The latest Innoweave implementers!

Innoweave recently launched another round of coaching support for community organizations across Canada. Coaching helps organizations implement social innovation tools to help them generate greater impact.

To date, Innoweave has supported implementation coaching arrangements for more than 450 organizations across Canada.


UJA Federation of Greater Toronto & Collective Impact

Written in collaboration with Robin Gofine and Sandi Pelly of the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

The Context

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto has been supporting local agencies for a century to alleviate the effects of poverty for Toronto’s Jewish community members. Despite the Federation’s investments and a range of collaborative initiatives among Jewish agencies, the poverty problem has not gone away.

So, a two years ago, the collaborative of agencies came to Innoweave for coaching support to explore the collective impact approach. With their coach Lisa Watson, great strides have been made, and the collaborative is now working together in ways they never thought possible towards a clear plan for how they will significantly reduce Jewish poverty by 2025.  


En route to Explore and Experiment

Early learning with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

WOCRCInnoweave and MaRS Solutions Lab have kicked off the Explore and Experiment Workshop Series to support groups across Canada in using experimental approaches to address complex social challenges. Since the series started on January 25 groups have been working on understanding the underlying complexity of their challenge, as well as the variety of tools, methods and shifts in their thinking needed to conduct a successful lab or experimentation approach.

This month, we are pleased to highlight how one group has begun to explore how to use their lab approach.