Who Are We?

Wisdom2Action (W2A) is a social enterprise and consulting firm specializing in community engagement, creative facilitation, research and evaluation, knowledge mobilization and equity, diversity and inclusion.

Wisdom2Action incorporated as a business with a social enterprise commitment in 2019, building on our legacy as a national knowledge mobilization network, founded in 2013, supporting youth serving organizations across Canada.

We aren’t just another corporate consulting firm.

We are a proudly 2SLGBTQ+ owned and operated firm, with a deep commitment to anti-oppression and social justice informing every aspect of our work.

With our team of passionate and talented people, we work alongside our clients and partners to help them facilitate change and strengthen communities.

Our Values

ANTI-OPPRESSION

We acknowledge the realities of racism, sexism, colonialism, transphobia, homophobia, and other forms of oppression shape the experiences of individuals, organizations and communities. We are committed not only to acknowledging these systems, but actively resisting them in every aspect of our work.

COMMUNITY-DRIVEN

We believe that communities are key to facilitating change. We are committed to meaningful community engagement in all of our work. We believe that our work is strengthened by the meaningful, intentional and ongoing engagement of the communities we work with.

EVIDENCE BASED

We believe in using evidence to inform all aspects of our work. We believe that evidence comes from both traditional research and the wisdom of communities and people with lived experience. Our approach combines both community knowledge and academic evidence to guide our work.

Our History

Wisdom2Action (W2A) was formed in 2011 and was originally known as the Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts Network. We began as a federally funded knowledge mobilization network tasked with helping the youth-serving sector better understand and implement evidence-based practices. 

Through conferences, training and mentorship programs, as well as resource development and dissemination, we have helped nonprofit, health and social service organizations to better support the young people in their communities. 

In 2018, we became a social enterprise with the intention of broadening our work to facilitate change and strengthen communities across Canada.