A Traditional and Modern Knowledge Exchange

If social innovation is going to change the world, it must include our Indigenous voices. Indigenous people have an important role to play in ensuring that we create a world – a planet and a society that can live in harmony. These two course are designed to empower Indigenous people interested in social innovation and help other members of the ecosystem working in government, finance, and innovation to better support and collaborate with Indigenous innovators. 

Indigenous Innovation

Learn about Indigenous Innovation, hear advice and stories, find out how you can get involved and access resources.

Supporting Indigenous Innovators

Learn how to better collaborate with and support Indigenous Innovators.

Artist Colleen Grey

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Colleen Gray is a Métis artist and the founder of The Art For Aid Project, an initiative that sees new and gently used art supplies being sent into remote First Nations, Inuit and Métis schools across Canada.

For more information please visit:  https://www.artforaid.ca/


Social Innovation is an area of opportunity and development for Indigenous communities, entrepreneurs, creatives and innovators across Canada. In the coming years, we will see at least $2 billion in social finance from government that will be available to us and our communities. If you are interested in receiving external support for your initiatives, we encourage you to prepare for it. 

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples created these two modules in partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to share knowledge and recommended practices that can promote Indigenous Innovation within individuals and throughout the Canadian ecosystem. The contents of these modules and their underlying program is story-led and research-based. You can read the research behind the modules here.

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