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.

Each RADIUS lab aims to:

  • develop capacity for systems leadership;
  • incubate and uphold social ventures as models of the economy we wish to see;
  • identify and make visible barriers and opportunities to affect systems dynamics;
  • build the required networks to collaborate for systems change.

Learn more about our lab methodology here.

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
  • 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

With RBC

First Peoples Enterprise Accelerator Program

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Past Labs


Local Economic Development Lab

With Ecotrust Canada
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Future of Work (Scoping)

Future of Work

Economic Renewal Lab (Scoping)

Economic Renewal Lab