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Patterns, Principles, and Practices in Social Innovation

Author: Delphi Jarrett
Published Date: 4 November 2010

The November issues of 'The Philanthropist' explores the concept of social innovation and the ways people are putting it into practice in Canada. Contributing to this discussion, Stephen Huddart examines how social innovation opens up new approaches to addressing complex problems. The article addresses demographic problems; technology-enabled social innovation and how it has restructured work and expanded human intelligence; how conflict has been reframed as collaboration; and new types of volunteering. The article concludes with a review of some of the new social innovation tools and processes.