We invite people who want to address problems faced by refugee and migrant communities to apply to our 12-week Trampoline: Ideas into Action! program launching in March.
The RADIUS Refugee Livelihood Lab is gearing up to deliver its fourth Trampoline: Ideas into Action! program serving refugee and migrant changemakers. Trampoline is a business model validation program for people who have an idea for a non-profit, service, venture, collective, co-op, policy initiative, or other idea addressing problems faced by refugee and migrant communities.
Trampoline uses a community-learning process to generate solutions to barriers and create opportunities for thriving migrant livelihoods. This is done through amplifying the voices, stories, and wisdom of migrant changemakers; convening conversations that support participants to identify and interrupt problematic systemic patterns; and co-creating new narratives, practices, and ways of being that reflect a vision of justice, dignity, and economic empowerment for all.
Trampoline participants conduct community conversations throughout the duration of the program to engage with target populations and potential users of a venture or initiative. They are supported throughout the incubation process by the Refugee Livelihood Lab team and are given guidance on best practices for community engagement, project design, financial access, market analysis, and more.
The program runs from March 7—May 30, 2023, with weekly online sessions on Tuesday evenings. To learn more about Trampoline and to apply, click here. Applications are open until Sunday, February 12, 2023, 11:59pm PST.
RADIUS’ Refugee Livelihood Lab and Trampoline: Ideas into Action! program is made possible through support and funding from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, the WES Mariam Assefa Fund (MAF), Canadian Western Bank, and SFU’s Beedie School of Business.