What if? Idea
What if we could build momentum among small business owners in 5 neighbourhoods and expand their roles to support vulnerable neighbours and customers?
Iterating: Successful application for a Social Innovation Fellowship is powering this iteration, a partnership between MacEwan University, University of Alberta, Mitacs Canada, and the Nook Cafe.
The first prototype explored how to connect, inform and grow business capacity to connect and support vulnerable Edmontonians and included an after-hours training about naloxone kits for a few small businesses in the core.
This year’s research fellow will answer questions left unanswered from the first prototype, ultimately developing a network and incentives to support and recognize more businesses taking on a range of socially conscious practices.