For community organizations across the country, growing demand for services is increasing the strain on resources. Funding expectations are also changing, as new investment priorities emphasize impact and results. Innoweave was established by the McConnell Foundation and partners to support Canadian non-profits and charities in addressing these challenges by being more impact-oriented and continuously innovative. By creating new models and trying new approaches, social sector organizations can achieve even greater results for the people they serve and create a culture of large-scale change and lasting social innovation.
Innoweave works with organizations across the country. In partnership with local networks, it holds working sessions that are accessible in dozens of communities and virtually at Innoweave.ca.
Working with Innoweave
Innoweave helps community organizations learn about the different social innovation approaches and how applying them can enhance their impact. Its website offers a range of social innovation tools, such as case studies, webinars and workshop opportunities. Learn more at Innoweave.ca.
These tools have been curated from leading social innovation sources throughout Canada and across the world to provide a range of avenues to help organizations create greater impact and support large-scale change. Innoweave.ca lists each of these tools and approaches in its modules, along with examples of how they can be implemented in different cases.
Once the organization or collaborative has learned about the available approaches, Innoweave offers online self-assessments and workshops to help them begin developing new approaches. Innoweave team members and coaches lead action-oriented workshops (in person) and webinars periodically throughout the year.
Innoweave’s numerous social innovation tools help community organizations create an approach that is tailored to their needs. Through workshops and online learning platforms, teams can develop an actionable plan to incorporate a new, innovative approach into their work and foster greater impact. See the list of upcoming workshops here.
Once an organization or collaborative has a good idea of how it will develop a new model for impact, it will have access to tailored, one-on-one support. Coaching and grant applications are reviewed twice a year. Learn more about implementation support here.
When organizations work with an Innoweave coach, they begin to implement their innovative ideas and build their internal capacity to foster innovation and large-scale change in other aspects of their work. Hundreds of organizations have successfully completed Innoweave coaching. The national network of coaches is available to work in any community.