Case Studies

Spotlight on Innoweave Constructive Engagement Projects

The organizations in this table have recently completed projects with an Innoweave Constructive Engagement coach.

Program and Activities Direct Impact
    Canadian Association of Residential Options for Criminalized Women (CAROW)
CAROW engaged with stakeholders in the justice system to plan pilot projects that will change charging and release practices for minor offenders.  Planned pilots aim to reduce the number of women imprisoned without being found guilty of a crime, and the number imprisoned for minor offences.


Case Studies

Several organizations are using Constructive Engagement approaches to advance their missions. The following case studies describe who they are, what they did, and what we can learn from their experiences. Please click on the links below to learn more.

  • Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN)

    Through engagement with the federal government, over the course of more than 10 years, PLAN was able to contribute to the development of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). This required a long-term engagement strategy, effective recruitment of champions within government, and considerable in-house policy capacity on the part of PLAN. Read more...

  • Canadian Caregiver Coalition

    The Canadian Caregiver Coalition identified key policy barriers to caregiving, and worked with the main federal political parties in the run-up to the 2011 election to encourage the inclusion of caregiving support planks in their platforms. Through targeted engagement with key officials in all parties, and an effective process of strategic inquiry (understanding those you seek to engage) the Canadian Caregiver Coalition was able to realize its goal, and see all three major parties include a caregiver support (e.g. tax credit) in their platforms. Read more...

  • Mustard Company

    A company sought to have Government regulators change a small regulation; one which would have little impact broadly, but create substantial value for the company. Their issue was a low priority for the government, and the company had to undertake key roles themselves, including the necessary outreach, engagement and research efforts which would normally be completed by government prior to a regulatory change. By effectively engaging all the key stakeholders, the company was able to create the necessary conditions for the regulatory change. Under other circumstances, the Government would not have had an interest in addressing the issue. Read more...

Please check back for additional case examples and updates as the Constructive Engagement module grows.