Education

WellAhead: A 5-year journey supporting innovation in K-12 school wellbeing

As of January 2021, McConnell Foundation’s WellAhead initiative has sunsetted. To tell the story of the initiative, we recently developed this report, which recounts unexpected lessons, impacts and progress on our journey, and where to look next for developments in the field. In 2015, the McConnell Foundation committed to 5 years of funding for the […]

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Building Social Infrastructure: The role of students

What is social infrastructure? “Social infrastructure” is the set of organizational arrangements and investments in society’s systems, relationships, and structures that enable society to create a resilient, just, equitable, and sustainable world. It includes social, economic, environmental and cultural assets. Examples in postsecondary institutions include offering bursaries to students with specific barriers to accessing education, […]

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Building Social Infrastructure: The role of VPs External

What is social infrastructure? “Social infrastructure” is the set of organizational arrangements and deliberate investments in society’s systems, relationships, and structures that enable society to create a resilient, just, equitable and sustainable world; it includes social, economic, environmental and cultural assets. Educational institutions can use the idea of social infrastructure as a way to organize and communicate their efforts […]

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Building Social Infrastructure: The role of VPs Finance

What is social infrastructure? “Social infrastructure” is the set of organizational arrangements and deliberate investments in society’s systems, relationships, and structures that enable society to create a resilient, just, equitable and sustainable world; it includes social, economic, environmental and cultural assets. Educational institutions can use the idea of social infrastructure as a way to organize and communicate their efforts to create positive social change […]

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Building Social Infrastructure: the role of Presidents

What is social infrastructure? “Social infrastructure” is the set of organizational arrangements and deliberate investments in society’s systems, relationships, and structures that enable society to create a resilient, just, equitable, and sustainable world; it includes social, economic, environmental and cultural assets. Educational institutions can use the idea of social infrastructure as a way to organize and communicate their efforts to create positive social change […]

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Building Social Infrastructure: The role of faculty

What is social infrastructure? “Social infrastructure” is the set of organizational arrangements and deliberate investments in society’s systems, relationships, and structures that enable society to create a resilient, just, equitable, and sustainable world; it includes social, economic, environmental and cultural assets. Education institutions can use the idea of social infrastructure as a way to organize and communicate their efforts to create positive social change […]

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The Role of VPs Research in Building Social Infrastructure

What is social infrastructure? “Social infrastructure” is the set of organizational arrangements and deliberate investments in society’s systems, relationships, and structures that enable society to create a resilient, just, equitable and sustainable world; it includes social, economic, environmental and cultural assets. Educational institutions can use the idea of social infrastructure as a way to organize and communicate their efforts to create positive social change […]

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Social Purpose in Administration & Finance: An Inventory of Sample Practices

Re-Code has created an inventory of social purpose administration and finance practices within Canadian post-secondary institutions as of 2018. It was created to demonstrate the ways in which higher education is integrating social impact/innovation within administration. It is designed as a resource for administrators seeking to better understand this concept and pick up new ideas […]

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Re-Code Workshop in a Box

In response to requests from post-secondary VPs of Administration and Finance, Re-Code created, tested, and launched this downloadable “Workshop in a Box.” It is designed to make it easy for these leaders and their teams to host an orientation workshop to understand the emerging concept of social purpose administration and finance.

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Higher Education Higher Purpose

Universities — they aren’t just for teaching, research and learning anymore. A wave of social purpose administration is sweeping across post-secondary institutions. An article in University Manager introduces administrators like Denyse Remillard at the University of Sherbrooke, who are generating positive community impact by integrating sustainability and social responsibility into their everyday practices.

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