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Thursday, November 20 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
#CKX Solutions Lab: Scaling for Change

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Are you frustrated by the seemingly endless cycle of pilot projects or niche initiatives that don’t scale their impact more broadly?

So how do you break the cycle?

To bring about systems change, we need to have viable business models for the foreseeable lifespan of our actions and interventions. This crucial stage is often the difference between successful systems change, failure or worse - a never ending series of pilot projects.  

In this session, we’ll build on our work so far in the CKX Solutions Lab in our three challenge areas (Housing, Food Security and Youth Employement) and learn about tools that can help develop viable business models that can scale and bring about systems change.

Our Challenge Area Hosts for the CKX Solutions Lab are: 
  • HousingEvergreen CityWorks, an initiative of Evergreen that is exploring solutions to smart city building, including affordable, sustainable housing solutions.
  • Food SecurityThe Stop, a community food centre that strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality.
  • Youth EmploymentEngage Learning, an organization that uses technology to develop training, communication and performance support for a number of applications.

Important Participant Information:

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Maya Borgenicht

Evergreen CityWorks
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Claire Buré

MaRS Solutions Lab
Claire Buré is a social scientist specializing in user research and process design. She loves bringing diverse groups of people together to uncover challenges and build solutions for concrete outcomes. Claire has conducted research with the International Development Research Centre... Read More →
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Rachel Gray

Executive Director, The Stop Community Food Centre
I have been the ED at The Stop since 2012. Prior to that I worked for many years in the area of youth homelessness, most recently collaborating on best practices and capacity building as the Director of the National Initiatives Program at Eva's Initiatives. I have worked in government... Read More →

Robert Plitt

Acting Executive Director, CityWorks, Evergreen
Robert leads the CityWorks Lab and citizen engagement practice focusing on multi-sector collaborations, change theory methodologies and collective impact. He has worked for two decades in co-creating transformative city-focused projects. He led the green design process during the... Read More →
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Joeri van den Steenhoven

MaRS Solutions Lab
Joeri is a longtime social innovator fascinated by our society’s transition towards the knowledge society. Being a systems thinker, he likes to work on wicked problems and find innovative solutions with others. Joeri co-founded Kennisland, one of the leading change labs in the... Read More →

Thursday November 20, 2014 2:45pm - 4:15pm EST
CBC - Room B (Main Floor Conference Suite) CBC Broadcast Centre

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