Individuals with disabilities must confront myriad challenges in their daily lives. Until recently, individuals receiving benefits through the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) have also had to contend with strict gift and asset limits – i.e. the amount of money they are able to hold in their own names – making it difficult for them to access funds, accumulate earnings from employment or receive financial gifts from friends and family. These restrictions lock many ODSP recipients into incomes considerably below the poverty line, exacerbating the already challenging circumstances that many of these individuals face, particularly when large or unexpected expenses may arise.
In June 2016, Innoweave was approached by the Coalition for Change to the Disability Gifts and Assets Limits to access Constructive Engagement coaching support which could help them address this barrier.
Harnessing emerging technologies to better achieve positive social and environmental impacts is often an effective strategy for innovative organizations to explore and employ. To help enable this, the McConnell Foundation’s Innoweave initiative has provided the community sector with leading information on Cloud Computing, and has shared helpful tools with hundreds of groups to assess their readiness for exploring these technology options during the past six years. We’ve established strong partnerships with expert Cloud Computing service providers, developed a large database of skilled coaches in this area, and empowered over 80 organizations with coaching support to implement cloud-based solutions to scale their social impact.
Last month, we highlighted some of the latest organizations and collaboratives that have received Innoweave coaching support. This month, we are happy to announce more organizations and collaboratives that are receiving support from Innoweave.
Through coaching, organizations and collaboratives utilize different social innovation tools and approaches to generate greater impact.