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ABSI Connect Gathering Recap

Connecting Changemakers

Earlier this month, 50 Albertan changemakers and social innovators gathered in Edmonton at the Skills Society Action Lab. We shared stories and insights from our work in different communities and sectors across the province. We heard patterns about systems change from Ashoka Canada’s network, and learned how to nominate Albertan changemakers to become Ashoka fellows. And we shared updates and contributed ideas to support the ongoing evolution of ABSI Connect and Social Innovation Canada.

Our visual recorder, Sam Hester, did a fantastic job recording the many insights and themes that emerged throughout the day. Check out our event report (link below) for close-ups.

Our visual recorder, Sam Hester, did a fantastic job recording the many insights and themes that emerged throughout the day. Check out our event report (link below) for close-ups.


Event Report

Many rich discussions and visuals emerged through the day. See our full event report for:

  • A summary of the day’s agenda

  • Highlights from the discussions throughout the day

  • Resources shared by Ashoka Canada and participants

  • An attendance list and summary of participant evaluations


Thank you

Over 25 people volunteered their time to make this day possible. Thank you to those who helped shape the day’s agenda, facilitated small group discussions, shared stories from your work, welcomed participants, or helped us set up tables when you arrived.


What’s Next?

We hope you’ll keep engaging with and contributing to this growing network and community. Check out our home page for our latest newsletter, some upcoming events, and links to our first podcast episode and latest blog posts. Would you like to get involved by hosting a meet-up in your community, writing a guest blog post, or being on our podcast? Contact us.