Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin


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 found in the Create Space at the Calgary Central Library until August 31. Pop by over the summer and participate in our work!

On June 27 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, The Social Impact Lab team will be on-hand to engage patrons in our interactive exhibit on Children and Youth Mental Health. Come and meet the team!

A special thank you to DA Branding Inc for helping us bring this exhibit together.


The Lab has launched a second social issue project specific to childhood poverty. The Lab is pleased to be partnering with the Canadian Poverty Institute to support research and engagement for this new work. Keep an eye out for upcoming workshops to be held over the summer.


Our most recent cohorts of Inspire participants have wrapped up the 12-week program. A special thank you to our guest facilitators Marlies van Dijk (AHS Design Lab), Rochelle Simons (The Social Impact Lab) and Marc Joiner (Deloitte) for bringing their unique expertise to Inspire and demonstrating the power of storytelling and financial modelling. 

We are now preparing the next cohorts for September 2019. If you’re interested in new thinking, new growth opportunities, and new customers, we encourage you to apply. 



Welcoming Esther as a volunteer at the Lab

Engaging participants of the CCVO Connections Conference at our booth

Hosting a workshop of the creative mindset with Gen YYC participants

We’re excited to have practicum students Mariam, Filora, and Reagan in the house

Presenting the Lab at the United Way Worldwide Community Leaders Conference

We won an award for our work in Inspire at the Aspen HOPE Awards

We partnered with Innovate Calgary to host and mentor UCalgary Social Enterprise Incubator students over the summer