Social innovation is in Canada’s nature. From the advent of medicare to peacekeeping, Blue Box recycling to Greenpeace, Canada is a country with a long history of social innovation beginning with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. Passionate people driven by necessity, human ingenuity and care innovate to collaboratively transform the very way society works and make it more inclusive, sustainable, just and well.
In the book "Social Innovation Generation: Fostering a Canadian Ecosystem for Systems Change," Tim Drainim, Executive Director of SiG, and his team lay bare what their mission meant to them, why it mattered, what they learned, where they stumbled and how social innovation happens. This is SiG's way of paying forward their insights, cultivated in collaboration with dozens of generous partners over the years.
Social Innovation Generation came together to serve Canadian people and communities. A collaborative catalyzed by the McConnell Foundation, in partnership with the University of Waterloo, MaRS and the Plan Institute, their collective mission is to foster a culture of continuous social innovation in Canada. For SiG, this means understanding and nurturing the conditions across sectors and across the country for social innovations to scale, endure and have impact. Imagine how social innovation, combined with mainstream innovation, could solve Canada’s toughest intractable social and environmental challenges.
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Reinhardtstraße 58, 10117 Berlin