social innovation research, Halton Region, Sheridan College, Oakville Community Foundation, creative problem solving, community focus groups, housing, employment services
The Community Ideas Factory is a community-college partnership exploring social innovations within the charitable sector of the Halton Region. It is a collaborative research project between Sheridan College and the Oakville Community Foundation. The goal of the project is to change the philanthropic granting process in Oakville so that it is more bottom-up, participatory, and evidenced-based. The principle community partner on the project is The Foundation (OCF). A community organization tasked with managing and disbursing donor contributions for philanthropic projects in the Town of Oakville. The Community Ideas Factory is made possible by the College-Community Social Innovation Fund of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences (FHASS)
Social Innovation Fund of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
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McNamara, Michael J.; Cumming, Sara; McPherson, Sarah; and Di Nello, Angela, "Community Ideas Factory" (2018). Publications and Scholarship. 28.