About SIO

Big problems require bold solutions.

We're working to transform how government and society work together to solve some of our most complex societal challenges.

Communities in Manitoba and around the world continue to struggle with problems like affordable housing, good education and jobs, quality healthcare and clean technology. These issues are difficult to solve because the root causes are complex. Key to our work is an acknowledgement that no one organization or sector (private, public, or non-profit) has all the answers to, or ownership of, systemic problems.

Innovation and collaboration are essential to achieving scalable impact. That's why the Social Innovation Office was founded in 2020.

We mobilize business and private capital to produce social and environmental outcomes with an economic return. We create new funding models that channel more money and bring stakeholders together to work on society's toughest problems. Above all, we connect people. We connect the public, the private, the non-profit and the charitable sectors and draw them together to make an impact.