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We want to help your organization leverage innovation to think more creatively to increase your revenue, efficiency and impact, saving you time and money!

Parry Sound Muskoka Community Network has recognized ‎an opportunity to help businesses, organizations, and the public engage in more innovative practices.

What does that mean?

We are defining innovative practices as development and/or implementation of new internal/external processes, new products or services, increased efficiency and new ideas on how to solve existing challenges. Innovation also relates to partnerships, start up strategies, structures, and operation styles and include blended impact goals (economic, social, environmental).  Innovation can apply across all sizes and sectors of business and organization!

Why is innovation important to your organization?

Developing the right tools and resources to assist your organization in being more innovative can:

  • • Increase your productivity
  • • Increase your efficiency
  • • Assist your business to change, adapt, see new opportunities and ultimately be sustainable in the long run
  • • Create employment and an opportunity to retain our youth in our area  
  • • Improve your HR practices
  • • Improve your access to the right talent
  • • Create better value chain linkages within and external to the region
  • • Help you develop new products or services
  • • Help you adopt new technology and keep up with today’s evolving marketplace
  • • Increase your profitability
  • • Meet and learn from other successful businesses and organizations
  • • Increase positive social impact
  • • Improve environmental stewardship

This survey is the first in a series of steps to help us better understand the innovation needs of businesses and the community at large. The data will be rolled up to create a regional innovation strategy, resulting in tangible actions to help your business save money and grow.  Please take 10 minutes to complete the following survey to share your thoughts on how innovation might apply to you, and the broader Muskoka/Parry Sound business community and public. 

Your answers will be documented anonymously, and any identifying information will be removed when reviewing the full data set.  If you have any questions, please contact Stuart Morley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Catherine Oosterbaan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.