CCID Project Pages
We are pleased to announce completion of the final report for the feasibility study on the Centres for Community Innovation and Design in Waterloo Region. Download the pdf version.
Understanding the needs, interests, preferences of people and organizations interested in a CCID has been one of the central purposes of the feasibility study to date. The following links will take you to pages outling the various ways in which we have gathered information and insights.
In looking toward the future, we consider the formation of partnerships around the development of the CCID – enhanced by a healthy dose of enthusiasm and some firm commitments – to be of central importance. This will ensure capacity for moving viable models of a network of CCIDs from vision to reality. We are convening a Placemaker’s Circle – a group of people from across the Region committed to seeing CCIDs take shape on the ground. Placemakers may be representatives of organizations or may participate as individuals with a persona
If you think a Centre for Community Innovation and Design for Waterloo Region is a good idea, we encourage you to send us a letter of support.
We are committed to exploring the requirements and preferences of organizations across Waterloo Region and, from the information we gather, developing viable models for a CCID that address those preferences and requirements. Following initial consultations on a Centre for Community Innovation and Design in Waterloo Region - which were very positive - we designed online surveys (among other methods) to learn more about your interests in becoming a tenant, associate or user of the CCID, and your requirements and preferences.
We envision a network of shared-space centres in Waterloo Region for small, socially or environmentally oriented businesses, organizations, entrepreneurs, artists, and community groups. The centres bring people together in ways that stimulate and support their work. They are integrated, have complementary mandates, reflect patrons’ interests, and offer spaces, services and programs suited to their locale and enabling of and accessible to everyone who is a tenant, associate, or community member of the Centres for Community Innovation and Design (CCID).
The Centre for Community Innovation and Design will be be a hub of social and environmental innovation and entrepreneurship if it meets our collective needs, and is sustainable over the long haul.
We are planning a few events to share what we have learned and to wrap-up the first stage of this initiative.
Realizing the vision of the CCID in Waterloo Region will require commitments from interested people and organizations.
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