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Picture Perfect - London’s first co-working space for social innovators opens tomorrow

Picture Perfect - London’s first co-working space for social innovators opens tomorrow 

London, Ontario – Picture this - a writer, a professor, a lawyer, a fundraiser and a yogi sharing space day to day - that’s the snapshot we are bringing to life by bringing epic people together in one open collaborative work space called Innovation Works. London’s first-ever co-working space intentionally designed for social innovators opens on June 15 with over 50 co-tenants. Co-tenants will occupy permanent desk clusters, single desks, and flex desks on the second floor of the building located at 201 King Street, the former GoodLife head office. 

The newly renovated space boasts more than bricks and mortar. Innovation Works co-tenants will enjoy special collaboration programming, discussion groups, salad clubs, pet therapy, social media exchanges, and other experiences that foster collisions of ideas, with the desire to reach innovative solutions to our most persistent community challenges.

With the second floor full, third floor tenants are now being secured to move in by early 2017, and there are discussions in place for an anchor tenant for the fourth floor.

“London is ready for this. To watch this dream that started in a living room become a reality is beyond words.”  says Michelle Baldwin, Pillar Nonprofit Network’s Executive Director. “It was more than one voice - the community asked for this, and it was created with over 100 volunteers, countless donors and investors.”

To set the stage for inclusion, Innovation Works is inviting all downtown urbanites and the broader London community to their official launch event, the Innovation Works Block Party on July 20. To register, click here.

News Directors/Editors: For interviews, contact Michelle Baldwin at mbaldwin@pillarnonprofit.caor call 519-668-4456.

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 LIST OF TENANTS

Alegria 3 Inc.

Allison Graham, Elevate Biz

BMO Bank of Montreal

Brain Injury Association of London and Region

Brescia University College

Cambia Development Foundation

Centre for Organizational Effectiveness

Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion

CityMatch

Community Legal Services, Western University

Connect Sports London

Cowan Insurance Group

Ellipsis Digital

Fanshawe College

Gerda Zonruiter Research and Consulting

Grass Roots Fundraising

Heart-Links

Horizon Leadership Institute Inc.

Johnny Fansher Financial & 
Investia Financial Services Inc

Kids Kicking Cancer Canada

King's University College 

Libro Credit Union

Lindsay Reid

London Arts Council

London Heritage Council 

London Life

London Poverty Research Centre

London Zen Centre

Marla Marnoch, Social Impact Real Estate

mindyourmind

Mischevious Cat Productions

Moss Leadership Consulting

Music Therapy of London

NationWorks

On Co-op

Pathway Leadership Group

Personal Style Image Consulting

Pillar Nonprofit Network

Prana Yoga & Wellness

Rate Drop Rebate

Resonant Business Solutions Inc. 

Riopelle Interactive

Sameer Vasta

School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Western University

Spoken Advantage

TD Bank

TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario

Thames Valley District School Board

The Lawson Foundation

The Social Beehive

The Student Success Centre, Western University

The Writer's Eye-View

Thrive Service Inc.

Tracey Church & Associates

United Way London & Middlesex

Western Science

Wild Academia

YourTech London

 About Innovation Works:

Innovation Works is the only place in London, Ontario specifically designed to encourage collaboration and innovation. New innovations and cross-sector collaboration among nonprofits, social enterprises, social purpose businesses and entrepreneurs are key to turning economic, environmental, social and cultural challenges into opportunities. For more information, please visit www.innovationworkslondon.ca

About Pillar Nonprofit Network:

 Pillar Nonprofit Network strengthens the impact of the nonprofit sector. We connect the three pillars -  nonprofit, business and government - to create community impact. We spark innovation. For more information, please visit www.pillarnonprofit.ca

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