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Social Innovation’s Update: Part 2 – An Opportunity and Future

Social innovation has stalled while its need has never been greater: How might we bring it back to life? This second of a two-part series that builds on a piece originally published on Medium. A new dawn for social innovation could be upon us if we look closely. As I outlined in an earlier article, …

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Blue Zones of Social Innovation

What if we learned lessons from how people live a long and healthy life and applied it to social innovation? Could we create blue zones of social innovation and learn from them to create more sustainable, adaptive communities of learning and innovation?

16 Days

This date is an auspicious one in Canada and represents one of the greatest opportunities for social innovation and healing in our lifetime. Every year, from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10 (World Human Rights Day), Canadians observe the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. In …

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Scaling Impact

‘Achieving scale’ might be the golden goose of social innovation. It’s a simple phrase, but its meaning and misunderstanding is not. “How do we take this to scale?” This common and often well-meaning question has enormous problems with it for social innovation besides the grammar. Scale might be among the most widely misunderstood concepts in …

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