Forging new partnerships. Building capacity for social innovation.
Universities play a crucial role in resilient communities. The/La Collaborative’s pan-Canadian cross-sectoral network leverages experiential learning activities around collaborations that build capacity for innovation in the social sector.
Innovation for Social Impact brings social sciences, humanities and arts knowledge and talent where it is needed to shape the future of social sector organisations. Our experts create a co-learning space that brings together students and practitioners around projects aimed at innovation.
Community partner organisations increase their own capacity and intellectual capital and benefit from the research expertise they need through collaborative processes that put them at the focus. Reciprocal interactions between campus and community partners are supported by bespoke “collaboration protocols”. Partners access know-how and knowledge while focusing on building a meaningful exchanges and cross-sectoral collaborations.
Learn more about the Future Skills Centre, and about the project that led by Dr Sandra Lapointe and Dr Brent McKnight of McMaster University that underpins Innovation for Social Impact.
A joint-venture of the Canadian Science Policy Centre and The/La Collaborative, the Forum will convene social research and innovation stakeholders across sectors with the purpose of exploring alignment on policies and practices that leverage impact-first training and knowledge mobilisation in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (SSHA) to foster innovation and build capacity in the social and municipal sectors.