Community Solutions Accelerator (CSA)
Human-Centered Design & Innovation
We need to design smarter, more effective and forward-thinking solutions to community problems that will make significant progress and deliver meaningful outcomes. This means doing things differently, engaging the right partners, and infusing innovation and technology into the fabric of what we do. Through this, we will deliver ground breaking solutions that can make a significant impact on: improving public safety and health, creating a better experience for Edmontonians and Albertans, and that can potentially be commercialized globally.
As such, the Community Solutions Accelerator (CSA) is being formed to create a collaborative and innovative forum that changes the way we look at challenges and solutions.
The CSA is an innovative accelerator platform for problem-solving and opportunity seeking approaches that leverages skills, data, knowledge and expertise from multiple sources, agencies and individuals to work collectively to generate solutions to challenges that have been collectively identified by the community, social agencies, healthcare and law-enforcement. Solutions will come in the form of new evidence and understandings via data integration and analysis, and/or via the adoption of new technologies that solve community/social problems.
Our community is diverse and complex, and community safety and well-being needs and expectations are rising and evolving rapidly. As such, our organizations are working to:
We know that solutions to community challenges have been implemented in relatively the same manner for decades, while results have not necessarily been long-lasting or fully met community needs.
A new community-based approach is needed, with stakeholders who think differently. We need partners who focus on opportunities to build a better experience of Edmonton, as measured by outcomes, through ethics, transparency, value, impact, efficiency, technology and innovation, resiliency and a global reach.
Shared beliefs/purpose for partnership
Principle 1: Above all, our focus will be on Community Safety and how best to maximize this for all Albertans
Principle 2: Work to create a better experience for Albertans most in need through human-centred design and innovation.
Principle 3: Uphold the public safety and well-being of all Albertans with every decision we make.
Principle 4: Create new opportunities for social and economic prosperity for Albertans most in need.
Principle 5: Focus on the long view and make decisions that seek to solve societal problems and create economic prosperity. We will avoid decisions based on seeking short term capital gains.
Principle 6: While we will start in Edmonton, our goal is to uplift the lives of Albertans most in need.
Create a better experience for Edmontonians and Albertans by:
Signed Charter Document