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FOUNDING PRINCIPLES

Vision

To be a transformative collaboration ecosystem where diverse people, communities, and organizations work together to address major societal challenges and create a more just, inclusive, and broadly prosperous Montréal.

Mission

 

Connect diverse people, institutions, ideas, and expertise in order to catalyze transformative societal impact

 

Facilitate impact-oriented participatory research and experiential learning

 

Provide training, support, and strategic guidance for existing and emerging initiatives focused on social and institutional transformation at Concordia and beyond

 

Host a welcoming and dynamic space where students, staff, faculty members, and community members can network, skillshare, and collaborate on challenges that exist both inside and outside of the university

Values

Justice

Anchoring transformative work in commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Reconciliation

Centralizing the concerns and goals of Indigenous communities

Reciprocity

Investing in long-term, mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships

Sustainability

Prioritizing the flourishing of people and planet

Groundedness

Maintaining relevance through listening, connection, and collective action

Collaboration

Working across disciplinary and institutional boundaries

Courage

Taking leaps, learning from successes and failures, and pressing ahead

Humility

Recognizing what we don't know and embracing diverse forms of expertise, including lived experience

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