New Paper Explores Social Innovation and its Potential

As the concept of social innovation continues to develop and grow, there still exists some confusion about what social innovation and its practices actually are. The Centre for Literacy's recently released paper, Uncharted Territory: Can Social Innovation Revitalize Literacy and Essential Skills Programs? serves as a primer on social innovation.

Written by Essential Skills Ontario's John MacLaughlin and Ron Samson as a background paper for The Centre for Literacy's 2012 Fall Institute, Uncharted Territory explores different forms of social innovation, such as social entrepreneurship, as well as different types of social finance, such as social impact bonds (SIBs). The paper also challenges providers and programs to take the first steps in creating an environment for social innovation in the Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) field.

To read Uncharted Territory: Can Social Innovation Revitalize Literacy and Essential Skills Programs?, please click here.

News Date: 
Thursday, March 14, 2013