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Goal is to weave connections among organizations that might spark further creative collaborations

Inspiring Communities is pleased to share the nine social innovation projects that have successfully received WeavEast Seed Grants.

9 Inspiring Social Innovation Projects Funded across Atlantic Canada!

“We were appreciative of the response, and the quality of work that is happening around this region,” said Louise Adongo, Inspiring Communities’ Executive Director. “We had a total pool of $50,000 to…

Written by Ryan Veltmeyer (WeavEast Fellow, Nova Scotia)
Originally published at on August 13, 2019

Jeremy Williams

Jeremy Williams grew up in Halifax’s North End Community of Mulgrave Park (MGP). …

Written by Joshua Smee (WeavEast Fellow, Newfoundland and Labrador)
Originally published at on August 13, 2019

When we think about investments, we usually think in dollar signs. St. Anthony Basin Resources Inc. (SABRI), on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula, thinks in metric tonnes. They’re a social enterprise whose core operating…

Tara Taylor Vlog, continued

Tara Taylor shares her progress on her WeavEast project. She is researching how arts grants are working for under-represented groups in Nova Scotia. In this post, she shares some preliminary findings.

These include suggestions that would help make the arts grants process more inclusive, like:

  • Have arts grants navigators
  • Increase the time from notice released to deadline for applications
  • Send feedback to all applicants who took the time to apply

Watch to learn more!

Written by Lynne McCarron (WeavEast Fellow, Nova Scotia)

First published at on August 14, 2019

Forty five years ago, my parents adopted an eighteen month old boy, a brother for their three girls. At that time, there were Orphanages here and children were placed into foster care on a…

Moving Beyond Intent and Iteration

Written by Annika Voltan, Executive Director of Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia

July 30, 2021

I received an invitation to reflect on my experience and learning from WeavEast on the heels of a blog I wrote called Apples, Onions, Peaches: Learning Organizations for Impact. I appreciate that this series…

Written by Jenene Wooldridge, (WeavEast Fellow PEI)
First published at on September 9, 2019

Kinley Dowling grew up with parents as musicians. They were always listening to music and going to see concerts and playing concerts. She was playing violin in a rock band called Hey Rosetta!, for 10…

to support prototyping social change

We have $50,000 which we hope to distribute in a number of $5000 and $7500 grants to change makers across Atlantic Canada. These small funds can support ongoing work or new projects by organizations or individuals.

We hope these grants can help boost work on the…

Written by Lynne McCarron, (WeavEast Fellow Nova Scotia)

Originally published on September 9, 2019, on

Community looked very different when I was a child than it does today. School and church were within 2km, I walked to school, to Girl Guides, to choir practice and piano lessons. If it…

Written by Maggie Burton (WeavEast Fellow, Newfoundland and Labrador)

First published on on August 16, 2019

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Throughout the nineteenth century, rural Newfoundland’s fishing economy depended on the “truck system” of establishing credit with a local fishing merchant. …


WeavEast is a regional platform for connecting and serving people and organizations who are making positive social change in Atlantic Canada.

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