Our Projects

What Degrees of Change
Has done with our partners

Body & Soul, Experts & Community Catalysts, Helpers & Brokers, Individuals & Circles
Meraki (a Greek word meaning “putting love, soul and creativity into everything you do”) emerged out of social research and development done inside three charities providing services to persons with cognitive disabilities and their families. The research discovered that people were stuck in routines (both people with cognitive disabilities and their support workers), that both […]
Grounded Space 2.0 (Social R&D)
Delivery & Development, Experts & Community Catalysts
Grounded Space 2.0 was based on learning from Fifth Space, Grounded Space 1.0, and the ethnographic work of InWithForward. It recognized that the conditions for social R&D were mostly wrong when performed inside organizations. It was too difficult for employees to wear both a delivery and a development hat and to practice what they were learning […]
Experts & Community Catalysts, Helpers & Brokers, Programs & Platforms, Teachers & Coaches
Kudoz is an experience platform connecting people with and without disabilities to splendid things to do, together.
Real Talk
Behaviour & Identity, Individuals & Circles, Programs & Platforms, Safety & Flourishing
We are a sexual health initiative aimed at people with cognitive disabilities and their supporters. We host educational/social events where people can have open, honest conversations about dating, love, relationships, and sex.
Fifth Space
Delivery & Development
A new set of HR routines for growing staff capacity to test ideas, fail, and try again. Fifth Space gives staff, at all levels of the hierarchy, one day a week for curated learning and experimentation. Staff form mixed teams, identify pain points, do original research, and test homegrown solutions.
Building Caring Communities
Experts & Community Catalysts, Helpers & Brokers, Programs & Platforms, Teachers & Coaches, Triage & Prevention
Building Caring Communities Why Build Caring Communities? The people we support in services are often socially isolated. At the same time, there is considerable research that shows that social relationships are critical to our physical, mental and economic wellbeing. Our goal is to facilitate connections that will develop into friendships and meaningful relationships. We use […]
rounded Space is Canada’s first collective of social organizations pooling resources for continuous experimentation, or what we call Social Research & Development.