Primary Thinker | Allyson Hewitt
1 May – 21 May 2017 | 18 September – 6 October 2017
March/ April 2019
The Primary Thinker for the Social Capital Residencies is Allyson Hewitt, Senior Fellow for social innovation at the highly successful MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada. Allyson has developed and helps lead the social innovation programs at MaRS, including the national initiative; Social Innovation Generation (SiG), the social finance programs of the Centre for Impact Investing, the MaRS Solutions Lab (a lab designed to tackle complex challenges), and Studio Y, an initiative designed to support youth in thriving in the new economy. Allyson has also been instrumental in growing the social innovation ecosystem; conducting public education; and influencing public policy and is currently leading an initiative to develop a pro bono marketplace for Canada.
Allyson's Third Visit
Allyson returns to Adelaide for her final visit in March 2019.
Details of this visit will be published closer to the date.
Doing good, better: creating opportunities for South Australia
After her first visit to Adelaide in May 2017, Allyson summed up the work she had done with local partners in her Preliminary Report.
Read the report here.
Other resources relating to Allyson's residency are listed below.
Allyson's First Visit | May 2017
See a full overview of Allyson's first visit here
- Allyson Hewitt on Social Capital Video Series
Watch Allyson on the Thinkers in Residence YouTube Channel
- Allyson Hewitt Oration - 17 May 2017
A series of videos from the Thinkers in Residence YouTube Channel
- Social Capital Glossary
A glossary of terms
Social Capital Showcase | Presentations
Social Enterprise / Social Impact