The Crisis of Youth Mental Health and the Lab

In reading Stanford Social Innovation Review’s recent article by Eliot Brenner ‘The Crisis of Youth Mental Health’ I was struck by the many parallels between the state of funding and new delivery models, and the work at The Social Impact Lab. Brenner suggests “Philanthropy is often seen as society’s risk capital. That means the onus […]

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The Lab Pulse | March 2019

KEY SOCIAL ISSUE WORK Children and Youth Mental Health We are deep into the experimentation phase of our children and youth mental health work. Throughout this quarter, the team has been testing risky assumptions across a range of ideas geared to solve two major opportunities: Improving access to mental health services and support Addressing underserved […]

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There are complex issues that no one solution can solve

Co-founder of The Social Impact Lab, Kevin Drinkwater recently joined host Andrew Moss of Founders on Purpose for Episode 2 of his podcast series to tell his story about how the Lab came to be. Listen to the episode “Kevin Drinkwater of The Social Impact Lab“

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Open House | March 12

To celebrate the opening of our new space on Stephen Avenue, we are hosting an open house drop in between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pop in for a tour of our new space and see what the Lab and J5 are working on.

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The Lab and Alberta Social Innovation

We have collided with ABSI Connect, a social innovation community to share what we do with Albertan change-makers. The article our team featured in ABSI Connect can be read below. The Social Impact Lab By Talia Bell and Cindy Lam “There is a demand for new ideas, products, services, stakeholders, and relationships to overcome pressing […]

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The Lab Pulse | December 2018

As the year wraps up, we find ourselves reflecting on the great adventure we embarked on with the launch of The Social Impact Lab. We have witnessed many collisions as curious minds continue to enter the Lab seeking creativity and innovation. Keep reading to find out what we’ve been up to this quarter. Behind the […]

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Design is about solving problems

Our Director of Design, Kelly Shaw recently sat down with Cross PolliNation host Naeema Bhyat to discuss Design Thinking. We really appreciate Naeema’s work as she promotes the importance of facilitating the intersection of diverse perspectives and expertise. Please check out Kelly’s conversation “Tackling Problems with Good Design”

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Practice + People + Place = Desired Outcomes

Our team at The Social Impact Lab is excited to start sharing our methods, insights, projects and results with our rapidly growing community. We hope these posts inspire dialogue, shared learning and ultimately engagement in the projects and ventures we have keenly initiated. 

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