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United Way Innovation: The Social Impact Lab

October 16, 2019

The Lab emphasizes human-centered design — which focuses on humans first and foremost — and works to design solutions to address their unmet needs. Pauline Ng United Way Worldwide recently highlighted the partnership between United Way of Calgary and Area and J5 Design + Innovation, and the work they have done through The Social Impact 

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The Lab Pulse | September 2019

September 25, 2019

WE’VE LAUNCHED OPEN CITY! Social innovation has gained prominence as a necessary step to address complex social problems and to co-create with citizens in order to confront challenges our cities face. The more people work together, the more engagement there will be between the systems and the people who access them. Open City is an 

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Disruption in the social sector is an opportunity for growth and positive change.

September 5, 2019

In a recent Calgary Herald article, representatives from United Way Calgary and Area, partner agencies (Catholic Family Services and CUPS Calgary), and The Social Impact Lab gathered to speak on the topic of disruption in the social sector and the growing need for diverse partnerships both within the sector and cross-sector to move forward. The 

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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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