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It’s 2016 – Time to Legislate Canadian Social Value Act: Part 2

As mentioned in the Part 1, governments’ desire to think holistically about “increased community capacity” and “multi-generational benefits” is at odds with ability to define and quantify the business of “social”. The common way of managing “impossible to quantify” using under- … Continue reading It’s 2016 – Time to Legislate Canadian Social Value Act: Part 2

It’s 2016 – Time to Legislate Canadian Social Value Act: Part 1

In 2012, the U.K. House of Commons granted royal ascent to a private member’s bill called the Social Value Act. The Act requested public commissioners to take into account “social values” — such as socio-economic or environmental well-being — when deciding about public service … Continue reading It’s 2016 – Time to Legislate Canadian Social Value Act: Part 1

Measuring Social Impact: Transaction, Transformation, Translation – Part II

Impact touches us all, indiscriminately. Physical triggers, such as hurricanes and tsunamis, are universal, and carry emotionally charged attempts for understanding. To express success in managing the impact of natural forces we use quantitative means: number of restored services or restored habitable dwellings, general access to … Continue reading Measuring Social Impact: Transaction, Transformation, Translation – Part II

Measuring Social Impact: Transaction, Transformation, Translation – Part I

Victoria Park Hub is an umbrella service agency catering to community needs from providing Afghani slow cooking classes to be a physical place for residents to meet, talk and, occasionally, argue. In 2013 the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) awarded MCIS Language Services … Continue reading Measuring Social Impact: Transaction, Transformation, Translation – Part I