Archive for March, 2014

A Fresh Spin on Nourishing a Community

Image courtesy Santropol Roulant

A year after completing Innoweave’s Impact and Strategic Clarity Module, Santropol Roulant shares how their Theory of Change helps them stay focussed on their impact goals and make better decisions.

For Santropol Roulant, a non-profit that uses food as a vehicle to break social and economic isolation between generations and cultures, participating in the Innoweave Impact and Strategic Clarity module provided major breakthroughs.

One-year since completing the six-month process, Pierre-Alexis Liné, Director of Human Resources and Operations, speaks animatedly the way in which the Roulant views its work has shifted since the team completed the module.

“In the past, we thought about our work in terms of activities. Now we talk in terms of impact. So, for example, instead of talking about our rooftop garden project, we now think about our food security project. It’s all about the intended impact.”


March Madness! Take advantage of three free Innoweave webinars this month!

Are you interested in exploring new tools and approaches to enhance your organization’s impact?

If so, your organization may be interested in an upcoming Innoweave webinar on Collective Impact, Social Enterprise or Scaling Impact. Each session will provide a basic overview of the topic and examples of how it being used.

Webinars help teams figure out whether a module might be right for them, and start to think about how it could be implemented in their organization. “The team at Transition Guelph really appreciated the Social Enterprise webinar, especially the guidance to design for long-term financial sustainability.  We learned a lot and felt inspired to take the next steps to make social enterprise a reality!”

Following the webinars, interested organizations may wish to attend an Innoweave workshop to help them develop a plan to implement. Currently:

  • Collective Impact Workshops are planned for April and June

  • Social Enterprise Workshops are planned for April and May

  • Scaling Impact Workshops are planned for May

Workshop details can be found here. Teams that attend a workshop will be eligible to apply for an Innoweave Implementation Grant to hire a coach and implement their project plan. More information about the grant process can be found here.

Webinar Details:

Click on any of the following links to access registration for our upcoming webinars:

These webinars will be recorded and made available to view on To access previously recorded webinars of our other modules, click on the following links for Cloud Computing, Developmental Evaluation, Impact & Strategic Clarity, Outcomes Finance, and Social Finance.

If you have any questions, please email