New report on Canada’s Social Innovation Labs

Canada's Social Innovations Labs

Social Innovation Labs are sprouting up across Canada in response to the complex and interdependent challenges facing society. Often supported by and housed in postsecondary institutions, labs foster collaboration between private/for profit, public/government, academic and non-profit actors. But where are these labs located? How are they structured, housed, managed and financed? What type of projects do they undertake and what approaches do they adopt? What are their successes and lessons learned? Professor Ann Dale’s “Social Innovation Labs in Canada” project, published on Changing the Conversation is an attempt to answer these questions using a sample of existing labs.

Check out The Preliminary Analysis of the Canadian Social Innovation Lab Landscape, a new report outlining the research to learn more about the project. Also, check out this interactive map featuring various labs located across the country.