“A culture of innovation doesn’t happen by accident, but by countless daily acts and sustained efforts over time. It happens because we make it happen. It happens because we believe that to be innovative lies at the heart of what it means to be Canadian. To ask, ‘How do we do things better?’—and then do just that—is part of the basic makeup of our country.” – The Right Honourable David Johnston, 28th Governor General of Canada and Chair of the Rideau Hall Foundation
Culture of Innovation Index, Dimensions of Innovation, Canadians’ Openness to Risk, Why Canadians Value Innovation, Innovation Among Institutions, Who’s Driving Innovation?, Engagement in Innovation.
Developed by the Rideau Hall Foundation in partnership with Edelman Canada, Canada’s Culture of Innovation Index measures how we approach and value innovation in all spheres of our society. It includes perspectives from more than 2,900 Canadians, across all provinces and territories.
Now in its third year, RHF will uncover how the Index has continued to change and evolve over the past 3 years, in particular, among the current COVID-19 environment. We will deep dive into the top dimensions of Diversity and Collaboration with a particular focus on the impacts on these dimensions to better understand how recent experiences have impacted the way Canadian values related to innovation may have shifted.
The overall Culture of Index score is based on how Canadians rate different dimensions that drive innovation. We define innovation as creating or improving new or different products, processes or ideas; adopting new technologies or procedures; or working with others to improve service or make something better in business, government, or in society.
View how Canada’s Culture of Innovation has changed year over year, based on how Canadians value several key dimensions of innovation.
Several different aspects drive a culture of innovation, from diversity and collaboration to creativity and curiosity, risk tolerance and openness to technology.
View the strongest contributors to an overall culture of innovation based on Canadians’ opinions, and how those views have shifted year over year, and by age, gender, ethnicity, and region.
Openness or aversion to risk is an important measure for understanding Canada’s culture of innovation. See how Canadians perceive our country’s risk tolerance.
View how Canadians’ perception of our openness to risk has changed year-over-year.
From improving health to bolstering our economy, Canadians have different reasons to value a culture of innovation. Discover the outcomes of innovation Canadians see as most important.
See how Canadians rank desired outcomes of innovation, and how that’s changed year over year.
From the private sector to not-for-profits and government, different institutions all have a role to play in building a culture of innovation. View which institutions are considered leaders in innovation and which are perceived as lagging.
View which institutions Canadians perceive as Innovative, plus break down the data by year, age, gender, ethnicity and region.
From individuals to institutions, there are many people in our society who can drive innovation. View who Canadians believe is responsible for fostering innovation in our society.
View which groups Canadians perceive to be responsible for fostering innovation in our society, plus break down the data by year, age, gender, ethnicity and region.
There are many ways that Canadians can engage with innovation, from improving processes to seeing innovation in the news. View different ways that Canadians are engaging with innovation.
View how Canadians are engaging in innovation, plus break down the data by year, age, gender, ethnicity and region.