Recover’s work is all about relationships. Here are some key partnerships we’ve built along the way:

  • People with lived experience of being unhoused, or precariously housed, who have participated in our ethnographic research, and continue to provide feedback on the development of different prototypes. Their insights help us fine tune our prototypes into more meaningful concepts

  • Service providers like Bissell CentreThe Neighbour Centre and Boyle Street Community Services have generously supported some prototypes, making space and time to work together, connecting us with community members, and opening their spaces to test ideas and gather feedback

  • Prototype teams and community members

  • Everyone who joined us for our workshops, neighbourhood walks, and co-design sessions

  • Catalyst Group

  • Post-Secondary Institutions — MacEwan University and University of Alberta staff, faculty and students have contributed to community projects, and we are working with them to integrate the wellbeing framework into their programs of study, so they can carry this learning forward into their future work

  • Other City of Edmonton staff — We are looking at ways we can include the wellbeing framework into other areas of municipal work. We have been working with these areas within the City of Edmonton:

The following consultants have been very influential in our development: 

  • InWithForward — a social design firm that has taught us a lot about ethnographic research (along with conducting most of it), and has partnered with REACH on The Connector prototype

  • Naheyawin — an Indigenous consulting firm that has been guiding us through the development of two-eyed seeing

  • Social Innovation Institute — supporting the Catalyst Group and the work with post-secondary institutions

  • Here to There Consulting — teaching us so much about developmental evaluation

  • MaRS Solution Lab — helped us to get our “sea legs” in our first year as we learned about social innovation and developed our platform

  • Civitas — assisted with evaluation in our first year

  • ThinkJar Collective — provided strategic support in our second year as we continued to learn and develop

  • Calder Bateman, now ZGM — supported us in our first year with our community engagement, neighbourhood walks, and community ethnography

We express our deep appreciation to everyone for sharing their time, wisdom and compassion with us.