ABOUT SHIFT LAB 2.0
Shift Lab 2.0 (2017-2020) was based in amiskwaciwâskahikan on Treaty 6 territory, traditional meeting grounds for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Métis, and Inuit.
Shift Lab has always been grounded in an action-oriented, community based approach to reduce racism in our city.
The approach of shift lab 1.0 and 2.0 was built on the great anti-racism work already happening in Edmonton and in particular utilized a social innovation lab process grounded in indigenous epistemologies and stewarded by a diverse collective.
Shift Lab 1.0 and 2.0 started from a 5 year partnership between Edmonton Community Foundation and Skills Society Action Lab .
The original partnership of Shift Lab 1.0 and 2.0 came to a close in 2020, however our shift lab community is proud that many of the prototypes to this day continue to grow and have been taken on by independent Shift Lab Stewards, Shift Lab community members, grass roots non-profits and have continued to receive further generous support by the Edmonton Community Foundation, Stollery Foundation, United Way and more.
We hope you take the time to read the learning reports from 1.0 and 2.0.
If you would like to support prototypes to further scale in new ways, or would like to get in touch with an original steward of Shift Lab 1.0 & 2.0 to learn about the process, feel free to reach out.
Listen to a podcast in this link where a few of the Shift Lab stewards explain Shift Lab 2.0