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Skookum Lab

Skookum Lab Prototypes


Through a highly collaborative and Indigenous social innovation process, the goal is to make Surrey a great place for Indigenous children and youth.  The lab is engaging community, organizations, and government agencies to address the systems that create and sustain Indigenous child and youth poverty in Surrey.

Out of the 16 prototypes identified from the October Campfire Gathering (summarized in the “Skookum Lab Progress Report”) , we decided to focus on a total of 6 prototypes:

  1. Guide Groups: A Culturally Connected Community of Care
  2. Ambassador Program: A Surrey Indigenous Leadership Program
  3. Indigenous Housing: An Urban Village Co-op
  4. Indigenous Gathering Space: Many Voices, One Home – A SUILC Led Discussion Paper
  5. Understanding to Action: Racism Through a Social Innovation/ Systems Lens
  6. Evaluating Successes to Scale Up: An Indigenous Social Innovation Evaluation Team Prototype Development
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All Our Relations: Honouring the Host Nations

SUILC recognizes that we operate on the unceded, ancestral, traditional and current territories of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, and Tsawwassen First Nations.