Lead (WP7), Co-investigator (IWP3)
Dr. Natalie Slawinski has significant experience working with community partners on teaching, research, and knowledge dissemination activities relating to social enterprise in Newfoundland and Labrador. For example, PI Slawinski has worked closely on research and outreach activities with Shorefast, a registered charity that runs social enterprises and whose mission is cultural and economic resilience for Fogo Island, since 2016 as part of a SSHRC partnership development grant. In 2018, PI Slawinski co-organized a Community Resilience Workshop on Fogo Island, with her research team in partnership with Shorefast. The Fogo Island Workshop, which became the first of a series of ongoing “PLACE Dialogues”, brought together 40 community champions from across Newfoundland and Labrador to discuss the lessons learned from research on the role of Shorefast’s social enterprises for community development on Fogo Island. Building on the lessons from the research, and the dialogue from the Workshop, our research team developed a PLACE framework of community development. With Research Partner Kimberly Orren, co-founder of Fishing for Success, PI Slawinski has collaborated on several knowledge mobilization initiatives including co-organizing the PLACE Dialogues in Petty Harbour Workshop in October 2019. In addition, PI Slawinski is an academic advisor for the Centre for Social Enterprise (CSE) at Memorial University, and a Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation (CCSI) in the UK.