Our goals represent the systems-level change in culture underway in advanced education. Our role at Re-Code is to accelerate and scale this shift by using principles and practices of social innovation. We support people and organizations to co-create, learn from each other, and address social problems together.
Post-secondary institutions are known for having rich educational and research resources. However, they have additional assets that can also help drive social and economic equality. These include financial, physical, and relational resources. We help identify and share the many ways institutions can capitalize on this social infrastructure.
Collaboration and cooperation lead the path to change. Our efforts focus on supporting stakeholders throughout the post-secondary sector to affect change from their unique position. Stakeholders include those in administration, faculty, current and future students, and member organizations. We work to connect stakeholders, develop partnerships, and share capacity-building tools and resources. We believe that in this way, the sum will be greater than the individual parts.
We launched Re-Code in 2014 with an invitation to Canadian universities and colleges to apply for funding to support campus social innovation and entrepreneurship. Twenty-six schools from across the country joined Re-Code on the journey towards redesigning public education institutions from the inside out. Together, we have experimented, learned, and shared our experiences. In this way, we have amplified the impact of each initiative.