Public Interest works hand-in-hand with a diverse range of clients interested in social change and innovation in the public and not-for-profit sectors.
A Social Justice Approach to Work
In keeping with our values, our projects engage members of disadvantaged groups to help them improve their circumstances and gain a greater say in public policy decisions. We always work to create space and opportunities for those affected by our initiatives to participate in the decision-making process.
Building Communities and Building Partnerships
Our work focuses on developing productive partnerships between community members, governments, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations. We put these groups in touch with stakeholders and service providers in their community so they can work together for common goals. Much of our work within communities and not-for-profit organizations centres on developing talent from within. Our work routinely includes training members of the community to give them the tools and skills they need to gather information and to mobilize others in their efforts to bring about change.
We recognize, value, and tap into the knowledge within communities and organizations. The work we do is a process of uncovering, stimulating, and building on the inherent strengths and knowledge of these groups. We aim not to supplant their capacity but rather enable them to develop and expand it. Public Interest respects the sharing of those skills by creating “open source” tools for social change. We are happy to share the models and methods we develop for use in our projects with others doing similar work. We continually research best practices in social and public policy and promote these models in our work with clients.