January 17

Lore Wainwright, Director Innovation Works


I am beyond excited to be taking the role of Director here at Innovation Works and consider it an honour to be attached to the trail-blazers before me.  The planning has created our blue prints, our DNA.  The house has been built with careful selection and firm adherence to our guiding principals.  Most of the rooms are filled with distinction and possibilities - yet to be discovered.  And now, we can safely craft the landscape on to which we will blossom.

When I think of landscape, I’m reminded of my time at the last Tragically Hip concert.  Where Gord and the band constantly showed incredible Canadian landscapes and the vastness of our great country.  I feel this vastness in front of us at Innovation Works.


Like Courage, Innovation requires us to put our vulnerability on the line.  Here, we know it’s OK to say “I don’t know” and let ordinary courage thrive.  Keeping even the small stuff exciting so that JOY is maximized.  Our landscape is courageous.

Like Compassion, Innovation requires us to learn to relax and allow ourselves to move gently towards what scares us. At Innovation Works, we recognize our shared humanity and we accept each other, recognizing boundaries, and kindness. Our landscape is compassionate.

Like Connection, Innovation exists as the energy between people when they feel seen, heard and valued; when we can give and receive without judgment. We know that success is based on not just lending a hand, but asking for help when we need it. At Innovation Works, our landscape is wired for connection.

Here’s to our panoramic view of courage, compassion and connection.  Here’s to the future.  Here’s to Innovation Works!