Ben is driven by the desire to help people and community get better at navigating and problem solving complex challenges together. He’s an innovator and collaborator at heart and will show you how he doesn’t just throw those words around lightly but acts on them. Currently, Ben is a senior leader at Skills Society and leads Social Innovation R&D through the Action Lab. Skills Society is one of the largest disability service organizations in Edmonton and has a long history of innovation related to rights, citizenship, and community inclusion of marginalized populations. Ben regularly facilitates human centred design lab explorations around complex issues for the public sector, non-profits and community. His work stewarding social inclusion initiatives like Project Citizenship and an inclusion think tank Citizen Action Lab has been featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review and he has received some awards including the MacEwan University distinguished alumni and the Avenue Top 40 under 40 award.