About Our Regional Nodes
Our six foundational regional nodes are all organizations/networks that have a fundamental belief in collaboration: we’ll get further faster by working together. Each of them have deep roots in their communities and are actively connecting and building their ecosystems.
They have each decided to roll up their sleeves to help to build this new pan-Canadian network, by revealing and showcasing local assets and by bridging to each other to learn.
RADIUS builds programs to collaboratively develop, test, and accelerate innovative responses to tough social problems. Drawing on this leading edge work, we also offer training, events and educational opportunities to build collective capacity to respond to the challenges of our time.
Since 2012, like minded organizations have been working along side each other in a renovated warehouse in North Point Douglas. We like to think of this space as an ecosystem. While each tenant is focused on their own mission, we all support each other, creating a strong network of organizations working together to affect change in Manitoba.
The Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) aspires to be the best place on earth to be a social innovator. Period. We offer coworking, community and acceleration services to people who are changing the world. Members get special rates on meeting and event spaces, promotional opportunities, networking and community, free consultations with experts, access to capital, and much more.
A not-for-profit organization located in Montréal, the MIS is an important player in Québec’s social innovation ecosystem and a decisive lever in the emergence and development of projects with a strong positive social impact, among citizen collectives and government organizations, universities and the entrepreneurial community. MIS supports leaders of social and environmental development projects across Quebec, primarily in their initial stages, through risk assessment and impact analysis. The organization works with other social enterprises to provide a wide range of expertise for community projects.
Organisme à but non lucratif localisé à Montréal, la MIS est une force vive et un levier déterminant dans l’émergence et le développement de projets à fort impact social positif en milieu urbain, auprès de collectifs citoyens, d’organisations gouvernementales, d’universités et du milieu entrepreneurial. Œuvrant à l’échelle québécoise, elle accompagne des leaders de projets de société sur le plan du développement social et environnemental. Elle intervient principalement dans la phase initiale de leur parcours, dans une approche d’évaluation et de réduction des risques et de maximisation d’impact. La MIS agit en complémentarité aux autres acteurs de l’écosystème en innovation sociale et contribue à fédérer leurs multiples expertises autour de projets porteurs.
We tackle tough social problems by bringing together residents, governments, community organizations, and businesses in a way that honours their unique perspectives and valuable contributions. Despite many efforts to address systemic issues facing Nova Scotia, we know we can do better—by capitalizing on our collective strength and working cooperatively with respect, trust and transparency. This is what Inspiring Communities is all about.
Our current nodes are all activating their communities: mapping their ecosystems, bringing people together and building their capacity. They help to signpost and navigate this landscape. They are bridges to a range of local, regional and national communities.
We’d love to welcome new nodes as regional partners who are equally committed to helping to strengthen this emerging network. Nodes should be:
- building capacity locally, regionally and nationally on social innovation by supporting innovators
- engaging in ecosystem building
- connected into a local ecosystem and have existing regional networks
- focused on social innovation in its broadest understanding
- open to working collaboratively
- have a strong commitment to inclusive innovation that works towards justice, equity, diversity and inclusion
- aligned in terms of mission and strategy
- working on systems change