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McConnell Foundation

The McConnell Foundation is a private Canadian foundation that develops and applies innovative approaches to social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges. We do so through granting and investing, capacity building, convening, and co-creation with grantees, partners and the public.

The Social R&D Ecosystem Mobilization Initiative that the McConnell Foundation is delivering—in collaboration with Innoweave and Social Innovation Canada—aims to mainstream the adoption of social R&D tools and demonstrate their value. We hope to show that social R&D generates social innovations that can go to scale—whether as improved programs, public policies, or as initiatives that can be scaled up through a combination of public and private investment.