For more than 10 years the interest in social innovation - as aspiration, as ambition and as a discipline has been rising steadily all over the world, with Canada and Australia two of the most active countries.
Australia and Canada share much in common. We share a high level of median wealth, yet poverty and poor outcomes for certain groups are at an all-time high. Every year both countries spend billions on social programs, yet still little changes. These conditions call for bold change. And thanks to the ingenuity of passionate humans, there are a myriad of ways people are trying to make change happen.
In this presentation, Carolyn Curtis, CEO of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) and colleague, Ingrid Burkett, TACSI’s Director of Learning and Systems Innovation are joined by Toronto’s leading social innovation centres - CSI and MaRS Solutions Lab as we discuss the ins and outs of social innovation labs and centres.