Social RnD National Gathering Summary

On June 16-17, 2020, Social Innovation Canada hosted a virtual Social R&D: A National Practice Gathering to address the following questions:

  • How are Canadian social innovators addressing complex challenges in this changing time?
  • How can social R&D tools and practices strengthen their efforts?


At this time of systems disruption and reinvention, strengthening our capacities to better solve problems has never been more needed. 

Here are our reports and learnings from this two-day gathering:

Spring 2021 National Practice Gathering

We are excited to work with some of you as designers and facilitators for the 2021 National Practice Gathering. If you want to be part of the design team for the Spring convening, please express your interest to annelies[at]socialinnovation[dot]ca by sharing a resume and answering these key questions.

NOTE: we are committed to prioritizing BIPOC individuals to help complement our 2021 team.

  1. Who are you? How are you connected to social R&D?
  2. Why would you like to be involved?
  3. What skills would you bring e.g. facilitation, tech, language
  4. What time capacity do you have available e.g. a few hours a week, more

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