Partners and Affiliates

Aligning Our Efforts

Wherever possible, we seek to align with others in the field to help strengthen relationships and connections for change. In some cases, we connect to compare methods and stay current with regard to our work and the needs in community. We find the people and organizations in communities who are engaged in change-making and work to connect, strengthen and amplify their work. We connect with provincial organizations to link their work with the lived experience of those in our communities. And we connect regionally and nationally to share learnings, compare innovation results and build a stronger network of changemakers in Atlantic Canada and beyond.

Nationally, we are the Atlantic node in the emerging Social Innovation Canada network aimed at connecting and supporting social changemakers across Canada. This network will empower people and organizations with the social innovation tools, knowledge, skills and connections they need to solve real and complex problems. Our role is to help showcase and connect the work happening in our region with peers across the country so that we can extend the reach of our relationships and find others who are facing similar challenges. By connecting data and stories at the national level, partaking in capacity building opportunities, and aligning for action, we can grow our collective impact and voice.

ARAISA – Beginning in late 2021, we are undertaking a partnership project with ARAISA, the Atlantic Region Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies. Through the project, we will be helping build capacity in social innovation tools to support welcoming newcomers.

Tribe Network – We are members of this equity-focused, ecosystem building platform.

Future of Good – Because information exchange is essential in systems building, we are members of this network, and have provided content and speakers for their journalism and events. 

Art of City Building – in collaboration with Develop NS and the Canadian Urban Institute, we helped host this annual event that explores the art of what is possible and proven around the design of communities and urban spaces.

Atlantic Black Policy Conference – We support the ongoing work of, and help promote, this event with the Black Cultural Society of PEI, the Delmore Buddy Daye Learning Institute, ANDSPAD, GameChangers902 and Tribe Network.

colab – Our passion is helping communities and organizations solve their complex challenges.

NoulabNouLAB works with groups to develop new approaches to long-standing issues.

all in – human-centred design for nonprofits and the public sector. We partner with nonprofits and the public sector to create great services. Located in Fredericton, NB. Fredericton is on the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq Peoples.

SEWF – through our relationship with Common Good Solutions, we helped promote and host the Nova Scotia local community hub discussions during this big international event. 

Feed Nova Scotia – While not currently connected on any projects, we are in regular communication with our friends at Feed NS and we acknowledge them as an important part of our ecosystem for change.

Common Good Solutions – While not currently connected on any projects, we acknowledge Common Good Solutions as an important part of our ecosystem for change.

Engage Nova Scotia – While not currently connected on any projects, we acknowledge Engage Nova Scotia as an important part of our ecosystem for change.

ONSIDE – ONSIDE is a community accelerator empowering rural and underrepresented groups through inclusive innovation-driven entrepreneurship (i+IDE) and collective impact.  We amplify disruptive ideas and mobilize collaboration to turn ideas into impact for a more prosperous and entrepreneurial future.

IONS (Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia) – Located in Mi’kma’ki, IONS connects, supports, and advocates for Nova Scotia’s Community Impact Sector.