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From the mouths of social innovators

As we say "adieu" to our resident writer Sean Meyer; who recently took on a new challenge. We want to thank you, Sean; for all the amazing stories you helped us tell about our co-tenants. 

Broadcast journalism didn’t end up paying off, nor did a venture into teaching for the French language school board, but 11 years later Mélanie’s leap of faith has grown into a full-fledged business, WordFrog Inc.

One of the biggest advantages of being an Innovation Works co-tenant, Julie said, is all the connections she has already made in just one month within the space.

Justin said the plan is to do some hiring this year, building up his team to 50 percent more staff in the next six months.

After almost 10 years, Mohammed realized MRCSSI isn’t only providing community based services, it’s doing the work of multiple organizations.

Barry Ellis was looking to make a change and fate would take him to just the place to gain the skills he needed to find not only the success he was looking for, but would eventually make him a regular visitor to Innovation Works.

Put another way, he gets a computer to do repetitive tasks, which then free up people to do the things they would rather focus on.

But then, she left the hospital and struck out into the community. With more than 25 years being a formal leader in organizations, she learned to step into her own power...

“Each year, we invest in professional artists so they can showcase their talents, support youth in our community to be able to tell their stories, to open their minds and explore new ideas, new ways of creating and co-creating with the arts,” Andrea said.

As they initially didn’t know how to upcycle a wheelchair, they eventually partnered with Goodwill Commercial Solutions to develop a standardized upcycling process to ensure every device that comes through the company is safe, clean and high quality.

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