Learn more about community engaged initiatives supported by the Social Innovation Institute.
Imagine a community of Alberta changemakers dedicated to social responsibility and using businesses to create positive, lasting impact. That’s what the B Economy ecosystem is all about. B Corps are a part of this ecosystem. They are social-good enterprises that have gone through a rigorous assessment and certification process. The B Economy includes not only certified B Corps, but also mission-driven businesses, non-profits, fund managers, foundations and universities.
The Social Innovation Institute engages with the B Corp community in Edmonton, fostering meaningful collaborations and building capacity within a growing community of socially conscious organizations.
Contact us to learn more and get involved with B Corp events and training, networking opportunities, consulting services and research. For more information about B Corps and B Corp certification, check out B Lab Canada.
Community service learning courses, opportunities for students to learn from and contribute to community organizations, work placements, such as co-ops and practicums—at MacEwan, students are introduced to a variety of community-engaged learning opportunities.
The Social Innovation Institute coordinates a Community Engaged Learning Committee, made up of MacEwan faculty, staff, students, and community members from diverse sectors. This committees hosts relationship-building events and initiatives that build capacity for community engaged learning within MacEwan and the broader community.
RECOVER is the City of Edmonton’s urban wellness initiative. Centered around six Edmonton neighbourhoods (Boyle Street, Central McDougall, Downtown, McCauley, Strathcona and Queen Mary Park), RECOVER uses a social innovation approach that engages diverse stakeholders—residents, business owners, community groups, social agencies and others—to build a better understanding of community perspectives on wellness in each neighbourhood.
The Social Innovation Institute is a partner and collaborator with RECOVER, providing strategic leadership and supporting a team of social innovation coaches.
When our faculty members undertake research activities in collaboration with community organizations, we all benefit. Research Services supports this type of community engaged scholarship for faculty and students, enriching the social and cultural fabric of our city.
The Social Innovation Institute coordinates a Community Engaged Scholarship Committee, made up of MacEwan faculty, staff, students and community members from diverse sectors. This committee hosts relationship-building events and initiatives that encourage community-engaged scholarship within MacEwan and the broader community.