Innovating with Communities
Urban Matters launches social ventures that help vulnerable people enjoy a higher quality of life.
Our team works with social entrepreneurs, governments and socially-conscious business leaders to introduce and scale social innovation in communities. We combine 40+ years of community development experience with social planning and social finance methodologies to achieve results. Change is hard — we can help.
This is the second post in our series about social finance tools and our view on how they can be applied in various contexts. In the first post of our series on Social Finance, Jerome Lengkeek, Urban Matters' Social Finance Lead, gave us a comprehensive look at...read more
Join us at Techstars Startup Weekend Okanagan, March 9-11, 2018, pitch your idea for affordable housing and win an incubation package!read more
This is post #1 in a series as we explore a number of different social finance tools and how they work in different contexts. Seed Funds: what they are and how they work Seed funds are set up by investors or fund managers who wish to create a pool of...read more
We're kicking 2018 off with gusto: we're hiring a new member to our team to help tackle the affordable housing crisis! No big deal, right? Except that it is. Today there are thousands of people in Canada experiencing housing insecurity and worse - facing homelessness....read more
For years housing advocates have identified the need for a National Housing Strategy to address the growing housing crisis across the country. On Wednesday, November 22, the federal government announced its policies and priorities in supporting housing through the...read more
Karen Lai is an Inclusion and Accessibility Consultant, helping governments, businesses and NGOs understand and act upon improving their outcomes by engaging the whole Community. She is a collaborator and guest blogger here for Urban Matters CCC too! She can be...read more