Join us at Civic Design 2022, November 16-18
Joanne Dong
Life-centred Design, Systems Innovation (Si) Toronto Hub

Joanne is a facilitator and designer. She used to call herself a systemic designer until she realized that expert-led, industrialized solutions created many global problems and systemic change needed to be community-led. Her role as a designer expanded from being an expert and a problem solver to being a facilitator engaging with and enabling communities to lead and solve wicked problems. That’s why she ventured into social innovation and community development during the pandemic after 20+ years traversing business systems across industries in both public and private sectors (including the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs, Bridgewater Associates, Infrastructure Ontario, and IBM Canada).

Her current work focuses on life-centred design, regenerative mindset, and relational systems thinking. As a representative of the Si Toronto Hub, she is growing a community of aspiring systems/complexity thinkers and designers learning and doing systems innovation through co-inquiry and co-creation. She believes in localized/decentralized, grass-roots approaches to wicked problems.

Sessions by Speaker
Reflect and Chart Forward
Friday, December 10, 2021 | 1:40pm - 2:25pm PT