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The Élisabeth-Bruyère School of Social Innovation is the first school of social innovation in Canada. Its approach to social innovation is clear: its objective must be social transformation. Its pedagogical approach is founded on practical engagement, block-style teaching, and integration with the Mauril-Bélanger Social Innovation Workshop.
Opened in April 2018, The Atelier is a not-for-profit, member-based organization. We are an inclusive bilingual space (physical and virtual) for collaboration, training, knowledge-sharing, and support for social innovations. Our non-profit organization is the practical branch of an ecosystem located at Saint Paul University in Ottawa alongside the Élisabeth Bruyère School of Social Innovation and the Centre for Research on Inequalities and Social Transformations (CRITS). Our members are stakeholders in the field of social innovation: students, researchers, practitioners, entrepreneurs and local communities.
Propulser le changement social
Le Centre de recherche sur les innovations et les transformation sociale vise le déploiement d’une recherche engagée selon quatre axes: émancipation, action sociale, gestion démocratique, pratique de la recherche et pédagogie émancipatrice. Sous chacun de ces axes, son projet est de développer une analyse critique des systèmes en place ainsi que de participer à la conception d’alternatives.
Habitations Partagées Mirela
Habitations Partagées Mirela is an alternative model of supportive and affordable housing that matches two or more people with complementary affinities and needs - one with presence and support, the other with affordable housing.
BIG 60 is a one of a kind bilingual manual on how to reduce consumption and waste.
9-month program for companies and organizations in Quebec and Ontario to improve their growth, sustainable best practices and employee engagement simultaneously.
Offer residents of Gatineau a gathering space guided to live a better life together.
Taking the time out of your life to change lives
Integral Health Cooperative
Construction of a network of integral public health cooperative.
Neighbors at Work
Good informations for better development: a well informed newcomer contributes positively to the development of the Canadian community
Prayers Made Easy
Building divine connection through technology.
Desjardins Bursaries in Social Innovation 2023
The Mauril-Bélanger Social Innovation Workshop (The Atelier), Caisse Desjardins Ontario and Saint Paul University are partnering once again in 2023 to award two scholarships to students of the Élisabeth Bruyère School of Social Innovation. These two grants of $10,000 each are intended to support social innovation projects led by students. The first step is to…
Transforming Organizations Research Opportunity
Interested in helping your organization change and transform? The Élisabeth-Bruyère School of Social Innovation, in partnership with the The Atelier are offering an opportunity for Ottawa based organizations to participate in an action-oriented research project to help you explore new solutions! About the opportunity Organizations can take many forms and most will undergo considerable…