Jennifer DeCoste is supporting efforts to curate an ecosystem for social innovation in Atlantic Canada. She connects people and projects that are focused on tackling tough issues and changing systems across the region to help support social changemakers. She is committed, personally and professionally, to amplifying important work that is happening regionally- and, especially to supporting connections that are formed to bridge across divides. Jennifer is also the “Weaver” for Social Innovation Canada, through which she works to give a stronger national profile to the work in Atlantic Canada and connect local practitioners to a national network of changemakers.
Jennifer is also the founder of a network of interconnected adult folkschools called Life.School.House that represents a rebirth of the cooperative People’s Schools movement. She lives in Dartmouth NS with her husband, two boys, and a cat who rules them all.