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Social Innovation YXE Launch
December 3, 2013 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
A meetup for people interested in cultivating social innovation in Saskatoon. Learn more about the topic and share your ideas!
In Saskatoon and across the globe, there is a growing interest in moving beyond the traditional models of charity and service delivery to make the world a better place. How do we address complex social issues that can’t be solved by a silver bullet or a best practice? Social entrepreneurship, crowdfunding, grassroots involvement, asset-based community development – these creative approaches and more have the power to change the playing field and introduce new ways of tackling problems that may otherwise seem insurmountable.
Social Innovation YXE is building a community of people and organizations trying new ways of making a difference in our world, starting with this event! We’re inviting community members, grassroots organizations, nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, funders, government, businesses, and anyone else interested in social innovation to join us on December 3rd at the Two Twenty Den. We’ll provide a brief introduction to social innovation and feature local social innovator Dale Zak, who will talk about his experiences co-founding two projects: OneStory, a mobile app that helps people share their stories, and Whitespace, a non-profit organization that develops innovative tools and deploys existing solutions to help empower disadvantaged groups.
Then we’ll turn it over to you for a conversation about how to build social innovation right here in Saskatoon. Your ideas will help shape the future of this initiative, so be prepared to share!
This event is free but we’re asking attendees to sign up in advance via Picatic at https://www.picatic.com/socinnyxe
(Or click link “Get tickets”)
Sign up soon – space is limited!
We look forward to seeing you on the 3rd!