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We want YOUTH to share their voice!

August 7, 2019

The Social Impact Lab is inviting youth between the ages of 14 and 18 to share their voice and be heard. If you are interested in sharing your voice with us, please participate in a quick survey to help us understand what challenges youth are facing in Calgary. SHARE MY VOICE

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The Lab provides a new way to bring people together to create positive change

July 4, 2019

Co-Founders Talia Bell (Director of The Social Impact Lab) and John Vardalos (CEO of J5 Design + Innovation) recently sat down with Alberta Social Innovation Connect (ABSI Connect) for Episode 2 of their podcast. Together, they share the story of how the partnership that launched the Lab evolved, how the Lab is changing the Calgary 

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The Lab Pulse | June 2019

June 12, 2019

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin CHILDREN & YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH How might we create new and reimagined positive well-being solutions that meet citizen need? The Lab team has been hard at work prototyping and testing solutions. Elements of our ongoing work can be 

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The Crisis of Youth Mental Health and the Lab

March 25, 2019

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

March 19, 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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