From the mouths of social innovators

TED Talks have become popular for offering up expert speakers on issues such as education, business, science, technology and creativity, but Maggie Pajak envisioned using the formula in a different way.

Stretching from Toronto to Windsor, the Carolinian Life Zone features many wild plants and animals, not to mention some of the most rare and endangered species too, making it perhaps the most unique area in all of Canada.

This week on the Edgar & Joe’s nutrition blog, we are featuring the roasted chicken kale pesto sandwich and talking about more nutrition.

It was just three years ago when Krista Kankula picked up a paintbrush after being inspired by watching a five-day painting challenge on Facebook.

Janet Frood was among the original wave of people who sat together and dreamt up the possibility of an innovation shared space in the Forest City.

The mission of Urban Roots is to grow a self-sustaining, urban agricultural model for the Forest City. That lofty goal, ironically enough, takes a lot of its inspiration from the Motor City.

For all the vegetable lovers, we are featuring Edgar and Joe’s tasty, vegetarian grilled vegetable wrap. It is made with entirely vegetables, chickpeas, and quinoa, with a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette and sundried tomato mayo wrapped in a tortilla wrap.

To all of the avid coffee-drinkers, do you know where your coffee from Edgar and Joe’s really comes from? As you probably know, Edgar & Joe’s cafe is a social enterprise and aims to support local and/or small businesses. This week, we are talking about Las Chicas Del Cafe, the family-owned and run business that fuels your daily coffee fix.

Once upon a time, there was a little girl facing a difficult journey as she was battling health problems and found herself spending all her time in hospital dealing with tests, treatments and doctors. Thankfully, her fairy godmother appeared one day and asked her to help design a very special dress.

In the coming months, the idea is to shift the narrative of Innovation Works by introducing Londoners to the stories that flow from the building on a daily basis and to keep the doors open for community to take a seat at this remarkable spot in the city’s downtown. Sienna Jae Taylor is the Innovation Works community animator, a term that stems from the idea of animation and bringing something to life.