A training session promoting social innovation in the health and social-services sector

Custom-designed for the Direction de l’enseignement universitaire et de la recherche (DEUR) of the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (CCSMTL)—an entity that includes three research centres, four university institutes, and a university affiliate centre, the training session showed how social innovation can be an efficient lever in the health and social-services sector. The DEUR initiated this training process in collaboration with longtime partners, including the Société de valorisation du Québec Axelys, the Bureau Recherche-Développement-Valorisation (BRDV) of the Université de Montréal, and the Service des partenariats et du soutien à l’innovation (SePSI) of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

Photo taken during the training session on social innovation

Increasing the social and environmental impact of research in the health and social-services sector

The health and well-being of populations go to the heart of the health and social services network’s concerns. The innovations of research teams at healthcare institutions can positively transform society. But how can we take full advantage of them? By making use of the fundamentals of social innovation, participants in the training program were able to support the deployment—and increase the social and environmental impact—of the innovations they generated.

Photo taken during the training session on social innovation

“This training—which is equally relevant for managers, professionals, and researchers alike—has helped us see new ways of maximizing the impact of our interdisciplinary teams’ innovations. It has also enabled us to enhance the interplay of our expertise on various themes and challenges specific to different clienteles. I am very impressed by the MIS team’s ability to grasp the client’s issues, to adapt to their reality, and to deliver training with relevant content whose added value is undeniable!”

Annie-Kim Gilbert, Ph. D., Director of University Teaching and Research, CIUSSS Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (DEUR-CCSMTL)

Faced with a growing demand from a variety of stakeholders curious to learn more about increasing the positive systemic impact of their work, the MIS is enhancing its training courses.

From left to right: Nathalie Bier (CRIUGM), Thomas Gulian (CIUSSS Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal/HEC Montréal), Pierre Rainville (CRIUGM), Annie-Kim Gilbert (DEUR-CCSMTL), Hafsa Deddi (DEUR-CCSMTL), Hugo Steben (MIS), Raphaël Guyard (MIS) et Laurence Paré-Séguin (DEUR-CCSMTL).

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