Our convening and advisory services focuses on delivering applied social innovation by identifying and scoping challenges, and bringing together diverse (and often unlikely) partners to co-develop solutions to complex social problems. Our advisory services team focuses on process expertise, while benefiting from deep networks of subject matter experts.
While each project is different, four core activities (and the ways we do them) set our services apart: engaging, convening, facilitating, and innovating.
Deep expertise, coupled with broad networks in diverse communities across western Canada, enable us to deliver tailored, creative engagement for any project type.
We get into the fabric of a community and the challenges faced. We convene a diverse mix of people – people both experiencing the challenges and those placed to do something about them. Our aim is to integrate those voices to define the problems and explore solutions together.
With the right parties at the table, we bring talented and experienced facilitators who aim to co-develop solutions with actors that know the problems, and the available assets, best.
With any advisory undertaking, the proof is in the pudding; our approach focuses on creating mechanisms and vehicles for implementation (whether these include partnerships, financing approaches, projects, social ventures to be developed, or something else entirely) that will result in sustainable progress.