Case Study: Covenant House Vancouver

Covenant House Vancouver uplifts youth in Canada who are facing homelessness by providing both intangible supports of unconditional love and absolute respect, and tangible supports of programs and resources that foster learning, self-improvement and all-round development.  In recent years, the social services sector has weathered an unprecedented housing crisis, a rapidly worsening opioid crisis, and demands on resources from an …

Emerge Stronger with Projects

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the increasingly complex interplay of systemic challenges around the world was touching all of us—in all aspects of our lives. One thing that’s being revealed to us now is the once in a lifetime chance to reimagine how we think about our work—to embrace next economy thinking. At the organizational level, a strong project skillset …

Case Study: Options Community Services

Through more than 50 years, Options Community Services has earned wide respect as a leading provider of support services and housing for vulnerable populations across the city of Surrey, British Columbia, and its surrounding communities. Options touches over 100,000 lives every year with a program portfolio that includes some 80 community services and a newer department of housing development that is …

What’s Your Three-Week Strategic Plan?

It’s a very risky proposition to stake the future of your organization on a return to “business as usual” by the end of 2020. Most of the assumptions that underpinned three- or five-year strategic plans at the time of their writing have been upended so fast that we’re seeing clients in various stages of crisis planning this week. Pandemics—or any …

Good strategy should make good choices obvious

My friend Roshin says of herself in her recent blog post, “Living car-free was never a conscious choice, just an obvious one.” How can social entrepreneurs make their solutions for complex problems into ‘obvious choices’ that are widely adopted? I contemplate the obviousness of Roshin’s choice having just moved from population-dense urban Vancouver to car-centric suburban Kitchener, where I am …

Case Study: Delphi & GLOBE Series

The Delphi Group has long been recognized as a national leader and trusted advisor to corporations on issues of sustainability. They invited Junxion to help them and sister company GLOBE Series make a bigger, bolder impact in Canada and beyond. In 2016, Delphi acquired the rights to produce the biennial GLOBE Series conference—one of the world’s most important convenings of …

Seven Tips to Build an Effective Advisory Council

Every entrepreneur, sooner or later, runs into the limits of their own capacity. We all confront myriad challenges. Some we’re equipped to overcome. For others, we need support. As Peter Drucker famously said, “the measure of the effective executive is the ability to get the right things done.” Often, getting the right things done requires the support of others. And …