Meet four visionaries who are moving from idea to social impact

Any organization can innovate socially

At MIS, we believe that many change agents—whether in their organizations or their communities—are mobilizing to imagine solutions to the major social and environmental challenges of our time. We believe further that social innovation has much to contribute in serving this thirst for change.

Social innovation makes it possible to tackle complex problems (such as multiple partners, different scales, and divergent interests) and to take advantage of a community’s full potential, optimizing its use of its assets and resources while also strengthening its capacity for action to foster its autonomy.

“By meeting with social innovators from organizations as diverse as the SPVM, Groupe 3737, Village Urbain, and Women in Governance, we aim to demonstrate the potential of social innovation and create real change on a large scale. Public organizations, nonprofits, and businesses can all use social innovation to amplify their social and environmental impact.”

Marie-Christine Ladouceur-Girard
Executive Director, Maison de l’innovation sociale

Bringing social innovation to life to create a movement

Through interviews with four people at work in very different fields, the Maison de l’innovation sociale seeks to inspire social innovation and to reach out to change agents who are in search of relevant methods, tools, and support.

In this series of capsule conversations—filmed in the Giovanelli studios and produced by JedLab—our Executive Director, Marie-Christine Ladouceur-Girard, sits down with:

  • Fady Dagher, Director of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM)
  • Caroline Codsi, President, Founder, and Chief Equity Officer of Women in Governance
  • Louis-Edgar Jean-François, CEO of Groupe 3737
  • Estelle Le Roux Joky, Co-founder of Village Urbain

By meeting with social innovators from organizations as diverse as the SPVM, Groupe 3737, Village Urbain and Women in Governance, the MIS seeks to demonstrate the potential of social innovation in concrete terms, and to create real change on a large scale. Public organizations, nonprofits, and businesses can all use social innovation to amplify their social and environmental impact.

Are you interested in these conversations? Would you like to find out more about what Quebec’s social-innovation ecosystem can do for you? Tell us about your project, and together let’s explore how MIS can help you to place social impact and change at its heart.

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