Carleton Centre for Community Innovation
The Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (3ci) brings together superior academic research and knowledge dissemination in partnership with Canadian communities in ways that promote long-term sustainable and equitable development. Through research, education and program management, to investigate, strengthen and disseminate innovation in social finance, responsible investment, community-based economic development, and local governance and administration, on the part of geographic communities and communities of interest, in Canada and around the world. We invite community leaders, policymakers, business executives, trade unionists, non-profit managers and engaged scholars to join us in producing action-oriented knowledge that will empower communities to build better lives for their citizens.
As one of Canada's leading sources of expertise in social finance, 3ci has also played a leadership role in grant-making, evaluation and policy analysis in the fields of community economic development and social enterprise. From 1997 to 2008, the Centre managed the Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Program (CEDTAP), with the support of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, Bell Canada and other partners. Other action-research priorities for 3ci include local governance, corporate sector engagement, community learning and community-university partnerships.
Director, Carleton Centre for Community Innovation
2103 Dunton Tower
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6