• Alberta,  British Columbia,  Social Innovation

    Maybe is a Podcast About the Messy Reality of Social Innovation

    Maybe is a podcast series inspired by individuals who are tackling critical issues and challenges in communities across Canada. Specifically, it’s about people who have participated in a very special program called Getting to Maybe: A Social Innovation Residency, inspired by the Canadian book and social innovation phenomenon of the same name. SI Canada spoke to Host and Producer Cheryl Rose about her work in social innovation, the podcast, and where its going in 2019. What is the Maybe podcast? “This podcast is about what it’s really like to work for social innovation in very complex contexts; the messiness and uncertainty that is often part of this work. These stories…

  • Alberta,  Atlantic Canada,  British Columbia,  Indigenous,  Manitoba,  Ontario,  Quebec,  Social Innovation,  Social R&D

    Important Moments for Canadian Social Innovation in 2018

    This was a important year for social innovation in Canada. The biggest news is probably that the federal government announced an $805M investment in social innovation, the importance of which can not be overstated. But that funding exists because Canada has already become a global leader in social innovation, thanks to work being done from coast to coast by social innovators and organizations everywhere. As we begin this new year, we’re looking back on some of the important moments and learnings from 2018 that will help shape the year ahead.   The Social Innovation and Social Finance Committee Releases Their Policy Report A 17-person committee appointed by ESDC from government…

  • British Columbia,  Social Innovation

    Radius: Introducing the latest Trampoline cohort for the Health Promotion Lab.

    It’s with much excitement that we introduce the latest Trampoline cohort for the Health Promotion Lab! This group of entrepreneurs are approaching health promotion from every angle – from supplying nutritious food without waste and encouraging new demographics to embrace fitness, all the way to recording health info, connecting healthcare providers, and bringing the latest science lab insights to the wider community in engaging ways. The cohort only launched a few weeks ago, and already they are building their ideas as prototypes and supporting each other with connections, community support, and actionable advice. By bringing together a cohort focused on health, Trampoline provides a safe space to test and grow…