The power of consumers to drive social change

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Presentation made at the CCSR2011 conference in Ottawa. The purpose of this presentation was to get participants thinking about new ways of looking at large complex social problems.

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  • The Power of Consumers to Drive Social Change: The Role of the individual at the intersection of business and social change
  • Contributors Gena Rotstein Dexterity Consulting Stephanie Michele SocialBling Pamela Divinsky The Divinsky Group
  • A New Model for Social Change Less Talk, More Action
  • Working TogetherTo Solve a ComplicatedSocial Issue THE PLAYERS NGOs Business Government Issue Experts Social Enterprise Concerned Citizens
  • A Collaborative Experiment Ideas & Actions that can drive change
  • LIVE Collective Action 1. Social Issue Exploration 2. Break in to Groups 3. Finding Unity in Objection (30 min) 4. Share Solution (5 min presentation) 5. Exploration of real world execution (coaches vote) 6. Live Voting
  • Poverty Looking for solutions that engagepeople across multi-dimensional platforms
  • Poverty FactsAt a Glance 1. Qualifying income for family of four: $21,643 2. 10% of Canadians live in poverty; 20% of those are children; 2/3 are working poor 3. Too complex for one entity to tackle 4. Opportunity to marshal forces of public, private and NGO sectors
  • The ManySides of Poverty Housing Food and Fitness Education Working Life
  • HousingEnsuring housing is not a cause of poverty
  • CauseHousing costs create cycle of poverty
  • EffectUnaffordable housing reinforces poverty
  • SolutionHousing can be way out of poverty
  • Current State SubsidyOf Play Contributions that help break the cycle Affordability Availability of financial tools Social Housing Enterprise New market models
  • Food and FitnessWellbeing and Energy for Fighting Poverty
  • CauseFood and Fitness is Expensive
  • EffectCost and lack of access increases poverty
  • SolutionHealthy Food/Fitness improves the chances of evolving out poverty
  • Food andCurrent State Fitness ProgramsOf Play Program Partnerships and Sponsorship Credits and Rewards Programs Welfare Reform Grass Root Community Planning and Development Petitioning and Farming Advocacy
  • EducationAccess, performance, possibilities
  • CausePoor education is condition of poverty
  • EffectPoor neighborhoods have poor education
  • SolutionEducation is a way out of poverty
  • Current StateOf Play Scholarships Provide scholarships for performance Mentorship Partners for success Social Education Enterprise New market models
  • Working LifeNew Jobs, New Possibilities
  • CauseEmployment conditions and standards creates working poor conditions
  • EffectLack of opportunities for advancement
  • SolutionGainful Employment breaks Cycle
  • Current StateOf Play Government Policies, Community, and Employment Standards Grass Roots Community Action Corporate Sector New market models
  • LIVE Collective Action 1. Social Issue Exploration 2. Break in to Groups 3. Finding Unity in Objection (30 min) 4. Share Solution (5 min presentation) 5. Exploration of real world execution (coaches vote) 6. Live Voting
  • Gena gena@dexterityconsulting.caStephanie stephanie@sociallbling.com Pamela pamela@divinskygroup.com

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