The ABSI Connect Kit
The inaugural cohort of Fellows - Kate, Aleeya and Lesley - co-created multiple tools and resources in response to what they learned and heard about social innovation in Alberta.
The ABSI Connect Kit is the cumulative package of this work.
We warmly invite you to borrow, adapt and use this kit to explore, understand and deepen your connection with Albertan social innovation.
We welcome feedback, input and future ideas!
This Kit reflects both our story - the story of three young social impact leaders working in service of all social innovation action in Alberta - and Alberta's story - the story of heroic communities collectively striving to address social and environmental problems at their root, stopping them from existing in the first place.
A short and sweet summary of the future of Social Innovation in Alberta! We suggest pathways forward in response to the both powerful and daunting patterns and deep cultural narratives that we saw around how we speak, fund, take risks, grow and plan for transformational impact.
For 7 months, we placed social innovation in the middle of our desks. Now, it is our pleasure to share - from our desk to yours -what we heard, learned and see as opportunities for us to put our desks together to pursue some radically fruitful social change.
This is the presentation we gave to share our findings. Feel free to share it or use it with your team, community, or class!
The idea for a “networking lab” surfaced when we were asked to share what we were learning in and from the social lab space. Here is our simple step-to-step guide that will help you understand and recreate your own “Networking Lab."
We want to share a snapshot of the rich and diverse social innovation ecosystem as we saw and navigated it. Here is a window into that ecosystem; it is yours to explore, learn about, share and, above all, meet new and unusual suspects...