Feature Projects

The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation is one of Canada's most respected philanthropic foundations. With an emphasis of transformative change, innovative approaches and long-term collaborations, the Foundation has made a major contribution to the field of social innovation in Canada. Imprint Consulting is privileged to be a long-term partner with the Foundation including several initiatives.


Recent Activity

  • Supporting the developmental evaluation of a major new initiative on social and emotional well being of young people, WellAhead.
  • Collaborating with Mark Cabaj as the developmental evaluation team for the experimental phase of Cities for People, an initiative on urban renewal and resilience.

The Liminus Project

Woody Point, Newfoundland sits amidst the spectacular landscape of Gros Morne National Park. Under the leadership of the Gros Morse Summer Music Festival, local, national and international partners have a vision for a creative centre that blends artistic thinking, sustainable design and an interdisciplinary environment that will inspire and support leaders from near and afar to tackle the pressing challenges of our time.

Recent Activity

  • Helping to facilitate the 2015 Liminus Festival, a four-day interdisciplinary festival exploring the intersections of art, health, sustainability, technology, and the natural world.
  • Leading the design team in the development of the Liminus Centre concept, and evaluating the feasibility, viability and desirability of proposed ideas.


  • Actua
  • ALS Society of Canada
  • Atkinson Foundation
  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • Alzheimer’s Society of New Brunswick
  • Banff Centre - Social Innovation Residency
  • Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
  • Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network
  • Center for Creative Leadership
  • Doctors of BC
  • Donner Canadian Foundation
  • EmcArts
  • Efficiency New Brunswick
  • Evergreen CityWorks
  • Ford Family Foundation
  • Gordon Foundation
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada 
  • Heifer Canada
  • Indspire Institute
  • Innoweave
  • Liminus Project - Gros Morne Summer Music
  • Living SJ
  • McGill University
  • Metcalf Foundation
  • Michael Smith Foundation
  • Musagetes Foundation
  • Muscular Dystrophy Canada
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • New Brunswick Adoption Foundation
  • New Brunswick Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • Newfoundland Housing and Homelessness Network
  • NouLab
  • ONE Change
  • Ontario Nature
  • Open Ears Festival
  • Pathways to Education
  • People for Education
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Rasmuson Foundation
  • Rural Secretariat (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Saint John Business Community Anti-Poverty Initiative
  • SIG@Waterloo
  • Society for Participatory Research in Asia
  • Suncor Foundation
  • Sustainability Network
  • The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
  • The Natural Step Canada
  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • United Way Moncton
  • United Way Toronto
  • University of New Brunswick
  • Vibrant Communities
  • WorkSafe New Brunswick