Co-designing a purposeful retreat. 

"How might we fund systems change better?" This was the starting point for a retreat convened by SiX (Social Innovation Exchange) and SiG (Social Innovation Generation) on the beautiful island of Wasan near Toronto in September. 

We helped to design and facilitate the 5 day retreat which was designed to support pioneering funders of systems change to learn more about what's working and build deeply connected community. 

We explored: 

  • What is systems change? 
  • Shared stories from the field 
  • Shared pain points for practitioners and funders 
  • Looked at the current state of the field of systems change
  • And finished with collective model building around what we could create together 

Jean marc Chouinard, Vice President, Strategy and partnerships lucie and andre chagnon foundation

It was a wonderful experience that is continuing to nourish our thoughts and work.