From research to practice – turning research

excellence into community impact!

Vecova engages society to learn to think differently about our complex world and to work together in new strategic ways to create transformative change.

Through social innovation, we provide insight into the trends and forces that are reshaping society. Our goal is to create conditions to design real-life solutions that achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

Affiliated with the University of Calgary since 1969, our Research and Strategic Services are an internationally-recognized social research and innovation leader. Our Research and Strategic Services:

  • implement systems and design approaches that bring about new ideas to design programs, services, products and processes that have a greater impact for persons with disabilities
  • engage with community, industry, academia and government leaders to provide valuable insight into areas of societal need
  • help turn discoveries into real-world impact
  • act as a bridge between academia and the community to build opportunities for engagement and partnerships
  • conduct community-based research projects that are applied, action-oriented and designed to understand, test and implement new approaches to effect small and large-scale community change
  • create and implement new strategic business models and processes that ensure organizations have the right structures to meet their vision and mission and ensure their sustainability
  • collaborate with community, industry, academia and government to assess, monitor and evaluate programs and services
  • communicate research in ways that speaks to people and can be used to transform society.