Join us at our second annual gathering to connect the Canadian Social R&D field.
Do you use innovative social research practices to better understand and address social issues?
Do you draw on experimental approaches like prototyping, human-centered design, social labs, data measurement, or ethnography in order to solve complex social challenges?
Do you want to share with and learn from other Social R&D practitioners?
EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
This year’s national convening will focus around the question:
“How can we leverage social research & development to build a more inclusive economy; one that is regenerative, and centred on empathy?”
We will explore how we are practicing equity and shifting power in communities to foster social change.
The content will take place in both English and French, with live translation provided in plenary sessions.
Over two half-day sessions, we will:
- Connect as a community of Social R&D practitioners to learn from and with each other
- Explore how we as a field are adapting our practices to respond to this changing time
- Discover and apply new methodologies to our social impact work
- Develop awareness of how to address equity in social R&D practice
- Continue to build a national narrative around the social R&D field
Our time together will involve storytelling, music and movement, as well as opportunities to meet others in the space and bring forward your own reflections, questions, ideas, and contributions to this field.
JEROME MORGAN | Lead Strategist and Innovation Consultant, Wood Buffalo Strategy Group
Jerome Morgan specializes in strategy, human-centred design, organizational development and facilitation. He helps leaders get to better solutions using design thinking and community innovation that is centered on empathy. Selected as a 2018 social innovator and changemaker, Jerome is a champion for equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and leads work around BIPOC, low income and rural communities.
ANNELIES TJEBBES | Social Innovation Consultant, Roots and Rivers
Annelies Tjebbes is a systems change leader with a background in social innovation, community development, and social enterprise. She provides comprehensive strategic planning, evaluation and facilitation services through her consultancy Roots & Rivers. Annelies is an Innoweave Evaluation & Impact Coach and brings evidence-based decision-making and reflective practices to all of her work.
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