For grassroots youth groups, the process of applying to grants is tedious and often inaccessible. Making small, low-barrier and accessible grants is vital to encourage youth leadership and get community-based projects off the ground.
Current efforts are an insufficient response to the climate crisis. In the U.S., a Green New Deal resolution has been put forward by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It proposes a social, industrial, and economic mobilization on a scale not seen since the Second World War and the New Deal. Is this needed in Canada? What could it look like here? And where do we start?
Director and co-founder Leticia Gasca quit her day job to grow Fuckup Nights, a global series to celebrate, liberate, and learn from what did not work. Failure is much discussed, but has the pendulum swung too far now? If we can accept failure, perhaps we have come to glorify it too much. Now, it’s about finding the balance.
AI-powered virtual health care platforms are tackling problems of access in the healthcare sector. They could prove a worthwhile case study for any sector facing accessibility problems due to distance or the limited availability of trained experts.
Labs for designing, developing, trying, and re-trying new interventions are growing across Canada. Only five years ago, there were three — now there are more than 60. Their proliferation means that they are gaining the social licence, and that their approaches are gaining traction.
We speak to Peter MacLeod — of MASS LBP, Canada’s home for democratic innovation — about how milestones like the 150th can teach us not-so-obvious things that help us unleash our social imagination in order to address some of the country's most pressing challenges.
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