Social Innovation (SI) Hub Calgary Coordinating Team

Social Innovation (SI) HUB Community Connection Pilot Project

Total Funded: $15,000
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Building upon the proven models from Vancouver and Toronto, and other urban centres, this proposal seeks support for the establishment of a Social Innovation Hub in Calgary. AREF funding will be used for (1) organization of outreach to secure tenants and members (2) engagement with REALTORS® and site visits for the purposes of preparing a shortlist of appropriate commercial spaces (3) preliminary design of the space to green building standards (4) outreach to major donors for longterm funding (5) preparation of marketing materials, contract templates, etc.  The Social Innovation Hub may become a model for reviving underused space to create real estate value and enhance communities in Calgary, following smart growth principles.