Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Social Innovation Wiki - Your participation is welcome!

We'd like to alert you to the link to the Social Innovation Wiki - an online space where citizens, nonprofit organizations, businesses and public agencies are collaborating to develop a policy framework for social innovation in Ontario.  We thought you might like to have input on the process. 

Some background information:  

This experiment in open policy development runs on a wiki, the same collaborative software that powers Wikipedia. Just like Wikipedia, you have the power to add or edit entries, discuss your views, or simply read what others have written (see Wiki 101 in the How To Use This Site section).  

The wiki is a public extension of a multi-disciplinary Social Innovation Summit hosted by SiG@MaRS on May 16, 2011 and organized in partnership with the Ministry of Research and Innovation, the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.  

Our challenge over the next two weeks is to co-develop a social innovation policy paper that identifies better ways to unleash the sector's potential and surfaces new opportunities for cross-sectoral collaboration. On May 31st, we will deliver the wiki community's Policy Paper and recommendations to our partners in the Ontario government.