Labs & Venture Programs

Venturing in Service of Systems Change

RADIUS lab and venture programs work with entrepreneurs and key stakeholders in specific problem areas to develop and accelerate good ideas, build capacity for ongoing innovation, and identify and act upon opportunities for positive systemic change.

In working toward positive economic transformation, we believe that to affect meaningful societal change, entrepreneurship can play an important part, but we need to look beyond individual ventures and solutions to engage with and influence the broader systems of which they are a part.

RADIUS Labs

  • Incubate social ventures as models of the economy we wish to see;
  • Surface barriers and opportunities to affect systems dynamics, through action research and knowledge mobilization; and
  • Engage a network of stakeholders involved within the problem area, building the social infrastructure to collaborate for change.

Areas of Work

Our vision is of a transformed economy that is dynamic, just, sustainable, and resilient.

Each of our lab and venture programs responds to tackling an aspect of economic transformation. We are currently working to advance:

  • Refugee social and economic integration
  • Sustainable economic growth and diversification in Indigenous communities
  • An equitable future of work
  • New models that help all Canadians live healthier lives

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Current Labs

Health Promotion Lab

Health Promotion Lab

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Refugee Livelihood Lab

Refugee Livelihood Lab

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First Peoples Enterprise Accelerator Program

First Peoples Enterprise Accelerator Program

with RBC
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Future of Work Lab

Future of Work Lab

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Other Labs & Ventures

Other Labs & Ventures

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Past Labs

LEDlab

Local Economic Development Lab

With Ecotrust Canada
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Impacto Quito

Impacto Quito

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