Investing in programs to unlock the sector’s potential for sustainable social benefit will help capitalize on the non-profit sector’s ingenuity. This means building organizational abilities to stabilize and adapt to the demands of an ever-changing world, and supporting opportunities to experiment and implement new approaches to existing problems.
We are working with partners and supporting programs across the province to build the resiliency of the non-profit sector.
Social Impact Lab
Administered by the United Way Calgary and Area, the Social Impact Lab (the Lab) is a physical and digital space where United Way agency partners, government, donors, businesses, community members and corporate volunteers can come together to solve – rather than serve – complex social issues in new and innovative ways.
The Lab is a platform to research, create and test new services and business models, while creating capacity for Alberta’s non-profit organizations, in addition to United Way agency partners, to deliver supports and services in their communities.
The Alberta government is supporting the scaling of the Lab beyond the Calgary region through a $1.75 million contribution over 4 years.
Connect with the Lab for more information. Email: [email protected]
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