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Primary Thinker | Allyson Hewitt

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.


Preliminary Report Cover

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


Social Capital Showcase | Presentations

Allyson Hewitt

Initial Discussion with Key Partners

Matthew Winefield

South Australia: An economy in transition

Matthew Salier

Impact Innovation

Lee May

Benefit Corporations & The Social Economy

Ante Juricin

Disruptive Technology in Philanthropy

Social Enterprise / Social Impact

Allyson's Second Visit | September/October 2017

Don Dunstan Foundation

Level 8, 115 Grenfell St
SA 5005 Australia


Phone: +61 8 8313 3364
ABN: 14 614 345 149

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