From the mouths of social innovators

Type Diabeat-it is a Canadian non-profit organization focused on educating and supporting Canadians and Belizeans living with diabetes. When Furtado started the organization, her goal was to do relief work for folks living with diabetes in Belize, where diabetes is one of the top three causes of death. Her mission quickly evolved to improving the diabetic reality in both Canada and Belize.

Culturx (pronounced Cultura), a local nonprofit focused on animating the Latin community, was founded with the goal to build community around shared heritage while creating opportunities for non-Latinos to engage in, and learn about, Latin culture.


Core to our values, "We are better together" we want to introduce you to our Volunteer Team, who are the heart-beat of Innovation Works. We're fortunate to have a dedicated team of volunteers who support our Welcome Desk and many other important projects throughout our organization. Information Network is Ontario’s digital health and community information network. They are a non-profit that is committed to working with partners to improve information systems and connect the people of Ontario to the health and community services they need. They find innovative solutions to data management challenges and deliver quality tools that grant everyone equitable access to information.  

Your House hopes to create a world free of negativity, boundaries, discrimination and violence. They provide a safe platform for all kids and youths where they can soar.


Mystery of Type Diabeat-It loves that she is able to be a part of the change and the solution to people struggling with diabetes. Type Diabeat-it aims to ensure every man, woman, and child within the BPOC community understands what living with diabetes is, through education, and support coupled with the importance of healthy eating.  

Our lives are so deeply entrenched in the online world, Cyber Security and Privacy is no longer an option. Tom Bigos decided to leave his previous job, create his own company and offer Cyber Security services and training to micro and small businesses.  

While we unravel the effects of the pandemic, our perspective of how and where we work is shifting, opening opportunities to consider what is possible for the future of work. The pandemic is being called “the great accelerator” calling into question all aspects of systematic blemishes, including factors such as how we approach mental health care and the way we do our work.

Innovation Works is beginning the process of refreshing its business model, and we want you to be a part of it! You’re invited to attend a 90-min online workshop with the facilitators from Overlap Associates, who are helping bring a human-centred design approach to this process.


Nicole sees each company she works with as a unique community that we can help improve in small and big ways. They work to eliminate harassment in the workplace. They can transform highly toxic cultures into incredibly positive ones. They improve conditions for women at work, raise awareness with employers of the importance of mental health programs.