VISIZ Community Engagement Survey


Vancouver Island is emerging as a centre for social innovation. Research supporting the creation of a Vancouver Island Social Innovation Zone (VISIZ) revealed over 140 mapped social innovations and enterprises on the island.

Initial VISIZ research indicates the opportunity to scale our capacity for social innovation by more purposefully connecting post-secondary teaching, research and networking opportunities to communities and organizations islandwide to advance agendas such as affordable housing, food security, sustainable energy and others. 

To achieve this objective the Vancouver Island Social Innovation Zone initiative has set out five strategic priorities and identified a number of gaps or barriers which need to be addressed. Please answer this short (8 question) survey to help move this important initiative forward.

If you wish to review the VISIZ strategic plan please go here: http://visocialinnovation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/VISIZ-Strategic-Priorities-Oct-2015.pdf

Identification

I. What do you see as the benefits of connecting post secondary teaching and research to communities to promote social innovation and enterprise?

III. Would you or your organization participate in the development of a university or college certificate program to strengthen social innovation/enterprise on the island?

V. How would you or your organization make use of a shared lab space to promote social innovation and enterprise in your community?

VI. Would you or your organization contribute resources to support its operation?

VII. How would you or your organizations participate in an online channel connecting communities to post secondary teaching and research islandwide?

Can you provide a name of someone in your organization we can connect with to continue this discussion?