’ well-being.

Tags: Tim Brodhead, Sustainability, Social Innovation Generation, Resilience, Innovation, Inclusion

November 1, 2010

Report: Patterns, Principles, and Practices in Social Innovation

by Stephen Huddart

Explores various dimensions of the field of social innovation and discusses the evidence of its existence and its growth throughout the world. Originally published in The Philanthropist.

Tags: Social Innovation Generation, Resilience, Innovation, Inclusion, Stephen Huddart

December 2009

Video: Platformation & Partnership Ecology

Stephen Huddart from McConnell Foundation provides an overview of the Partnership Ecology model and the Platformation project.

Tags: Social Innovation Generation, Innovation, Stephen Huddart

| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation 1002 Sherbrooke W., Suite 1800, Montreal, Québec H3A 3L6

Site by Plank