Resource Type: Publication | Authors: Michele-Lee Moore & Darcy Riddell
Scaling Out, Scaling Up, Scaling Deep by Darcy Riddell and Michele-Lee Moore, and commissioned by Tamarack and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, dives deeply into a key question that is top-of-mind for many community change agents and funders: How do we scale up the impact impact of a promising social...
Resources for Liz Weaver's Collective Impact workshops through 2014
Click here for resources from Liz Weaver's Collective Impact and Community Change workshops through 2014.
Resource Type: Publication | Author: Tim Draimin, Social Innovation Generation (SiG)
This article by Tim Draimin, E.D. of Social Innovation Generation (SiG), makes the case that the focus of innovation is increasingly focused on developing new kinds of systems. He then profiles the discipline of Systems Thinking – sharing principles and resources -- and suggests that social innovators wanting...
Resource Type: Publication | Author: Chiara Camponeschi
This toolkit illustrates countless examples from around the world demonstrating the power of “place-based, creative problem-solving that can result when the “imagination and inventiveness of citizens, experts and activists” is leveraged to work collaboratively.
Resource Type: Publication & Toolkit | Authors: Tim Brown and Jocelyn Wyatt
Design Thinking for Social Innovation explores the growing interest in utilizing the design thinking approach to generate new solutions to complex social issues. The Human Centred Design Toolkit and website provide a range of design thinking processes and tools that have been developed specifically for NGOs...
Podcast | Speaker: Cameron Norman
In this podcast, Cameron Norman, Principal of CENSE Research + Design, Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health shares about Design Thinking and Social Innovation. He walks listeners through what design thinking is, the differences between it and systems thinking, and what has drawn him to this...
Resource Type: Publications | Author: The BC Advisory Council on Social Entrepreneurship
Three papers developed by the Advisory Council to guide its work offer readers a good introduction to the field of social innovation; frame its relevancy for British Columbia; and, outline an action plan to enable social innovation to continue to flourish in the province.
Resource Type: Editorial | Author: The Vancouver Sun
This recent editorial suggests that finding solutions to our communities’ complex challenges is beyond the scope of a single entity.
Audio Seminar || Al Etmanski
In this podcast, Paul Born speaks with Al Etmanski about community innovation; why "innovating together" matters; and, the role of government in supporting social innovation.
Resource Type: Publication | Author: Caledon Institute for Social Policy
In response to a rapidly changing social and economic environment, innovation has emerged as an important tool for poverty reduction.
Building Movements for Social Change
Explore core concepts at the heart of successful social movements throughout history.
Resource Type: Audio Seminar || Speaker: Katharine Pearson
This podcast explores the concept of applied dissemination through several case studies and an examines the Sustaining Social Innovation initiative led by the McConnell Foundation in 2006.
Resource Type: Audio Seminar || Speaker: Christian Bason
This podcast deepens our understanding of co-creation and how to foster innovation in the public sector by connecting the dots between public sector and community innovation in eye-opening ways.
Resource Type: Audio Seminar || Speakers: Al Etmanski & Vickie Cammack
This podcast seeks to understand the potential for community innovation in today’s world. Vickie Cammack and Al Etmanski consider the deep patterns that drive change and innovation and how they have influenced the creation of the Social Innovation Generation (SiG)network.