Social innovation labs are sprouting up across Canada that efficiently combine multi-sectorial resources to solve wicked societal problems. Often supported by and housed in postsecondary institutions, labs foster collaboration between private/for profit, public/government, academic and nonprofit actors. But where are these labs located? How are they structured, housed, managed and financed? What are their successes and lessons learned? Our “Social Innovation Labs in Canada” project is an attempt to answer these questions using a sample of existing labs.
We recently discovered this great website called “Equitable and just sustainability transitions through social science insight”, penned by Dr. Stephen Zavestoski. As a professor in the Environmental Studies Program and Department of Sociology at the University of San Francisco, he is “weaving together [his] personal life, research, and teaching to move society toward” "equitable and just sustainability transitions through social science insight” (Stephen Savestoski, n.d., Home).
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) recently announced
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On Friday, February 24, 2017, the MC3 2.0 Research Team hosted a virtual Peer-to-Peer Learning Exchange with a group of policy-makers and practitioners as well as leaders from NGO’s and the private sector. As part of the first phase of our research, we conducted interviews with participants from 11 Case Study Communities.