LEDlab, Ecotrust Canada’s initiative with Simon Fraser University, is racking up small but significant victories on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
The project unlocks opportunities for those living in a Canadian neighbourhood known for its decades-long struggle with poverty, addiction, and mental illness.
This past week, LEDlab published its 2015/16 Annual Report. We
chatted with manager Kiri Bird
to learn more about her work. Check out our short Q&A to find out:
What, exactly, is a “social change lab?”
Why is it a good idea to step outside your comfort zone?
How can I, or my company, make a positive social impact?
LEDlab is a great example of an innovative place-based economic development initiative. We’re proud to be a part of its success.
NEW FACE: Tatiana Lyssoun joined Ecotrust Canada as our new Director of Finance. She was previously the finance manager at the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia. Welcome aboard!
COVERAGE: Both USA TODAY and The Huffington Post recently featured Ecotrust Canada project ThisFish
in a pair of stories about how tech companies and nonprofits are working on chain-of-custody solutions.
SOCIAL: We're creeping up on 5,000 Twitter followers! Will you help us over the top?