A small secretariat. A mighty community.

The Common Approach is part of the Government of Canada’s Investment Readiness Program and supports a long-term vision for social purpose organizations in Canada. The staff team acts as Secretariat and the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation at Carleton University provides an administrative platform.

The Common Approach is a community-driven initiative that’s growing across Canada every day.


The latest version of the Common Impact Data Standard is now available.

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Carleton Centre for Community Innovation, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, CANADA, K1S 5B6


Kate Ruff

Kate Ruff

Co-Director, Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (3ci) Assistant Professor, Accounting, Sprott School of Business

Philippa Wiens

Philippa Wiens

Project Manager

Gabrielle Poulin

Gabrielle Poulin

Bilingual Communications and Marketing Coordinator

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