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Between November 2017 and March 2018, a pan-Canadian partnership,  led by the Social Innovation Institute at the Centre for Social Innovation is hosting a co-creative process to invite ideas, concerns and feedback from across the country on the feasibility and design of an inclusive pan-Canadian network for social innovators. We are using this survey to access insights from as many people as we can to contribute ideas to this potential network. Ultimately, what we are interested in is if a network is a good idea and if so, what might it do? Could it help you work smarter, feel more inspired or share your learnings more effectively?  You can learn more about our process here.  

These survey questions are designed to pull out key a-ha’s.  This is an exciting time full of potential of what this network could become.  It is an open call for your insight, perspective and input.  We’re looking forward to reading what you have to say.

This survey will take 10-15 mins to complete.
Thank you for contributing your energy and time here, and in your efforts to make our world a better place.

In what town and province/territory do you live in?

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* 1. In what town and province/territory do you live in?

Tell us a bit about your social innovation work.  What are you working to achieve? 

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* 2. Tell us a bit about your social innovation work.  What are you working to achieve? 

Please rate how connected you feel to what is going on in the social innovation ecosystem.  
Using a rating from 1-5, where 1 is disconnected and 5 is very connected.

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* 3. Please rate how connected you feel to what is going on in the social innovation ecosystem.  
Using a rating from 1-5, where 1 is disconnected and 5 is very connected.

Name 3-5 individuals or organizations you are collaborating with on complex challenges.

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* 4. Name 3-5 individuals or organizations you are collaborating with on complex challenges.

What are 5 key elements that make collaboration important in your work to address complex challenges? [Choose all that apply]

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* 5. What are 5 key elements that make collaboration important in your work to address complex challenges? [Choose all that apply]

How do you search for - or connect with - collaborators? [Choose all that apply]

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* 6. How do you search for - or connect with - collaborators? [Choose all that apply]

What is missing in your search for others to connect and/or collaborate with? [Choose all that apply]

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* 7. What is missing in your search for others to connect and/or collaborate with? [Choose all that apply]

What types of different players would the network connect? [Choose all that apply]

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* 8. What types of different players would the network connect? [Choose all that apply]

Are you part of a communities of practice?

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* 9. Are you part of a communities of practice?

If you are part of a community of practice, please tell us how you benefit from your participation? Also, please indicate if you pay to be a part of this community of practice.

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* 10. If you are part of a community of practice, please tell us how you benefit from your participation? Also, please indicate if you pay to be a part of this community of practice.

Name the most useful support you have right now. What does it help you do that you couldn’t do otherwise? (examples include a person, a mentor, a tool, a piece of knowledge, funding, etc)

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* 11. Name the most useful support you have right now. What does it help you do that you couldn’t do otherwise? (examples include a person, a mentor, a tool, a piece of knowledge, funding, etc)

What knowledge channels do you access? [Choose all that apply]

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* 12. What knowledge channels do you access? [Choose all that apply]

What kinds of digital tools do you use to support your collaborations? [Choose all that apply]

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* 13. What kinds of digital tools do you use to support your collaborations? [Choose all that apply]

If you could pick one thing that would help you achieve your mission more quickly or more effectively, what would that be? [Choose all that apply]

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* 14. If you could pick one thing that would help you achieve your mission more quickly or more effectively, what would that be? [Choose all that apply]

Please describe one initiative in the social innovation ecosystem that you feel is working well.

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* 15. Please describe one initiative in the social innovation ecosystem that you feel is working well.

If a social innovation network were launched tomorrow, what do you think it would get wrong? [Choose all that apply]

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* 16. If a social innovation network were launched tomorrow, what do you think it would get wrong? [Choose all that apply]

How much would you or your organization be willing to pay to be a member of a pan-Canadian network for social innovators?

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* 17. How much would you or your organization be willing to pay to be a member of a pan-Canadian network for social innovators?

Would you pay individually, or would you only join if your organization paid for a membership?

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* 18. Would you pay individually, or would you only join if your organization paid for a membership?

What would you expect from this membership to enable you to increase the impact in your work? [Choose all that apply]

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* 19. What would you expect from this membership to enable you to increase the impact in your work? [Choose all that apply]

Please rate to what degree you support the creation of a pan-Canadian network for social innovators in Canada.
Rate on a scale from 1-5, where 1 is not supportive and 5 is very supportive.

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* 20. Please rate to what degree you support the creation of a pan-Canadian network for social innovators in Canada.
Rate on a scale from 1-5, where 1 is not supportive and 5 is very supportive.

Please describe how/what you would contribute to a pan-Canadian network for social innovators. 

(eg act as a mentor, participate in various communities of practice, contribute knowledge and learning, step into a leadership role to run a community of practice, volunteer time to bring an initiative to life, step forward into new initiatives, provide tangible issues to troubleshoot around, etc)

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* 21. Please describe how/what you would contribute to a pan-Canadian network for social innovators. 

(eg act as a mentor, participate in various communities of practice, contribute knowledge and learning, step into a leadership role to run a community of practice, volunteer time to bring an initiative to life, step forward into new initiatives, provide tangible issues to troubleshoot around, etc)

What else would you like to share with us?

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* 22. What else would you like to share with us?

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