Is Innovation Really Possible in the Community Living Sector?


Monday November 9, 2020

11:00am – 12:00pm PT

Many organizations and workers have been trying for years to make sure all people with diversabilities are living happy lives, and experiencing belonging in their communities and in society. We’ve been talking about it forever, it seems, but things don’t seem to have changed all that much for many people with diversabilities. Maybe it has to do with how we set up our organizations?

Sarah Schulman and Gord Tulloch think that even though there have been lots of changes in community living (policies, programs, projects, etc.), we haven’t changed all that much when it comes to supporting people to lead happy lives and be really part of their community.  We’re just doing more of the same, while making it harder and harder for us to try new things.

In this webinar, based on their upcoming book, The Trampoline Effect: Redesigning our Social Safety Nets, Gord and Sarah share their experiences of trying out new ways to try to shake things up and create new kinds of services. They share what worked and what didn’t work, why it is so difficult to do, and how they think change may still be possible.

This is an accessible event. Please contact Cindy Chapman at if there is something we can do to support your participation.

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The link to the Zoom Webinar will be emailed to participants one day before the event.