Hope Decoded was an imperfect collection of diverse thinkers engaging in an unclear, un-stage-managed process that sought to tackle hopelessness, but instead fostered new empathy for different perspectives. It might lead to new solutions for four battle-tested cause champions. It will almost certainly lead to asymmetrical collaborations that could eventually produce new ideas for far larger societal challenges. And it will most definitely allow dozens and dozens of people to think differently, to ask better questions — personally and professionally — when debating and tackling the issues of our time.
— Simon Jackson, Founder, Spirit Bear Youth Coalition
Delivered through work at the  Banff Centre ,  Hope Decoded  attempted to address hopelessness across diverse sectors through an intensive five-day residency. Outcomes included collaborations and processes to foster hope around some of the most complex societal issues of our time: income inequality, Indigenous rights, arts and culture, and the environment.

Delivered through work at the Banff Centre, Hope Decoded attempted to address hopelessness across diverse sectors through an intensive five-day residency. Outcomes included collaborations and processes to foster hope around some of the most complex societal issues of our time: income inequality, Indigenous rights, arts and culture, and the environment.

Intervene’s founder was invited to participate in the  Inclusive Societies for Stable Democracies Forum  in Baltimore in October 2017 through the   BMW Foundation  . Thematically, the  Responsible Leader Forums  are guided by the  United Nations Sustainable Development Goals . The Responsible Leaders Forum North America in Baltimore addressed above all the tenth goal:  Reducing Inequalities .

Intervene’s founder was invited to participate in the Inclusive Societies for Stable Democracies Forum in Baltimore in October 2017 through the BMW Foundation. Thematically, the Responsible Leader Forums are guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Responsible Leaders Forum North America in Baltimore addressed above all the tenth goal: Reducing Inequalities.

Intervene led the design of a process of decolonization for service in dance in Canada with the leadership of the  Canadian Dance Assembly . Arts service organizations risk becoming increasingly irrelevant to the experiences of more and more Canadians. Profound changes are disrupting social and economic life, and the arts must position itself within these broader conversations to remain relevant and to find allies outside of the cultural or public sector.  Firstly, service disproportionately goes to forms that derive from Western European traditions. Secondly, resources in the sector are currently inadequate to support even a modest living for most dancers and dance companies. Service organizations, such as the Canadian Dance Assembly, must move beyond incremental improvements in service delivery and inclusivity. New approaches to service were considered that entailed system-wide structural changes that centre values of self-management and equity. Additionally, resources were sought outside of traditional government funding. Enrolling new stakeholders in the dance ecology asks dance to reinterpret the higher-order challenges that the form is able to address.

Intervene led the design of a process of decolonization for service in dance in Canada with the leadership of the Canadian Dance Assembly. Arts service organizations risk becoming increasingly irrelevant to the experiences of more and more Canadians. Profound changes are disrupting social and economic life, and the arts must position itself within these broader conversations to remain relevant and to find allies outside of the cultural or public sector.

Firstly, service disproportionately goes to forms that derive from Western European traditions. Secondly, resources in the sector are currently inadequate to support even a modest living for most dancers and dance companies. Service organizations, such as the Canadian Dance Assembly, must move beyond incremental improvements in service delivery and inclusivity. New approaches to service were considered that entailed system-wide structural changes that centre values of self-management and equity. Additionally, resources were sought outside of traditional government funding. Enrolling new stakeholders in the dance ecology asks dance to reinterpret the higher-order challenges that the form is able to address.

Widening economic inequality is a reality that demands bold alternatives.  ALT/Now: Economic Inequality  offered entrepreneurs, innovators, community builders and system leaders a unique opportunity to collaborate in bringing about a shift towards an economy that generates opportunities for people across the economic spectrum to prosper.  This ambitious 10-month program provided intensive support to participants in building and testing new solutions through collaborative, hands-on residencies at the  Banff Centre .

Widening economic inequality is a reality that demands bold alternatives. ALT/Now: Economic Inequality offered entrepreneurs, innovators, community builders and system leaders a unique opportunity to collaborate in bringing about a shift towards an economy that generates opportunities for people across the economic spectrum to prosper.

This ambitious 10-month program provided intensive support to participants in building and testing new solutions through collaborative, hands-on residencies at the Banff Centre.

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In partnership with  Artscape Daniels Launchpad  and  Canadian Heritage , this experiment tested various pedagogical approaches to supporting creators, particularly from Communities of Colour, to navigate Canada’s intellectual property regime. Results suggest that successful education requires that ossified structures be challenged in ways that allow for new forms to take hold. How a participant subjectively receives new information plays a critical role in both their ability to critically reflect on the assumptions underpinning the system that gives rise to the information and their willingness to engage in collective sense-making in order to apply the information to their own lived experience.

In partnership with Artscape Daniels Launchpad and Canadian Heritage, this experiment tested various pedagogical approaches to supporting creators, particularly from Communities of Colour, to navigate Canada’s intellectual property regime. Results suggest that successful education requires that ossified structures be challenged in ways that allow for new forms to take hold. How a participant subjectively receives new information plays a critical role in both their ability to critically reflect on the assumptions underpinning the system that gives rise to the information and their willingness to engage in collective sense-making in order to apply the information to their own lived experience.

As part of programming at the  Banff Centre , the  Peter Lougheed Leadership Initiative  supported interdisciplinary and cross-community engagement with complex social, environmental, and economic issues. The program recognized former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed’s strong passion for education, teamwork and community, and honours his teamwork and legacy.  At the Banff Centre, the Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute develops current and emerging leaders who are focused on building strong communities, influencing positive change at a system wide level, and shaping a better world. The Institute’s global summits, interdisciplinary programs and incubation residencies match Banff’s inspirational environment with collaborative thinking and cutting-edge creative and business practices.

As part of programming at the Banff Centre, the Peter Lougheed Leadership Initiative supported interdisciplinary and cross-community engagement with complex social, environmental, and economic issues. The program recognized former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed’s strong passion for education, teamwork and community, and honours his teamwork and legacy.

At the Banff Centre, the Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute develops current and emerging leaders who are focused on building strong communities, influencing positive change at a system wide level, and shaping a better world. The Institute’s global summits, interdisciplinary programs and incubation residencies match Banff’s inspirational environment with collaborative thinking and cutting-edge creative and business practices.