To make social innovation visible, relevant, and accessible to Albertans who want to address their communities’ most pressing problems.
Think in systems
Connect as humans
Learn in community
Amplify local initiatives and expertise
What We Do
To make social innovation visible, relevant, and accessible, we:
Connect - people to people, organizations to organizations, people to opportunities
Share Stories & Evidence - from individual stories to broader patterns and trends
Help People Grow - individually and collectively, in their capacity to innovate and create impact
Our Priorities for 2020
Spread the word!
Shine a light on existing stories, initiatives, resources, and events--with an emphasis on those created by or serving Albertans who are addressing “messy” problems.
Podcast and blog posts
Key terms, definitions, resources, and experts highlighted on ABSI Connect’s website and SI Canada’s online platform
Helping People Grow
Create opportunities for people to learn, connect, and grow alongside others from different communities or issue spaces.
Webinars and online convening
Network Weaver Calls
Local/regional workshops and gatherings
Co-host, attend, and/or promote other meet-ups and events as relevant
Identify patterns, gaps, and opportunities
Uncover and share patterns, gaps, and opportunities related to the visibility, accessibility, and impact of social innovation in Alberta, to inform the actions this network takes.
Surface and share patterns, trends, gaps and needs through individual conversations, student projects at partner institutions, and an annual survey & report
Participate in the steering committee and as a partner to advance Alberta’s Social Innovation and Social Finance strategy
Work with a social innovation fellow (spring) to explore how language and narratives influence the way social innovation happens and is talked about in different communities.