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What is Social Innovation?

How do we make the social innovation field more than the sum of its parts? What are our systems change goals for the next 10 years? Accept Vimeo ūüć™ to watch this video

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Social Innovation Generation Book (SiG)

Fostering a Canadian Ecosystem for Systems Change Social innovation is in Canada‚Äôs nature. From the advent of medicare to peacekeeping, Blue Box recycling to Greenpeace, Canada is a country with a long history of social innovation beginning with First Nations, Inuit and M√©tis communities. From coast to coast to coast, passionate people driven by necessity, […]

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Food is fundamental to health and healing (Sustainable Food Systems)

Nourish Wasan Retreat | September 2017 September 2017, leaders from across healthcare, government and food sectors convened together on Wasan Island to explore the role of food in healthcare in Canada, and the core belief of the group was that food is fundamental to health and healing, but is currently undervalued within the healthcare system. […]

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Insights & Observations at the Intersection of Higher Education, Indigenous Communities & Local Economic Development (Re-Code)

Report on our pre-Indigenous Innovation Summit dialogue on supporting Indigenous social entrepreneurship, which includes discussion notes, insights, observations, & suggestions for next steps. by junxion strategy for Re-Code  

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Re-Code Field Notes

Re-Code¬†launched in 2014 with a call to transform higher education, inviting universities and colleges to redesign their institutions from the inside out.¬†To disrupt business as usual. To create partnerships across institutional and sectoral boundaries.¬†In short, to ‚Äúrecode‚ÄĚ the post-secondary system in order to build a more just, sustainable and beautiful world for coming generations. Schools […]

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Maximizing the Capacities of Advanced Education Institutions to Build Social Infrastructure (Re-code) for Canadian Communities

Building Social Infrastructure: How can we increase the impact of our institutions to better strengthen our communities?

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Boston Study Tour (Cities for People)

Boston is home to cutting-edge initiatives in social entrepreneurship (EforAll, the MassChallenge); neighbourhood revitalization and civic innovation (The Mayorcategorys Office of New Urban Mechanics, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, Roxbury Innovation Center); and youth engagement and social innovation (YouthBuild, DesignX-MIT and Mission Hill School). The city also inspires practitioners who have done extensive research in sustainability, smart cities and inclusion. Boston is not only an innovation hub, it is also one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the United States. From the historic streets of nearby Cambridge to the artistic Victorian town houses of Black Bay, the city suits a variety of lifestyles.

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Purchasing Power: 10 Lessons on sustainable institutional food (Sustainable Food Systems)

This report presents ten lessons learned about changing institutional food (purchasing and food services) and identifies barriers as well as levers for change in the larger systems of which these institutions are a part. We hope the report will inform and inspire institutions, organizations, funders and policy makers to leverage local, sustainable food purchasing by institutions and bring about significant social, economic, health and environmental impacts.

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Advancing wellbeing in schools (WellAhead)

In 2015, WellAhead began working in British Columbia to experiment with ways to better integrate wellbeing into K-12 education. In Advancing Wellbeing in Schools, WellAhead shares 15 lessons about education, philanthropy & systems change learned through this process.

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