Innovation doesn’t come from playing it safe: young impact leaders on why risk-taking is important to their work

Youth impact leaders talk about what workplace practices have helped them the most

Why It Matters

Youth intrapreneurs in the social impact world are pushing for change from inside organizations in powerful ways — but organizations holding onto conventional ways of operating might be stifling youth leaders from exploring creative and innovative solutions.

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Over her four years at the Centre for Newcomers (CFN), Kate McDougall says her failed grant applications were just as important as those that were approved. A colleague recently told McDougall that those failed applications, in fact, helped CFN learn about how their programs could grow and what gaps currently existed in their services.

“If we hadn’t been forced to

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