Social Innovation Generation (SiG)

On February 21 in Toronto, Frances Westley—the J.W. McConnell Chair in Social Innovation at the University of Waterloo—was the MaRS Global Leadership speaker on the topic of Social Innovation Labs. With support from the Rockefeller Foundation and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, Westley is developing a new guide to hosting such labs, due for release later this year.

At the same event, Foundation President Stephen Huddart launched the SiG Knowledge Hub—a collection of social innovation-themed resources and materials, including a catchy motion graphic that answers the question: ‘What is Social Innovation?’ Learn more at