Everyone is a leader
The Waterloo Region will be an oasis of wonder and possibility for children of all ages and abilities
We want to create the best community in Canada for Children & Youth
Model of Change
We actively seek out and engage communities and individuals furthest from the opportunity
Smart Waterloo Region Innovation Lab
As you navigate our website, I hope you learn more about the cool things we are doing to make Waterloo Region the best community for children and youth. During the last year we have launched numerous pilots that have directly impacted over 500 hundred children and youth. We are helping to foster innovation and problem solving to transform the Waterloo Region into the best community for Children & Youth.
In all my work, I can say that the only true sustainable competitive advantage is Compassion. Innovation - or complex problem solving - is one of the most efficient mediums I know of to unlock the Compassion-state in all of us. If we want a better world, we need to raise and empower more compassionate Children & Youth and unlock and enhance their natural ability to be innovative and compassionate.
Do you want to innovate with us?
Let’s build a new future together!
The awesome people who make all this possible
I lead the lab and empower the team to do amazing things. I also water plants and clean up 'disruption' messes.
Interpreting big data.
I'm responsible for youth engagement and youth partnership
I make brand identities and UX/UI for our pilot projects.
I'm working on putting together one of our pilots, Data Playground.
I'm working on organizing big data.
Team members who are involved in specific projects
I manage innovation pilots and conduct research for economic development strategies.
I'm involved in community engagement, resource mapping, and coordination for a pilot project, Food Forest.
I'm part of the effort to create a decentralized replicable modular network of networks. I'm also in charge of finding security loopholes in the system.
I build new software architectures, and innovate for systems change.