Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Consultancy


The Common Approach is looking for an individual or organization to undertake an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) consultancy to support the Common Approach.

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May 18 2021 



Governance Group Announcement


The members of the Common Approach governance group have been announced! 

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December 2nd, 2020



Common Impact Data Standard Release

The latest version of the data standard is now available! This will make sharing impact data easier. This work is being done in collaboration with Professor Mark Fox at the Centre for Social Services Engineering at the University of Toronto.


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July 2020 


















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An essential element of the Common Approach is that it is Community-Driven. The development of the Common Approach has been led by an amazing group of partners from universities like Carleton and University of Toronto to capacity builders, like Social Enterprise Institute and the Canadian CED Network, to operating charities like Furniture Bank.

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